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Ntini takes two as Kent stem the Durham run-rate

Monday 17th May 2010

Makhaya Ntini ended the morning session with excellent figures of 10-4-16-2

Kent v Durham LV= County Championship Division 1, Day 2 in Canterbury
By Mark Pennell
Kent bowled tightly and supported their attack superbly in the field to restrict Durham to 67 for two after 28 overs of the second day of this keenly contested four-day game.
Led by South African Test legend Makhaya Ntini, the Kent attack served up very few scoring opportunities and made the Durham top-order work for every run in the two-hour session, indeed they scored only four boundaries in the opening 90 minutes.
In pursuit of Kent“s first day total of 424 all out, Durham had reached 22 before they suffered their first casualty Kyle Coetzer for 12. Playing back to an Ntini off-cutter the former Scotland batsman was adjudged leg before to one that hit the right-hander just above the knee roll of his pad.
There was no doubt over Ntini“s second scalp however, when Scott Borthwick went four runs later with just two to his name. Ntini went around the wicket to change the angle to the left-hander who pushed at one holding its line up the slope and edged to Martin van Jaarsveld at second slip.
Things might have looked even rosier for Kent had they not given a life to Michael Di Venuto just before lunch. The Australian left-hander was on 32 when van Jaarsveld dropped a sharp chance down by his left boot at slip off the bowling of left-arm spinner Rob Ferley.