Goodwin flays Tykes again at Hove

LV County Championship Division One, Hove
Close of play, day two: Sussex 548-4 dec, Yorkshire 21-0
Sussex 5 pts, Yorkshire 1 pt
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Murray Goodwin
Goodwin broke Sussex's individual batting record again at Taunton in 2009

Murray Goodwin was in the runs again at Hove as Sussex maintained their domination against Yorkshire.

Starting on 108, Goodwin hit 274 not out, the highest score of the season, enabling Sussex to declare on 548-4.

Despite overnight partner Luke Wells being run out for 174, after helping to add 304 for the third wicket, Goodwin saw it through, hitting 37 fours.

Yorkshire then reached the close on 21-0 after bad light intervened - needing another 358 to avoid the follow-on.

Goodwin's 274 was still 70 short of the county's individual batting record, which the Zimbabwean has twice broken, first in 2003 when he hit 335 not out against Leicestershire at Hove, then again in 2009 when he hit an unbeaten 344 against Somerset at Taunton.

It was the eighth time in his 11 years with the county that the 38-year-old Goodwin has lodged a double hundred. And, apart from one waft which flew through the slips on the first day when he was on 49, he hardly played a false shot.

After reaching his double hundred he thrashed his next 74 runs off just 56 balls with leg-spinner Adil Rashid, whose figures of 0-187 were the third-worst ever by a Yorkshire bowler, coming in for particularly savage treatment as Goodwin twice struck him for three successive boundaries.

When the declaration came Goodwin had made the third-highest individual score against Yorkshire, while there have only been six bigger scores by Sussex batsmen in their history - and Goodwin has been responsible for two of them.

Yorkshire openers Joe Root and Joe Sayers negotiated 11.2 overs either side of tea in fading light but the follow-on target of 399 is still some way off.

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