MacGill sets Durham a spin ordeal

Stuart MacGill returned his first five-wicket haul of the season as his leg-spin proved too good for the Durham middle order to put Nottinghamshire on top after the first day at Trent Bridge.

Stuart MacGill returned his first five-wicket haul of the season as his leg-spin proved too good for the Durham middle order to put Nottinghamshire on top after the first day at Trent Bridge.

The Australian overseas player claimed 6 for 81, including three wickets in eight balls after tea, as Durham collapsed from 157 for 1 to finish on 300 all out. Nottinghamshire then reached 6 for 1 by the close, with Darren Bicknell leg before to Mark Davies for nought.

The morning belonged to the visitors with their captain, Jon Lewis justifying his decision to bat after winning the toss by scoring 77 and putting on a stand of 110 for the second wicket with Gordon Muchall.

Paul Collingwood reached 31 with confident drives and cuts but MacGill produced a classic leg-break to collect the edge which went to Kevin Pietersen at slip. MacGill went on to record his best figures for the county since August 2002.

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