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Yorkshire draw nailed on
Yorkshire lost the wickets of openers Alex Lees and Adam Lyth as well as captain Andrew Gale this afternoon but their departures have not affected the county’s chances of securing a draw against Somerset at Taunton.
This match will finish in a stalemate later this afternoon, with pitch conditions making it impossible for either side to gain a positive result.
Yorkshire have advanced from 93-0 from 27 overs at lunch to 150-3 in the 56th over at tea - a lead of 47 in their second innings.
Lees was caught behind off Craig Meschede for 47 before Lyth, who brought up his fifty off 120 balls, fell caught at mid-wicket as he top-edged a pull at part-time medium pacer James Hildreth, who claimed only his sixth first-class wicket.
Gale was then caught behind down legside off Alviro Petersen’s off-spin with the first ball of the session’s final over. Kane Williamson is unbeaten on 31.