Warks v Lancs, County Championship, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Miller ignites extraordinary day

May 18, 2010

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Lancashire 354 and 152 for 8 v Warwickshire 113
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Warwickshire seamer Andy Miller and Lancashire captain Glen Chapple each claimed five victims on an extraordinary second day of the County Championship match at Edgbaston in which 20 wickets fell.

Miller, Preston-raised and a product of Lancashire's academy, swung the ball and exploited some low bounce in a used pitch to claim a maiden five-wicket haul to reduce his native county to 22 for 6.

But Lancashire still finished the day well on top on 152 for 8, 393 ahead, having decided not to enforce the follow-on despite taking a first-innings lead of 241 after Warwickshire were dismissed for 113, their lowest score at Edgbaston in four years.

Chapple undermined Warwickshire with 5 for 27 and Neil Carter, with an unbeaten 69, was the only Warwickshire batsman to reach double figures in an unbalanced scorecard.

Warwickshire contributed to their own downfall with some rash strokes against the moving ball - and would have been 22 for 7 had Stephen Moore not dropped Tim Ambrose at second slip.

England pair Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott both missed out in their final championship match before next week's first Test against Bangladesh.

Bell, with just two championship fifties this season, was taken at gully trying to force Chapple off the back foot and Trott fenced outside off stump at Sajid Mahmood for his fifth-single figure score in eight innings.

Jim Troughton's edge to first slip, aiming a booming drive at Mahmood, suggested that it was bad batting rather than a poor pitch that was responsible for Warwickshire's problems.

Carter led the counter-attack with a 53-ball half century which he reached with a pulled six off Chapple. But he needed treatment for a cut ear after he ducked into a short ball from Mahmood and he later went to hospital where 15 stitches were inserted.

While Warwickshire were collapsing, seamer James Anderson was having a net having been driven to Edgbaston from Gatwick Airport where he landed mid-morning with England's victorious World Twenty20 squad.

Anderson took the place of rookie all-rounder Luke Procter, who had been nominated to make way for him when the toss was made, and he was required as a batsmen late in the day after Lancashire collapsed against the accurate Miller.

Luke Sutton edged to second slip in Miller's first over and Moore, bowled middle stump on the drive, and Ashwell Prince, who edged to second slip, went in the space of three balls in his second.

Tom Smith, who was caught behind, was Miller's landmark victim but Mark Chilton and Mahmood, with his second half century of the season against Warwickshire, steadied the ship with an eighth-wicket stand of 54.

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