Jennings hits century in Durham victory

Paul Collingwood and Keaton Jennings

A fifth-wicket stand of 111 between Paul Collingwood and Keaton Jennings helped Durham to victory at Edgbaston

Paul Collingwood and centurion Keaton Jennings helped Durham to a four-wicket victory over Warwickshire.

The visitors began day four requiring 84 more runs to win at Edgbaston.

Opener Jennings, who resumed on 88 not out, reached his third Championship hundred of the season before being bowled by Jeetan Patel for 113.

His fifth-wicket stand of 111 with Collingwood (44) was key to Durham’s run chase as they reached their victory target of 238 before lunch.

The victory took them up to second in Division One, above the Bears and champions Yorkshire and 10 points behind leaders Lancashire.

Warwickshire would have gone top of the table if they had won, but lie third having suffered their first Championship defeat of 2016.

They had looked well placed to register their second win of the season when Chris Woakes took a career-best 9-36 to give the Bears a first-innings lead of 123 runs, and then again on day three when Chris Wright’s four wickets reduced Durham to 87-4.

But Durham maintained their unbeaten start to the summer thanks to the efforts of Jennings, who reached his century off 197 balls, and Collingwood, who was trapped lbw by off-spinner Patel with 11 runs still needed for victory.

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