The small targets got us to the big one at the end - Root

29 Jun 2022 | Cricket

Glamorgan pulled off a stunning three-wicket victory against Worcestershire at New Road, thanks to a fourth innings century from Colin Ingram and an unbeaten 99 from Billy Root.

Glamorgan began the final day of their LV= County Championship match on 235/5 and requiring 100 runs to win. Thanks to Root, who was well supported by Tom Cullen (16) and Michael Neser (26*), Glamorgan wrapped up the victory shortly before the lunch interval.

Root martialled the lower order brilliantly to get his side over the line with the Welsh county coming away with 19 points after a remarkable run chase.

“We were pretty calm this morning," said Root. "Because of how well Colin (Ingram) and Eddie (Byrom) played yesterday and bought us the ticket, so to speak.

“We just knew that the (second) new ball was going to be tough. They bowled well all game so it was never going to be easy so we just had to chip away and almost count down the runs in tens to get there.

“That really helped us and setting small targets got us to the big one in the end. We did the chase the game for a little bit in the first innings. We got a little shift when Michael Neser had the ball that (second) evening.

“He went ‘bang, bang’ and gave us a chance to bowl them out for something competitive and we just had a bit of belief off the back of that. We’d had three successful run chases this season in the competition before this and it gave us that little bit of hope that we are never out of it until it has gone.

“It keeps us competitive and we’ve just got to keep building on what we have and keep trying to force results.”