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Middlesex put themselves in with a fighting chance

PUBLISHED: 12:05 21 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:12 07 September 2010

MIDDLESEX (278-6) gave themselves a chance of reaching the knock-out stages of the Friends Provident Trophy with victory over Warwickshire (276-7) at Lord s on Monday, writes Simon Jackson. Shaun Udal s men won the toss and put Warwickshire into bat and t

MIDDLESEX (278-6) gave themselves a chance of reaching the knock-out stages of the Friends Provident Trophy with victory over Warwickshire (276-7) at Lord's on Monday, writes Simon Jackson.

Shaun Udal's men won the toss and put Warwickshire into bat and the move initially looked to have backfired when Jonathan Trott (120) and Neil Carter (68) reached 88 before Carter was dismissed. Trott looked set to bat out the 50 overs, but was caught on the last ball of the innings.

Middlesex were rocked when openers Billy Godleman (12) and Philip Hughes (57) were dismissed for 78-2. But the arrival of Owais Shah (63) and Neil Dexter (69not out) got them back on track.

In Sunday's clash against Somerset (293-5), Middlesex (341-7) failed to win despite posting their highest score in 46 years of one-day cricket. Another ton from Hughes (119), supported by Shah (82) and Dexter (65), was not enough to secure victory on the Duckworth/Lewis method.

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