- County Championship updates from day two of round five
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Greetings (belated) from Taunton. I’ve not missed a ball but have been distracted (old players’ dinner last night and there are still a few around, then lost my glasses). More importantly the game is moving on with some rapidity.
Hampshire had an early morning flurry to be bowled out for 231 and Somerset are currently 68-2. Just as significant as the figures is an injury to Kyle Abbott, the South African seamer, who has left the field. Conditions were useful for him, but chasing a ball at mid-off he turned an ankle. He left the field immediately and has not been sighted since, a major blow to Hampshire.
At Trent Bridge, Keaton Jennings has his second successive Lancashire century having hit one in the draw against Somerset at Old Trafford last week. This one, a patient effort, looks highly likely that it will contribute to more for a Red Rose side still searching for their first win. In reply to Notts 133, he has helped them to 259-6. He is partnered at the crease by Jordan Clark, who has 29. The Lancashire lead is 126 and counting.
Here, Che Pujara has just fallen to Sam Curran for 17, caught at second slip – low catch for Scott Borthwick. Yorkshire are 34-3 with Joe Root on nine and Harry Brook yet to get off the mark.
Written by Graham Hardcastle at the Oval, with Vic Marks at Taunton
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