Roses match (day 3): Yorkshire set daunting target for leaders

YORKSHIRE are on course to beat Roses rivals Lancashire after the visitors were left to score 349 to win at Headingley.

Liam Plunkett took Yorkshire's lead beyond 300

At tea on day three, Lancashire are 21-0, with Tom Smith on 15 and Haseeb Hameed on six, after Yorkshire established a commanding position.

The hosts, who began the day on 77-3 in their second innings, a lead of 189, achieved a final score of 236, Liam Plunkett top-scoring with 57 from the No.9 position and Adil Rashid contributing 34.

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The pair added 74 for the eighth wicket in 23 overs to lift Yorkshire from 130-7 after they had earlier slipped to 89-6.

Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix

Neil Wagner was the most successful Lancashire bowler with 4-71, giving him match figures of 8-146.

But Lancashire face an uphill task to achieve what would be the seventh-highest winning score against Yorkshire in a first-class game.

Yorkshire's Adil Rashid in Roses action Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix
Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix
Yorkshire's Adil Rashid in Roses action Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix