Durham v Nottinghamshire: Rain halts away side's bowlers on day three

Keaton Jennings
Durham opener Keaton Jennings faced 163 balls and struck 14 fours in his unbeaten 82
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day three):
Durham 162 & 201-7: Jennings 82*, Collingwood 40; Ball 3-70
Nottinghamshire 305: Fletcher 92, Pattinson 59; Rushworth 4-54
Durham 3 pts, Nottinghamshire 6 pts
Durham lead by 58 runs

Durham's Keaton Jennings ended day three 82 not out as rain halted Nottinghamshire's momentum.

Durham began the day on 162-5 and lost Ryan Pringle to the fifth ball of the day, England bowler Jake Ball (3-70) clattering his stumps with a yorker.

Stuart Poynter was bowled by Harry Gurney before rain forced an early lunch for Jennings and Mark Wood.

Rain never relented and play was called off at 17:15 BST, leaving Durham 58 runs ahead with three wickets in hand.

The weather allowed just 11.3 overs to be bowled on day three at the Riverside, preventing Nottinghamshire's seamers from giving their batsmen a chance of wrapping up a second win in the County Championship this season.

Overall, 113 overs have been lost so far and with rain forecast for Monday afternoon, the away side may need to move swiftly on the final day if they are to complete a victory.

Alongside the weather, Jennings, who will be looking to complete his 14th first-class century, will be their biggest challenge in doing so.

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