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

Liam Plunkett took Yorkshire's lead beyond 300
Liam Plunkett took Yorkshire's lead beyond 300
0
Have your say

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 Adil Rashid in Roses action Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix

TAKE THAT: Australia's Shaun Marsh hits a six during day two of the Ashes Test match at the Adelaide Oval. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

Chris Waters: How unfancied trio are helping to spare blushes of Australia’s ‘moron’ selectors