Warwickshire continued after a slow first day at Edgbaston, where on a slow wicket runs were hardly flowing. They started their pursuit of a large first innings total on 181/3, with Dom Sibley not out on 81 after batting for the duration of the first day with confidence and control, whilst capitalizing when given opportunity.
However, just after bringing up the 50 partnership with Adam Hose that dominance came to end. In the third over of the second day, he departed for 87, edging a delivery from Luke Fletcher to Mullaney in the slips.
The initial batting point was then secured, as the 200 was brought up by an excellent drive from Hose in the 99th over.
Tension began to grow out in the middle, as Stuart Broad deployed the short ball against youngster Liam Banks. From a fierce ball by Broad, Banks gloved a bouncer to the keeper, only for a no ball to be signaled for height. A furious Broad made his opinions clear with words and gestures which resulted in a warning from the umpires.
As Broad proceeded to chunter on, Matt Carter dismissed Banks four balls later, trapping him LBW for 27.
This didn’t halt Hose at the opposite end, who continued, with great composure to a half century off 114 balls, including six fours and one six, before he exceeded his first class career best of 68. Simultaneously, himself and Tim Ambrose surpassed 50 partnership before the conclusion of the morning session.
The afternoon session occurred with numerous delays for both bad light and rain, resulting in only seven overs being bowled within it, with tea being carried forward due to showers prospering. It did bring two wickets for Nottinghamshire though, thanks to their captain Steven Mullaney.
Firstly, he took his 100th first class wicket when he trapped Ambrose LBW for 20. Then in his next over, repeated the dismissal to send Henry Brookes back to the pavilion without scoring.
As showers dominated Birmingham for the best part of the afternoon, play was abandoned.
Warwickshire will take positives from Hose finishing on 84*, as they finished on 311/7, with Jeetan Patel there supporting Hose. Whilst Nottinghamshire were proud of their efforts to take four wickets in the day, especially Mullaney’s two wickets in two of his overs to strengthen their position in the game.
Peter Moores, Nottinghamshire head coach reinforced those efforts, ‘’its an old-fashioned game, with Warwickshire setting out to bat long first innings but we are very happy to take a couple of quick wickets within that last little break’’ he said.
Warwickshire head coach, Jim Troughton expressed his thoughts on the day, ‘’We just need to back ourselves, even though we had a few overs taken off us today. We know with Hose and Patel we need to score as many runs as quickly as possible tomorrow’’ he said.