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Watch the highlights of day three at the Emirates ICG as Durham take on Warwickshire

For the second successive week, Durham will go into the final day of an LV= County Championship match at the Emirates Durham ICG with any result possible.

They lost by two wickets to Lancashire in the final over last Saturday but will hope to pull off their first championship win of the year against Warwickshire, who trail by 227 runs and still have to take the last three wickets.

Play ended at 2:30pm on the third day, although it had been intended to resume at 5:15, only for drizzle and poor light to persuade the umpires to call it a day.

Paul Collingwood survived a brief injury scare after being struck on the right hand by Warwickshire paceman Chris Wright, who had been totally out of luck as the four other seamers shared the five wickets to fall in the morning.

Chris Woakes, Will Porterfield, Rikki Clarke & Jeetan Patel

Chris Woakes, centre, took two wickets as Warwickshire battled back against Durham, only to see rain thwart their early progress

When Durham were 116 for seven Warwickshire were back in the game after trailing by 80 on first innings, but Collingwood and Scott Borthwick had put on 31 when the former was hit.

He went for an X-ray, which revealed there was no break, and he would have been fit to resume with his score on 29.

All the Warwickshire seamers bowled well in the morning, with plenty of swing available.

They were frustrated by nightwatchman Jamie Harrison, who survived for 75 minutes to make 23, while his overnight partner Gordon Muchall surrendered to a skied pull off Chris Woakes in the day's seventh over.

After taking five catches at second slip in the first innings, Rikki Clarke put one down off Wright with Ben Stokes on nine. But Stokes was unable to profit, adding only five before edging Keith Barker to Tim Ambrose.

Harrison became 19-year-old Tom Milnes' maiden first-class victim when he edged the all-rounder's second ball of the day to Varun Chopra at first slip.

There were two more catches for Warwickshire's acting captain. First Dale Benkenstein fended a lifter from Woakes to Chopra at chest height, then he clung on to a sharp one to his right to get rid of Phil Mustard.

The Durham captain continued his lean run when he drove at a ball from Darren Maddy in the final over before lunch and paid the price.

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