Yorkshire’s batting coach Paul Grayson said:

“Firstly we’ve got to say, ‘well done’ to our bowlers for getting the five wickets as quickly as they did on a pretty flat wicket.
“It’s not very often this year we’ve been in a strong position with the bat. Hopefully we can make the most of that tomorrow and post a big first-innings score.
“Dawid’s been away for a while playing a lot of white ball cricket. He’s a little bit undercooked. But we’re very lucky that him and Gary are back in the side. They are two class players.
“We knew we were very inexperienced at Old Trafford last week against a very good side, and they just bring a bit of calmness, experience and quality. That helps the younger lads as well.”

6.17pm Close. Yorkshire in command at 272-2 from 74 overs, replying to 313. Malan 103 and Ballance 74. They have shared 177 unbroken. The deficit is 41.

6.16pm HUNDRED! Malan gets there off 153 balls with 11×4s and 1×6s. Brilliant. Second in four four-day games for Yorkshire. 272-2

6.13pm Final over of the day coming up. 268-2 after 73. Malan on 99….

5.48pm Yorkshire are 236-2 in the 67th over. Just over seven remaining to be bowled tonight. Malan 83 and Ballance 58. Can Dawid get his hundred before close?

5.39pm Ballance reaches his fifty off 143 balls with 4×4s. 226-2 in the 64th. Excellent. 10 overs of the day remain.

5.09pm Malan and Ballance have shared 101, moving Yorkshire 196-2 after 56. Malan 65 and Ballance 40. 18 overs remain tonight.

5.04pm Interesting game at Cardiff with Yorkshire ramifications. Glamorgan are 50-0 chasing 188 in a low-scoring game v Lancashire.

4.33pm Malan has reached his fifty off 72 balls with seven fours, 166-2. Yorkshire 146 behind with almost 30 overs remaining tonight. Won’t be a million miles off parity tonight if things continue to go this well.

Tea Report Yorkshire are responding strongly to Sussex’s first-innings 313 on day two at Emerald Headingley.

The White Rose have advanced from 26-0 from six overs at lunch to 153-2 from 42 overs – 32 remain today.

Adam Lyth made 48 in sharing 83 for the first wicket with Tom Kohler-Cadmore (25), the second highest opening partnership of the season.

The pair then fell in the space of three overs, with Kohler-Cadmore lbw to 16-year-old Dan Ibrahim’s seamers and Lyth bowled around his legs by Jamie Atkins, leaving the score at 95-2.

But Dawid Malan and Gary Ballance have since advanced courtesy of an unbroken half-century partnership – 58 to be precise.

Malan was dropped at first slip by Travis Head off Henry Crocombe on 27, a catch which burst through the Australian’s hands and went for four.

But the two left-handers have otherwise looked comfortable against an inexperienced Sussex attack. Malan will begin the evening on 40 and Ballance 25.

4.02pm – Tea Yorkshire are replying to Sussex 313 and are 153-2 from 42 overs. Malan 40 and Ballance 25. Lyth also contributed 48 before falling alongside Kohler-Cadmore (25).

3.53pm Half-century stand between Malan 37 and Ballance 22. Yorkshire have moved to 147-2 after 39. 166 behind with just under three overs to tea.

3.20pm Malan has just been dropped on 27 at first slip by Head off Crocombe. Goes for four. 128-2 after 31 now.

3.19pm A statistic which has come to our attention this afternoon. Dan Ibrahim, at 16 years and 299 days, is the youngest player ever to score a fifty in the County Championship.

3.06pm Yorkshire have moved to 115-2 after 27 overs. Malan 22 and Ballance 5.

2.41pm WICKET Lyth bowled around his legs by Atkins for 48. Yorkshire 95-2.

2.26pm WICKET Kohler-Cadmore lbw Ibrahim, 25. Yorkshire 83-1 in the 18th.

2.02pm Yorkshire 53-0 after 12 overs. Lyth 32 and Kohler-Cadmore 14.

1.43pm Lyth has driven Crocombe for four in the early stages of the afternoon. Lovely shot – almost better than the pulled six earlier on. 33-0 after seven.

Lunch Report Yorkshire wrapped up Sussex’s first innings for 313 half an hour before lunch on day two at Emerald Headingley.

