Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Pujara lights up Lord's with third double-ton of the season. Pujara scored 231 off 403 deliveries.
Pujara scored 231 off 403 deliveries.
Surrey vs Essex
Will Jacks scored a stunning 184-ball 150* as Surrey recovered from a batting crisis to take charge of their fixture against Essex. Responding to the visitors' score of 271, Surrey were tottering at 112/7 when Jacks combined with No.9 Tom Lawes (19) for a 55-run stand. Even at 167/8, they were in the arrears by more than a 100 before Jacks took charge in the company of Kemar Roach, who stonewalled his way to a 92-ball 29. Jacks hit as many as eight sixes and 10 fours and shared a partnership of 85 with Roach and a further 67 for the final wicket with Daniel Worall (1 off 17) as Surrey took a 48-run lead. In a six-over burst before Stumps, Essex lost Alastair Cook and Sam Cook and were 19 for 2 in their second innings.
Warwickshire vs Kent
Navdeep Saini completed a five-wicket haul on his County Championship debut as Kent stayed alive in the contest away at Edgbaston. Saini's 5-72 from 18 overs (14 no-balls) kept the hosts Warwickshire down to a lead of 60 despite having bowled Kent out for 165 on the opening day. The visitors then gave a better account of themselves with the bat in the second innings with Joe Denly's unbeaten 70 taking them to 198/4, a lead of 138.
Somerset vs Yorkshire
Jack Brooks took three wickets to leave Yorkshire wobbling precariously at 167/4 in response to the hosts' total of 424. Where captain Tom Abell added just two runs to his overnight score of 114, Somerset were propelled past the 400-mark thanks to a 90-run stand between Lewis Gregory and Kasey Aldridge (41). The former hit nine fours and a six in his knock of 77 and was the last man dismissed, having shared further crucial stands with Jack Leach and Marchant de Lange. Yorkshire's hopes will hinge on Tom Kohler-Cadmore, who is unbeaten on 68.
Northamptonshire vs Lancashire
Jack White matched Washington Sundar with a fifer of his own to dismantle Lancashire for a paltry 132 in the first innings. This after Northamptonshire added 17 to their overnight score to finish on 235 with Sundar taking a wicket in the morning to seal his debut for Lancashire with a five-wicket haul. Northamptonshire then reached 25/1 in 12 overs for an overall lead of 128 before bad light brought an early finish to the day's proceedings.
Gloucestershire vs Hampshire
Felix Organ (118) completed his century but James Vince just fell five short of his as Hampshire posted a strong 457 in their first innings against Gloucestershire. As many as seven batters scored 25 or more for the visitors, who had Keith Barker slam a 38-ball 50 from No. 8. Liam Dawson and Mohammad Abbas added the cherry on top of a productive day for them as Gloucestershire were reduced to 43/2 in their response.
Middlesex vs Sussex
Cheteshwar Pujara completed his third double-century of the county season, his 231 and Tom Alsop's opening day 135 forming the two pillars of Sussex's first-innings total of 523 at Lord's. Pujara's 403-ball knock was studded with 21 fours and three sixes and took his season tally to 997 in seven innings for an average of 124.62. Pujara was the last man dismissed for the visitors, becoming the fifth of Tom Helm's scalps. Umesh Yadav, though, went wicketless after 29 overs of bowling. In response, Middlesex made a strong start through Mark Stoneman (47*) and Sam Robson (45*) and reached 103/0 in 29 overs. They still trail by 420 runs.
Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire
Ben Duckett and Haseeb Hameed could add only 10 more runs to their marathon partnership but their 402-run stand for the second wicket set Nottinghamshire for a massive total of 618/8 in their first innings against Derbyshire. While Duckett fell to Ben Aitchison for 241, Hameed fell four short of his own double century. The hosts produced a better effort with the ball, in large parts down to Nottinghamshire's desire to score quickly. Liam Patterson-White and James Pattinson even added 105 in just 14 overs of batting before they declared their innings. Derbyshire reached 164/2 in reply with Brooke Guest and Wayne Madsen scoring unbeaten fifties in a century stand for the third wicket.
Leicestershire vs Glamorgan
Wiaan Mulder scored an unbeaten 147 and there were half centuries for Lewis Hill (81), Louis Kimber (68) and Harry Swindells (52*) as Leicestershire racked up 387/5 after electing to bat against visiting Glamorgan. The hosts lost Rishi Patel early but Kimber and Hill put on a 93-run stand for the second wicket. Glamorgan hit back through Michael Hogan, who took two in two but Hill combined with Mulder for another recovery stand of 78. While Hill missed out on his century, Mulder and Swindells stitched a century partnership with the former almost reaching 150 before close of play.