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Live blog: Lancashire v Yorkshire, Day Two

Live blog: Lancashire v Yorkshire, Day Two

Live updates from Emirates Old Trafford

Welcome to the live blog for Day Two of Lancashire's LV= Insurance County Championship match at home to Yorkshire.

6.30pm, CLOSE Day 2
Lancashire 350-6, Bohannon 47* Lamb 4*, lead by 191 runs.
That is the end of another really good day for Lancashire with Keaton Jennings century and his alliance with Luke Wells the highlight of the day.

Josh Bohannon has marshalled the lower order well since the departure of Dane Vilas and then Luke Wood for 7 with Lancashire well placed to push on in the morning in search of a first Roses win since 2011.

5.30pm, 110.0 overs (17 overs left)
Lancashire 324-5, Bohannon 34* Wood 1*, lead by 165 runs.
That’s the end of the bonus points with Lancashire gaining 6 points and Yorkshire 1.

Since the last update we’ve lost Dane Vilas for 35 off 47 balls when he top edged Ben Coad and was well caught by Tom Kohler-Cadmore running back from slip.

4.45pm, 100.0 overs (27 overs left today)
Lancashire 287-4, Bohannon 8* Vilas 25*, lead by 128 runs.
Dane Vilas batting with real intent after tea twice hitting Steve Patterson for boundaries and Josh Bohannon cutting Duanne Olivier for four.

4.03pm, TEA Day 2, 95.0 overs
Lancashire 266-4, Bohannon 4* Vilas 8*, lead by 107 runs.
That has proved to be an entertaining session and another good one for Lancashire who are now ahead by more than one hundred runs.

The highlights were Keaton Jennings’ century and Luke Wells posting his first Lancashire fifty and the attacking intent from this pair have moved Lancashire into a very strong position.

3.35pm, 90.0 overs
Lancashire 256-4, Bohannon 0* Vilas 4*, lead by 97 runs.
Another wicket goes; Liam Livingstone has pulled a short delivery from Jordan Thompson to Duanne Olivier at mid-on to depart for 6.

Lancashire now have a second batting point as we head towards tea which is 5 overs away.

3.24pm, 87.0 overs
Lancashire 246-3, Bohannon 0* Livingstone 0*, lead by 87 runs.
After two landmarks, two wickets!

Both Keaton Jennings and Luke Wells have gone to catches at first slip by Tom Kohler-Cadmore; Jennings off Ben Coad for an excellent 114 and Wells for a Lancashire-best 60 off Jordan Thompson. Their partnership was worth 175 runs and came off 66.4 overs and has put Lancashire firmly in the driving seat.

3.07pm, 84.4 overs
Lancashire 246-1, Jennings 114* Wells 60*, lead by 87 runs.
Two landmarks have just arrived. Keaton Jennings has reached his first century since he scored an unbeaten 146 for England against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2018. It came when he drove Jordan Thompson through extra cover for four, his 10th of the innings and it took 253 balls

What at a great innings and how nice to see it rewarded by a standing ovation by all the spectators.

And the 150 partnership off 385 balls has also been reached!

2.38pm, 77.3 overs
Lancashire 200-1, Jennings 88* Wells 46*, lead by 41 runs.
A first batting point for Lancashire as Keaton Jennings and Luke Wells continue to build their partnership, Wells now reaching his highest score of the season.

Duanne Olivier has just been replaced by Harry Brook after the South African set a five man leg side field to Jennings and bowled a series of short balls in an attempt to tempt the Red Rose opener into pulling ball to one of the two men set back in the deep.

He came close once when Jennings pulled to fine leg for four, just evading the fielder at fine leg. An interesting and entertaining passage of play.

2.06pm, 68.5 overs
Lancashire 171-1, Jennings 72* Wells 35*, lead by 12 runs.
Luke Wells drove Dom Bess handsomely for four to take Lancashire ahead of Yorkshire and this partnership has now reached three figures; 100 off 307 balls to be precise.

Early signs from this pair they are attacking more this afternoon to push on from their excellent work this morning.

1.45pm, 63.0 overs
Lancashire 154-1, Jennings 59* Wells 31*, trail by 5 runs.
A bit of drizzle brought the hover cover out on to the wicket during lunch but we have started the afternoon session on time.

Keaton Jennings and Luke Wells resume their 78 run partnership to which Jennings has added four runs after square cutting Ben Coad for four.

1.00pm, LUNCH Day 2, 62.0 overs
Lancashire 150-1, Jennings 55* Wells 31*, trail by 9 runs.
For the second day in a row that has been a good morning for Lancashire. Keaton Jennings and Luke Wells have patiently batted through the session and have not given the Yorkshire bowlers a chance.

Their partnership is now worth 78 runs and it’s been attritional cricket at times, redolent of Roses matches from the past as Lancashire look to build a big lead while Yorkshire have bowled fairly straight, hunting a breakthrough, and giving nothing away.

Just as the players walk off it has started drizzling and the covers are going on.

12.40pm, 57.0 overs
Lancashire 146-1, Jennings 53* Wells 29*, trail by 13 runs.
Keaton Jennings reaches his fourth half-century in his last five innings by driving Thompson through extra cover for four! Lovely shot, and his 50 came from 177 balls with 7 fours and this pair have patiently taken Lancashire close to parity with Yorkshire.  

11.55am, 46.0 overs
Lancashire 124-1, Jennings 38* Wells 22*, trail by 35 runs.
Keaton Jennings and Luke Wells have posted their 50 partnership from 168 balls as Dom Bess drops short and Wells pulls to square leg for four.

Runs still arriving slowly as the Lancashire pair attempt to build a significant partnership and take the Red Rose well past Yorkshire’s 159 although Jennings pulled a short ball from Olivier to the square leg fence just after the previous update.

Yorkshire have turned to the spin of Bess and Steve Patterson has just joined the White Rose attack for the first time today.

It remains cloudy at Emirates Old Trafford but it has brightened up significantly in the last ten minutes.

11.20am, 37.0 overs
Lancashire 104-1, Jennings 28* Wells 14*, trail by 55 runs.

The first boundary of the day arrives when Keaton Jennings neatly turns a leg side delivery from Duanne Olivier off his hips to the fine leg boundary.

Generally the Yorkshire opening pair today have bowled pretty straight, probing a line on or around off stump and Jennings and Luke Wells have been happy to settle in and pick up the odd single here and there.

So it’s been a pretty quiet start in the first twenty minutes but I said the same 24 hours ago and look what happened!

11.04am, 32.0 overs
Lancashire 97-1, Jennings 24* Wells 11*
Play getting away on time under cloudy skies so it will be interesting to see if that gives any assistance to the bowlers. 

Yorkshire have started with Ben Coad and Duanne Olivier with Jennings taking a couple of runs off the opening over.

Lancashire enjoyed a very good opening day in this top of the table Roses clash after bowling Yorkshire out for 159 thanks to an outstanding bowling effort that at one point had reduced the visitors to 40-7 after they had chosen to bat.

Today it’s the batsmen’s turn to try and build on that success when the Lancashire innings resumes on 95-1, just 64 runs behind, with Keaton Jennings and Luke Wells at the crease.

It is cloudy but dry at Emirates Old Trafford this morning and play will start on time at 11am.

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