Strauss falls cheaply at Lord's
Andrew Strauss was bowled by Graham Onions for the second time in Middlesex's County Championship Division One match against Durham at Lord's.
After his second ball dismissal on Friday, the England captain departed for six and would have bagged a pair had Callum Thorp clung on to a sharp chance at gully.
That came in the fifth over, enabling Strauss to get off the mark after almost being bowled in Onions' previous over by a ball which cut back and passed over the stumps.
Strauss studiously left anything he did not need to play at, but seemed to be beaten for pace by a straight one which squeezed between bat and pad.
Trailing by 50 after the first innings, Middlesex had a tricky 15 overs to face and were 21 for one when bad light ended play.
Durham failed to capitalise fully on the surprisingly good weather as they slipped from 142 for three to 194 for nine before Onions and Scott Borthwick put on 44 for the last wicket.
When Ben Stokes was going well they had a chance to build a big enough lead to put Middlesex under real pressure on the final day.
Stokes missed a chance to push his claims for the number six slot in the England team for the first Test against the West Indies next month when he fell for 45.
His strokes must have impressed Strauss but he had become a little careless just before edging Steven Finn to the England captain at first slip.
In the morning Onions finished with six for 45 as Middlesex were dismissed for 188, but it was Stokes who struck first with the third ball when the hosts resumed on 138 for five.
Neil Dexter drove wide of off stump and edged to second slip to depart without adding to his overnight 65.
Gareth Berg edged Thorp to second slip and Onions did the rest, passing 300 first-class wickets in the process.
Tim Murtagh helped wicketkeeper John Simpson to put on 27 before edging to Phil Mustard then Toby Roland-Jones made 17 before a miscued pull lodged in the hands of Ian Blackwell at mid-on.
Finally Finn pushed tamely forward and edged to Paul Collingwood at first slip.
Michael Di Venuto hit Finn for three fours in his first four balls as Durham's opening pair put on 59.
Finn suddenly produced a beauty to beat Di Venuto's forward push and take out off stump and in the next over Will Smith fell for 29 when he edged Tim Murtagh to second slip.
After Stokes, Borthwick was Durham's top scorer with an unbeaten 33.