Notts seize control at Trent Bridge

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Watch highlights of day two as Nottinghamshire host Surrey at Trent Bridge

A disciplined performance with the ball gave Nottinghamshire the initiative on the second day of their LV= County Championship Division One match against Surrey at Trent Bridge.

With all 10 wickets evenly distributed among five bowlers, the home side managed to dismiss their opponents for 207, a first-innings deficit of 67.

Batting again late in the day, Notts lost Alex Hales to a ball from Stuart Meaker that was inside-edged back onto the stumps and closed on 24 for one, an overall lead of 91.

Surrey had been plunged into difficulties at the start of their first innings, losing three wickets to the opening bursts of Luke Fletcher and Harry Gurney.

Nottingham-born Fletcher set the tempo by claiming impressive figures of 2-12 from his first 10 overs, sending Jason Roy's leg stump cartwheeling and trapping Vikram Solanki, shouldering arms, lbw with a ball that nipped back sharply.

Samit Patel, Steven Davies & Paul Franks

Samit Patel pouches Steven Davies off Paul Franks as Surrey falter on day two at Trent Bridge, at the end of which Notts had a healthy lead

Surrey had already lost Rory Burns, caught behind by a diving Riki Wessels in Gurney's first over, and could have been in even worse trouble had Arun Harinath been given caught behind off Fletcher.

Harinath had some further fortune when Ed Cowan spilled an offering at third slip as Paul Franks came into the attack.

Franks, playing his first championship match of the season, then rounded off a terrific morning session for Notts by having Zander de Bruyn and Steven Davies taken at second slip by Samit Patel.

A catch at gully by Michael Lumb eventually ended Harinath's 143-minute resistance, enabling Ajmal Shahzad to join the list of wicket-takers.

Gary Wilson and Gareth Batty ensured that the follow-on was comfortably avoided as they added 81, before Patel dismissed both either side of tea.

The former was caught behind for 49 attempting at cut and the same combination accounted for the latter, who charged towards the spinner and was comprehensively stumped for 41 after being beaten through the air.

Surrey's last two wickets mustered enough runs to warrant a batting bonus point, with last man Jade Dernbach making 15 before holing out off Shahzad's bowling.

At the start of the day, Dernbach took only three deliveries to wrap up Nottinghamshire's first innings, trapping Gurney lbw.

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