BEN Stokes was made to pay for his second drop of the day at third slip with former Lancashire player Steven Mullaney on six.

Mullaney continued to go for his shots and got away with it in scoring 80 out of a stand of 111 with James Taylor. He hit 12 fours and drove two successive balls from Gareth Breese for six.

Mullaney was caught at second slip by Breese off the first ball of Mark Wood’s second spell and Stokes finally hung on to one when Chris Read also edged Wood to depart for two.

Nottinghamshire were 232 for six at tea with Taylor on 64.