Sussex 62-3 trail Leicestershire 340 by 278 runs
Seamer Clint McKay picked up two wickets in two balls as Leicestershire’s bowlers made early inroads into the Sussex first innings at the Fischer County Ground.
Zak Chappell made the first breakthrough, bowling Sussex captain Chris Nash with a delivery which seamed back in to hit off-stump.
Harry Finch and Luke Wells played solidly in adding 46 for the second wicket, but McKay, bowling around the wicket to the two left-handers, won consecutive leg before decisions against Wells, half-forward to a delivery that would have gone on to hit off-stump, and then Staanie van Zyl, on the back foot to a ball that would have hit middle.
Earlier the Foxes had lost their last three wickets in adding just 18 to their overnight score of 322-7. Chris Jordan, wicket-less on the first day, had Chappell caught off at mid-off by Nash off a leading edge before McKay wafted outside off-stump to give Michael Burgess a simple catch behind the stumps.
Having pulled Jordan dismissively to the midwicket boundary, Mark Cosgrove, on 128, then failed to clear mid-off with an attempted lofted drive.