County Championship: Zafar Gohar spins Gloucestershire to verge of win at Glamorgan – NewsEverything Wales

Zafar Gohar was Gloucestershire's bowling hero as the spinner claimed 3-7
Zafar Gohar was Gloucestershire’s bowling hero because the spinner claimed 3-7
Glamorgan 309 & 57-6: Gohar 3-7
Gloucestershire 419: Dent 75, T Worth 71, Van Buuren 65; Hogan 3-49
Glamorgan (5 factors) path Gloucestershire (6 factors) by 53 runs with 4 second innings standing

An astonishing spell from Pakistan spinner Zafar Gohar put Gloucestershire on the verge of victory as Glamorgan crashed to 57-6, nonetheless 53 behind.

Gohar took 3-7 in 10 overs within the night session.

The guests earned an sudden lead of 110 on day three in Cardiff because of lower-order heroics led by Tom Worth, with a career-best 71.

Gloucestershire are set for a seventh Championship win, whereas Glamorgan face a 3rd straight loss.

The groups appeared more likely to be nearly degree on first innings when Gloucestershire had been 310-8, regardless of helpful middle-order runs from debutant wicket-keeper Ben Wells (40) and Ben Charlesworth, batting at seven after harm, with 44.

However Worth patiently floor out priceless runs in an extended afternoon session, aided by David Payne (34) and Jared Warner (10 not out).

Spinner Andrew Salter put the brakes on with 2-93 in a prolonged stint of 42 overs on a placid pitch.

Glamorgan began as in the event that they needed to knock off the deficit in double-quick time with 39 in seven overs earlier than David Payne induced David Lloyd to edge to slide for 17.

Left-armer Gohar, introduced on early, made up for a simple dropped catch together with his first ball as Hamish Rutherford (17) minimize to slide.

Gohar, who performed one wicketless Check in January 2021, then had Nick Selman and Kiran Carlson each caught at slip with out scoring.

Ryan Higgins bowled Eddie Byrom for eight, enjoying no shot, whereas Chris Cooke, on six, drove Graeme van Buuren to cowl earlier than dangerous gentle quickly spared Glamorgan’s blushes after a dreadful collapse.

In the meantime, there was no play within the different Division Two matches at Northampton and the Oval, or in any of the Division Three video games at Derby, Leicester and Lord’s as a result of dangerous climate on Tuesday.

Gloucestershire spinner Zafar Gohar advised BBC Radio Bristol:

“We have had an incredible day, some partnerships labored effectively for us and the lads did very well with the ball.

“Tom Worth, Jared Warner and David Payne scored greater than 100 so (Glamorgan) popping out to bat after 140 overs within the discipline is rarely straightforward for any group.

“We had been seeking to get a lead after which attempt to bowl them out, so it labored very well.

“It is an incredible feeling enjoying for Gloucestershire and getting some wickets. I at all times attempt to get spin wherever I play and that ball (to dismiss Nick Selman) was the traditional ball I dream of.”

Glamorgan assistant coach David Harrison advised BBC Sport Wales:

“We have not come throughout spin for some time, Zafar is a high-quality bowler and so they bowled very well however we’ll come again with clear sport plans.

“Andrew Salter and Dan Douthwaite confirmed their combating qualities at Durham and hopefully they will placed on a partnership.

“We have performed in opposition to some good groups in Division Two, we have been a bit beneath par at occasions however we have a sport and a half to go and we have an opportunity to place up a combat on this sport.”

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