Jonny Bairstow Joe Root Jos Buttler James Anderson Yorkshire Lancashire Roses encounter
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Joe Root had perished for 22 in the first innings of the Roses encounter at Old Trafford, as the first wicket of Jordan Clark in his now-famous hat-trick. He fared worse in the second innings, edging one to Dane Vilas off James Anderson for 3. Unfortunately, that remained the only success for Anderson in the second innings, who returned uncharacteristically expensive figures of 9-0-52-1. Anderson had 1 for 38 in the first innings, but Adam Lyth, his only wicket, had already scored 70 by then.

Jonny Bairstow, the third wicket in Clark’s hat-trick, counterattacked with a dazzling 67-ball 82 that tilted the match in Yorkshire‘s favour. This came against an excellent Lancashire attack, consisting of Anderson, Clark, and Graham Onions.

Lancashire had to chase 323 after bowling out Yorkshire for 239. This included a second failure from Kane Williamson, the second wicket in Clark’s hat-trick. This time he got a single before perishing off Onions.

Keaton Jennings, Alex Davies, and Haseeb Hameed all scored between 30 and 32, and at one stage Lancashire were 110 for 5. Then Jos Buttler slammed a 69-ball 89. Just when it seemed that Buttler and Bailey would change the course of the match, Buttler swept the fifth ball of Root’s first over to Williamson at leg-slip, giving the two Test captains something to celebrate.

England’s first Test against India starts August 1, at Edgbaston.

Brief scores:

Yorkshire 192 (Adam Lyth 70; Jordan Clark 5 for 58) and 239 (Harry Brook 55, Jonny Bairstow 82; Graham Onions 3 for 44) lead Lancashire 109 (Alex Davies 51; Ben Coad 3 for 28) and 194 for 6 (Jos Buttler 59; Steven Patterson 2 for 34) by 128 runs.