County Championship: Yorkshire in good position against Durham

Tim Bresnan
Tim Bresnan's half-century for Yorkshire was his second in the Championship this summer
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Emirates Riverside
Durham v Yorkshire, day two
Durham 172 & 98-3: Jennings 46*
Yorkshire 323: Ballance 78, Lees 71, Bresnan 63; Rushworth 5-93
Yorkshire lead by 53 runs
Durham 3 pts, Yorkshire 6 pts
Match scorecard

Gary Ballance and Tim Bresnan made half-centuries as Yorkshire tightened their grip on the Division One game against Durham at the Riverside.

Ballance (78) and Bresnan (63) steered the defending champions to 323 all out, a first-innings lead of 151.

Youngsters Josh Shaw and Ben Coad helped Bresnan add 87 for the final two wickets to earn a third batting point.

Chris Rushworth took 5-93 for Durham, who were 98-3 at the close, still 53 behind, with Keaton Jennings on 46.

There was another failure for England Test hopeful Scott Borthwick, who followed being run out for two in the first innings by making only four before he was bowled by off-spinner Adam Lyth.

Jennings and Michael Richardson played out the final 6.1 overs after Jack Burnham was lbw for eight to Steven Patterson, his seventh wicket of the match.

Yorkshire began day two on 129-4, but lost four wickets during the morning session including Ballance, who was taken at second slip off Graham Onions, having hit 11 fours in his innings.

Bresnan reached his fifty off 106 balls after Shaw was bowled by Borthwick for 24, before he was last to go, caught at deep mid-wicket.

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