Yorkshire's Joe Root poised for ton against Northants

Joe Root
County Championship Division Two, Headingley
Close, day two: Northamptonshire 253, Yorkshire 190-3
Yorks 3pts, Northants 3pts
Match scorecard

Opener Joe Root led the way with an unbeaten 98 as Yorkshire tried to make up for lost time after rain delayed the start of day two against Northants.

The hosts were eager to press home their advantage after dismissing the visitors for 253 on the opening day.

The Headingley weather, however, meant only 40 overs were possible.

Root struck 10 fours in pursuit of a third century and shared an unbroken stand of 94 with Jonny Bairstow (36) as Yorkshire ended the day on 190-3.