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Haris Rauf said:

“It was a very exciting moment for me when I took the five wickets and the crowd were cheering. I was very happy to see this.

“County cricket is very hard, but I am trying my best for the team and to improve my skills.

“I want to learn. I have been told that if you come to county cricket, you will improve your bowling and it will help you a lot in international cricket.

“I have done a lot of bowling in the last two weeks, but it is good for me.

“We had a plan to take the early wickets in the morning, and Dawid and Harry have put on a very good partnership. If we can set a good lead, we can get back to the bowling.”

7.24pm – Close Great day two for Yorkshire, who are 326-5 from 86 overs replying to Kent 291 – a lead of 35. After Rauf completed figures of 5-65, Malan and Brook were superb as well with 152 and 131 not out respectively.

7.14pm WICKET Duke trapped lbw by Quinn for 8. 314-5. Two overs remaining in the day.

7.08pm Brook’s 129 not out represents a career best score. 311-4 inside the day’s final four overs. Yorkshire lead by 20 with Duke on 5.

6.41pm WICKET Malan caught behind down leg for a fabulous 152 to Quinn the ball after bringing up a new partnership record of 269 for Yorkshire against Kent. Sensational innings. Yorkshire 292-4 and have a lead with 10 overs remaining in the day.

6.05pm HUNDRED! Brook gets his second of the season off 138 balls with 11×4s and 2×6s. Fabulous. Yorkshire 248-3 in the 68th over.

Hang on, a second batting point is secured. 250-3 and a deficit of 41.

5.54pm HUNDRED! Malan reaches his third in four first-class appearances for Yorkshire on this ground, off 136 balls with 14×4s. What a knock. Brook is on 98 and their partnership is 200. 223-3 in reply to 291. 22 overs remain today.

5.21pm SIX! Brook pulls his second six, off Linde, to move to 81. It is 192-3 in the 57th over.

5.11pm Things looking good for Yorkshire now as Malan and Brook, who have 78 and 70 apiece, bring up their 150 partnership. 173-3 with 32 overs remaining in the day. 291 was Kent’s first-innings total.

4.57pm SIX! Early stages of the evening and Brook has just launched Linde’s left-arm spin straight, into the Howard Stand. He moves to 66 and the score to 158-3 in the 51st over. Best part of 36 still to come tonight. Yorkshire very much back in business now as they reply to 291.

Tea Report Dawid Malan and Harry Brook have recovered Yorkshire from 23-3 to 143-3 at tea as Yorkshire reply to Kent’s 291 on day two at Headingley.

Only one wicket fell during an afternoon session halted for approximately 40 minutes due to a medical emergency in the crowd.

Adam Lyth feathered Matt Milnes behind down leg with the first ball after lunch.

The stoppage in play, as a spectator needed attention in the ground’s North East Corner, came half an hour into the afternoon. Thankfully they left the stand responsive but on a stretcher.

Afterwards, Malan and Brook, unbeaten on 65 and 55, gave the innings momentum with an unbroken 120 partnership after their top order colleagues had been tied down against the new ball.

Kent bowled 15 maidens in the first 22 overs of the home first-innings, but they had to wait until the penultimate over of the afternoon – the 47th – for their next.

By that time, Yorkshire were 139-3 and Malan and Brook had both reached their fifties. Malan was first there, off 65 balls, before Brook followed him there a couple of overs later – off 73 balls. Both had hit eight boundaries apiece.

4.24pm – Tea Just one wicket in the afternoon, off the first ball of the session. Yorkshire, replying to 291, have recovered from 23-3 in the 22nd over to reach 143-3 from 48. Malan 65 and Brook 55. They have superbly shared 120 unbroken.

4.11pm Brook reaches his fifty off 73 balls with 8×4s. The partnership with Malan (64) stands at 112 and Yorkshire, with 10 minutes to go in the afternoon, are 135-3 after 45 overs in reply to 291.

3.57pm Malan reaches his fifty off 65 balls with 8×4s. He and Brook are turning the innings around in typically fluent manner. Brook has 47, and it’s 118-3 after 41.

And the century stand follows shortly afterwards. 124-3 in the 42nd.

3.22pm The picture is looking brighter for Yorkshire, who are now 83-3 in the 34th over. Brook and Malan have shared 60 unbroken. Brook has 35 and Malan 27.

3.11pm Yorkshire, through Malan and Brook, have advanced the score to 70-3 in the 31st over. Malan has 18 and Brook, who has just taken three off-side boundaries from one Milnes over, has 31. Tea will be taken at 4.20pm.

