Match action from a gripping third day of the Specsavers County Championship clash between Lancashire and Middlesex at Old Trafford, where the hosts fought back to leave the game in balance going into the final day. Middlesex dismissed their hosts for 259 in their first innings, to take a 68 run lead into the second half of the game. Steven Finn picked up four wickets in the afternoon session to finish with figures of 4 for 71. Middlesex's second innings stuttered at the start as they lost four early wickets before closing the day on 72 for 4 with a lead of 140 over Lancashire. The sides head into the final day with all results still possible!

Steven Finn chats at the end of an enthralling third day at Old Trafford as both sides battled hard.