County Championship: Heavy rain slows Middlesex's reply against Hampshire

Ageas Bowl
Rain halted play on day two at Southampton
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl
Hampshire v Middlesex, day two
Hampshire 336: Carberry 107, Dawson 89; Murtagh 3-64, Roland-Jones 3-87
Middlesex 84-3: Malan 40*; McLaren 2-25
Hampshire lead by 252 runs
Hampshire 4 pts, Middlesex 3 pts
Match scorecard

Middlesex were left frustrated in their reply to Hampshire's 336 all out by a day of heavy rain at Southampton.

Resuming on 315-7, Hampshire added only 21 runs as Tim Murtagh finished with 3-64 and Liam Dawson was out for 89.

In reply, Sam Robson made five and Nick Compton just one, with the latter falling to Ryan McLaren (2-25), who also dismissed Nick Gubbins (26).

The visitors were 252 behind on 84-3 when bad weather ended play early, with Dawid Malan 40 not out.

Tino Best had earlier made 23 not out, making his Hampshire debut after Fidel Edwards recently broke his ankle.

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