Worcestershire 207-6 need 267 to avoid innings defeat v Sussex
Sussex were held up in their bid for victory against Worcestershire by an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 79 by Ross Whiteley and Ed Barnard on the final morning at Hove.
Resuming on 124 for 4 – their first target to get to 267 and make Sussex bat again – Worcestershire lost two wickets for the addition of just four runs.
Ben Cox (3) was beaten by the extra bounce generated by Vernon Philander and edged to Chris Nash, who took a chest-high catch at second slip.
Jofra Archer then bowled nightwatchman Josh Tongue (11), knocking back his off stump with a ball which jagged back off the seam.
But Whiteley and Barnard dug in to put on 79 for the seventh wicket, although Whiteley was twice dropped by Nash on 9 and 35, Chris Jordan and Archer the frustrated bowlers. At lunch Worcestershire had reached 207 for 6.