Michael Lumb struck a fine half-century as Nottinghamshire claimed a seven-wicket Duckworth-Lewis victory over Warwickshire in their Yorkshire Bank 40 clash at Edgbaston.
Kevin O'Brien was left distraught after Ireland were denied a famous one-day victory against Pakistan.
Kevin O'Brien hit 14 runs off the final over as Ireland's opening one-day international with Pakistan in Dublin was tied on the Duckworth-Lewis method.
David Balcombe claimed a five-wicket haul as Hampshire reduced Lancashire to 252-9 on the opening day of their LV= County Championship Division Two clash at the Ageas Bowl.
Sussex swiftly wrapped up a County Championship win over Somerset on day two at Horsham, while Middlesex were bowled out for 196 at Durham.
Darren Stevens continued to shine in between the rain at Chelmsford as Kent ended a shortened second day on 214-5.
Leicestershire's battle to salvage a draw from their County Championship Division Two game against Glamorgan was boosted by bad weather and their best opening stand of the season on day three at Grace Road.
Moeen Ali's first century in the County Championship for nearly two years steered Worcestershire into a strong position in their Division Two clash with local rivals Gloucestershire at New Road.
Alastair Cook believes the spectre of Kevin Pietersen's return will create healthy competition in England's batting line-up.
Ireland will chase a victory target of 276 as they bid to beat a full-member nation for the first time in the opening ODI against Pakistan.
Sussex have gone top of County Championship after completing an innings victory over Somerset in less than five sessions at Horsham.
The new ball proved more of a threat in the evening than the morning at Chester-le-Street as Division One leaders Middlesex replied to Durham's 259 by slipping to 11-2.
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