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Stuart Broad’s burst with the second new ball brought an end to Derbyshire’s resistance on the final day of their LV= County Championship match against Nottinghamshire.
Four wickets in 17 balls from the England all-rounder sent Derbyshire tumbling to 229 all out in their second innings and set Notts the simple task of completing a nine-wicket victory at 43 for one.
Notts were delayed only by sixth-wicket pair Dan Redfern and David Wainwright, who wiped out the remainder of Derbyshire’s first-innings deficit in taking their stand to 79, and afternoon rain but neither could deny them a first championship win of the season to help erase the memory of their heavy defeat to Middlesex in the opening round of matches.
Derbyshire, who have now lost two out of three on their return to the top-flight, began the day still trailing by 44 but fears of an innings defeat at home were eased by Redfern and Wainwright, who batted with reasonable comfort against the old ball.
Redfern completed his first half-century of the season off 114 balls to help his side back into the black but, with the second new ball due, a shower interrupted his flow.
When the sides returned 20 minutes later, Broad had the new ball in his hands and his first delivery with it was full, hitting Redfern on the pads and ending his innings on 61 with the score 218 for six.
That was just the breakthrough Notts needed and, in his next over, Broad removed the other major obstacle in their way when Wainwright tried to fend off a rising ball and succeeded only in looping a catch to wicketkeeper Chris Read. The former Yorkshire all-rounder scored 33.
With his next ball, Broad delivered a further blow when he had Tom Poynton lbw to make it 223 for eight.
Shell-shocked Derbyshire were grateful to survive the remaining few deliveries to lunch and the rain that came shortly after looked their best hope of avoiding defeat.
Ultimately it was not to be and, after a delay of more than two hours, Broad hit Tony Palladino full on the boot with his fifth delivery to win an lbw decision and make it 227 for nine.
Broad finished with 4-34 for match figures of 8-91, yet it was Harry Gurney who ended the innings by bowling Jonathan Clare.
Although Alex Hales was caught behind in the first over of Notts’ run-chase, Ed Cowan and Michael Lumb eased the visitors home in swift fashion.
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