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Bowler of the day

Adil Rashid has made more headlines for his batting this season, with three centuries in the championship. Today, he proved he can still be a match-winning leg-spinner, taking 5 for 78 to set up Yorkshire for a 10-wicket win over Middlesex just before lunch on the final day at Lord’s, taking them to the top of the First Division.

Rashid, who had the important wickets of Sam Robson, Joe Denly and Adam London under his belt overnight, added two more when Gareth Berg was caught at short extra cover, and Corey Collymore gave him a caught-and-bowled, leaving Yorkshire needing five runs to secure their fourth victory of the season as Middlesex were bowled out for 219, having resumed on 137 for 4 following on. It was Yorkshire’s first win at Lord’s since 1987 and the first time they had made a Middlesex side follow on since 1968.

Performance of the day

Durham claimed their third win of the season in a thrilling finish at Chester-le-Street, where champions Warwickshire failed by 12 runs to reach a victory target of 257 as Graham Onions finished with 5 for 83 and Ben Stokes took 3 for 42.

Warwickshire looked to have little chance after a series of careless dismissals reduced them to 146 for 7 but were given renewed hope by a partnership of 86 between Ateeq Javid and Jeetan Patel, the latter making 50 off 59 balls, his second half-century of the match. But after Javid edged Onions to second slip, Patel spooned a catch to mid-wicket to leave Warwickshire 22 short with only one wicket left.  Chris Wright took two boundaries off Onions but then Stokes trapped Boyd Rankin leg before to complete the win.

Rabbit of the day

With a career batting average of 4.98, former Nottingham-shire, Essex and now Kent fast bowler Charlie Shreck is representative of a dying breed among modern professional cricketers – a genuine rabbit with the bat.

In 137 innings spanning 10 years in first-class cricket, he has failed to trouble the scorers on 73 occasions and only six times hit double figures. Clearly, however, he finds Glamorgan’s bowling easy to get away. Facing them for Kent last season, he made 16 and 12 – the first time he had made double figures in both innings of the same match. Yesterday, against the same opposition, in a paltry Kent total of 135, he struck three boundaries in an unbeaten 15 and may yet get the chance to emulate last season’s feat after they were asked to follow on, 243 behind.

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