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Laxman helps Lancashire escape with a draw against Durham

VVS Laxman could not repeat the first-innings heroics but his brief 23-run knock was crucial nonetheless as his team Lancashire escaped to a draw against Durham in a three-day match of the County Championships at Old Trafford.

cricket Updated: Aug 15, 2009 16:04 IST

VVS Laxman could not repeat the first-innings heroics but his brief 23-run knock was crucial nonetheless as his team Lancashire escaped to a draw against Durham in a three-day match of the County Championships at Old Trafford.

Laxman, who starred with an 87-run knock in the first innings, came in when Lancashire were reeling at three wickets for four runs.

Mark Chilton, who saved the day for Lancashire with a fighting unbeaten 79, combined with Laxman to see off Durham pace threat with a 52-run partnership.

The match ended in a draw as Lancashire ended at 163 for four in their second innings, chasing an improbable 326 for win.

Laxman, who hit four boundaries in his 74-ball innings, was out after lunch, edging an Graham Onions delivery to the wicketkeeper.

In another County Championship match, Indian pacer S Sreesanth did not get a chance to bat as his team Warwickshire drew with Nottinghamshire.