Vithushan Ehantharajah at Worcestershire 154-2 v Essex
With a tonking pull through midwicket, Tom Westley brought up the 150-partnership for the second wicket. So far, his boundaries seem to have hurt Worcestershire more than Cook's, which have an economy to them. Westley's though, has been in complete control and has made striking look so demoralisingly easy from the fielding side's point of view. He underlined that with the first ball of the day, which he struck down the ground for four. Alastair Cook's inning has ended, though. Having been dropped on 12 off Joe Leach, he produced a similar prod outside off stump just now, to a delivery from Ed Barnard. At first, it looked like Ross Whiteley at first slip had put the chance down, but was somehow able to scoop the ball in the air and take it at the second attempt.