Lancashire v Nottinghamshire - County Championship Division One – Day 3 – Live Score and Update
Nottinghamshire 169 & 304 v Lancashire 146 & 39/5 (15.2 ov) - Lancashire require another 289 runs with 5 wickets remaining
On the penultimate day of the four-day match between Lancashire and Nottinghamshire in the ongoing season of the County Championship Division One, Lancashire need to make 289 runs with five wickets in hand to win the match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
The day started with Nottinghamshire resuming their second innings from 122 runs for the loss of two wickets.
From the Notts, star middle-order batsman MJ Lumb and SR Patel took guard as they aimed to hammer a daunting total by the end of the day in order to put their opposition in a spot of bother.
The way things started, Notts had everything under control and played against Lancashire with ease and comfort.
Finally with 163 runs on the board the batting side suffered the loss of their first wicket of the day when Patel perished after hammering an innings of 39 runs.
Lumb was soon to follow as he found his way back to the pavilion after bolting an innings of 62 runs, leaving his team standing on a tally of 165. The phenomenal batsman was dismissed by England Test striker James Anderson.
The demise of the two batsmen was not the end for the Notts, as James Taylor and Chris Read took charge and manhandled the fielding side by smacking the bowlers all around the park without any remorse.
The duo clustered a partnership of 100 runs, before Taylor became the next victim of the day as he fell after hammering a knock of 46 runs.
Lancashire then made a late comeback as they grabbed a few more wickets to halt the batting onslaught that they had to bear throughout the day.
Nevertheless, Read played an astounding innings of 54 runs as he exhibited a major role in helping his side amass a massive total of 304 runs in the second innings.
From Lancashire, James Anderson, was the pick of the bowlers with five wickets to his name as he bowled splendidly to give Lancashire a run for their money.
The side, however, suffered a massive batting collapse as they lost five wickets for only 39 runs before the end of the day’s play after Notts bowlers Stuart Broad and Andre Adams incinerated the batting side by grabbing two wickets a piece.