Adam Lyth post day three at the Kia Oval

“Jonny batted beautifully, and if he can come out and do the same tomorrow, great,” he said Lyth.

“We are behind the eight-ball in this game. We have been outplayed for the days we’ve played.

“But hopefully Jonny and Jack can put on a good partnership tomorrow and you never know.

“It’s a good pitch, although it’s taking some spin now.

“I was really happy with the way I played, but I copped a decent nut. I would have liked to be not out tonight and piled a big score on. It wasn’t to be.”

6.43pm 7.3 overs remaining in the day and Yorkshire are 127-5 with Bairstow 19 and Leaning 5. The White Rose trail by 58.

6pm Yorkshire fall to 99-4 as Adam Lyth pushes forward at Virdi and edges him to slip. Jonny Bairstow joins Harry Brook on 8.

5.50pm Adam Lyth reaches his half-century off 115 balls with his sixth boundary, glanced down to long-leg off Sam Curran. Yorkshire are 88-3, a deficit of 97.

5.44pm Yorkshire are 83-3 in the 35th over as Adam Lyth moves to 45. We have 22.3 overs remaining in the day.

5,22pm Oh no, Joe Root has gone, bowled through the gate by Amar Virdi for 23. And the young off-spinner wasn’t half pleased with it. Celebration wise, think a combination of Monty Panesar and Imran Tahir. Yorkshire are 66-3.

4.50pm Yorkshire have moved to 40-2 as Surrey bring off-spinner Amar Virdi into the attack. Adam Lyth has 24 and Joe Root 11.

Tea Report

Yorkshire were made to follow-on by Surrey during the third afternoon at the Kia Oval, reaching tea at 18-2 in their second innings.

The White Rose, replying to 414, were bowled out for 229 in their first innings and started the second 185 runs in arrears.

They advanced from 176-7 at lunch, with Jonny Bairstow one of the last three wickets to fall for 95 when he drove Jade Dernbach to first slip having attempted to drive.

Nineteen-year-old left-arm seamer Sam Curran finished the innings with six wickets, the last of Josh Shaw for 29 being his 100th in first-class cricket.

Curran was capped at lunch, and is the fourth youngest Surrey player to receive that award. He is also their fourth youngest player to take 100 first-class wickets.

Later, he struck again early in Yorkshire’s second innings when he bowled Che Pujara for nought off the inside edge. That came after Dernbach had Alex Lees caught at second slip, the score slipping to 10-2.

Adam Lyth is unbeaten on eight and Joe Root five.

3.27pm Sam Curran strikes for the seventh time in the match as Che Pujara plays on to middle stump and falls without scoring. 10-2 now.

3.22pm Yorkshire have lost Alex Lees for four, caught at second slip by Scott Borthwick off Jade Dernbach for four. Yorkshire are 9-1 after five overs.

2.55pm Yorkshire will follow-on after Curran removes Shaw, caught in the slips for 29. 229 all out.

2.35pm Yorkshire are nine down, and it’s Bairstow who’s fallen for 95, caught at first slip driving at Jade Dernbach. Since then, off-spinner Amar Virdi has replaced him from the pavilion end and Josh Shaw has heaved him for four over mid-wicket. Yorkshire 210-9 (265 follow-on target).

2pm We’re in the early stages of afternoon, with Yorkshire having moved to 181-7. Bairstow 89 and Patterson 4.

Lunch Report

Yorkshire are in danger of being made to follow-on on day three of their Specsavers County Championship match against Surrey at the Kia Oval.

The White Rose began the day on 40-3 replying to 414 and have reached lunch at 176-7 from 43 overs.

Yorkshire need to reach 265 to avoid the follow-on.

Jonny Bairstow has been their standout with the bat with a superb unbeaten 87.

Joe Root fell without addition to his overnight 14 six balls into the day when he was trapped lbw playing around his front pad by left-arm seamer Sam Curran, who has gone on to take five wickets and has just been capped at lunch.

He also had Harry Brook caught behind and Tim Bresnan caught at second slip for 17 and one respectively.

Rikki Clarke claimed the other wicket, that of Jack Leaning lbw for 20 as, like Root, he also played to leg.

Leaning and Bairstow had shared 67 for the sixth wicket to advance from 88-5.

Bairstow raced out of the blocks and reached 50 off 46 balls, although he offered two very tough chances to point on 19 and bowler Jade Dernbach on 66.

During this innings, the England star went beyond 6,000 Championship runs.

He will have Steve Patterson on four for company after lunch.

12.40pm Yorkshire lost their sixth wicket, the third of the morning, as Jack Leaning is lbw for 20 having attempted to play Rikki Clarke to leg. That leaves the score at 155-6 in the 36th over. Not wanting to be the voice of doom, but just for the record….Yorkshire need 265 to avoid the follow-on.

12.20pm Life for Bairstow, who gets a leading edge against Jade Dernbach on 66, but the bowler can’t cling on to the return catch. Yorkshire 137-5.

12.03pm Shows you just how quickly Jonny started that I said he had slowed significantly. He has just reached 50 off 46 balls with his 10th four. His eleventh came shortly afterwards. 128-5 now.

11.57am Jonny Bairstow’s scoring rate has slowed down in the last 20 minutes following his racing start, although he has just taken a single into the covers to move to 40. Jack Leaning has 11, and Yorkshire 110-5 in the 27th over. The sun is poking through.

11.28am Harry Brook is Sam Curran’s fourth victim, caught behind to one that’s pitch and straightened from left-arm over. Had to play and Ben Foakes does the rest. Gone for 17. Yorkshire are 88-5.

11.20am Jonny Bairstow is ticking. He has hit six boundaries in his first 15 balls, including a straight drive off Sam Curran just now to move 27. Harry Brook has 12 and Yorkshire are 78-4.

11.05am Not the start Yorkshire were after as they lose Joe Root to the day’s sixth ball, lbw to Sam Curran for 14 playing around his front pad. Yorkshire are 41-4. Jonny Bairstow joins Harry Brook at the crease.

10.05am Around the grounds ahead of day three……


Worcestershire 238 v Essex 177 and 143-4, New Road
Somerset 324-7 v Hampshire 231, Taunton
Nottinghamshire 133 and 106-5 v Lancashire 338, Trent Bridge


Warwickshire 265 v Northamptonshire 256 and 160-7, Edgbaston
Middlesex 455-8d v Gloucestershire, Lord’s
Leicestershire 191 and 119-2 v Glamorgan 178, Grace Road
Kent 215 and 125-4 v Sussex 181, Canterbury
Derbyshire 427 v Durham 115-2, County Ground

Day Two in the Championship in a 60 seconds

Good morning from the Kia Oval, where it is dry but overcast ahead of day three. There has been some overnight rain, but the players are about to start their warm-ups and, at this stage, we look good for an 11am start.

Yorkshire will begin the day on 40-3 in reply to Surrey’s 414, with captain Joe Root unbeaten on 14 and Harry Brook on one.

A new ball pitch is the general consensus, so the White Rose will face a testing first hour or so this morning before batting should get easier.

Just a reminder that Surrey are live streaming this match on their website at

Enjoy the day.

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