Kent v Yorkshire - County Championship Division Two - Day 2 – Live Score and Update
Yorkshire 247 v Kent 316/6 (97.0 ov) - Kent lead by 69 runs with 4 wickets remaining in the 1st innings
April 27: In the ongoing County Championship Division Two, four-day match between Kent and Yorkshire, at St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury, Kent lead by 69 runs with four wickets in hand after clobbering a massive tally of 316 runs at stumps on the second day of play.
With heavy showers hitting most parts of England, the two sides were lucky to have had an opportunity to play the match without rain ruining the day.
After reducing Yorkshire on a total of 247 runs and then scoring four runs without losing a wicket at the end of the first day of play, Kent resumed their second innings with openers SA Newman and SA Northeast in a bid to overcome the first innings total posted by their rivals.
The plan was straight and simple; score as many runs possible in order to prevail later in the match.
However, the opening stand could forge only 35 runs before the demise of Newman, who lost his way after scoring a knock of 31 runs off 54 deliveries.
With the openers gone, it was time for number-three batsman, Ben Harmison, to take the field as he forged a potent partnership alongside Northeast and rallied the total score to 101 runs before the threatening partnership came to its undesirable end on the wicket of Northeast, who contributed 26 runs before getting trapped in front of stumps.
Brendan Nash was the next man to come in, and Yorkshire had no idea what this batsman was about to unleash upon them as not only did he hammer a fiery innings but also toyed the bowlers by taking risks.
On the other end, Harmison, batted beautifully but then departed after playing an impressive innings of 43 runs.
With this wicket, the fielding side made a comeback in the match, as they grabbed a couple of more wickets, but then came skipper, Geraint Jones, who belted another irritating innings as he alongside Nash, ripped apart the bowlers.
The skipper was the last man to lose his wicket as he departed after hammering an innings of 47 runs.
Meanwhile, the day ended with Nash unbeaten on 114 and James Tredwell on 28 runs.