Hampshire 539 and 171 for 8 dec. (Donald 52) lead Warwickshire 307 (Hain 129*) and 31 for 3 (Abbott 3-18) by 372 runs
Kyle Abbott produced a whirlwind dusk spell with a new round to put Hampshire on march to kick Warwickshire during a Ageas Bowl.
Fast bowler Abbott snatched 3 for 18 in 5 overs to put his side in a box seat, after Hampshire had set a visitors 404 to win.
The South African accounted for both openers, Dominic Sibley and Will Rhodes, along with nightwatchman Olly Stone in a breathless army – that left Warwickshire on 31 for 3 during a close.
Earlier, Sam Hain had distinguished his initial Specsavers County Championship hundred for 3 years. Highly rated batsman Hain indispensable 196 balls to strech a miracle for a initial time given Jul 2016, that also came opposite Hampshire, before he eventually finished dominant on 129.
The prior evening, Gareth Berg had announced a morning event to be critical in Hampshire’s hopes of winning this game.
They indispensable 7 Warwickshire first-innings wickets fast to pierce a compare along and claimed all 7 mid-way by a afternoon session, with 5 entrance in a raging morning session.
Fidel Edwards struck in a 10th over of a day, a fourth with a uninformed ball, when Adam Hose was lbw to an in-swinger, before Keith Barker had former teammate Tim Ambrose held behind.
Berg and Lewis McManus teamed adult twice in an over as both Ben Mike and Henry Brookes edged behind. Edwards afterwards unearthed Jeetan Patel’s off stump.
The one consistent was Hain, who had batted brilliantly with Rob Yates a prior day and continued that form with an intelligent knock.
Stone combined a grand 21 before he was run out by Ajinkya Rahane, while attempting a second run off a misfield, before Oliver Hannon-Dalby edged Felix Organ to initial slip.
That meant Warwickshire were bowled out for 307, some 232 runs adrift of Hampshire’s first-innings sum of 539, though a hosts motionless opposite enforcing a follow-on.
Instead, they gave their gait conflict a rest and set about adding runs quickly.
It worked for 10 overs as openers Ian Holland and Organ ticked a measure to 45 before they were both castled in uninterrupted balls, delivered by Hannon-Dalby and Jeetan Patel respectively.
Rahane and Rilee Rossouw followed fast after, both during a hands of Hannon-Dalby, to leave Hampshire on 52 for four, with a lead usually adult to 284.
But Aneurin Donald replicated his eye-catching first-innings century with a 41-ball half century – that saw a limit over low midwicket – during a 71-run mount with Sam Northeast.
Berg was stumped, Lewis McManus, after an interesting 20, was held and Barker edged behind before a stipulation was done with Hampshire on 171 for 8.
Warwickshire were given a aim of 404 to win a compare with a smallest of 107 overs left in a game, 11 of that were bowled on a beautifully prohibited summer’s evening.
Abbott indispensable only 11 balls to find one to passage behind into Sibley’s off stump. The former Test bowler afterwards had Rhodes held low during second trip by Rahane and nightwatchman Stone bowled subsequent round to strech 41 scalps for a season.