Yorkshire’s Dawid Malan said:

“Everything they told me about Headingley being green and seaming around hasn’t happened, thankfully. The wicket played slow, and it was nice to cash in.
“It’s the first time they’ve seen the sun up here. It’s a totally different game here when it’s not cloudy.
“There’s hardly been any movement. Hopefully it breaks up a bit tomorrow and Dom (Bess) can show what a quality spinner he is and put us in a position to win the game.
“It’s not turning by any imagination, but for him to come here and have to work batsmen out and find a way to win a game, it’s a fantastic situation for him to be in.”

6.25pm – Close Sussex respond confidently with 38-0 from 23 overs in their second innings. They trail by 207, Orr 23 and Haines 12.

6.06pm Sussex have shown plenty of fight here. 25-0 in the 18th over of 23 tonight. Orr 14 and Haines 8. Patterson and Bess in operation. They trail by 220.

5.32pm Sussex 12-0 in the eighth over of their second innings 15 to come tonight after this. Orr 6 and Haines 5.

4.53pm WICKET Coad bowled by Atkins for 1. 558 all out, 245 lead and 23 overs to bowl tonight. Atkins 5-98 a career best.

4.45pm WICKET Patterson c&b Carson, 8. 555-9, leading by 242.

4.34pm WICKET Thompson holes out to mid-off as Atkins strikes again, 42. 542-8, a lead of 229. Atkins has four wickets and has bowled nicely today.

4.26pm WICKET Duke trapped lbw by Atkins for 54. 535-7, a lead of 223 in the early stages of the evening.

Tea Report Dawid Malan fell for a majestic 199 as Yorkshire took their first-innings lead against Sussex beyond 200 during the third afternoon at Emerald Headingley.

The White Rose are on course for a victory which would cut the gap between themselves and Group Three leaders Lancashire to just four points with two games remaining after they lost at Glamorgan this morning.

Yorkshire, replying to 313, advanced from 392-4 from 102 overs to at lunch to 534-6 from 138 overs at tea. The lead is 221 with 32 overs remaining today.

Dom Bess and Malan were the two wickets to fall in a session which ended with Harry Duke posting his second career fifty in three Championship games.

Bess was caught behind off Stuart Meaker for eight and Malan bowled by the Irish off-spinner Jack Carson, leaving Yorkshire at 459-6 with a lead of 146.

Duke and Jordan Thompson have since shared 75 for the seventh wicket and will begin the evening on 54 and 35.

Busy Duke reached his latest half-century off 85 balls, while Thompson pummelled a full toss from the off-spin of Travis Head over wide long-on for six in his innings.

This is Yorkshire’s first score of 500 plus since posting 520 v Somerset here in July 2019, the weekend of England’s one-day World Cup triumph.

4.01pm – Tea Yorkshire 534-6, leading by 221 with 32 overs remaining in the day. Duke 54 not out and Thompson 35. Malan one of two wickets to fall this afternoon for superb 199.

3.53pm Super stuff. Duke reaches his fifty off 85 balls with 8×4s. 522-6 after 135, Yorkshire lead is 210 with 35 overs remaining in the day.

3.33pm Closing in on tea, and Yorkshire are closing in on 500. They are 493-6 with Duke 35 and Thompson 17. These two have put on 34 following Malan’s departure. Eight overs ish to tea.

Oh no….

2.53pm WICKET Malan bowled by Carson for 199. Heartbreak, but what a stunning innings. 459-6. Lead of 146.

2.26pm Yorkshire 436-5, Bess latest wicket to fall. 436-5. Malan 183 and Duke 17.

1.40pm Brilliant. The Diamonds have beaten Sunrisers by nine wickets at Fenner’s. Two wins from three.

Lunch Report Dawid Malan’s brilliant 162 not out has helped Yorkshire strengthen their grip on the ongoing Championship clash with Sussex at Emerald Headingley.

