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Yorkshire assistant coach Ali Maiden
“It’s been a day which has ebbed and flowed.
“That ninth-wicket partnership enabled them to get a bit closer to us, and then when we batted it seemed like the pitch misbehaved a little bit more. A couple of balls bounced and got the edge – Frainey’s dismissal and Lythy’s took the shoulder of the bat.
“Our aim is to get 200 plus. We think that would be a tough chase on that pitch, albeit you don’t know how things go because in the first innings I thought a few went through the top and bounced a bit. Then, actually, it didn’t seem to do that much when we bowled.
“Who knows what will happen, but our aim to get up around 200 and hope some balls bounce and we see similar sorts of misbehaviour to tonight and balls spinning out of the rough.
“We could have probably bowled them out for a bigger lead. That big partnership at the end was a bit of a shame because if we go in with a 60 or 70 lead, that’s a massive difference.
“It sets it up for a really competitive day’s cricket. We have to do a bit of work in the morning to give our bowlers something to bowl at.”
6.40pm – Close Yorkshire have reached 101-5 from 44 overs, a lead of 119. Duke 17 and Bess 3. Five wickets in the evening have given Hampshire the edge ahead of day four, but all results remain possible.
6.35pm Yorkshire 100-5 after 42 overs, two remaining this evening. Duke 17, Bess 2.
6.01pm WICKET Waite well caught at square-leg by Fuller off Wheal, 8. Yorkshire are 81-5, a lead of 99 with a little under 10 overs remaining in the day.
5.38pm WICKET Fraine caught behind, undone by extra bounce from Abbott, 13. It’s 67-4. Two wickets in as many overs and the Yorkshire lead is 85.
5.34pm WICKET Brook has played on to a Barker full ball for 10. Yorkshire are 67-3 after 29 overs, with a lead of 85. Hampshire are just kicking the door ajar a touch here.
5.28pm What a win by England, who seal the series 2-0 ahead of next week’s Headingley Test. Jonny Bairstow with a stunning 136 in a five-wicket win.
Yorkshire are 66-2 in the 28th over, leading by 84. Fraine 13 and Brook 9.
5.12pm WICKET Lyth is caught behind off Barker, 22. Yorkshire 55-2 in the 25th over, leading by 73.
5.11pm Great shot from Fraine, who pulls Abbott over square-leg for six and takes himself to 11 and Yorkshire to 53-1 in 24 of 44 overs tonight. The lead is 71.
4.46pm WICKET Hill caught at slip by Vince off Barker, 17. Yorkshire are 36-1 in the 19th over of 44 tonight, leading by 54. Fraine strides to the crease to join Lyth on 18.
4.41pm 102 not out off 77 balls for Bairstow and England on course for victory at 219-4 chasing 299. Fabulous from the Yorkshireman.
Here at the Ageas, Yorkshire are 36-0 in the 18th over, leading by 54. A little more than 26 overs remaining in the day.
4.23pm Some innings from Jonny Bairstow at Trent Bridge. He is 88 off 68 balls as England move to 198-4, needing only 101 more to beat New Zealand at Trent Bridge.
We’re back underway here at the Ageas Bowl, where Yorkshire are 27-0 in the early stages of the evening with a lead of 45.
Tea Report Hampshire reduced their first-innings deficit to only 18 during a frustrating third afternoon for Yorkshire at the Ageas Bowl, where the visitors are now batting again as the LV= Insurance County Championship fixture looks to be heading for a draw.
Yorkshire have reached tea at 22-0 from 12 overs of their second innings, leading by 40.
Replying to Yorkshire’s 428, Hampshire added 77 for the last two wickets in the first innings to seemingly bat themselves into a position of safety at 410 all out, including 4-68 for Jordan Thompson.
Hampshire started the afternoon on 309-6 before Matthew Revis, Dom Bess and Thompson twice struck.
Revis had Aneurin Donald (30) lbw before Bess bowled Keith Barker reverse sweeping for 38, leaving the score at 333-8 in the 105th over.
Unfortunately, Yorkshire were then frustrated as James Fuller and Kyle Abbott shared a counter-attacking 74 for the ninth wicket, including Abbott landing two edges just short of Adam Lyth at second slip on the way to 38.
Abbott and Fuller hit four sixes between them, the latter with three of them. Both were then caught on the leg-side boundary to wrap up the innings and leave Yorkshire with a total of 44 overs to face with the bat before close.
George Hill has reached 12 not out and Lyth has nine.
3.57pm – Tea Yorkshire have advanced to 22-0 from 12 overs of the second innings, leading by 40. Hill has 12 and Lyth 9.
3.42pm Yorkshire are 12-0 after eight overs in the second innings, leading by 18. We have four more overs until the tea break.
