Will Macpherson at Essex 342-6 v Sussex
Good morning from Colchester! This place is an absolute picture this morning, even if the locals are still moaning that some trees have been chopped down.
Sussex are still in this game, but only just. They need wickets, and fast, so they have gone to their two quicks, Jordan and Jofra, who are both digging it in at the nightwatchman Porter. Zaidi, true to form as the greatest chubby funster in the land, is swishing away like a madman outside off stump, and not connecting that much. His bat, by the way, is not black tonight.
A random point: Ben Brown and the Sussex cordon are standing as far back to Archer as any I have seen all season.