Nottinghamshire left to rue erroneous decisions as rain deprives them of an expected victory

Nidhi Lohia

Nidhi Lohia

Author| May 15, 7:19 PM

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Did Steven Mullaney commit an irreparable blunder by not enforcing the follow on? It is one question that will haunt Nottinghamshire as inclement weather conditions deprived them of a win. Dominating Middlesex throughout the watch, they had their eyes set on an imminent victory. However, rain played spoilsport as only about 22 overs were bowled on the final day.

In whatever play was possible, the two overnight batters, Sam Robson and Max Holden did exceedingly well to not lose their wicket. 

At the end of Day 3, Middlesex were in a spot of bother at 69/3, chasing 516 for an improbable victory. Robson was batting on 51 when the umpires took off the bails on the penultimate day. 

The opener went on to score a fighting century, reaching the three-figure mark via a boundary. His unbeaten knock of 101 came off 180 balls, which included 13 fours. Max Holden was also the embodiment of absolute patience as he saw off 115 balls for his 18.

The umpires took early lunch but unfortunately, no further play was possible. 

Brief Scores: 

Nottinghamshire 1st Innings: 415/10 

Haseeb Hameed 112(217), Steven Mullaney 92(153);

Toby Roland Jones 4-64, Martin Andersson 3-87

Middlesex 1st Innings: 195/10 

Peter Handscomb 48(89), Mark Stoneman 31(118);

James Pattinson 4-49, Stuart Broad 3-39

Nottinghamshire 2nd Innings: 295/5 (Declared) 

Luke Fletcher 51(71), Steven Mullaney 100 (58);

Luke Hollman 3-77

Middlesex 2nd Innings: 133/3

Sam Robson 101*(180)

Luke Fletcher 2-9

Match Drawn

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