A look at everything that happened on the third day of play between Surrey and Middlesex at Lord’s in the LV= County Championship.
Middlesex’s seamers took charge as the hosts wrapped up an emphatic 10-wicket win over Surrey before lunch on day three at Lord’s.
Ethan Bamber had England opener Rory Burns caught behind from the first ball of the day and from there the visitors lost their last seven wickets for 25 runs.
That left Middlesex just 17 to win, Max Holden and Sam Robson knocking them off without loss.
Surrey had begun just nine runs behind the hosts with seven wickets standing, much of their hopes pinned on skipper Burns, unbeaten overnight on 54. However, Burns’ outside edge carried to wicketkeeper John Simpson.
Ben Foakes was the next man to go, caught in the slips off a wider delivery from Murtagh.
A welcome boundary from Smith meant Middlesex would have to bat again, but he soon departed, Bamber trapping him in front later in the same over.
Former England seamer Toby Roland-Jones had just replaced Bamber at the Pavilion End when Jordan Clark played across a straight one and saw his middle stump uprooted.
Murtagh got the next by trapping Rikki Clarke lbw.
Surrey were down to their last pair when Roland-Jones splayed the stumps for a second time, Reece Topley the man to go. The end would come in the same over as Roland-Jones, tail up, pinned last man Amar Virdi lbw.
SCORECARD & LIVE CLIPS
Surrey XI: Burns, Stoneman, Amla, Pope, Foakes, Smith, Clark, Clarke, Roach, Topley, Virdi
Middlesex XI: Robson, Holden, Gubbins, Handscomb, White, Simpson, Andersson, Roland-Jones, Hollman, Bamber, Murtagh
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