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  1. Pakistan draw tour match at Somerset
  2. Stevie Eskinazi hits career-best 157 for Middlesex
  3. Ben Stokes scores 51 for Durham

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By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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End of play scores

Division One:

Durham 421-9 dec v Hampshire 472-9 dec & 9-0 - close, day three

Nottinghamshire 474 v Lancashire 276 & 128-0 - close, day three

Yorkshire 406 v Middlesex 470-8 - close, day three

Division Two:

Sussex 552-5 dec v Glamorgan 335 & 307-6 - match drawn

Essex 569 v Kent 207 & 252-7 - close, day three

Worcestershire 349 v Leicestershire 407 & 172-2 - close, day three

Derbyshire v Northamptonshire - no play on day two, wet outfield

Tour match:

Somerset 128 & 258-8 v Pakistan 359-8 dec & 236-4 dec - match drawn

Stumps at Chester-le-Street

Durham 421-9 dec v Hampshire 472-9 dec & 9-0

A century from Keaton Jennings and 51 from Ben Stokes helped Durham get close to parity on day three against Hampshire.

Durham then collapsed to 349-9 and looked set for a hefty deficit, until last-wicket pair Barry McCarthy and Graham Onions blasted their way to maximum batting points.

This one should be a draw, unless something freakish happens on the final day.

Stumps at New Road

Worcestershire 349 v Leicestershire 407 & 172-2

Leicestershire still hold the upper hand against Worcestershire at the end of day three, although the hosts did well to recover from their collapse on the second day to post 349.

Joe Leach hit 90 and then took two quick wickets with the ball, but Paul Horton and Mark Cosgrove hit unbeaten fifties to give the Foxes a lead of 230 runs going into the final day.

Stumps at Chelmsford

Essex 569 v Kent 207 & 252-7

An unbroken partnership of 124 between Sam Northeast (116 not out) and James Tredwell (62 not out) has taken Kent's match with Essex into a final day, when an innings defeat inside three days looked the probable outcome.

However, Essex will still be extremely confident of wrapping up victory on day four at Chelmsford - a result which would see them replace Kent at the top of Division Two.

BreakingRESULT: Match drawn at Taunton

Somerset 128 & 258-8 v Pakistan 359-8 dec & 236-4 dec

Marcus Trescothick
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The tour match between Somerset and Pakistan has ended in a draw, with the home side clinging on to avoid defeat in the closing stages of the third and final day.

A draw always looked the most likely result when Marcus Trescothick reached his 61st first-class century, but his dismissal sparked a flurry of wickets.

All in all, though, a good workout for the tourists ahead of next week's first Test against England.

Stumps at Trent Bridge

Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 128-0

Haseeb Hameed (58 not out) and Tom Smith (66 not out) have seen Lancashire safely through to the close without loss in their second innings.

The visitors still trail Nottinghamshire by 70 runs, but having seen the home side rack up 474 earlier in the day, it was a situation where you could envisage a top-order collapse.

That didn't materialise, however, and Lancashire are well place to save the game quite comfortably on Wednesday.

Stumps at Scarborough

Yorkshire 406 v Middlesex 470-8

Stevie Eskinazi
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Day three definitely belonged to Middlesex, who made Yorkshire toil in the field at Scarborough.

Stevie Eskinazi's career-best 157, backed up by 99 from skipper James Franklin, has given the visitors a healthy lead going into the final day tomorrow.

Not even the loss of a few wickets late on could dampen their day, while Jack Brooks ended with creditable figures of 5-89 for the reigning champions.

50 for Cosgrove

Worcestershire 349 v Leicestershire 407 & 159-2

Mark Cosgrove follows Leicestershire batting partner Paul Horton to 50 at New Road against Worcestershire.

The pair have put on 116 for the third wicket.

50 for McCarthy

Durham 421-9 dec v Hampshire 472-9 dec

Big Barry McCarthy has a maiden first-class half-century off just 47 balls, his innings containing five fours, two sixes and one broken seat (see 17:32 entry).

He's also cut Durham's deficit to just 51 runs, at which point they declare and give themselves six overs to have a go at Hampshire's openers this evening.

WICKET (Franklin c Williamson b Brooks 99)

Yorkshire 406 v Middlesex 454-8

Oh, you have to feel for Middlesex captain James Franklin.

The Kiwi all-rounder is out one run short of a century, getting a leading edge to a Jack Brooks delivery which is pouched by Kane Williamson at cover.

Worth noting, too, that it's a fifth wicket of the innings for Yorkshire pace bowler Brooks.

Middx trying to step on the gas but lose 4 quick wickets. Had ground Yorks down with only 2 wkts falling for majority of day. #bbccricket

Maximum batting points for Durham

Durham 402-9 v Hampshire 472-9 dec

Quite extraordinary.

