|County Championship Division One, Hove|
|Close, day two: Sussex 229 v Middlesex 445-5|
|Sussex 2pts, Middlesex 8pts|
Opener Sam Robson hit 166 as Middlesex ended day two on 445-5, 216 runs ahead of Sussex's first innings total.
Resuming on 44-0, Middlesex lost Dawid Malan (32) early before Robson and Joe Denly (77) shared a century stand.
Adam Voges (20) and Neil Dexter (48) made solid contributions as Robson passed 150 untroubled, taking the visitors well beyond Sussex's 229.
But having hit Monty Panesar for six, Robson tried again next ball but was bowled, ending his impressive innings.