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Delray Rawlins was out for just two after facing nine balls as Yorkshire fought back against Sussex on the second day of their LV= Insurance County Championship match at the 1st Central County Ground in Hove yesterday.

From 118 for three overnight, Yorkshire managed to restrict Sussex to 221, a first innings lead of 71 after Yorkshire posted 150 in their first innings.

The visitors then reached 163 for five at stumps for an overall lead of 92 with just five wickets intact going into day three.

Joe Root, the England captain, made just five for the second time in the match as off spinner Jack Carson led a Sussex fightback in the Yorkshire second innings after Adam Lyth (66) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (21) put on 90 for the first wicket in 108 minutes to erase the deficit.

Lyth made his fifth half-century in six innings, but 20-year-old Carson tilted the match back in Sussex’s favour with three for 35 from 20 overs.

Carson had Kohler-Cadmore (21) stumped before Root edged to wicketkeeper Ben Brown as he pushed forward.

Carson picked up his third wicket just before the close when Jonny Tattersall (8) was smartly taken at slip by George Garton.

With Ollie Robinson pinning Lyth lbw for 66 and Garton having Harry Brook (17) caught behind, it took a dogged 36 not out from Gary Ballance to hold things together for Yorkshire.

Rawlins, the fifth Sussex bowler used, bowled eight overs, giving up 22 runs with one maiden.

In the Sussex innings, Tom Haines scored 86 while wicketkeeper Brown added 37 off 30 balls with eight boundaries before he was given out leg-before off a clear inside edge.

Rawlins had earlier perished to a fine grab from Root in the covers, having played a loose drive against a Duanne Olivier ball that got big on him.

Steve Patterson finished with four for 26 from 12.3 overs while new-ball bowler Olivier had four for 61 for Yorkshire.

Lyth and Kohler-Cadmore looked comfortable when they began Yorkshire’s second innings and Sussex were hampered by the absence of left-armer Sean Hunt, who will not bowl again in the match because of a side strain.

Carson expressed his delight at the biggest wicket of his short career to date, that of Root.

“Getting Joe Root out is obviously a great feeling,” he told the Sussex website.

“Before the game our coach, Ian Salisbury, said the great players nick them and county players miss them and that's what happened.

“I couldn't really contain my excitement, it was a great feeling.”

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Published April 24, 2021 at 10:14 am (Updated April 24, 2021 at 10:14 am)

Live video: Delray Rawlins falls cheaply as Yorkshire fight back against Sussex

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