Durham on the brink

Shiv stars as Dynamos put Hampshire to the sword

By Phil Jackson   Last updated: 18th August 2007   Subscribe to RSS Feed

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Shivnarine Chanderpaul celebrated his 33rd birthday in style, taking Durham to the brink of glory in the Friends Provident Final.

The West Indian batsman top-scored with 78 runs, as the Dynamos hit a record 312-5 from their 50 overs at Lord's.

Opener Phil Mustard (49) got the 2005 one-day winners off to a great start before being wrongly adjudged leg before wicket.

But the Dynamos did not let that setback bother them, as Kyle Coetzer (61), Chanderpaul and Dale Benkenstein (61) laid into the Hampshire attack.

Daren Powell proved particularly expensive, with two wickets for 80 runs off his allocated 10 overs.


Dimitri Mascarenhas also took a hiding, with 45 runs coming from his six overs, and even England star Chris Tremlett was made to suffer.

Veteran opener John Crawley (68) helped claw Hampshire up to 158-5 in reply, but the rest of the top order all went cheaply.

Michael Lumb and Sean Ervine both went for ducks, while star batsman Kevin Pietersen managed just 12 runs before falling lbw to Otis Gibson.

Shane Warne's side still have Nic Pothas and Mascarenhas unbeaten at the crease, but face a near impossible task on Sunday.

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