Durham win again to fire survival hopes

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Durham's second successive victory lifted them off the foot of the LV= County Championship Division One table and out of the relegation zone as they beat Surrey by an innings and 38 runs at the Emirates Durham ICG.

They began the match 15 points adrift of Surrey but are now five ahead after the visitors emerged with only two points, having one deducted for a slow over rate.

When Durham's over-rate slipped to minus one, they turned to spin for the first time in the match and Scott Borthwick claimed the last two wickets as Surrey were all out for 143.

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Chris Rushworth successfully appeals to have Tim Linley dismissed lbw, a wicket which set Durham on their way to a comprehensive victory

Although the leg-spinner took some punishment, his 5.2 overs were sufficient to get Durham's rate back up to the required 16 an hour.

When Surrey resumed on 69 for five, nightwatchman Tim Linley fell to the sixth ball without addition to the total.

He was lbw to an in-swinger from Chris Rushworth and nine overs later left-handed opener Rory Burns finally departed, having faced 130 balls for 39.

He fended a vicious lifter from Graham Onions towards first slip and Phil Mustard dived across to take the catch.

With the score on 104 for seven Durham brought on Borthwick and his first over cost 10 as Gareth Batty pulled and drove him to the boundary.

Batty and Matthew Spriegel put on 23 before the left-hander survived a big appeal for caught behind on 17, prompting Callum Thorp to bang the next ball in.

Spriegel shaped to hook but got a top edge and Ben Stokes ran back from third slip to dive forward and take a fine catch.

Borthwick had bowled four overs for 24 runs when he snared Jon Lewis, turning his leg-break for Paul Collingwood to hold the edge at first slip.

Batty the last man to fall for 22, pulling a catch straight to Mark Stoneman at deep midwicket.

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