Hampshire’s hopes in the balance

Skipper Jimmy Adams top-scored for Hampshire with 72  Picture: Neil Marshall
Skipper Jimmy Adams top-scored for Hampshire with 72 Picture: Neil Marshall
Action from the 2000 match between Hampshire and Kent - the last played at Burnaby Road

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Hampshire will go into the final day of their Championship clash with Glamorgan with both sides chasing victory after an absorbing day three at the Ageas Bowl.

With the Welsh club edging a first-innings lead of 11 runs, Hampshire were then bowled out for 273 in their second knock, leaving Glamorgan to chase 263 for victory.

But wickets just before stumps on day three for Kabir Ali and James Tomlinson to leave Glamorgan at 53 for two – and still needing 210 for victory – ensures it should be an enthralling final day.

Hampshire resumed on 25 without loss but were unable to set up a truly-imposing target, with skipper Jimmy Adams (72) the chief contributor in their total.

While batsmen got themselves in, they found it hard to go on and make a big score on a pitch that has offered help to the bowlers throoughout the contest.

James Vince (48) and a late partnership between Ali (25) and David Balcombe (26) helped drag the target up beyond 250 to make for a testing run-chase.

And both sides will back themselves to complete the victory on day four.