HAMPSHIRE captain James Vince hailed “an unbelievable fightback” as his side secured a hugely impressive victory during a crucial round of the County Championship.

The Ageas Bowl outfit picked up a vital win against Warwickshire in the County Championship Division One after needing 8 wickets for fewer than 157 runs on the final day.

The target was achieved after Warwickshire were bowled out for 235, prompting some relief and joy in the skipper.

Both sides first innings totals had fallen short of expectations after the hosts were all out for 116, still bettering Hampshire’s effort of 89 – made up for with the 322 that followed, in which Vince himself fell two short of a half-century.

Vince said: ‘’It was a pretty good wicket, both teams made mistakes with the bat after Day 1, and the way we responded on Day 2 was a real good effort from us.

‘’The wicket got better as it went on, and it was an unbelievable fightback from us. We have done that in all 3 formats, so I knew we had the character to do so, bring it back and turn it around in that manner is amazing.

‘’We didn’t know coming into today if Abbas could bowl, so it was great for him to come out and pick up those wickets for us.

“It was a massive effort from everyone, running in when we weren’t getting wickets and the scoreboard wasn’t going anywhere, and I’m thrilled for the group.”