Joe Root and Alastair Cook out for ducks as Yorkshire edge it against Essex

• Both sides bowled out cheaply as 22 wickets tumble
• Jonny Bairstow leads fightback in Yorkshire’s second innings

This was a day of Championship cricket the 2,600 crowd present at Chelmsford will not forget in a hurry: England captains current and former both out for ducks, 22 wickets falling and Yorkshire, having been bowled out for 50 in their first innings, ending it just on top. And that is not to forget that Jonny Bairstow was promoted to open in Yorkshire’s second innings and crunched a 44-ball fifty.

Bairstow was spot on when he admitted: “It was difficult to sum up to be honest with you.” There was no doubt conditions played their part, with seam bowlers favoured. But the majority of wickets fell through batsman error, with a plethora of loose shots evident during the morning and afternoon sessions.

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