County Championship: Mark Stoneman's century leads Durham response

Mark Stoneman
Mark Stoneman has scored more than 11,000 first-class runs
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Emirates Riverside
Durham v Middlesex, day two
Middlesex 389: Malan 74, Gubbins 60; Stokes 4-80
Durham 295-4: Stoneman 139*, Burnham 61; Finn 3-64
Middlesex lead by 94 runs
Durham 5 pts, Middlesex 5 pts
Match scorecard

Mark Stoneman's unbeaten century helped Durham fight back against Middlesex on day two at Chester-le-Street.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes (4-80) had Paul Stirling caught behind and bowled Steven Finn as Middlesex went from 358-7 overnight to 389 all out.

Durham's reply began quickly, racing to 71-0 from 12.4 overs before Finn (3-59) had Keaton Jennings (34) caught behind.

Stoneman reached his ton off 139 balls and ended on 139 not out as the hosts finished on 295-4, trailing by 94 runs.

The 28-year-old, who hit 12 fours on the way to his 15th first-class hundred, shared a 131-run third-wicket partnership with Jack Burnham (61) before the latter was trapped lbw by Finn.

Finn then had England team-mate Stokes caught at mid-wicket by Stirling for just nine but opener Stoneman remained untroubled.

Wicketkeeper Michael Richardson (31no) shared an unbroken 64-run fifth-wicket stand with Stoneman before snow brought play to a premature close.

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