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Middlesex-Warwickshire game evenly poised at end of day three

Tom Helm picked a five-wicket haul for Middlesex
Tom Helm picked a five-wicket haul for Middlesex
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Warwickshire 334 & 233 (Trott 99) v
Middlesex 334 & 36-2 (Malan 19no)
County Championship Division One, Birmingham, day three

After Tom Helm picked a five haul to dismiss Warwickshire for 233 runs in the second innings, Middlesex were reduced to 36 for two at stumps in a chase of 234 runs on day three of the County Championship Division One clash in Birmingham.

Middlesex resumed their first innings with a score of 302 for six. Stvevie Eskinazi (179) could add only one run to his overnight score as the visitors could add only 32 runs on day three before they were bowled out for 334 - the same total as Warwickshire. For any cricket odds and bets online, the best time to get on is when a game is in the balance.

With scores level, Warwickshire were put under early trouble when openers Andrew Umeed (10) and William Porterfield (0) were dismissed cheaply but Jonathan Trott (99) held the innings together with support from Sam Hain (37) and Tim Ambrose (44).

Trott fell one run short of a deserving century and was the eighth wicket to fall as Warwickshire were bowled out for 233 runs following a five wicket haul from Helm (5-59).

Needing 234 to win, Middlesex lost Sam Robson (0) and their hero of first innings Eskinazi (0) without troubling the scorers before Nick Compton (17 not out) and Dawid Malan (19 not out) consolidated them to 36 for two at the end of day three.

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