Essex v Hampshire: Visitors struggle with bat on day two

Essex celebrate
Specsavers County Championship Division One, The Cloudfm County Ground (day two):
Essex 360: Cook 124, Westley 111; Abbott 5-58
Hampshire 92-7: McManus 30*; Porter 3-17
Essex lead Hampshire by 268 runs
Essex 5 pts, Hampshire 1 pt
Match scorecard

Hampshire lost five wickets with the score on 18 before closing on 92-7 as Essex took charge on day two of their Division One game at Chelmsford.

The hosts resumed 243-2 but, after losing Alastair Cook for 124, subsided to 360 all out as South African paceman Kyle Abbott finished with 5-58.

But Hampshire collapsed from 18-0 to 18-5 in the space of 17 balls and were in deeper trouble on 34-7.

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