Over at Trent Bridge, England are 139-4 chasing 299 with approximately 35 overs remaining. Bairstow 43, Stokes 25. Can England wrap up the series with a 2-0 heading to Headingley?
3.17pm We’re two overs into the Yorkshire second innings, and the score is 7-0, a lead of 25 with Hill 5 and Lyth 2.
3.01pm WICKET Fuller clips Thompson out to Lyth at deep mid-wicket, 37. Thompson has four and Hampshire are 410 all out, trailing by 18 with 44 overs left in the day.
2.53pm WICKET Abbott picks out Brook at deep square-leg off Thompson, falling for 38 to end a 74 stand with Fuller (36). Hampshire are 407-9, trailing by 21.
2.44pm A frustrating ninth-wicket partnership between Fuller (33) and Abbott (34) has moved Hampshire to 400-8. They trail by 28 now. The stand is 67.
2.24pm Hampshire have reached 370-8 after 110 overs, a deficit of 58. Fuller and Abbott have 19 apiece. Hampshire have finished with four batting points to Yorkshire’s three for bowling.
2.02pm WICKET Barker bowled reverse sweeping at Bess for 38. It’s 333-8 in the 105th over. Hampshire trail by 95.
1.52pm WICKET Donald trapped lbw by Revis for 30. It’s 325-7, and the Yorkshire lead is 103. Fuller in to join Barker, who has 32.
1.42pm Hampshire are 314-6 in the 100th over, the first of the afternoon – bowled by Revis. Donald 28 and Barker 24.
Lunch Report Yorkshire struck with the old ball and the new early on day three as they chip away at Hampshire’s first-innings response to 428 at the Ageas Bowl.
Dom Bess and Dominic Drakes claimed the two wickets to fall as the hosts advanced from 225-4 in 69 overs overnight to reach lunch at 309-6 in 99, a deficit of 119.
Half-centurions Liam Dawson and Ben Brown fell on a pitch which remains good for batting.
Dawson edged a drive at the off-spin of Bess to Adam Lyth at slip for 61, leaving Hampshire 229-5 in the 75th over, the sixth of the morning.
Brown, for 83, later felt for one outside off-stump against left-arm quick Drakes and edged to Will Fraine fielding in the same position as Hampshire later fell to 268-6 in the 87th.
By that time, Yorkshire had taken the new ball.
Unbeaten batter Aneurin Donald was fortunate when he lofted Bess out to deep mid-wicket on 23, with a chasing Drakes unable to hold on to what would have been a stunning catch on the run.
The former Glamorgan batter did not add to his score in the final 20 minutes of the session, while Keith Barker will begin the afternoon unbeaten on 24.
1.02pm – Lunch Hampshire have reached 309-6 in 99 overs, trailing by 119. Wickets for Bess and Drakes in the session. Donald 23, Barker 24.
12.38pm Ah, near miss for Yorkshire. Donald advances at Bess, who has just come into the attack to replace Drakes, and hoists him high towards the mid-wicket boundary. Drakes running around can’t quite get there and it goes for four. He has 22 of 287-6.
12.16pm England need 299 in a minimum of 72 overs to win the Trent Bridge Test. Game on.
12.11pm WICKET! Brown is caught first slip by Fraine off Drakes, who has his first Yorkshire first-class wicket. He’s bowled nicely in this match and in the T20s as well. Hampshire have moved to 269-6 now following Brown’s departure for 83.
11.40am Yorkshire have taken the new ball through Drakes. Hampshire are 248-5 after 80 overs. Brown 72 and Donald 3. Clearly a key period coming up as the visitors bid to build on their encouraging start to the day.
11.21am WICKET Bess gets Dawson caught at slip by Lyth on the drive for 61. Hampshire are 229-5 in the 75th over, the sixth of the day.
11.05am Up at Trent Bridge, play is underway in the Test on day five, where New Zealand are 225-7 in their second innings with a lead of 239.
11.04am Waite and Bess sharing the bowling duties at the start of day three. Hampshire are 226-4 in the second over of the day, trailing by 202. Dawson 61 and Brown 53.
9.11am Before we get going today, you can recap yesterday’s action through our Match Report and reaction piece with Dom Bess.
Good morning from the Ageas Bowl, where the sun is shining once more. The suggestion from the locals is that it will be the nicest day of the lot today.
We are hoping it is a wicket-ladened start to the third day as Hampshire resume on 225-4 in reply to Yorkshire’s 428.
The first job is to break the fifth-wicket partnership of 114 between Liam Dawson and Ben Brown, who have unbeaten half-centuries to their name.
In an ideal world, that would come before the new ball is available in 11 overs.
The players are just about to start their warm-ups.
There will be a live stream available once more shortly before we get going at 11am. Enjoy the day.