Jonny Bairstow reacts to day two

Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow

“We’ve got a decent opportunity in the game, but there’s still a way to go.

“Harry played outstandingly well. The positions he got into and the way he built his innings and went about it was really impressive. After his hundred at Essex, to come back and play like he did in a Roses game against a very good attack was very impressive.

“I got a bit of luck. There was a catch that went down, and sometimes it goes your way.

“The last session was nearly 50 overs, and the guys have put in a shift.

“Jos was playing lovely, so that wicket was important. Rooty will play a key part tomorrow because it’s turning now.”

Close Lancs 194-6 after 48, needing 129 more. Yorkshire closing in.

7.04pm Buttler gone. Caught at leg-slip trying to sweep at Root’s fifth ball. Gone for 59 in penultimate over of the day. 190-6.

6.51pm Buttler reaches 50 off 54 balls with a pulled six. 181-5 in the 44th.

6.44pm Lancs are 160-5 in the 42nd over, 50 stand between Buttler and Bailey. They are chasing 323. Six and bit overs to bowl tonight.

6.04pm Clark’s gone. He’s been caught behind low down off Patterson. Two in the over. Lancs are 110-5 in the 32nd.

5.36pm Lancashire are 88-3 following the quick wickets of Keaton Jennings and now Dane Vilas, trapped lbw by Josh Poysden. Excellent!

5.22pm Yorkshire still searching for wicket number two. Lancashire 84-1 after 23 overs. Josh Poysden is about to bowl his second over.

4.45pm Breakthrough. Tim Bresnan traps Alex Davies lbw for 32. The Lancashire man didn’t look too happy about it. He’s gone for 32. It’s 54-1 in the 14th.

4.09pm Lancashire, chasing 323, have advanced to 15-0 in the early stages of their pursuit. We are through six of the 48 overs remaining in the day at the start of the innings.

Tea Report

Yorkshire have set Lancashire a 323 victory target to win the ongoing Specsavers County Championship Roses clash at Emirates Old Trafford.

Yorkshire advanced from 154-4 at lunch to 239 all out in their second innings, meaning a slightly earlier tea on day two.

Jonny Bairstow’s 82 off 67 was the standout innings for the White Rose, with captain Steve Patterson unbeaten on 45.

Red Rose wicketkeeper Dane Vilas finished with six victims in the innings, a stumping and five catches. Graham Onions finished with three wickets, while Tom Bailey, Jordan Clark and Matthew Parkinson all took two apiece.

There are 48 overs remaining in the day.

3.21pm Poysden gone! He’s been caught at short-leg off Parkinson for 1. Yorkshire 238-9, leading by 321.

2.58pm Yorkshire’s lead is up above 300. They lost Tim Bresnan recently, bowled by Jordan Clark, but Steve Patterson is steering things at present. He has 34 of 225-7, a lead of 308. 55 overs remaining in the day.

2.13pm Wicketkeeper Dane Vilas takes his fifth catch of the innings as Gary Ballance is caught behind down leg off Tom Bailey. Yorkshire are 170-6, leading by 253.

1.58pm Bairstow gone! He’s fallen for a superb 82 as he cuts Onions to Buttler at point. Yorkshire are 160-5 after 29 overs, leading by 243.

Lunch Report

Yorkshire have strengthened their grip on the Roses Specsavers County Championship match against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford, with Jonny Bairstow and Harry Brook to the fore with fifties.

The White Rose started their second innings at the start of day two with a lead of 83 and lost three wickets inside six overs to slip to 21-3.

Bairstow and Brook then shared 133 for the fourth wicket as the White Rose reached lunch at 154-4 from 25.1 overs, a lead of 237.

Adam Lyth, Joe Root and Kane Williamson were all caught behind for four, three and one to Graham Onions and Jimmy Anderson.

Lyth and Williamson fell to Onions and Root to his England team-mate Anderson before Bairstow and opener Brook counter-attacked.

Bairstow and Brook both played positively, with their 50 partnership – the first of the match – coming in just six overs. The 100 stand came inside 14.

Bairstow reached a 38-ball fifty with seven fours first and Brook followed him to the milestone off 60 balls with eight. Unfortunately the latter fell for 55, caught behind down leg off Tom Bailey, at the start of the morning’s final over.

Bairstow will begin the afternoon on 77.

12.41pm Harry Brook has reached his fifty off 60 balls. 100 partnership in just 13.2 overs. 126-3 and a lead of 209.

12.32pm Superb recovery from Yorkshire duo Bairstow and Brook, who have advanced the score from 21-3 to 104-3 (lead of 187). Brook is closing in on 50 at 48 not out.

12.04pm Bairstow and Brook have shared a 50 stand in six overs, the first of this match. Yorkshire 75-3 in their second innings. Bairstow has 33 and Brook 30. Now, from the James Anderson End, James Anderson.

11.19am Root falls caught behind to his mate Anderson, short of a length and he has to play. Falls for three and Yorkshire are 18-2, leading by 101.

11.09am Lyth gone, He’s been caught behind off Onions for 4 playing forwards to a ball which just swung enough. Yorkshire 5-1 after two overs and lead by 88. Joe Root joins Harry Brook at the crease.

Good morning from Emirates Old Trafford.

Have you got your breath back yet?

What a day yesterday was. A hat-trick for Jordan Clark and wickets for Ben Coad and his seam bowling colleagues.

Yorkshire will start day two with an 83-run lead at the start of their second innings. It seems Liam Livingstone won’t bat in the Red Rose second innings given his fractured left thumb.

There was swing and some nip yesterday as 19 wickets fell. But the sun is shining, so today should be the best day for batting in the match.

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