COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION TWO, Uxbridge:
Sussex 452 & 240-9 dec drew with Middlesex 350 & 204-8
Middlesex 10pts, Sussex 11pts
Morgan faced 137 balls as he helped Middlesex claim a draw
England batsman Eoin Morgan hit an unbeaten half century as Middlesex held on to draw with Sussex at Uxbridge.
With the game in the balance, after resuming on 65-4, Sussex declared on 240-9 - a lead of 342 - to give themselves a chance of securing a win.
But Morgan (58 not out), Neil Dexter (46) and England captain Andrew Strauss (37) helped Middlesex hold on for a draw with only two wickets remaining.
Spinner Monty Panesar was the pick of the Sussex attack, claiming 5-89.
The former England international, who is looking to fight his way back into Strauss's team, had helped reduce the hosts to 175-8.
His victims included the England skipper, who he bowled with a quick ball to leave the hosts on 89-4.
But Morgan batted out the last 12 overs with England team-mate Steve Finn as Middlesex secured their draw.
The Ireland-born left-hander frustrated the Sussex attack, with his 58 runs coming off 137 balls in a two-and-a-half-hour spell at the crease.