Luke Wells led Sussex to a five-wicket win over Leicestershire on the final afternoon of the Specsavers Division Two County Championship match at the Fischer County Ground.

The visitors resumed on 100-2, chasing 232 to win - and although they lost three wickets, Wells got them over the line with an unbeaten 90 to make sure of a 21-point return.

Nightwatchman Danny Briggs was the first Sussex wicket to fall. Clint McKay found the edge of the bat, and Paul Horton at first slip held a brilliant catch one-handed to his left when the ball seemed to have gone past him.

Wells, 27 not out overnight, played himself back in and the left-hander received solid support from Staanie van Zyl in compiling a partnership of 70 for the fourth wicket.

Neither batsman took unnecessary risks, although Wells did go to his half-century in style when he hit off-spinner Colin Ackermann for a well-timed straight six.

Just before lunch van Zyl decided to leave a delivery from Ben Raine bowled from around the wicket, which went on to knock his off-stump out of the ground.

Luke Wright went shortly after the break, edging a catch to Horton at first slip off Zak Chappell, and if Ned Eckersley had held a Wells edge behind the stumps off the same bowler shortly afterwards, Leicestershire might have had entertained hopes of an unlikely victory.

The chance was spilled, however, and the hosts picked up just six points as Wells and former Leicestershire player Michael Burgess saw the visitors home.