Keaton Jennings eases Lancashire over the line at Sussex


Former England opener’s 91* finishes five-wicket win after Alex Davies sets run-chase off apace

Lancashire 230 (Jennings 60, Carson 4-51) and 255 for 5 (Jennings 91* Davies 73) beat Sussex 328 (van Zyl 79, Haines 58) and 154 (Rawlins 45, Bailey 3-28) by five wickets

Former England opener Keaton Jennings led Lancashire to their third win on the trot in the LV=Insurance County Championship against Sussex at the 1st Central County Ground, Hove.

Lancashire won by five wickets shortly after lunch on the final day to stay top of the Group 3 table, and Jennings followed his first-innings 60 with an unbeaten 91.

Sussex battled hard to the last but ultimately paid for their cheap second-innings dismissal and Lancashire were worthy winners.

The visitors started the day on 124 for 2, still requiring another 129, with Jennings unbeaten on 35. That was after Alex Davies had set Lancashire up nicely with a quick-fire 73 off just 59 balls on third day.

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