2.45pm We have good news. The spectator in question is responsive and has been stretchered away from the North East Corner for further treatment. Play will resume at 2.55pm, with 10 overs lost from the day’s allocation.

2.24pm There has been a medical emergency in the crowd, unfortunately, and play has been halted. The players have left the field. Yorkshire are 39-3, in the 27th over. Much more importantly, our best wishes go to all concerned.

1.53pm WICKET Lyth has fallen to the first ball of the afternoon, caught behind down leg for 7 off Milnes. It’s 23-3.

1.37pm Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Dom Leech doing some laps of the outfield during the lunch break. Joe Root was also part of the warm-ups before play this morning.

Lunch Report Haris Rauf secured his first first-class five-wicket haul at the start of an all-action second morning against Kent in the LV= Insurance County Championship match at Headingley.

Kent started the day on 270-6 against a new ball only one over old, and they lost their last four wickets inside the first six overs of play.

Two of them went to Rauf, who finished with 5-65 from 14 overs and was given a rapturous ovation from the home faithful as a result. The other two went to his new ball partner, Jordan Thompson.

Yorkshire then responded with 23-2 in 21 overs, 15 of which were maidens in the Headingley sunshine.

Rauf and Thompson alternated wickets this morning.

Rauf struck six balls into the day when he had Grant Stewart lbw before Thompson removed Matt Milnes the same way.

Rauf bowled Nathan Gilchrist with a devastating yorker before the innings was wrapped up when Thompson bowled Matt Quinn.

Yorkshire were batting 45 minutes into the day, though they were tied down against the new ball.

Stewart bowled six successive maidens from the Howard Stand End before being replaced by fellow seamer Gilchrist, who claimed both wickets.

He had Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne (4) caught behind before trapping George Hill lbw for 8, the latter falling as he shouldered arms.

Adam Lyth will begin the afternoon on seven and Dawid Malan on two.

1.11pm – Lunch Six-wicket morning session means Yorkshire are 23-2 from 21 overs in their reply to Kent 291 all out. Haris Rauf completed his maiden first-class five-for in the opening half hour of the day. Lyth has 7 and Malan 2.

1.01pm WICKET Oh no. Hill shoulders arms and is trapped lbw by Gilchrist for four, as Yorkshire fall to 19-2 in their reply to 291. Malan joins Lyth (6) at the crease.

12.47pm WICKET Karunaratne caught behind off Gilchrist, 4. Yorkshire 9-1 after 15 overs. Lyth has 4 and has been joined at the crease by Hill.

12.17pm Eye-catching figures of 5-4-0-0 for Kent new ball seamer Grant Stewart as Yorkshire move to 9-0 after as many overs. Lyth 4 and Karunaratne 4.

11.56am Lunch will be taken at 1.10pm today given the increased allocation of 104 overs in the day. Yorkshire are 5-0 after four overs.

11.29am WICKET And that is that. Quinn is bowled by Thompson – Kent 291 all out and Rauf finishes with 5-65. What a start to day two.

Huge ovation from the crowd for their new overseas hero.

11.27am WICKET Haris Rauf his maiden five-wicket haul in first-class cricket. Outstanding. He yorks Gilchrist and rocks back leg stump. Kent are 286-9.

11.18am WICKET Milnes is lbw to Thompson for 7. Kent are now 281-8. What a start to the day this has been.

11.06am WICKET Rauf gets Stewart caught behind with the sixth ball of the day. 272-7 and the Pakistan quick has a four-for.

11.02am We’re underway at Headingley, with Rauf bowling to Stewart. Kent are 270-6.

8.45am If you want to recap yesterday’s play, you can do so via the following links, to our Match Report, a reaction piece with Dom Bess and the video highlights of the day.

Match Report here.

Dom Bess here.

Highlights here.

Good morning from Headingley, where the sun is shining ahead of day two of this LV= Insurance County Championship fixture.

We are all set to resume on time at 11am, and we are expecting 104 to be bowled in the day following the loss of 15 yesterday. It should be 103 tomorrow.

Kent will resume on 270-6 following Daniel Bell-Drummond’s 109 yesterday.

Haris Rauf claimed three wickets with the new ball, but things didn’t quite go to plan from there. Dom Bess said the hosts weren’t at their best afterwards.

But there is a new ball in operation this morning, and it could easily be 300-320 all out. Fingers crossed!

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