Yorkshire v Durham (Day Three): CLOSE— 9 July 2014
Adil Rashid returned his best haul at Headingley for four years as Yorkshire pressed for an LV= County Championship victory against Durham during today’s third day.
The leg-spinning all-rounder claimed four wickets as half-centuries for Keaton Jennings and Paul Collingwood could not help Durham avoid the follow-on in reply to the hosts’ first-innings 426.
Resuming on 50-1 this morning, they were bowled out for 231 as Rashid recorded an impressive 4-73 from 20 overs.
Two wickets apiece for Ryan Sidebottom, Steve Patterson and Tim Bresnan helped Yorkshire to enforce the follow-on with Durham trailing by 195 with 26 overs in the day remaining.
They closed on 59-1, still trailing by 136 runs. Mark Stoneman will resume tomorrow unbeaten on 35 with Scott Borthwick unbeaten on six.
Rashid had Michael Richardson caught and bowled with the last ball of the morning session as Durham slipped to 119-5 in their first innings.
He then got Phil Mustard caught at short-leg, John Hastings caught at slip and Paul Coughlin caught at long-on as the visitors fell from 170-5 to 194-8 in the 79th over during the afternoon.
Collingwood and Mustard had shared 51 for the sixth wicket to seemingly steady the ship for the reigning champions after four wickets had fallen in the morning session as Sidebottom, Patterson and Bresnan also struck.
Opener Jennings had made a composed 56, and shared 49 for the third wicket with Richardson on the way to a 122-ball fifty. But when he was caught at second slip off Patterson, Durham were 109-3 in the 47th over.
Bresnan then trapped Gordon Muchall lbw with a ball which kept low, although the batsman should have played forward, as Durham slipped to 116-4.
Earlier, Sidebottom had claimed the first wicket of the day in the fourth full over when he had Borthwick caught behind with a beauty which left the left-hander as the score fell to 60-2 in the 25th.
Rashid’s burst during the late afternoon prompted Andrew Gale to delay taking the second new ball, although Collingwood’s fifty, which came off 89 balls, ensured Durham’s chances of avoiding the follow-on were alive heading into the evening session.
Patterson took the second new ball after one ball of the evening session with Durham at 226-8, still needing 51 to avoid.
He was rewarded in the third over of the session when he trapped Mark Wood lbw before Sidebottom removed Chris Rushworth the same way in the next to wrap up the innings.
Durham made a steady start to their second innings and saw off the new ball without damage.
However, Andrew Gale threw the ball to Adam Lyth for the 19th over with the score at 38-0. And five balls in, the part-time off-spinner struck when he bowled Jennings with the score on 39.