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6.50pm – Close – We’re off for bad light, and it’s close. Sussex 194-7 in their second innings, leading by 149. It’s game on, but we have the edge at the halfway stage.

6.45pm – Coad is off the field with a stiff back, hence why he’s only bowled 18.2 overs. Sussex 194-7, a lead of149 with a little under five overs remaining in the day.

6.15pm – Sussex are 170-7 with a little under 12 overs remaining in the day, a lead of 125 with Alsop 70 and Carson 5.

5.50pm – WICKET! Lamb trapped lbw by Coad, 0, and Sussex are 160-7, a lead of 115. Coad has three. Excellent.

5.35pm – WICKET! Thompson gets Hudson-Prentice lbw shouldering arms, 11. 155-6 in the 62nd over, a Sussex lead of 110.

5.26pm – Alsop has been dropped by bowler Leech on 58. Sussex 149-5.

5.16pm – Sussex are 146-5, a lead of 101. Alsop 57 and Hudson-Prentice 6.

5.04pm – WICKET! Simpson caught at first slip by Root off Coad, 6. It’s 140-5 now, a lead of 95 for Sussex.

4.44pm – Simpson has just been dropped on nought at third slip by Bean off Hill. 131-4 now.

4.42pm – Vishwa Fernando is here. Photograph by John Heald.

Vishwa Fernando

4.33pm – WICKET! Coles falls caught off a top-edged pull at Hill for 28. Wharton with the catch at mid-wicket, and it’s 125-4, a home lead of 80.

4.26pm – Root and Hill are searching for wicket number four. Sussex yet to add to their tea-time score of 123-3, a lead of 78.

4.20pm – Play just about to resume after tea.

4.01pm – Tea. Sussex have moved to 123-3 from 42 overs of their second innings, a lead of 78. Alsop 52, Coles 26.

Suss tea 2

3.57pm – Root into the attack now from the Cromwell Road End. Sussex 123-3 after 40 overs, potentially the last before tea. First over of spin from either side in the match.

3.54pm – Alsop reaches his fifty off 123 balls, taking Sussex to 120-3, a lead of 75.

3.45pm – Sussex 112-3, leading by 67. Coles 20 and Alsop 47. The latter is closing in on only the second fifty of the match.

3.27pm – This afternoon has been more like the cricket we have seen for the majority of this season. Bowlers chipping away at the wickets rather than running through a team. Sussex are 101-3, leading by 56. Alsop has 44 and Coles 12. Revis and Leech in operation at present.

3.08pm – Oh no. Leech has bowled Alsop on 39, but it’s a no ball. 87-3. The left-hander left alone and saw his off-stump go cartwheeling. But he survives.

2.57pm – WICKET! Pujara trapped lbw by Leech, 33. It’s 80-3, and Sussex have a lead of 35. That’s a massive wicket. For the second time in the match, Leech gets the Indian Test star.

2.46pm – Sussex 70-2, leading by 25. Alsop 35 and Pujara 27 have shared 64 unbroken. Leech is just about to come into the attack to try and get Pujara for the second time in the match.

2.38pm – Sussex have moved to 63-2 after 22 overs of their second innings, leading by 18.

2.16pm – Sussex are in front now at 47-2. They lead by 2. Alsop 23, Pujara 16.

2.11pm – Tom Haines falls to Jordan Thompson this morning. John Heald with the photograph.

Tom Haines

1.55pm – Early afternoon drama as Pujara 6 fends off a rising delivery from Hill and Wharton can’t get there from short-leg. Pujara calls for attention to a left hand injury. 25-2.

1.50pm – Play is about to resume after lunch. Sussex 25-2 in their second innings, trailing by 20. Hill is going to take on the initial bowling duties. 

1.13pm – Lunch. Another bowling morning. Five wickets in all go down. Sussex 25-2 after 11 overs, trailing by 20. Wickets for Thompson and Coad.

Lunch Suss 2

1.02pm – Inside the final 10 minutes of the morning session, and Sussex are 17-2 after eight overs, with Pujara on 4 and Alsop 2. They trail by 28.

12.42pm – WICKET! Clark has miscued Coad to cover, where Revis takes the easiest of catches. It’s 6-2 after three overs. Sussex are still 39 behind.

12.33pm – WICKET! Haines has miscued a pull at Thompson to Masood running in from mid-off, 0. It’s 4-1 in the second over. Great start.

12.29pm – Sussex’s second innings is underway. Coad bowling to Clark. They trail by 45.

12.19pm – WICKET! Leech bowled by Robinson having attempted to leave alone. Yorkshire 195 all out, leading by 45. Nineteen runs added this morning.

12.14pm – WICKET! Coad caught and bowled by Hunt, 4. It’s 194-9 in the 57th over.

12.07pm – WICKET! Crikey. Thompson’s been bowled by Robinson after a delivery reared up at him, hit him on the elbow and cannoned onto the stumps, 13. 187-8. Coad in now.

11.57am – It’s raining again, but only lightly, and we are continuing for now. 184-7, a lead of 34.

11.49am – Early boundary for Revis, cut to third and five off the first over. 181-7, a lead of 31. Thompson faces Robinson now.

11.45am – Play is about to start. Yorkshire 176-7, leading by 26. Thompson 9 to face Haines.

11.24am – There will be a minimum of 92 overs in the day today.

11.10am – We will be getting going at 11.45am.

11.01am – The sun’s out at Hove now, with the umpires inspecting.

10.46am – There will be an 11am inspection here at Hove.

10.40am – The rain has stopped now. The covers are being removed.

10.33am – No change in the scene at Hove.

10.12am – The rain is coming down pretty hard now.

10.09am – Yorkshire have signed Sri Lanka Test quick Vishwa Fernando for the next three Championship matches. Here he is, pictured playing for Durham last season. He is in Hove with his new team-mates and will debut at Northampton next week.

Vishwa Fernando

Picture by Stu Forster/Getty Images. Vishwa Fernando in Durham colours last season.

9.50am – We will be announcing some exciting news in the next five minutes or so. Keep your eyes peeled.

9.47am – Just been outside the press box, and the rain is very, very light. But the light isn’t great, and Sussex have decided that their lights won’t be in use for Championship matches this season.

9.15am – Good morning from Hove, where there are spots of rain in the air ahead of day two. The main cover is on the pitch, but there are a few players warming up.

It’s the kind of rain which you wouldn’t start in but equally you wouldn’t come off in if you were on.

Yorkshire had the better of yesterday’s hectic day one, closing on 176-7 in reply to Sussex’s 150.

George Hill claimed four wickets and Ben Coad three before Joe Root’s superb 67 was the feature of the reply. He looked like he was batting on a different pitch.

Whether we start on time at 11am is unclear as of yet. It does look pretty murky in the distance. But we will keep our fingers crossed.

If you want to recap yesterday’s action, you can do via our Match Report and reaction piece with Hill.

Match Report – Day One 

George Hill 

The live stream will be available via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page.

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