Jon Culley at Nottinghamshire 297-3 v Gloucestershire
Notts may have suffered a blow with the loss of James Pattinson but his replacement has already delivered what may be a match-winning performance on his home debut. Cheteshwar Pujara may not be able to take 20 wickets in three matches but he may well deliver a substantial number of runs in his stay at Trent Bridge. He has already weighed in with a century on his home debut, reaching the milestone with a beautifully timed drive through wide mid-off that had the character of almost all of his scoring shots today in that it went straight along the ground from the moment the bat connected. It has not been flawlessly fluent – a couple of times before reaching 50 Gloucestershire went up in confident appeal for a catch behind the stumps and on 88 an edge off the medium pace of Kieran Noema-Barnett dropped short of second slip – but there have been moments of high class too. Michael Lumb, meanwhile, after his escape on 12, has moved to 88 and Notts are within sight of a third batting point and a commanding position in the match.