Lyth hits sparkling hundred for Yorkshire after Bairstow falls for a duck : updates

It’s day four of the County Championship match between Yorkshire and Glamorgan at Headingley.

6.10: Matty Fisher goes lbw to Harris for a duck. 377-8. Eight overs left.

6.05: Yorkshire fall to 377-7 as Saud Shakeel is caught at second slip off James Harris for 35. There are 50 balls left in the match.

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5.25: Adam Lyth’s innings finally comes to an end as he is trapped lbw by Jamie McIlroy for 174. Dom Bess then goes first ball, lbw to McIlroy for a king pair. Yorkshire are now 325-6 with the new ball due in nine balls’ time. There are 17.3 overs left in the game.

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.comYorkshire's Adam Lyth. Picture by Allan McKenzie/
Yorkshire's Adam Lyth. Picture by Allan McKenzie/

4.50: Dawid Malan is trapped lbw by James Harris for 17 as he tries to work to leg. Yorkshire are 281-4, and there is a second new-ball available in just over 10 overs’ time. Still work for Adam Lyth (156) to do as he is joined by Saud Shakeel.

4.35: Adam Lyth goes to his 150 from 192 balls with 22 fours and three sixes. Yorkshire are now 260-3, needing a seemingly notional 232 from 29.4 overs. Dawid Malan has three.

4.10: George Hill’s innings comes to an end as he is caught behind off an inside edge off Timm van der Gugten. Hill made 60 from 102 balls with 11 fours and shared in a stand of 138 with Adam Lyth, who has 137. Dawid Malan is the new man, and Yorkshire are 243-3.

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3.40: Yorkshire reach tea on 240-2 from 58 overs. Adam Lyth has 135 and George Hill 59, their partnership worth 135.

The hosts need a further 252 for victory off a minimum of 38 overs, a run-rate of 6.63 per over.

3.35: George Hill reaches a fine half-century with consecutive leg-side boundaries off Marnus Labuschagne. The young all-rounder has faced 84 deliveries and hit nine fours.

2.50: Adam Lyth brings up his 30th first-class century, reached from 135 balls with 17 fours and a six. The Yorkshire captain has 103, George Hill has 25, and the score is 173-2. There are just over 50 overs left in the match, with Yorkshire trailing by 318.

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2.05: Adam Lyth is dropped for a second time, this time on 69, by Marnus Labuschagne at second slip off Timm van der Gugten. It was a straightforward chance and it would have left Yorkshire in trouble at 110-3.

1.55: Jonny Bairstow falls for a ninth-ball duck, flashing a drive at Timm van der Gugten to Marnus Labuschagne at second slip. 105-2. George Hill is the new man.

1.40: Yorkshire send out Jonny Bairstow at No 3. A sign that they think they can chase down the runs?

1.00: Yorkshire lose their first wicket right on the stroke of lunch. Fin Bean is lbw to Timm van der Gugten for 21, and Yorkshire are 99-1. Adam Lyth has played very well to reach 62 at the break.

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12.25: Adam Lyth goes to his half-century from 70 balls with his ninth boundary, a lovely on-driven four off Harris. Yorkshire are 81-0.

12.20: Frustration for Glamorgan as Adam Lyth is dropped on 48 by James Harris in his follow-through. It was not a particularly difficult chance, away to his left, and came with the total on 71-0.

Lyth had played beautifully up to then, with plenty of sparkling cover drives and a hooked six off Michael Neser the highlights.

11.45: No alarms so far for Yorkshire, who have advanced to 32-0 after 11 overs.

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Adam Lyth has produced a couple of handsome off-driven boundaries and moved to 18, while Fin Bean (nine) has given solid support.

It’s not going to be easy for Glamorgan to win this game in better batting conditions than earlier in the match.

10.45: The players are finishing their warm-ups and play is due to start on time.

Yorkshire have been set 492 to win, which would be one of the biggest victory targets ever achieved, so their best hope is to try to secure the draw.