Vithushan Ehantharajah at Nottinghamshire 189 & 215/5 need another 90 to beat Hampshire 270 & 223/9d
Another chance goes begging off the bowling of Crane. Christian, on one, nicks to first slip (Sean Ervine) who can't take a sharp chance to his left. Three runs are taken from it and Patel uses the strike to reach his half-century off 91 balls. Having come close to pulling off a hellacious victory single-handedly, this ask is a touch more realistic, not least because his workload is being eased by Christian, who has found his range. A four off McLaren was followed by a straight hit for six off Crane. Crane has just been sent to the point boundary for another four – literally moment ago – and he was infuriated to find that Best had moved in from the fence. He's back there now. Another edge has just flown past Ervine again. Not catchable, I think.