Middlesex closed day three at the Oval on 45-1 after centuries from Rory Burns and Arun Harinath left them chasing 254 to beat Surrey.
Kent held out for a draw on the final day against Somerset at Taunton - despite the best efforts of Murali Kartik.
Charl Langeveldt and Wavell Hinds were on form as Derbyshire beat Middlesex by seven wickets.
Murali Kartik has been ruled out of India's Test series against South Africa after suffering a torn ligament in his left ankle.
Middlesex have completed the overseas signing of Ashley Noffke as a short term replacement for Murali Kartik.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed his bowlers after India made a winning start to the one-day series against Pakistan.
India batsman Gautam Gambhir suffered a groin injury during net practice and may miss the fourth one-dayer against Australia on Monday
Ireland's humbling by South Africa should not derail their push for a quarter-final spot, says Mike Atherton.
ICC World Cup
Bangladesh need 144 runs to win from 22.2 overs
Bupa Sheffield Shield
Kevin Pietersen's possible return for England is an 'extraordinary' twist, says Bob Willis.
England must reassess their ODI approach after a nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka, says Nasser Hussain.
Jacques Kallis and V.V.S. Laxman will be part of Sky Sports' wall-to-wall, multi-platform coverage of the ICC World Cup.
David Lloyd tees it up with Jimmy Anderson and goes in to bat for the Associate nations.
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