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RESULT
Group 2, Lord's, April 08 - 11, 2021, County Championship
313 & 143
(T:285) 172 & 285/6

Somerset won by 4 wickets

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Scorecard summary
Middlesex 313/10(102.4 overs)
1st INNINGS
Sam Robson 165 (263)
Lewis Gregory5/68 (20)
Somerset 172/10(48.5 overs)
1st INNINGS
Jack Leach *28 (67)
Ethan Bamber3/24 (13)
Middlesex 143/10(51.4 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Josh Davey3/16 (11)
Jack Leach3/18 (11.4)
Somerset 285/6(77.2 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Tom Abell 84 (145)
Ethan Bamber3/77 (20.2)

What a comeback that is. Remember, Somerset were 89 for 9 in their first innings after conceding 313, and only avoided the follow-on thanks to some last-wicket heroics between Marchant de Lange and Jack Leach. Then, Middlesex were 254 ahead with seven wickets in hand in their second dig, before a dramatic collapse opened the door. Half-centuries for Tom Abell and George Bartlett set things up, but Lewis Gregory's counter-attacking knock after lunch really changed the game. Huge win for Somerset to get out of the red at the earliest opportunity, having started this season on minus eight points.

77.2
1
Bamber to Gregory, 1 run

stands tall to clip through long leg for the match-winning single! Somerset win by four wickets!

77.1
4
Bamber to Gregory, FOUR runs

short, wide, cut away for four to a huge cheer from the Somerset balcony! Scores are level as a gust of wind sweeps across Lord's

Final throw of the dice from Eskinazi, bringing Ethan Bamber back into the attack from the Pavilion End. Two slips in place, keeper up to the stumps, and short extra cover in tight

end of over 773 runs
SOM: 280/6CRR: 3.63 
Lewis Gregory57 (70b 9x4)
George Bartlett76 (150b 10x4)
Tom Helm 12-1-42-0
Toby Roland-Jones 21-2-75-2
76.6
1
Helm to Gregory, 1 run

back of a length, and Gregory calmly flicks off his hip to retain the strike

76.5
1
Helm to Bartlett, 1 run

full outside off, threaded out to deep point. It's a hit away...

76.4
1
Helm to Gregory, 1 run

banged in, swivel-pulled out to deep backward square

76.3
Helm to Gregory, no run

pressed out to mid-off

76.2
Helm to Gregory, no run
76.1
Helm to Gregory, no run

crunches a back-foot punch straight to short extra cover on the bounce

Somerset will want to get this done within the next four overs rather than risking any funny business with the second new ball. Helm steams in once more

end of over 762 runs
SOM: 277/6CRR: 3.64 
Lewis Gregory55 (65b 9x4)
George Bartlett75 (149b 10x4)
Toby Roland-Jones 21-2-75-2
Tom Helm 11-1-39-0
75.6
1lb
Roland-Jones to Gregory, 1 leg bye

back of a length, dribbles towards midwicket via the thigh pad, and they scramble through for one more

75.5
Roland-Jones to Gregory, no run

punched out to short cover

75.4
Roland-Jones to Gregory, no run

jumps onto the back foot, defending down the pitch

Now a healthy covering of light grey cloud across St John's Wood, but still dry

75.3
Roland-Jones to Gregory, no run

pressed firmly to mid-on

75.2
Roland-Jones to Gregory, no run

length ball, gets on top of the bounce to defend into the covers

75.1
1
Roland-Jones to Bartlett, 1 run

squirted down to long leg via the inside edge. Into single digits

TRJ continues. Two slips and a short extra cover

end of over 755 runs
SOM: 275/6CRR: 3.66 
Lewis Gregory55 (60b 9x4)
George Bartlett74 (148b 10x4)
Tom Helm 11-1-39-0
Toby Roland-Jones 20-2-74-2
74.6
Helm to Gregory, no run

down the leg side, and Gregory can't connect looking to whip through backward square leg

74.5
Helm to Gregory, no run

textbook, hold-the-pose cover drive from Gregory... but the ball jags past his outside edge and through to Simpson.

74.4
4
Helm to Gregory, FOUR runs

crunch! Banged in, Gregory gets on top of the bounce, and swivel-pulls into the Grandstand for four! 10 to win

74.3
Helm to Gregory, no run

beaten! Gregory is stuck on the crease against a back-of-a-length ball, which flies just over the top of the stumps!

74.2
Helm to Gregory, no run

back of a length, Gregory jumps onto the back foot and clips through mid-on for a single

Helm continues. Two out on the hook, two slips, a gully, and a short extra cover. Deep point, mid-off, mid-on.

74.1
1
Helm to Bartlett, 1 run
Match details
Lord's, London
TossSomerset, elected to field first
Series
Season2021
Match days8,9,10,11 April 2021 - day (4-day match)
Umpires
England
Chris Watts
England
Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee
England
Dean Cosker
PointsSomerset 11, Middlesex 6
Somerset Innings
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County Championship
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