County Championship: Sussex take control against Derbyshire -ZoomTech News

Cheteshwar Pujara’s century led a dominant Sussex batting show on the second day of the Vitality County Championship Division Two match at Derbyshire.

The Indian scored an unbeaten 104 with Tom Haines, Tom Alsop and James Coles all making half-centuries as Sussex closed on 357-5, a lead of 111, whereas two late wickets for Luis Reece stored Derbyshire within the sport.

The house facet had earlier taken their first innings to 246 because of a career-best 47 from Blair Tickner, who shared a ninth-wicket stand of 68 with Jack Morley earlier than Coles took 2-6 together with his left-arm spin to complete off the innings.

Tickner was in sight of a maiden first-class half-century when he made room to pressure Coles and was bowled by a faster ball. Morley then got here down the pitch to dispatch Jack Carson over long-on for six.

Derbyshire had been near a batting level when Morley tried to pressure Coles by the offside however missed and was stumped.

Early wickets had been wanted to place Sussex below stress and Daryn Dupavillon obliged in his second over.

The South African fast bowled Tom Clark however Haines reached his 50 within the first over after lunch and the stand with Alsop was value 90 when he performed on aiming to chop a ball that was too near him.

Alsop reached his 50 with consecutive fours off Reece however after tea he aimed to work Anuj Dal by mid-wicket and was lbw.

Sussex started to take management of the match within the night session. Coles launched Morley over long-on for six earlier than Pujara reached 50 and Coles accomplished his when he pulled Zak Chappell to the fine-leg boundary.

The partnership was value 141 when Coles drove Reece low to mid-off and, after Pujara punched David Lloyd to the quilt boundary to finish a century, Reece bowled John Simpson with one which straightened.

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