Sussex 216 and 236 for 7 (Carter 58, Clark 58, Hudson-Prentice 43*) lead Yorkshire 364 for 8 dec (Lyth 115, Malan 92) by 88 runs
Yorkshire will hope the meteorologists have made a multitude of the final-day forecast as they chase an LV= Insurance coverage County Championship victory over Sussex at Headingley.
Unbeaten promotion-chasers Sussex had been put beneath early strain within the discipline as Yorkshire superior their first-innings reply to 216 from 286 for 4 in a single day to 364 for eight declared, scoring 78 runs in solely 9.4 overs of play.
That meant the guests began their second innings 148 behind with 92 overs remaining within the day, a tally decreased to 84 by a few rain showers. And so they closed on 236 for seven with a lead of 88.
By no means thoughts Bazball, this was Gibboball as Yorkshire scored 78 runs within the first 9.2 overs of play to arrange a declaration.
Coach Ottis Gibson clearly needed to attempt to keep away from being stung by last day moist climate in opposition to Sussex for the second time this season.
At Hove in late April, Yorkshire went into day 4 needing 63 with seven wickets remaining and had been thwarted by a complete washout.
Right here, Malan hit two fours and a slog-swept six off the day’s first 4 balls from off-spinner Jack Carson, and 55 got here off the primary 4 overs courtesy of two extra leg-side sixes in opposition to seamer Ari Karvelas and a few aggression from Tattersall.
Greek worldwide Karvelas then claimed three of the 4 wickets to fall.
Malan was caught and bowled by Nathan McAndrew, whereas Tattersall, Jordan Thompson and Ben Coad all holed out into the leg-side.
Yorkshire then chipped away on the Sussex prime order wickets when realistically they wanted to come back in a flood. Pardon the pun, however that is what could occur in the event that they forecasters are appropriate for day 4!
The guests are aiming to stretch their unbeaten run to 10 video games with a ninth draw.
Left-handed opener Clark dug in amidst enhancing batting circumstances regardless of the overcast sky and was helped by the extra combative Carter.
Mark Steketee, who struck twice alongside Coad and Thompson, made the preliminary breakthrough simply after lunch when Tom Haines edged an expansive drive behind – 31 for one within the 14th over.
Charlie Tear, Tom Alsop’s concussion alternative, then edged Coad behind as the primary of two wickets to fall within the area of six balls, leaving the rating at 48 for 3 within the twenty first.
The third wicket was James Coles caught low down at third slip by Fin Bean off Thompson.
Clark was on 25 when Carter got here in at quantity 5, however the latter was solely simply behind within the forties when the opener reached his third fifty of the season off 121 balls shortly earlier than tea.
Clark and Carter shared 78 for the fourth wicket, although their partnership was damaged virtually instantly after tea when a reducing Clark was caught behind on the second try by Tattersall off Adam Lyth’s off-spin.
When Danial Ibrahim edged to first slip off Coad two balls later, Sussex had been 127 for 5 within the forty third over and nonetheless 21 runs adrift with virtually 42 overs left within the day.
Having earlier hoisted Dan Moriarty’s left-arm spin for six over long-on, Carter went on to succeed in his fifty off 75 balls.
However Moriarty was the catcher at long-leg as he top-edged a pull at Thompson. By this time, Sussex had been 154 for six and 6 forward with virtually 34 overs remaining.
Australian McAndrew then edged behind an tried pull at pacy compatriot Steketee – 189 for seven and a lead of 41 – however overs had been operating out for Yorkshire.
Sussex’s first-innings top-scorer Fynn Hudson-Prentice, who made 73, met contrasting challenges to complete unbeaten on 43.
He was confronted with some short-pitched bowling from Steketee after which leg-spin from Malan, with the brand new ball, as the sunshine deteriorated late on.
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