WORCESTERSHIRE slid to defeat against Derbyshire after another disappointing batting display.

Resuming on 108-5 with Gareth Roderick and Jack Haynes at the crease, Worcestershire had to chase nearly 200 on the final day against Derbyshire at New Road to win.

However, an all too familiar collapse saw them reduced to 174-9 before last man Mohammad Hasnain was caught at slip to a 99-run defeat.

Anuj Dal was the star man for the visitors, adding a 5-fer in the second innings with the ball to his 2nd innings century with the bat.

Roderick and Haynes fought hard to take the game close, putting on 92 for the sixth wicket before Haynes fell lbw to Dal for 45.

Roderick clung on resolutely as the chaos unfolded at the other end.

He brought up his 50 from 126 balls, marshalling the new-boy Mohammad Hasnain to protect him from the Derbyshire bowlers.

That was until Hasnain was dismissed by Conners for 2 to hand Derbyshire the win.

Joe leach was caught at cover second ball for 0, while Josh Baker left a ball which cannoned into his stumps for just 4.

Dillon Pennington fell not long after, caught by Guest off the bowling of Dal for 4.

The final day saw Worcestershire having to pull off something special after slumping to 72-5 late on day three.

Pollock and Jake Libby batted aggressively in taking 31 off six overs before lunch, but the game swung in Derbyshire’s favour during the afternoon session on day three.

For the second time in the game, Pollock smashed Aitchison for six and was then dismissed to the next delivery, this time falling at third slip.

Libby, on 23, was caught down the leg side off Aitchison, and Taylor Cornall drove against Conners and gave keeper Brooke Guest his eighth catch of the match.

Kashif Ali (6) chopped a Dal delivery onto his stumps, and Barnard (7) aimed a drive at Aitchison and was dismissed at first slip.

But then Haynes and Roderick came together to ensure no more breakthroughs were before the close.