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Live Blog: Glamorgan v Lancashire, Day Two

Live Blog: Glamorgan v Lancashire, Day Two

Live updates from Sophia Gardens 

Welcome to the live blog for Day Two of Lancashire's LV= Insurance County Championship match away to Glamorgan.

6.40pm, CLOSE Day 2
Glamorgan 2nd inns 137-3, Labuschagne 32* Carlson 14* Glamorgan need 51 more runs to win.
Another eventful day comes to a close with just the 14 wickets falling today!

Glamorgan are edging towards their target but the Lancashire bowlers have fought hard this evening.

Will we have more drama tomorrow? After the first two days we’ve had so far it can’t be ruled out.

Today’s match report will be online shortly and we will be back at 11am in the morning!

6.15pm, 34.0 overs (7.0 overs remain today)
Glamorgan 2nd inns 109-3, Labuschagne 18* Carlson 1* Glamorgan need 79 more runs to win.
Saqib Mahmood has trapped Billy Root for 3 as Lancashire fight every inch of the way through this evening session.

5.55pm, 30.0 overs (11.0 overs remain today)
Glamorgan 2nd inns 97-2, Labuschagne 10* Root 0* Glamorgan need 91 more runs to win.
A second wicket goes and having got the door ajar can Lancashire make it swing open further before the day is out?

Tom Bailey took the second wicket with David Lloyd clipping his drive straight to Keaton Jennings at mid-wicket after making 41.

5.30pm, 26.0 overs (15.0 overs remain today)
Glamorgan 2nd inns 78-1, Lloyd 33* Labuschagne 0* Glamorgan need 110 more runs to win.
A breakthrough at last for Lancashire!

Matt Parkinson has Joe Cooke taken at slip by Luke Wells in his third over to end the opening partnership at 72.

5.00pm, 17.0 overs (24.0 overs remain today)
Glamorgan 2nd inns 50-0, J.Cooke 27* Lloyd 22* Glamorgan need 138 more runs to win.
Lancashire are still searching for a breakthrough with Glamorgan making great progress towards their target.

Joe Cooke has just pulled Luke Wood for six to post the half century partnership.

4.35pm, 11.0 overs (30.0 overs remain today)
Glamorgan 2nd inns 34-0, J.Cooke 14* Lloyd 19* Glamorgan need a 154 more runs to win.
Tom Bailey and Saqib Mahmood have both produced good opening spells and have been a touch unfortunate not to have made a breakthrough. We've just had a short delay after Mahmood hit Cooke on the helmet.

3.55pm, 1.0 overs (40.0 overs remain today)
Glamorgan 2nd inns 4-0, J.Cooke 4* Lloyd 0* Glamorgan need 184 more runs to win.
41 overs are left today as we get under way after tea with Glamorgan needing 188 to win. Joe Cooke & David Lloyd at the crease and Cooke gets four to third man in the first over from Tom Bailey.

3.35pm, TEA Day 2
Lancashire 2nd inns 164 all out. Glamorgan need 188 to win.
David Lloyd has nipped in with two wickets to end the Lancashire innings, having Danny Lamb caught behind for 19 and Saqib Mahmood bowled for 12.

And that is tea with 41 overs still remaining so a two-day finish remains a possibility.

3.10pm, 46.0 overs
Lancashire 2nd inns 149-8 lead by 172 runs, Lamb 17* Mahmood 5*
Danny Lamb and Saqib Mahmood have added a valuable 25 runs for the eighth wicket as we go past the halfway stage of the second day.

2.45pm, 40.0 overs
Lancashire 2nd inns 142-8 lead by 165 runs, Lamb 15* Mahmood 5*
After the madness of the forty minutes after lunch we have now had a period calm thanks to the efforts of Danny Lamb and Saqib Mahmood.

2.20pm, 34.0 overs
Lancashire 2nd inns 128-8 lead by 151 runs, Lamb 4* Mahmood 2*
I wish I could explain what has happened since lunch but I can’t!

Five wickets have fallen for 37 runs in 8 overs.

Michael Neser has been the catalyst with a superb spell of 4-18 in 4 overs since he trapped Alex Davies lbw just before lunch.

Lancashire lead by 150 runs but is that enough?

2.00pm, 30.0 overs
Lancashire 2nd inns 113-6 lead by 134 runs, Vilas 2* Lamb 0*
That has been an explosive start after lunch – what did they have to eat?!

Liam Livingstone hit Dan Douthwaite for three fours from an over that also produced four leg byes.
Josh Bohannon hit Michael Neser for four and was bowled next ball!
Livingstone got a big outside edge attempting to flick Douthwaite through midwicket and was brilliantly caught by Neser, diving at third man.
Dane Vilas did really well to dig out a searing yorker from Neser in the same over.
Then Luke Wood was run out for 0 after he and Vilas tried to take a quick single, but beaten by Marnus Labuschagne’s throw.


1.00pm, LUNCH Day 2, 25.2 overs
Lancashire 2nd inns 88-3 lead by 111 runs, Bohannon 3*
Overall that has been a good morning for Lancashire who have pushed their lead past the hundred mark.

But Alex Davies, after batted nicely for his 47, is out lbw to Michael Neser in the last over before lunch.

There have been no signs of the help the bowlers received from wicket yesterday which has played well in the Cardiff sunshine.

12.45pm, 21.0 overs
Lancashire 2nd inns 72-2 lead by 95 runs, Davies 34* Bohannon 0*
What a pity! Luke Wells was going nicely there having driven Dan Douthwaite for four but he is then bowled for 26 off a big inside edge from the following delivery.

In the same over Josh Bohannon nearly chops on and actually attempted to head the ball as it bounced up and threatened to drop on the stumps!

12.35pm, 19.0 overs
Lancashire 2nd inns 64-1 lead by 87 runs, Davies 34* Wells 18*
Luke Wells has driven two fours, one off David Lloyd and in the following over off James Weighell.

No wicket issues of any sort today and it appears to have settled down into a good batting track.

12.10pm, 13.0 overs
Lancashire 2nd inns 38-1 lead by 61 runs, Davies 26* Wells 0*
After the drama of yesterday this has been a relatively quiet start, save Alex Davies crashing four fours off Michael Neser.

But Keaton Jennings has just gone, lbw pushing forward down the wrong line to James Weighell for 12.

11.40am, 7.0 overs
Lancashire 2nd inns 27-0 lead by 50 runs, Jennings 3* Davies 24*

A nice steady start to the Lancashire second innings with Alex Davies on the attack taking four fours off Michael Neser.

Glamorgan are all out for 150 after Michael Hogan is run out off the second ball! Just the start Lancashire wanted.

Tom Bailey produced a great throw running round from mid-on to Dane Vilas and Hogan was some way short.

In June 1921 Lancashire and Glamorgan met for the first time at Cardiff Arms Park, a four-wicket victory for Lancashire inside two days.

Will that scenario be repeated 100 years later?

Nineteen wickets fell on an incident-packed opening day yesterday, so that possibility cannot be ruled out if the second day is anything like the first.

The wicket offered assistance to the bowlers throughout the day with some occasional variable bounce, enough to possibly put some doubt in the batsmen’s mind.

But it was far from being a terror track. Both sides' bowling attack used the conditions well and there were some quiet passages of play where the wicket seemed to be flattening out slightly in the afternoon sunshine, only for another clatter of wickets to fall.

So all eyes will be focused firmly on those 22 yards when Glamorgan resume on 150-9 in reply to Lancashire’s 173.

Lancashire’s last two-day finish incidentally was the tie against Somerset at Taunton in 2018. Now there’s a thought!

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