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4.43pmYorkshire have lost this one by six wickets. Middlesex finish on 158-4, with Higgins 33 and Eskinazi 18. They take 19 points to our 3. Our first defeat of 2024 follows two draws. Back to Headingley for Derbyshire on Friday.

4.37pm – Middlesex’s target down to eight now at 150-4.

4.25pm – WICKET! Du Plooy caught at slip by Lyth off Moriarty, 42. Middlesex 136-4, needing 22 more to win.

4.23pmThe evening session is up and running at Lord’s. Root and Moriarty have taken up the attack. Middlesex, chasing 158, are 136-3.

4.10pm – Tea Middlesex 131-3, needing 27 more for victory. Du Plooy 41 and Higgins 25. They have put on 54.

3.56pm – Five minutes before tea, and Middlesex are 127-3, needing 31 more to win. Du Plooy 39, Higgins 23. A comeback for the ages required here from Yorkshire’s bowlers. 

3.33pm – Middlesex have reached 102-3 after 44 overs, needing 56 more to win. Du Plooy has 23 and Higgins 14. Less than half an hour to tea.

And Masood has brought Moriarty into the attack, to bowl only the third over of spin in the entire match.

3.12pm – Watchful progress for Middlesex as they try to reel in this 158 target. 83-3 after 39 overs, needing 75 more. Du Plooy 19, Higgins 2.

2.47pm – WICKET! Holden caught behind at the second attempt by Tattersall off Coad, 35. Really good catch stood up to the stumps. 77-3 in the 33rd. 158 target.

2.27pm – WICKET! Fernandes caught at long-leg by Hill following a pull at Thompson, 24. Middlesex 58-2 in the 29th over, needing 100 more.

2.14pm – Yorkshire women 235-6 from 50 overs at Durham against the North East Warriors. Erin Thomas 60 and Ellie Nightingale 59 not out.

2.08pm – Yorkshire are at a critical point here. They could do with two quick wickets. Middlesex are 50-1 chasing 158. 55 or 60-3 would be ideal at present. But Fernandes with 22 and Holden 27 are holding firm.

1.49pm – We’re about to resume after lunch. Middlesex will resume on 40-1 chasing 158. Coad has the ball in hand.

1.10pm – Middlesex have reached lunch on 40-1 in pursuit of 158. Fernandes 17 and Holden 22. Coad with the only wicket for Yorkshire.

Lunch 3 Mid

12.56pm – Ah, Tattersall can’t hold a leg-side catch as Holden (17) gets something on a pull at Edwards. It’s 33-1, and we’re into the final 15 minutes of the session. Hill on now.

12.40pm – Middlesex are 23-1 in the 12th over. Edwards into the attack in place of Coad.

12.22pm – Middlesex 18-1 after eight overs in pursuit of 158.

12.18pm – Yorkshire women are playing their season-opener against North East Warriors at Durham today, a 50-over fixture. They are 95-1 after 21 overs.

11.51am – WICKET! Coad gets Stoneman lbw. Middlesex are 1-1 after three balls chasing 158.

11.38am – WICKET! Hill caught at deep square-leg off Helm for a well made 75. Yorkshire all out for 244 and have set Middlesex a target of 158 to win.

11.32am – WICKET! Moriarty trapped lbw by Bamber, 5. Yorkshire 242-9, a lead of 155. Edwards in to join Hill, who has 73.

11.27am – Glorious from Hill, who drives Roland-Jones almost arrow straight for four up to the pavilion. He has 67 out of 236-8, a lead of 149. A contender for shot of the match so far.

11.05am – WICKET! Coad caught at gully off Bamber, 38. Seventh ball of the day. 226-8, a lead of 139. Moriarty in now to join Hill, who had hit two boundaries in the first over from Roland-Jones.

10.58am – Play is about to get going. Hill will face Roland-Jones. He has 52, Coad with him on 38. Yorkshire 216-7, leading by 129.


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10am – Noah Kelly, Yorkshire’s Academy batter, has come down to Lord’s today to join the team and will no doubt undertake 12th man duties today. It’s his first taste of first-team duties. And Matthew Fisher is having a bowl on one of the practice pitches next to Mound Stand.

9.20am – Good morning from Lord’s, where the sun is shining ahead of day three. We’re all set for an 11am start.

Yorkshire will begin on 216-7 in their second innings, leading by 129 with George Hill 52 and Ben Coad 38 at the crease. The visitors are clearly on the back foot, but they are confident in their ability to turn things around.

They believe a target of 180 would be a tricky prospect for Middlesex on a pitch which has offered something for the bowlers all match.

We will have 104 overs in the day today – the prospect of 112 with the extra half hour – so it is difficult to see how the game won’t finish today.

It’s a busy day in London today. The Marathon is taking place this morning before an FA Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Coventry this afternoon. But all eyes will be on the Home of Cricket, surely.

To recap yesterday’s action, you can read our match report and reaction piece from Jordan Thompson. They are available via the links below.

Match Report Jordan Thompson

You can also catch up on the action from the Riverside in Durham yesterday, where the Diamonds beat Thunder in their season opening Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy game.

Match Report Katie Levick

The live stream from Lord’s will be available via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page. Enjoy the day.

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