Durham v Warwickshire, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Harmison's seven routs Warwickshire

July 1, 2010

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Durham 288 and 289 beat Warwickshire 224 and 134 by 159 runs

Steve Harmison demolished the Warwickshire batting this morning, taking six of the seven remaining wickets as Durham wrapped up their third win of the season in 10.2 overs.

No Durham bowler had previously taken five wickets in a championship innings this season, but Harmison finished with 7 for 29, his best county figures, as Warwickshire crumbled from their overnight 111 for 3 to 134 all out in 50 minutes.

The visitors' sixth defeat heightened their relegation worries, while Durham climbed two places to fifth. Having been 55 points behind Nottinghamshire when they lost at Trent Bridge in May they now have the gap down to 19, although the leaders have a game in hand.

Harmison's haul took him past 700 first-class wickets, of which 423 have been for Durham. Having missed four of their previous seven games this season with back and ankle injuries, he had only nine championship wickets going into this match.

Jim Troughton turned the first ball of the day comfortably through mid-wicket for three, then six wickets went down for six runs. In the day's third over Harmison had 18-year-old Ateeq Javid lbw for 30, then in the next over Mitch Claydon moved one off the pitch to take out Troughton's off stump and remove him for 43.

Harmison did the rest, all the victims being caught at the wicket or in the slips apart from Boyd Rankin, who was well held by Mark Stoneman at short leg. Andrew Miller batted with a runner because of his foot injury and helped the unbeaten Rikki Clarke put on 14 for the last wicket.

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