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Teenager frustrates Yorkshire with century
Yorkshire’s bowlers were made to work hard for a solitary wicket on the third morning of their LV= County Championship game against Surrey at The Oval.
At lunch the hosts were 256-2 in reply to Yorkshire’s 434 with Dominic Sibley 108 not out, having become the youngest-ever batsman to make a century for the county aged 18 years and 21 days.
The one wicket to fall was that of nightwatchman Tom Linley, who was trapped lbw by Adil Rashid for 12 with the total 190.
But that breakthrough did not prompt others as the patient Sibley was joined by Hashim Amla, with the pair adding a further 66 runs by lunch.
Sibley’s progress to his landmark was pardonably patient. Unbeaten on 81 overnight, he took a further 98 deliveries to reach three figures and brought up his hundred with a sweep for four off Rashid.
Yorkshire’s bowlers kept a reasonably tight line but found it tough going on a flat wicket. South African batsman Amla took lunch on 40 not out after batting with ominously serious intent.