Ben Raine took 5-26 in 12 overs with five maidens in Middlesex’s first innings
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord’s (day two):
Durham 147 & 191: Robson 64; Harris 3-43 Finn 3-49
Middlesex 143 & 21-0: Robson 9*
Durham (3 pts) lead Middlesex (3 pts) by 175 runs

Middlesex require another 175 runs to beat Durham in Division Two as wickets tumbled on day two at Lord’s.

Middlesex had started the day on 87-7 in their first innings, and managed to add another 54 as they were all out for 143, Ben Raine finishing with 5-26.

The visitors then posted 191 with the bat to lead by 195 runs, as Angus Robson top scored with 64.

Middlesex had to bat the last five overs of the day but held out on 21-0 as play was suspended for bad light.

Seventh-placed Middlesex started the game 18 points behind Northamptonshire in third, with Durham, in fifth, 10 points better off.

Middlesex kept their target under 200 thanks in part to bowlers James Harris (3-43) and Steven Finn (3-49)

Openers Nick Gubbins (8 not out) and Sam Robson (9 not out) will resume for the hosts on day three.

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