Yorkshire v Durham: Rashid shines as visitors follow-on

Adil Rashid
Rashid's figures were his best in the Championship this summer
LV= County Championship Division One, Headingley
Close, day three: Yorkshire 426 v Durham 231 & 59-1
Yorkshire 8pts, Durham 4pts
Match scorecard

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid took 4-73 as title-chasing Yorkshire forced Durham to follow on at Headingley.

The reigning champions were bowled out for 231 despite a typically resilient 64 not out by skipper Paul Collingwood.

Opener Keaton Jennings had earlier made 56, but a mini-collapse from 109-2 to 119-5 just before lunch put the home side firmly on top.

Having trailed by 195, the reigning champions reached 59-1 in their second innings at close of play.

A maximum-points victory would return Yorkshire to the top of the Division One table and give them a 16-point advantage over current leaders Nottinghamshire, who are not involved in the current round of games.

And it was seamers Ryan Sidebottom (2-18), Steve Patterson (2-27) and Tim Bresnan (2-47) who made inroads during the morning after Durham resumed on 50-1 before Rashid took a return catch from Michael Richardson (23) from the final delivery before lunch.

Phil Mustard, dropped in the slips by Alex Lees early in his innings, helped Collingwood add 51 for the sixth wicket, but was then caught at short leg for 17 off Rashid, who quickly followed up with the wickets of John Hastings and Paul Coughlin.

Collingwood ran out of partners, having batted for 152 minutes, when Sidebottom had Chris Rushworth lbw.

However, Durham made it through to stumps 136 behind with only Jennings back in the pavilion, having been bowled by occasional spinner Adam Lyth for 16, as Mark Stoneman made an unbeaten 35 not out and Scott Borthwick six not out.

Yorkshire all-rounder Adil Rashid:

"I think we bowled exceptionally well on a wicket not doing very much and we stuck to our disciplines.

"I felt I bowled okay in patches and it was nice to get some overs under my belt.

"When you have bowled a few overs the ball comes out nicely and things start to go your way. I have felt better and more aggressive this season and feel to be in a better place.

"I am coming into form with the wickets getting drier and I hope I can go on to have more good days than bad ones."

Durham captain Paul Collingwood:

"The pitch is a difficult one and so you have to get in there and find areas to score - but the pitch is getting harder and harder.

"The difference between the two sides is the way we bowled in the first two sessions of the match.

"I think we did all right to get the runs we did on that wicket which is becoming more and more variable and is untypical of Headingley.

"Rashid bowled very well, there was more assistance in it than we had. I am surprised Yorkshire took a punt on this pitch for such a big game."

BBC Radio Newcastle's Martin Emmerson:

"As long as the weather holds, Yorkshire have an excellent chance of taking a maximum-points win against their arch rivals from up the A1.

"For the second time this season they forced Durham to follow on and have given themselves the best part of four sessions to get the wickets.

"Back in Chester-le-Street in May, Durham only started their second innings on the final afternoon and were able to bat the game out for a draw.

"Paul Collingwood top-scored for the visitors on this occasion with 64 but ran out of partners and Durham will resume on the final day, still 136 behind."

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