LV= County Championship: Durham grab thrilling win over Warwickshire
Durham moved up to second place in the First Division table after clinching a thrilling 11-run win against Warwickshire.
Last Updated: 14/06/13 7:22pm
Needing 257, the visitors were 146-7 when Jeetan Patel went in and got the target down to 25 in a stand of 86 with Ateeq Javid, but the last three wickets fell for just 13 runs as Durham prevailed.
Ben Stokes took the final wicket when he had Boyd Rankin lbw, but the previous two went to Graham Onions, who finished with 5-83.
He broke the partnership when he had Javid well caught at second slip by Scott Borthwick for 44, then Patel went for a fatal big hit and lofted a catch to long-on.
Several Warwickshire batsmen were out to poor strokes, although both Tim Ambrose and Rikki Clarke were bowled by Stokes during a sustained 14-over spell before tea.
Varun Chopra fell lbw to Onions for 18, playing across the line, and two overs later Will Porterfield was bowled through an airy drive.
Jim Troughton slapped an Onions long hop straight to Stokes at point and Ian Westwood chased a wide one from Mark Wood, edging to Phil Mustard.
Javid dug in to support Ambrose, who looked capable of winning the game as he made 46 until he was bowled by a superb yorker from Stokes.
Durham gave Will Smith's off spin an airing and Keith Barker took a step down the track and hit a catch straight to mid-wicket.
Smith was left on after tea, when 81 were needed, and Patel lashed three successive balls to the off-side boundary.
He looked certain to win the game, but lost his cool once Javid had gone and gave a simple catch to Keaton Jennings.
With 22 needed, Chris Wright hit the next two balls for four, but Stokes summoned the strength to complete Durham's fourth win of the season.