Watch: Haider Ali gets demoted to No.6, blitzes maiden County Championship hundred in response

Watch: Haider Ali gets demoted to No.6, blitzes maiden County Championship hundred in response

Watch: Haider Ali, demoted to No.6 by Derbyshire, smashed his maiden County Championship century, helping them secure a lead against Yorkshire in their Division Two match in Chesterfield.

Dismissed for a four-ball duck opening the batting in the first innings, Haider put on a stunning counter-attack in the second alongside skipper Leus du Plooy, resurrecting Derbyshire after they had been reduced to 17-4, the second time their top-order had stumbled in the match. Haider and du Plooy put on an unbeaten 231-run stand, with Haider finishing on 129* at stumps on day two.

The counter-attack had ensured Derbyshire had erased the deficit, nudging past by six runs by stumps. Du Plooy remained unbeaten on 96, having top-scored in the first innings (28) amid a dramatic capitulation, one of only two Derbyshire playe

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