County Championship: Joe Root’s 99 places Yorkshire on prime in Cardiff

Dan Douthwaite celebrating

Joe Root was bowled for 99 by Glamorgan’s Dan Douthwaite
LV= County Championship Group Three, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (day three):
Glamorgan 149: Lloyd 31; & 108-3: Carlson 44, Lloyd 40; Coad 1-9
Yorkshire 230: Root 99, Patterson 47*; Neser 5-39
Glamorgan (3 pts) lead Yorkshire (5 pts) by 27 runs with 7 wickets remaining

Joe Root’s sublime 99 put Yorkshire in a strong position going into the final day against Glamorgan.

The visitors took a valuable first innings lead of 81 before Kiran Carlson and David Lloyd put Glamorgan back ahead.

At one stage, Michael Neser’s 5-39 put Glamorgan on top as Yorkshire slipped to 111-8.

But a ninth-wicket stand of 118 between Root and Steven Patterson (47 not out) changed the course of the game.

Play started at around 13:10 BST after heavy rain overnight and through the morning, and it started to look like a repeat of yesterday’s wicket-fest as Michael Neser completed his five-for when he removed both Dom Bess (20) and 19-year-old Harry Duke for a…