County Championship: Zafar Gohar spins Gloucestershire to win at Glamorgan

Zafar Gohar was Gloucestershire’s bowling hero at Sophia Gardens
Glamorgan 309 & 124: Zafar Gohar 6-43
Gloucestershire 419: Dent 75, T Value 71, van Buuren 65; Hogan 3-49 & 15-0
Gloucestershire (22 factors) beat Glamorgan (5 factors) by 10 wickets

Pakistan spinner Zafar Gohar completed with six for 43 as Gloucestershire thrashed Glamorgan by 10 wickets with two classes to spare.

Ryan Higgins claimed his fiftieth Championship wicket with Glamorgan all out 124.

Gloucestershire wanted 15 to win and took 9 balls to make sure victory in Cardiff.

They now have two wins from three in Division Two and will end eighth within the total rankings.

Glamorgan have been closely crushed of their final three video games.

Gohar continued his dominance of the earlier night regardless of token makes an attempt to hit him off his line.

Andrew Salter reached 19 with three fours earlier than being trapped lbw, whereas Ruaidhri Smith was bowled for 4 making an attempt to reverse-sweep.

Dan Douthwaite’s dogged resistance ended on 14 when he was bowled by one which saved low from Higgins, however a lofted 4 from final man Michael Hogan levelled the scores.

Zafar Gohar was struck for 2 sixes by Timm van der Gugten (14) earlier than an excellent relay catch on the boundary noticed the sprinting Higgins flick the ball infield for Graeme van Buuren to finish the dismissal.

Chris Dent and Miles Hammond rapidly completed off a recreation which had regarded evenly poised solely 24 hours beforehand.

Gloucestershire host Durham within the closing spherical of Championship video games on Tuesday, 21 September whereas struggling Glamorgan journey to Surrey.

Gloucestershire interim coach Ian Harvey advised BBC Radio Bristol:

“The principle factor for us after the defeat final week (towards Essex) was to show it round, we have carried out that basically properly all season so it was very pleasing.

“We needed to get as massive a lead as we might realizing the wicket isn’t going to get higher in direction of the tip, Zafar was excellent and took full benefit of the situations.

“Spinners across the nation come into their very own round day three and 4, in order that’s one of many causes we obtained Zaf, you have to play to the situations and he did that exceptionally properly.

“Ryan Higgins retains placing into constant performances and it is nice he is on our aspect, implausible for him to achieve 50 wickets.”

Glamorgan coach Matthew Maynard advised BBC Sport Wales:

“We could not prise out their final two wickets after which in hindsight final night time (day three) we in all probability weren’t proactive sufficient towards the spin.

“We have had video games this season, particularly because the (Championship) resumption, the place we have misplaced wickets in clusters and it is price us the sport with a poor session, it comes down in the end to having confidence to play in your specific method as a batsman.

“I’ve by no means recognized such a topsy-turvy season, we have been actually good within the first ten video games, then the frustration of the T20 with Marnus (Labuschagne) out for 4 video games, and we have not knitted as properly again after the Hundred as we might have carried out.

“It has been powerful emotionally for everybody on the membership, however you have to keep in mind we have created historical past as the primary staff to win a knockout (One-Day) cup for the membership.”

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