Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Trent Bridge, 3rd day May 6, 2011

Phillips and Adams rescue Nottinghamshire

Yorkshire 534 for 9 dec and 17 for 0 v Nottinghamshire 428

A record ninth-wicket partnership between Ben Phillips and Andre Adams rescued Nottinghamshire from the follow-on and should ensure the defending champions avoid defeat against Yorkshire.

While half-centuries from Neil Edwards and Alex Hales had got Nottinghamshire off to a relatively good start, tail-enders Phillips and Adams still needed to add 94 to the home total of 291 for eight when they came together to make Yorkshire bat again.

The pair promptly blasted 114 off just 16 overs to eclipse the previous club record against Yorkshire for the ninth wicket, which had stood since 1930, Adams caught for 54 off 47 balls after hitting seven fours and three sixes. Phillips finished unbeaten on 71 from 104 balls with eight fours and three more sixes as Nottinghamshire were eventually bowled out for 428, with Yorkshire 17 for none in their second innings at the close.

Nottinghamshire began the day with a target of reaching 385 to avoid the follow-on, and in bright, sunny conditions opener Edwards looked in good touch as he rattled up his 50 from only 47 balls, with 10 smoothly-struck fours.

Partner Mark Wagh was less confident and was bowled for 16 by Richard Pyrah's second ball of the day - although the opening partnership of 88 was still Nottinghamshire' highest since August 2008. Edwards was eventually undone for 64 as Pyrah's sharply rising delivery was gloved to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, while Samit Patel edged his first ball just short of Adam Lyth at first slip.

Boundaries remained plentiful as Yorkshire's bowlers went at more than five an over, until Patel's back-foot force off Pyrah was edged to second slip and Hales was forced to retire hurt on 28 after being hit on the jaw by an Ajmal Shahzad bouncer.

Shahzad then had Adam Voges lbw on the stroke of lunch but the momentum swung again after the interval as Steven Mullaney and Chris Read put on 64 for the fifth wicket. Read was removed by a reflex catch from Joe Root at forward short leg off Adil Rashid, at which point Hales returned to continue his innings, passing 50 with a square drive for four.

His dismissal for 59 came in brainless fashion, pulling a long hop from Rashid straight to deep square leg, and with Mullaney edging to slip for 49 and Paul Franks bowled by Root, Nottinghamshire looked deep in trouble.

Phillips and Adams opted to free their arms and their attacking approach did the trick as Yorkshire proved helpless to stem the flow of runs until Adams' skied Shahzad to Bairstow, with last man Luke Fletcher hitting three successive fours off the England seamer's next over before he was caught at deep midwicket.