Sussex are back on the winning trail - after striking in the final hour.

Ollie Robinson took 7-98 to help secure success over Middlesex with overs running out at Lord’s.

The county won by an innings and 50 runs, their second success of the Specsavers County Championship season.

Injuries meant head coach Jason Gillespie was on as 12th man by the time the winning blow was struck by Mir Hamza.

Sussex dominated the contest but it seemed rain and dogged home defence might deny them.

Robinson, who finished with match figures of 10-48, said: “It was special to get a seven-for today. I’d say as a unit, it was the best we’ve bowled for a long time.

“In the past, it’s been one or two who have bowled well but in this game everyone who was asked to bowl did really well and that’s what helped us to get the win in the end.

“We’ve got Gloucestershire at Arundel next week, so the lads will rest up and come hard again for that one.”

Sussex needed six wickets on the day to finish the job but only one had fallen by tea.

Robinson said: “We thought the pitch was going to carry on like it did last night, but it wasn’t that way and it ended up being quite hard work. Luckily we pulled it out of the bag.

“Credit to Middlesex – they batted really well, especially James Harris, you can’t fault him for his courage and the way he played was unbelievable.

“You would have thought at tea that Middlesex were going to get a draw, so it was good to get the win.”