Durham have somehow got themselves to 400 in the 109th over, thanks to some late hitting from Barry McCarthy (41 not out) and Graham Onions (14 not out), who have put on 53 in 8.2 overs for the 10th wicket.

Before that, the hosts had lost six wickets for 54 runs.

100 for Northeast

Essex 569 v Kent 207 & 228-7

Sam Northeast
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In great adversity, it's a defiant century from Kent captain Sam Northeast against Essex at Chelmsford.

There's still a day to go and Kent are still way behind, but he and James Tredwell (54 not out) have at least shown some fight late on day three.

50 for Smith

Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 109-0

Haseeb Hameed and Tom Smith
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Tom Smith joins Haseeb Hameed in reaching 50. This is a job being done very, very well by Lancashire's opening pair against Nottinghamshire.

WICKET (Eskinazi c Williamson b Brooks 157)

Yorkshire 406 v Middlesex 428-5

Stevie Eskinazi's career-best knock comes to an end at 157. What a day for the Middlesex man.

Jack Brooks dismisses the South Africa-born batsman, but not before Eskinazi has put Middlesex into the lead on day three at Scarborough.

Pakistan pushing for victory

Somerset 234-7 (target 468) v Pakistan

Pakistan fancy a last-gasp victory in their tour match with Somerset at Taunton.

The home side have lost wickets quickly in the final session and have a little more than 10 overs to survive with only three wickets in hand.

Yasir Shah is the man doing the damage, the leg-spinner taking 3-98, while Mohammad Amir had the dangerous James Hildreth caught behind for 48.

50 for Hameed

Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 92-0

Haseeb Hameed
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Haseeb Hameed is quickly establishing himself as one of the brightest batting prospects in the Championship right now.

The Lancashire opener has passed 500 runs in Division One this season on his way to a half-century at Trent Bridge.

Repair man required

Durham 368-9 v Hampshire 472-9 dec

Seat 2nd up on right smashed by a McCarthy 6. Get the repair man in. #bbccricket

Seat 2nd up on right smashed by a McCarthy 6. Get the repair man in. #bbccricket

Durham must be grateful to their 10th-wicket pair of Graham Onions and Barry McCarthy, who have added 19 runs in two overs to get the home side to a fourth batting point against Hampshire.

No joy for Notts

Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 90-0

Still no sign of a breakthrough for Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Opening pair Haseeb Hameed and Tom Smith continue to erode Lancashire's deficit, which is now down to 108 runs.

Champions toil

Yorkshire 406 v Middlesex 411-4

Tim Bresnan
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It's been one of those days in the field for champions Yorkshire at Scarborough today.

They've taken only two wickets on day three and now the visitors have overtaken their first-innings total of 406 with six wickets still in hand.

BreakingRESULT: Match drawn at Hove

Sussex 553-5 dec v Glamorgan 335 & 307-6

It's all over at Hove, where Glamorgan's batsmen have saved the match in some style.

Sussex began day four needing nine wickets to enforce a victory and they'd taken three of them by lunch.

However, David Lloyd was aided by Aneurin Donald and Jacques Rudolph as he scored an unbeaten century.

A draw was agreed as soon as Lloyd made it to three figures.

Sussex end with 11 points, while Glamorgan collect nine.

Durham collapse continues

Durham 348-8 v Hampshire 472-9 dec

All of a sudden, Durham look in disarray against Hampshire at Chester-le-Street, having looked in a solid position about an hour ago.

Paul Coughlin and Ryan Pringle have both departed, with the home side still more than 100 behind.

50 for Horton

Worcestershire 349 v Leicestershire 407 & 108-2

A half-century for Leicestershire opener Paul Horton at New Road, coming off 103 balls.

It's the fifth time he's passed 50 in the Championship this season.

150 for Eskinazi

Yorkshire 406 v Middlesex 395-4

Stevie Eskinazi
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What a day this is proving to be for Stevie Eskinazi of Middlesex.

He's reached 150 for the first time in his first-class career. Against the champions Yorkshire, too.

Eskinazi's current Championship average in 2016? It's 256. He'll take that.

Foxes progressing well

Worcestershire 349 v Leicestershire 407 & 98-2

Leicestershire pair Paul Horton and Mark Cosgrove are going along nicely at New Road.

The visitors have a 156-run lead over Worcestershire with eight second-innings wickets in hand.

WICKET (Rudolph c Brown b Briggs 38)

Sussex 552-5 dec v Glamorgan 335 & 287-6

A big wicket at Hove, where captain Jacques Rudolph has gone for 38, caught behind off the bowling of spinner Danny Briggs.

Glamorgan lead by 70 runs with four wickets in hand, and there are only 16 overs of the match left. Have Sussex left it too late?

