Saturday, 9th July 2005
At the close of a disappointing dayís play for Middlesex, Hampshire lead by 114 runs with nine second innings wickets standing.
Resuming their first innings on 331-8, Shane Warne 93 not out overnight reached his century in the second over of the day but was caught at slip by Owais Shah immediately afterwards for 101 (off 82 balls, 3 sixes and 12 fours.
Udal and Taylor took 12 runs off Alan Richardsonís next over, before Melvyn Betts took the final wicket when Udal was caught at the wicket for 24. Hampshire totalled 355 from 80.2 overs, having been 189-7.
The overcast conditions of the first day continued and Middlesex lost Ed Smith who made 22 out of 24 for the first wicket before he was caught off Marcarenhas. It was Mascarenhas who took a second wicket when he trapped Owais Shah leg before for 16, but Ed Joyce joined Ben Hutton and this pair took Middlesex to 84-2 at lunch after 28 overs.
Warne, who had bowled two overs before lunch, bowled throughout the afternoon session from the Waterfall Road end, with the seamers operating from the Adelaide end. Ed Joyce reached a fifty off 74 balls (five fours) before falling to a hook shot off Taylor for 54.
Hutton pulled a ball from Warne straight to mid-wicket having made 42 (off 125 balls, 1 six and two fours), and when Scott Styris was surprised by a short-pitched delivery from Ervine, half the Middlesex team were out for 191.
Paul Weekes was unluckily caught off Warne when a pulled shot was deflected off Brown at short leg and looped to Mascarenhas at square leg. Ben Scott joined Jamie Dalrymple at the wicket and they took Middlesex to 214-6 at tea.
Only one run was added to the score after tea before Scott was out to a blinding catch at slip by Warne off the bowling of Mascarenhas. Chris Peploe scored 12 before he was caught at the wicket off Udal and Melvyn Betts was stumped giving Udal the charge without scoring.
Richardson gave Dalrymple solid support as the last wicket pair added 34 runs before Dalrymple was caught on the long on boundary. Dalrymple made 62 off 129 balls (1 six and three fours) as the Middlesex innings closed on 272.
Warne took 2-57 off 23 overs, Udal 3-18 off 9.3, and Mascarenhas 3-38 off 15 overs.
Alan Richardson took an early wicket when Hampshire started their second innings, bowling Brown for one. That was the end of the Middlesex success as Hampshire ended the dayís play on 31-1 after nine overs.
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