Sussex resumed on 267-5, and Ben Coad twice, Steve Patterson and David Willey struck, while the latter affected a superb direct hit run out.

The White Rose then replied with 26-0 from six overs immediately before the break.

Visiting captain Ben Brown fell for 127, adding one to his overnight score.

Dan Ibrahim, at 16 years and 299 days, posted 55 and fell 45 short of becoming the youngest centurion ever in the LV= Insurance County Championship.

Coad struck with the seventh ball of the day when he had Brown caught behind low down by Harry Duke before getting Ibrahim caught at third slip by Harry Brook almost 11 overs later, leaving Sussex 296-7 after 108 overs.

Yorkshire missed out on a third bowling bonus point, but they took the last three wickets for a cost of only three runs in as many overs.

Stuart Meaker was bowled by Patterson before Willey trapped Henry Crocombe lbw.

Willey then brilliantly ran out non-striker Jamie Atkins from mid-off as he attempted to regain his ground after an uppish Jack Carson drive.

Adam Lyth pulled the second legitimate ball of Yorkshire’s innings for six in front of square off Crocombe and will begin the afternoon on 17 alongside Tom Kohler-Cadmore on four.

1.01pm – Lunch Yorkshire 26-0 after six overs of their reply to Sussex 313. Lyth 17 and Kohler-Cadmore 4. Coad claimed two of the five Sussex wickets to fall earlier.

12.40pm SIX! Great shot. Lyth pulls Crocombe in front of square second ball of the innings. 8-0.

12.28pm WICKET Atkins run out brilliantly by Willey, Carson drives Patterson on the up to mid-off, bounced nicely, but Willey still had work to do and throws stumps down at non-striker’s end. 313 all out.

12.19pm WICKET Crocombe lbw playing to leg against Willey, 1. 311-9.

12.13pm WICKET Patterson clips the bails to remove Meaker. 310-8.

12.03pm Bonus points done in Sussex’s first innings. They claim three batting points and Yorkshire two bowling points. 308-7 after 111 overs. Patterson into the attack.

11.50am WICKET Ibrahim caught by Brook at third slip off Coad for 55. 296-7 after 108.

11.39am Oh no. Brook drops Carson on three at third slip off Coad. 289-6 in the 106th.

11.26am Ibrahim reaches a fine 114-ball fifty courtesy of an overthrow – single to mid-wicket, throw beats gully allowing him to come back for two. Sussex 283-6 in the 103rd over.

11.05am WICKET What a start. Coad gets Brown caught behind for 127 with his first ball of the morning. 269-6. Brown wasn’t particularly chuffed when walking off. Not sure whether he didn’t think he’d hit it or whether he didn’t think it had carried. Good knock ended.

11.01am Play has started here at Emerald Headingley. Sussex 269-5 after 97 overs, the first of the morning bowled by Thompson. A single apiece for Ibrahim and Brown. Coad sharing early bowling duties.

10.25am The plan is for Lockie Ferguson to meet his new team-mates today after two days in isolation. The New Zealander will debut in Thursday’s Vitality Blast opener against Birmingham here.

9.56am Around the grounds….

Derbyshire v Warwickshire 272-9, Derby
Essex v Nottinghamsire 248-6, Chelmsford
Worcestershire 131-4 v Durham 140-4, New Road
Leicestershire 357-5 v Gloucestershire, Grace Road
Somerset 360 v Hampshire, Taunton
Glamorgan 150-9 v Lancashire 173, Sophia Gardens
Kent v Northamptonshire 362-5, Canterbury

Good morning from Emerald Headingley.

The sun is shining, and it is a glorious morning ahead of day two against Sussex.

Yesterday wasn’t the day we wanted from a Yorkshire point of view. From 68-4 shortly after lunch, Sussex recovered to close on 267-5 thanks to Ben Brown’s unbeaten century.

Yorkshire accept they did not pressurise the likes of Brown, Aaron Thomason and Dan Ibrahim enough.

And they will require a good morning with the ball to limit the Sussex innings to something manageable.

Whilst Brown’s 126 not out was the feature of yesterday’s play, the 37 not out late on from 16-year-old Ibrahim was such a pleasure to watch.

He looked so comfortable at the crease.

The stream will be available once more. Enjoy the day.

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