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Rain holds up Yorkshire at Leicestershire
YORKSHIRE have advanced their first-innings lead to 62 with four wickets remaining during a rain-hit third morning of their County Championship match against Leicestershire at Grace Road today.
The White Rose were boosted by centuries for Jonny Bairstow (118) and Adam Lyth during Saturday’s second day after bowling the hosts out for 320.
The pair shared 197 for the fourth wicket through the afternoon and evening sessions to recover the situation from 112-3.
Lyth is still there on a career best 179 not out with Azeem Rafiq for company on 23 after Anthony McGrath was caught at second slip off Matthew Hoggard’s first ball of the morning, the seventh in all.
Lyth has added 20 to his overnight score during a session which has seen approximately 55 minutes of rain.
When play resumes, on a slow pitch which has very little life in it, the visitors will need after 18 runs from six and a half overs to claim a fifth batting bonus point.