In the morning session Worcestershire batted on for a further 18 overs to reach 315 all out. Matt Pardoe and Damien Wright continued their overnight 8th wicket stand, extending it to 96 before Pardoe was caught by Andre Adams at short mid wicket off the bowling of Samit Patel for a career best score of 74. With the partnership broken the last two wickets fell soon after with Damien Wright being the next wicket to fall, LBW for 65, again to the bowling of Samit Patel. Andre Adams finished with figures of 5-73 with Samit Patel picking up 3-31.
In the 11 overs remaining before the lunch interval the Nottinghamshire opening pair, Mark Wagh and Neil Edwards, saw the home side safely to the interval with the score on 48-0.
Worcestershire made their first breakthrough in the third over after the lunch break with Edwards being dismissed for 39, caught at the wicket by Ben Cox off the bowling of Alan Richardson. Matt Mason picked up a further wicket six balls later clean bowling Wagh for 17. The visitors added a third wicket less than three overs later with Alex Hales dismissed for 0 by the Cox / Richardson combination again.
A 4th wicket of 102 stand for the home side between Adam Voges and Samit Patel soon stopped any thought of a collapse. The partnership was only broken shortly before the tea interval when Voges was trapped LBW for 61, giving Richardson his third wicket of the innings. Nottinghamshire reached the tea interval on 176-4.
After tea the home side looked to take control of the match with a big 5th wicket stand between Patel and Steven Mullaney who were looking more and more confident against the Worcestershire attack as the session wore on. The breakthrough came in the 65th over with the introduction of Gareth Andrew for the second spell of the day. On his first ball he trapped Mullaney LBW for 53, ending the 5th wicket stand of 93 with Patel. The very next ball Chris Read edged a catch to Ben Cox to leave the home side on 259-6. Three overs later the spin bowling of Moeen Ali tempted Patel into one big shot too many and he was caught in the deep by substitute fielder Jack Shantry for 81.
Alan Richardson picked up his fourth wicket of the innings with the first ball of the last over of the day, with Andre Adams giving Cox his fourth catch so far in the innings having scored 10. The home side finished the day on 291-8, just 24 runs behind Worcestershire's score leaving the match very evenly balanced going into the 3rd day.
Close of Play Day 2: Worcestershire 315. Nottinghamshire 291-8.