Joe Root “It’s been tough (to bat) throughout the game so far.
“With them 27-3 in effect in their second innings, we feel like we’re in a really good position. At one stage, we were looking at a deficit.
“It was a really crucial partnership, and we managed to sneak a batting point at the end, which is always nice.
“You do feel the disappointment, but in the context of things I’ll look back on my innings very fondly if we win this game. We’ve certainly set ourselves up for tomorrow.”

6.57pm – Close A third day lit up by Joe Root’s 99 finishes with Glamorgan 108-3 from 27 overs of their second innings, leading by 27. Lloyd 40 and Carlson 44.

6.33pm Glamorgan are into the lead at 84-3, effectively 3-3. We’re in the 21st over of 27 tonight, with Lloyd 34 and Carlson 28. Willey is in his first over.

6.05pm WICKET Root trapped lbw for 13 by Brook’s second ball. Glamorgan are 43-3 in the 14th.

5.32pm WICKET Labuschagne bowled by Thompson with a nip-backer, 0 off 3 balls. Absolutely peach of a delivery. 17-2 in the sixth.

5.25pm WICKET Cooke caught behind off Coad. Duke’s first career dismissal. Glamorgan 16-1 in the fifth.

4.59pm Coad gone! He’s been caught at point off Salter, and Yorkshire are 230 all out, leading by 81 with 27 overs remaining in the day. Patterson superb 47 not out.

4.55pm WICKET Root bowled for 99 by Douthwaite through the gate. Would you believe it! Fabulous innings and worth many more. Yorkshire 229-9 after 75, leading by 80.

4.34pm Century partnership between Root 92 and Patterson 43. Outstanding. Yorkshire 212-8 with a lead of 64. That lead feels almost like it should be worth double.

4.15pm Yorkshire 200-8 in the 65th over – batting point number one secured. Root 87 and Patterson 37.

4.10pm Yorkshire have moved to 196-8 in the 63rd over. Root 83 and Patterson 37. 47 lead.

Tea Report Yorkshire have secured a first-innings lead of 36 with two wickets still remaining on day three against Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens.

Replying to Glamorgan’s 149, the White Rose have advanced from 69-4 in 25 overs overnight to reach tea on 185-6 in 60, including Joe Root’s unbeaten 75.

Overnight and morning rain delayed the start of play until 1.10pm, with 80 overs to bowl in the penultimate day of this LV= Insurance County Championship fixture.

Root has steered the ship in typically classy fashion and has shared a crucial unbroken ninth-wicket partnership of 74 with Steve Patterson, who is 34 not out.

Root’s score is the highest of the match, as is the partnership with Patterson.

Yorkshire lost Dom Bess caught at second slip off Michael Neser, the Australian seamer who had debutant Harry Duke brilliantly caught one-handed at mid-wicket by Joe Cooke for a golden duck as the score fell to 78-6 in the 31st.

Neser has taken five wickets.

Jordan Thompson was later lbw to Michael Hogan to a ball which kept low and pitched a long way outside leg stump (91-7 after 34 overs).

And Yorkshire lost their eighth wicket when David Willey clipped Dan Douthwaite’s seam to deep square-leg, leaving Yorkshire at 111-8 in the 42nd over still trailing by 38.

Since then, Root and Patterson have re-claimed the advantage Yorkshire had on day two when Glamorgan were bowled out for 149.

Root reached his fifty off 120 balls – the first half-century of the match – and Patterson is closing in on being the second.

While Root has been more measured and classy in challenging batting conditions, Patterson has taken the counter-attacking route.

There are still 45 overs to bowl in the day.

3.42pm Tea. Excellent end to the afternoon session as Root and Patterson take Yorkshire to 185-8 from 60 overs, leading by 36. Their stand of 74 is the highest of the match by a distance. Root 75 and Patterson 34. 45 overs remain in the day.

3.14pm Yorkshire lead by three as Patterson puts a Neser full toss away for four straight of mid-off. He has 20 of 152-8 in the 53rd.

2.58pm Patterson has just smashed a drive back at Neser, who got a hand on it and deflected it into the shoulder of umpire Nigel Llong. 134-8 in the 49th over.

2.48pm Root reaches his fifty off 120 balls with four fours. The first half-century of the match for either side. Yorkshire 127-8 after 46 overs, trailing by 22.

2.43pm Yorkshire 118-8, trailing by 31. Root on 48 with Patterson for company on 3.

2.27pm WICKET Willey is caught at deep square-leg off Douthwaite. He goes for 7, and Yorkshire are 111-8 in the 42nd over.

1.52pm WICKET Thompson lbw Hogan for 12. Seemed to keep low. 91-7. Replay suggests it also pitched a long way outside leg.

1.48pm SIX! Thompson must have one heck of a bat. He’s just clipped Neser for six behind square. Timed it to perfection. 91-6 after 33.

1.34pm WICKET Bess caught at second slip by Lloyd off Neser, 20. Yorkshire 78-5 in the 31st over. Duke in on debut.

Oh no!! WICKET Duke superbly caught at mid-wicket by Cooke, gone for a golden duck following a miscued pull. Neser has five. It’s 78-6.

1.16pm Yorkshire 69-4 in the 27th over, trailing by 80. Root currently facing Neser in the second over of the day. He has 34 and Bess 16.

12.56pm 80 overs to be bowled from 1.10pm. Tea 3.40pm. Excellent news.

12.44pm There will be a further inspection at 12.50pm.

Lunch Report There was no play possible before lunch on day three between Yorkshire and Glamorgan in Cardiff because of overnight and morning rain.

This LV= Insurance County Championship fixture is poised, with Yorkshire 69-4 in their first innings replying to 149.

Umpires Nigel Llong and Martin Saggers have called an early lunch for 12.30pm.

It is not raining at present, with the hope of a start shortly after 1pm.

12.18pm There will be a further inspection at 12.30pm, with lunch also taken at that time. Fingers crossed, a start in the region of 1.10pm.

11.33am There will be a further inspection at midday here.

11.30am Play in three games around the country today and delays in as many….

Durham 246 and 101-2 v Worcestershire 213, Riverside
Essex 412-3d v Derbyshire 35-3, Chelmsford Start Delayed
Middlesex 172 v Hampshire 132-7, Lord’s
Somerset v Surrey 205-4, Taunton
Sussex 256 v Kent 145 and 138-2, Hove Start Delayed

10.52am There will be an inspection at 11.15am.

10.40am The covers remain in place here, but it is dry and reasonably bright. The sun was shining about 15 minutes ago, but has since disappeared. Even so, things are looking positive, with most of the water taken from the covers now.

Good morning from Sophia Gardens.

Unfortunately it is a damp scene ahead of day three here in Cardiff, and whilst it hasn’t yet been confirmed that we won’t start on time, it is certainly safe to assume that.

When play does begin, Yorkshire will be 69-4 in reply to Glamorgan’s 149. Joe Root is unbeaten on 34, the highest score of the match so far.

The locals are fairly confident we will see some cricket later on today. Fingers crossed, they’re spot on.

Walking into the ground, the rain was not heavy at all. If we were playing T20 cricket, play would continue without doubt.

It now looks like it has actually stopped raining, with the ground staff beginning the mopping up process.

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