Sussex have their first win of the season - but Paul Farbrace said it was a bit nervy.

Cheteshwar Pujara finished unbeaten on 44 as the county reached their victory target of 144 against Gloucestershire at Hove.

They got there with six wickets down, five of them taken by spinner Zafar Gofar, and in the final session.

Head coach Farbrace said: “It was nervy because they showed an awful lot of fight which you would expect on the last day.

“They batted well up until lunchtime and Zafar bowled outstandingly – he used the rough outside the left-hander’s off stump brilliantly, varied his pace and angles and kept them in the game.

“We had to play exceptionally well and that’s where someone like Pujara showed his class and value.

“He still works hard every day to keep improving and that sets as great example to the other players.

“In that situation he was very calm and got us over the line.

“We weren’t at our best at various times of the game but we now expect to win games.”

Sussex lead the early-season standings in Vitality County Championship, division two.

Farbrace said: “We have got a good balance in our team, we bat all the way down and we feel confident.

“It’s nice to be top but it doesn’t mean anything.

“We want to be top at the end of the season.”