Yorkshire advanced from 272-2 overnight, replying to 313, to reach lunch on 392-4 from 102 overs, scoring 120 from 28 overs in the session.

The White Rose are on the verge of securing the maximum five batting points for reaching 400 inside 110 overs and will then bid to significantly close the gap on Group Three leaders Lancashire, who have been beaten by Glamorgan at Cardiff this morning.

Yorkshire lost Gary Ballance for 77 and Harry Brook for 49 early on day three.

Ballance was caught behind off Jack Carson’s off-spin as the score fell to 275-3 in the 78th over, the day’s fourth. That ended a 180 partnership with Malan.

Malan and Brook then shared 99 inside 19 overs before the latter was caught behind down leg off seamer Jamie Atkins (374-4 in the 97th).

Shortly afterwards, Malan reached his second score of 150 or more in four four-day games for Yorkshire off 227 balls.

Having hit 20 fours and a six in 241 balls, will begin the afternoon alongside Dom Bess on 20.

1.01pm – Lunch Yorkshire have advanced from 272-2 in 74 overs overnight to 392-4 from 102, a lead of 79 over Sussex, who made 313 in the first innings. Malan 162 and Bess 2. Malan absolutely superb.

12.41pm 150!!! Malan brings up his latest milestone off 227 balls with 18×4s and 1×6s. 378-4 in the 98th. Brilliant from the left-hander.

12.36pm WICKET Brook caught behind down leg off Atkins for 49. 374-4 in the 97th.

12.32pm You’ll have to be quick if you want to watch any of the Diamonds on stream. Sunrisers bowled out for 53 at Fenner’s. Three wickets apiece for Brunt and Gunn. Fabulous!

12.13pm First result of the round in, and it has significant ramifications for Yorkshire. Glamorgan have beaten Lancashire at Cardiff. Top spot back in the melting point. Yorkshire 344-3 in the 93rd over.

12.04pm Sussex have taken the new ball. Atkins has just bowled the first with it. Yorkshire 330-3 after 90 overs. Malan 123 and Brook 33.

11.55am Yorkshire 324-3 in the 89th. Malan 119 and Brook 31.

11.45am Remarkable score from Fenner’s. Sunrisers are 30-7, including three wickets for Katherine Brunt.

England have lost two early ones in the Test, including Joe Root. 140-4.

11.24am Sussex have delayed taking the new ball. 288-3 Malan has 109 of them.

Sunrisers 16-5 at Fenner’s. Katherine Brunt has three of them!

11.13am WICKET Ballance caught behind for 77 off Carson’s off-spin the ball after surviving a huge lbw appeal. Yorkshire 275-3. Brook joins Malan after a 180 partnership.

11.05am Quiet start at Emerald Headingley. Yorkshire 275-2 in the 77th over.

10.53am Sunrisers are 5-2 in the fifth over. Wickets for Brunt and Langston.

10.30am Diamonds have won the toss and will bowl first at Fenner’s.

9.11am Jonny Bairstow has been having a net this morning ahead of his return to Yorkshire colours in the Blast next week.

8.52am – Highlights of a batting masterclass.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley, where the sun is shining once more

It promises to be a glorious day weather wise, and fingers crossed that is mirrored on the field as well.

Yorkshire could take a giant stride towards victory today. Resuming on 272-2, they are only 41 runs behind Sussex with Dawid Malan unbeaten on 103 and Gary Ballance 74. The pair have already shared 177 unbroken.

The plan would seemingly be to get a score in the region of 550, a lead of approximately 250, by tea-time or just after and then bowl Sussex out for a fourth win in eight games.

Given Lancashire are on course for defeat at Glamorgan, Yorkshire could only be a handful of points off top spot in Group Three ahead of the final two games, including the Red Rose at Scarborough next month.

The players are just beginning their warm-ups.

The stream will be available once more from just before 11am.

The Diamonds are also in Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy action against Sunrisers at Fenner’s (10.30am). That game is behind closed doors. We will keep you updated on that too.

Enjoy the day.

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