stands tall to clip through long leg for the match-winning single! Somerset win by four wickets!
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.
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
back of a length, and Gregory calmly flicks off his hip to retain the strike
full outside off, threaded out to deep point. It's a hit away...
banged in, swivel-pulled out to deep backward square
pressed out to mid-off
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
back of a length, dribbles towards midwicket via the thigh pad, and they scramble through for one more
punched out to short cover
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
pressed firmly to mid-on
length ball, gets on top of the bounce to defend into the covers
squirted down to long leg via the inside edge. Into single digits
TRJ continues. Two slips and a short extra cover
down the leg side, and Gregory can't connect looking to whip through backward square leg
textbook, hold-the-pose cover drive from Gregory... but the ball jags past his outside edge and through to Simpson.
crunch! Banged in, Gregory gets on top of the bounce, and swivel-pulls into the Grandstand for four! 10 to win
beaten! Gregory is stuck on the crease against a back-of-a-length ball, which flies just over the top of the stumps!
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.