Notts 125-2 v Gloucestershire 303
Nottinghamshire progressed slowly but surely between lunch and tea in response to Gloucestershire's first innings total of 303 all out.
Resuming after lunch on 32 for 0, openers Steven Mullaney and Jake Libby took the visitors to 72 for 0 on a Bristol wicket that was slow, but of even bounce.
However, having looked in precious little trouble up to that point, they lost two quick wickets. First, Mullaney chanced his arm and was duly caught at mid-off, by David Payne, off the bowling of Graeme van Buuren for 38. Then, Libby, who had been particularly watchful in reaching 30, departed in the very next over when he edged a Craig Miles delivery to wicket keeper Gareth Roderick.
Cheteshwar Punjara and Samit Patel provided an even keel during the remainder of the session and took Notts through the 100 run barrier without any serious alarms.
Van Buuren continued to bowl with terrific accuracy and received good support from the likes of Miles and Payne.
At tea, Notts were 125 for 2 off 48 overs.