Yorkshire v Sussex – day three: Brilliant Malan fails to emulate Bradman as Yorkshire fights for victory Yorkshire News

LEAD MAN: Dawid Malan drives through the blankets on his way to reach 150 at Headingley against Sussex. Image by John Clifton /

The England southpaw looked poised to become the first man in county history to score twice as many centuries in successive first-class innings.

But he was out for 199 for the second time in his career on the third day of the County Championship game against Sussex at Headingley, which the visitors closed 38-0 in their second inning, 207 behind.

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Malan had scored a career-best 219 in his previous first-class innings for Yorkshire against Derbyshire at Headingley last August.

RUNNING MACHINE: Yorkshire’s Dawid Malan celebrates reaching 150 on day three against Sussex at Headingley. Image by John Clifton /

The 33-year-old left-hander, who played superbly again, would have joined an exclusive club of consecutive double hundreds that includes Don Bradman, Wally Hammond and Virat Kohli.

Malan, who also hit 199 for Middlesex against Derbyshire in Derby in 2019, was brought down by Jack Carson, who spun one on his body to knock down the stump under glorious sunshine in Leeds.

There was a brief stunned silence from the 1,500 spectators, who then erupted into warm applause for Malan as he left the field.

Malan’s departure left Yorkshire 459-6 in response to Sussex’s score of 313 in the early innings.

Gary Balance from Yorkshire goes out to Jack Carson’s bowling alley caught by Ben Brown. Image by John Clifton /

Having helped Malan add 57 for the sixth wicket, Harry Duke, the 19-year-old wicketkeeper, shared 76 with Jordan Thompson.

Duke, playing only his third first-class game, advanced to his second half-century before falling just after tea, lbw to Jamie Atkins for 54 of 97 balls with six fours.

Thompson was eighth out with 542 when he led Atkins to Stuart Meaker in midfield, having hit 42 of 72 balls with six fours and six.

Carson had Yorkshire captain Steve Patterson catch and pitch for eight, and the innings ended at 558 when Atkins captured his fifth spot for a career-best 5-98, pitching Ben Coad with a single.

The Yorkshire total was the highest in first-class cricket for just over five years.

Earlier after Lancashire’s loss to Glamorgan in Cardiff this morning, the first of the Red Rose County season, Yorkshire knew they could close the gap with them four points to the top of the table if they clinch victory here. .

Yorkshire started the day at 272-2, with Malan at 103 and Gary Ballance at 74, his third window spot worth 177.

However, thoughts that it might extend beyond Yorkshire’s record for the third wicket against Sussex (208 by Vic Wilson and Ted Lester on this ground in 1949) were dashed when Ballance fell in the final quarter of the day, caught from behind. pushing towards Carson.

Ballance, who scored 77 of 92 balls with eight fours, had survived a very adjacent looking lbw appeal of Carson’s previous ball, his firing ending the partnership at 180 and leaving Yorkshire 275-2.

Enter Harry Brook, who began, as he does so often, with a flurry of beautiful strokes.

All the bowlers suffered at the hands of the young right-hander, including Carson, whom Brook went off the lane by four and then whipped by four in the middle of the wicket.

Malan played with attention and perhaps within himself for the first hour, but flourished against the second new ball, hitting the limit more often on the way to his 150 of 227 balls with 18 fours and six.

Both hitters took two fours off a Henry Crocombe who disappeared for 17 as Sussex’s inexperience showed.

In addition to Brook playing this season, he only had a first-class two hundred in 40 pregame appearances, and he missed another good opportunity to record his third.

The 22-year-old was one run of a championship sixth half-century in 14 innings this season when he was caught behind the side of the leg trying to look at Atkins, Brook’s 49th off 54 balls with nine fours and leaving Yorkshire. 374. -5, ending a 99 partnership with Malan.

At lunch, Yorkshire was 392-4, Malan was 162 and Dominic Bess was two.

Bess fell in the third over after the break, trapped behind eight while defending a Stuart Meaker delivery.

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