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Last Updated: Sunday, 17 June 2007, 18:42 GMT 19:42 UK
Shahzad stars as Yorks fight back
County Championship D1, Headingley: Yorkshire 139 & 129-3 v Sussex 141 (day three, stumps)

Yorkshire fought back well to take a 127-run lead against title rivals Sussex on day three at Headingley.

Ajmal Shahzad took a career-best 4-22 as Sussex, who resumed on 40-0, were dismissed for just 141 and a lead of only two runs in the Division One game.

Chris Adams, playing against the county he spurned, top scored with 29.

When Yorkshire batted again Craig White (49) and Anthony McGrath (58) put on 103 for the second wicket to help the league leaders to 129-3 at the close.

Top of Yorkshire's wish-list this morning was cloud cover - and with no blue sky in sight Jason Gillespie quickly got rid of openers Richard Montgomerie and Chris Nash.

Michael Yardy contributed a dogged 20 while Adams, attempting to counter attack as wickets tumbled, went down the wicket and succeeded only in nicking Bresnan behind.

Twenty-one-year-old Shahzad, in only his third championship match, then took the last two wickets in two balls to leave himself on a hat-trick when Sussex begin their second innings.

"I don't know if we're going to set a hat-trick field, but I'm going to charge in and try my best - maybe bowl a yorker," he said.

The evening session was played in good weather and McGrath took advantage to compile the only half-century of the match so far, from 117 balls.

He was run out by a direct hit from Wright trying to retrieve his ground after setting off for a single to cover in which his partner Younus Khan never showed the remotest interest.

Even so McGrath and White had done enough to give Yorkshire the upper hand, with further twists far from out of the question and largely dependent on Monday's weather.



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