County Championship: Steven Mullaney hits 55-ball century for Notts at Lord’s

Steven Mullaney

Steven Mullaney struck eight sixes and six fours in his 100 not out
LV= County Championship Division Two, Lord’s (day three)
Nottinghamshire 415 & 295-5 dec: Mullaney 100*, Clarke 66; Hollman 3-77
Middlesex 195 & 69-3: Robson 51*; Fletcher 2-6
Middlesex (3 pts) need another 447 runs to beat Notts (7 pts)
Match scorecard

Steven Mullaney and Luke Fletcher left Middlesex facing the prospect of their heaviest losing margin by runs at Lord’s on a sobering third day of their County Championship match.

Mullaney plundered a magnificent unbeaten 55-ball hundred littered with mighty blows while Fletcher scored his second fifty of the match and Joe Clarke hit 66 not out before Nottinghamshire declared on 295-5, 515 runs ahead.

Fletcher was not done there either, ripping out both Middlesex openers for ducks among figures of two for six as the hosts struggled to 69-3 at the close.

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