Glamorgan v Sussex, Cardiff, 2nd day April 9, 2010

Panesar helps put Sussex in control

Sussex 284 and 65 for 1 v Glamorgan 191

Robin Martin-Jenkins and Monty Panesar took three wickets each as Sussex manoeuvred themselves into a commanding position on the second day against Glamorgan at the Swalec Stadium. The pair helped to bowl Glamorgan out for just 191 to give Sussex a 93-run first-innings lead.

By the close that advantage became 158 as Sussex reached 65 for 1 in their second innings. Martin-Jenkins finished with figures of 3 for 34 to add to his 65 runs in Sussex's first innings, while Panesar took 3 for 20 on his championship debut for his new county.

At the start of the day some accurate new-ball bowling accounted for both Glamorgan openers in consecutive overs. Corey Collymore, who forced the Glamorgan top order into plenty of playing and missing on a helpful pitch, claimed the wicket of Will Bragg, caught behind chasing a wide one.

In the next over Gareth Rees also tried to drive a wide delivery which was caught low down by Michael Yardy at first slip off James Anyon. From 19 for 2 Michael Powell and skipper Jamie Dalrymple had to dig deep to build a recovery.

But just after reaching a patient 50 partnership for the third wicket Dalrymple was trapped leg before deceived by a slower Luke Wright delivery. Powell and Ben Wright guided their side to 100 for 3 at lunch.

Wright, in the side because overseas opener Mark Cosgrove was rested for the first game, failed to make the most of his opportunity as he was trapped lbw by Martin-Jenkins for 10. And Martin-Jenkins struck three balls later to knock back James Allenby's off stump.

Martin-Jenkins continued his good form by then trapping Powell leg before two short of a half-century. The wickets kept falling at regular intervals as Harris also went lbw to give Panesar a first Championship wicket for Sussex. Glamorgan then slipped to 164 for 8 when wicket-keeper Mark Wallace chased a wide Wright delivery to be caught behind.

Robert Croft and Dean Cosker took their side to 184 without further loss at tea before Panesar claimed Glamorgan's final two wickets in the space of three overs. Cosker became the fifth lbw victim of the innings and Chris Ashling edged behind.

Sussex's second innings had reached 60 without loss when Yardy was given out lbw to Croft's first ball, bringing night-watchman Anyon to the middle for the final three overs.