|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
June 27, 2001
Holders Gloucestershire set off on another cup run, helped by a career-best effort from Matt Windows.
The opener had never hit a half-century in this competition but he cracked 82 to soothe his side's nerves against the Sussex Cricket Board at Horsham.
Windows' gritty 123-ball innings provided the backbone of Gloucestershire's total of 238-9 and earned him the gold award as the visitors won by 95-runs.
Initially Gloucestershire didn't have things all their own way after being put in by home skipper Richard Halsall on a slow track.
Kim Barnett was bowled for eight by John Morgan, whose pace and accuracy were rewarded with figures of 2-30 in his 10-overs.
Ian Harvey blasted 23 off his first 12-balls before seeing his top-edged sweep superbly held by Paul Stevens, one of three catches for the Sussex CB fielder who normally keeps wicket.
Chris Taylor (25) and Mark Alleyne (22) also chipped in, while spinner David Hussey took 3-28 and seamer Danny Alderman sent down 10 tight overs for just 23.
James Averis ripped the heart out of the Sussex CB's reply by bowling George Campbell and Hussey for ducks in the first over.
Mike Cawdron followed suit with two wickets in his first over as the Board were reduced to 37-5.
Carl Hopkinson (45), on his home ground and Chris Mole (41) raised home hopes by pulling and driving their way to an attractive partnership of 64, the biggest of the match, before the Board were finally bowled out for 193.
Averis, Cawdron, Harvey, Alleyne and Ball shared the bowling honours with two wickets apiece as the one-day kings enjoyed an ultimately comfortable day in the West Sussex sunshine.
Hopkinson and Mole's resistance too late to deprive Gloucestershire
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Only 15 times in Test history has a player achieved the double of 300 runs and 20 wickets in a Test series. Going on current form, Bhuvneshwar could well be the 16th
In India's win at Lord's, Ishant Sharma took the best bowling figures by an Indian in the fourth innings of a Test outside Asia. Here are five other best bowling efforts by Indians in the fourth innings of Tests outside Asia
India's wretched run away from home began at Lord's in 2011. A young team full of self-belief may have brought it to an end with their victory at the same venue three years later
What's wrong with their cricket? Well, what isn't?