Lancashire refusing to buckle

Notts 474 v Lancashire 276 & 66-0

Tom Smith
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Starting their second innings 198 runs behind Nottinghamshire, Lancashire needed a solid opening stand and they're getting it from Haseeb Hameed and Tom Smith.

The visitors are 66-0 at Trent Bridge, so Notts have brought Stuart Broad back into the attack.

BreakingVictory for England

England celebrate

England's women have beaten Pakistan by 35 runs in their second T20 international at the Ageas Bowl.

Later, the men's side take on Sri Lanka in a T20 contest (18:30 BST). Join us for live text and radio commentary, plus in-play video highlights, on the BBC Sport website and app.

Heading for a draw at Hove?

Sussex 552-5 dec v Glamorgan 335 & 277-5

Glamorgan are edging towards a draw at Hove, with Sussex unable to dislodge either David Lloyd or Jacques Rudolph.

The Welsh side lead by 60 runs and have 19 overs of the final day left to survive.

Durham sliding?

Durham 310-6 v Hampshire 472-9 dec

After two decent-sized partnerships, Durham have lost three wickets for 15 runs against Hampshire either side of tea at Chester-le-Street.

Michael Richardson is the latest man to fall, edging a Gareth Andrew delivery to the slips. Durham still 162 runs behind.

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James Hildreth

Joe Robinson: James Hildreth getting runs in both innings against Pakistan, surely he must feel hard done by in terms of national honours?

Hildreth was the one Somerset batsman to escape their first-innings collapse at Taunton with any credit, making 47 not out, and he's unbeaten on 33 in their second innings.

He's a player of immense quality - 38 first-class hundreds proves that - and it is a surprise to me that he's never earned an England cap in any format.

Kent clinging on

Tea: Essex 569 v Kent 207 & 159-7

Ravi Bopara
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Can Kent take their Division Two match at Essex into a fourth and final day? It looks unlikely at tea, but anything is possible in this great game of ours.

Ravi Bopara is enjoying a fine game for the hosts, making 94 with the bat after two wickets in Kent's first innings, and he's taken 3-30 today at Chelmsford.

Kent's extremely slim hopes of avoiding defeat rest with captain Sam Northeast, who is 71 not out.

50 for Franklin

Yorkshire 406 v Middlesex 356-4

Middlesex trail Yorkshire by only 50 runs now, although they won't be getting any more batting points as they've passed the 110-over cut-off point.

James Franklin has made a patient half-century off 100 balls, while Stevie Eskinazi remains unbeaten at the other end on a career-best 129 not out.

WICKET (Trescothick c Sarfraz b Rahat 106)

Somerset 191-4 (target 468) v Pakistan

Marcus Trescothick edges Rahat Ali behind for 106 and the Somerset opener is heading back to the pavilion after rolling back the years at Taunton.

Peter Trego is out too, gone for a duck, but it shouldn't affect the result - looks like Somerset will be drawing with tourists Pakistan.

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Trescothick scores 100 for Somerset

Somerset 177-2 (target 468) v Pakistan

According to a post on Somerset's Twitter account, that hundred draws Marcus Trescothick level with Viv Richards on 47 centuries apiece for the county.

Trescothick and Richards - that's a batting partnership I'd pay to see!

100 for Trescothick

Somerset 167-2 (target 468) v Pakistan

Marcus Trescothick
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First-class century number 61 for Somerset and ex-England opener Marcus Trescothick comes against the touring Pakistan side.

No surprise to see that it's a quick one, brought up off just 105 balls.

WICKET (Jennings c Adams b Berg 129)

Durham 304-5 v Hampshire 472-9 dec

Keaton Jennings goes just before the tea break at Chester-le-Street for a fine 129.

Durham were in real bother against Hampshire yesterday, but Jennings proved his class once again to dig the home side out of a bit of a hole.

That's five Championship centuries and 867 runs this season at an average of 86.70, making him the leading run-scorer in Division One.

One last chance for Sussex?

Tea: Sussex 552-5 dec v Glamorgan 335 & 221-5

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms at Hove:

"A terrific post lunch session for Glamorgan, who have wiped out the arrears and enter the final session effectively 4-5.

"The visitors will also be boosted by the sight of Jacques Rudolph batting at number seven despite a bruised hand, and with David Lloyd mixing stout defence with well-judged attack, Glamorgan look favourites at tea to escape with a draw.

"That being said, the new ball is due one over after the break. That could be the last chance for Sussex to seal their second win of the season."

Eskinazi stars

Tea: Yorkshire 406 v Middlesex 318-4

Stevie Eskinazi
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Champions Yorkshire have found it tough going in the field against Middlesex at Scarborough today, mainly thanks to the man pictured above.

Stevie Eskinazi has scored his second consecutive first-class hundred, and is enjoying his cup of tea in the dressing room while sitting on a career-best 112 not out.