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“I think if you’d have said to us at the start of the day, ‘You’ll bat for the full day’, we’d have taken that.

“Surrey bowled well in periods. It would have been nice for one bloke to go on and make a big score and for us to get a lead of over 300, but we’re definitely in a good position.

“I’m always hungry for more and for us to be better, and there have been periods in this game where we’ve not been at our best. But if we can bowl like we can do, there’s certainly enough in the pitch to get 10 wickets tomorrow.

“It’s just a typical outground pitch where it’s deteriorating. I wouldn’t say it’s going up and down massively, but we saw some balls from Morne (Morkel) fly through well over Ben Foakes’ head. There’s some variation in the pitch, and there will be some up and down tomorrow.

“There’s certainly some spin there, which will bring Kesh (Maharaj) into the game. We’re happy.

“Kesh could be key. They’ve got their lefties at the top, and there’s rough outside their stump.

“But Surrey are a good team who bat all the way down. We’re going to have be at our best and take all our chances.”

6.16pm Close. Another compelling day sees Yorkshire finish on 303-9 from 96 overs of their second innings, leading by 268. Coad 16 and Olivier at the crease. What a final day in prospect tomorrow.

6.10pm Patterson caught deep point off Morkel. 295-9 in the 95th. The lead is 260.

5.58pm Maharaj crashes Morkel through the covers for four to take the lead beyond 250. 251 lead with three and a bit overs left. Ah, Morkel gets Maharaj caught at second slip. 286-8.

5.47pm Willey gone! He’s caught at second slip by Borthwick off Curran for a superb 43 off 35. Yorkshire 276-7 in the 90th, leading by 241.

5.25pm Tattersall gone! He’s been caught at first slip by Clarke off Curran for 38. 251-6 in the 86th.

5.02pm OUT! Kohler-Cadmore stumped off Batty for 42. 225-5 in the 81st.

4.58pm Kohler-Cadmore and Tattersall have just posted their half-century stand, with Tattersall taking two boundaries off Patel in the 80th over to move to 31. Yorkshire 223-4, leading by 188. New ball due imminently.

4.46pm 20 overs remaining the day. Yorkshire 213-4 with a lead of 178.

4.15pm It’s been a quiet start to the evening, but that is no bad thing from Yorkshire’s point of view. They are 193-4 in the 67th over, leading by 158. Tom Kohler-Cadmore has 32 and Jonny Tattersall 12.

Tea Yorkshire and Surrey both have high hopes of winning the ongoing Specsavers County Championship at Scarborough, which has four sessions remaining.

At tea on day three, Yorkshire’s second innings has reached 185-4 from 64 overs, leading by 150.

They lost three wickets during the afternoon session, including Adam Lyth for 68.

He was the first of two wickets for Rikki Clarke in as many overs, leaving the White Rose at 168-4 in the 55th over, a lead of 133.

Gary Ballance was the first of the afternoon wickets, lbw to Sam Curran for 23 (131-2 after 35 overs, a lead of 96).

Lyth reached his second fifty of the match off 130 balls and was almost immediately dropped at backward point by Jordan Clark off Gareth Batty.

Lyth then fell caught behind off Clarke in the 53rd over before Jack Leaning was lbw in the next to the same bowler for his second duck of the match.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Jonny Tattersall will begin the evening on 31 and five respectively.

3.07pm Ahhh. Leaning out for his second duck of the game, lbw to Clarke. 168-4.

2.58pm Lyth has caught behind off Clarke for 68, with Yorkshire now 162-3 after 53 overs. They lead by 128.

2.46pm Third six of the day comes from the blade of Kohler-Cadmore, who has launched Batty over long-on. 152-2 now, a lead of 117.

2.29pm Ballance gone! He’s been trapped lbw pushing forwards to Curran for 23. Yorkshire are 131-2 leading by 95.

1.50pm Yorkshire can be chuffed with their day’s work so far. 110-1, a lead of 75. Lyth has 46 and Ballance 13.

Lunch Yorkshire have enjoyed an excellent third morning against Surrey at Scarborough, underpinned by a 94-run opening stand between Adam Lyth and Will Fraine.

The hosts’ chances of a third Specsavers County Championship victory of the season have been significantly boosted by a pair who added 116 in the first innings.

Yorkshire started day three trailing by 35 and reached lunch at 104-1 from 31 overs, a lead of 69.

Fraine hit two sixes, pulled and cut, off Jordan Clark in 43 before edging Ryan Patel’s fourth ball to Clark at gully in the 26th over.

Surrey, struggling to keep up with the over-rate, have not made Yorkshire play enough on a pitch offering extra bounce.

Lyth has moved to 44 alongside Gary Ballance on eight.

12.42pm OUT! Fraine (43) caught by Clark in the gully off Patel, who is in his first over. 94-1. Yorkshire lead is 59. Lyth has 42.

12.17pm It’s been a superb start to day for Yorkshire, who are 70-0 in the 20th. They started the day trailing by 35. Lyth has 34 and Fraine 29.

As I type, Foakes has dropped a tough diving chance in front of first slip off Clarke, with Fraine on 29. It goes for four to add insult to injury. 74-0.

11.37am Yorkshire have made a healthy start to their second innings at 21-0, trailing by 14. Surrey have been tidy but not really threatening through Morkel and Curran. Lyth has 9 and Fraine 8.

11.03am We’re up and running for day three. Lyth leaves five balls of the day’s first over from Morkel alone and then plays the last back up the pitch – aerially for a moment. Yorkshire trail by 35.

Good morning from Scarborough, where we have been greeted by another sunny morning ahead of day three.

This is a key day in this fixture, and we can’t wait.

Yorkshire will begin their second innings 35 runs behind Surrey, who were bowled out just before close for 362 in their first innings.

If Yorkshire can get in the region of 300 themselves, they will be very confident of forcing a third victory of the season in their eighth match.

Neither side expects the pitch to deteriorate significantly, although Keshav Maharaj admitted last night that there are a few foot holes which are aiding turn. He claimed three wickets alongside Ben Coad.

Surrey, however, believe they can bowl much better than they did in the first innings.

Fingers crossed, they don’t, hey!

Enjoy the day. We get underway at 11am.

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