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Paul Edwards at Kent 157-4 v Sussex
Darren Stevens, who is having a wonderful season, has taken three successive fours of David Wiese and has already tested the fitness of Joe Denly with a quick single. Denly is playing watchfully and well for his 60 runs but Stevens has the ability to change the tempo of an innings and he has just square cut Archer to the point boundary to go to 31 not out off 30 balls. Sussex look in good shape but they need wickets now if this day is not to get away from them.
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Jon Culley at Nottinghamshire 193-3 v Gloucestershire
There are dropped catches and there are absolute howlers and the one that allowed Michael Lumb a life shortly after lunch fell squarely into the latter category. It was committed by Will Tavaré, fielding at point to Craig Miles, who persuaded Lumb to deploy his bat in the manner of a fly swat against a ball that climbed outside off stump and present the dolliest of dollies to Tavaré, who watched the ball carefully into his hands only to forget to close his fingers around it. Perhaps he felt it was such a poor shot it didn’t deserve even to be caught. Anyway, it allowed Lumb to survive on 12 out of 151-3 and he’s now on 37 with the total advanced by 42. Doubtless Tavaré is trying not to look at the scoreboard for the moment. At the other end, Pujara has overtaken his previous highest scored at Trent Bridge (57), although he is not playing with any particular fluency. He looked wonderful at the start, with five boundaries in his first 26 balls, including two in a row of the highest order against Matt Taylor. Yet he has added only three more in 92 balls since and a couple of times, on 25 and 32, must have been very close to being caught behind, off Taylor and Noema-Barnett.