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Tykes hold out in thrilling draw

County Championship, D1, Scarborough, day four:
Yorkshire 457 & 175-9 drew with Kent 227 & 433

Points: Yorkshire 12, Kent 7


Yorkshire held out to draw with Kent in a remarkable final day at Scarborough.

Kent resumed 43 ahead with five wickets left, and when their last main batsmen Martin van Jaarsveld and Geraint Jones fell they were 86 in front at 316-7.

But James Tredwell hit six fours and a six in his 54 as the visitors were 433 all out to set Yorkshire 204 to win.

Michael Vaughan made a 14-ball duck and when Adam Lyth fell for a second fifty of the match it was 135-8, but the last pair survived 28 balls to close 175-9.

Yorkshire had looked set for a very different day after early success with the new ball.

Deon Kruis bowled Jones with an inswinging yorker and then added the important wicket of Van Jaarsveld courtesy of a superb catch at second slip by Anthony McGrath.

Tredwell shared a determined 78 with Ryan McLaren, who edged Darren Gough through to the keeper shortly before lunch.

After a defiant fifty Tredwell was caught at slip at the second attempt by Jacques Rudolph, but Amjad Khan added 21 as the Tykes faced an awkward target.

That looked rapidly more awkward after Vaughan squirted a catch to second slip off Robbie Joseph, who then captured Andrew Gale in his next over.

When Lyth was caught head high at second slip, the eighth wicket to fall, it looked bleak for the home side, but Gough and Matthew Hoggard held out for 11 overs together to take the score to 166.

Gough was superbly caught right-handed at backward point by skipper Rob Key, but despite six slips in place the final pair dug in.




see also
Tykes attack set for final burst
29 Aug 08 |  Counties
Rudolph ton puts Tykes in command
28 Aug 08 |  Counties
Vaughan fails in Yorkshire return
27 Aug 08 |  Counties


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