Yorkshire's Adam Lyth hits brilliant century

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Yorkshire's opener Adam Lyth hit a century on day two of the County champions game against the MCC in Abu Dhabi to enhance his Test match credentials ahead of England's tour to the West Indies next month.

Lyth put Yorkshire in a commanding position as his century laid the foundations for a solid Yorkshire batting display as they built a first innings lead of 151.

Strong performance 

Resuming on 53, Lyth continued his form from last season as he produced yet another impressive batting performance.

Onlooking England captain Alastair Cook must have been impressed with the Yorkshireman as he hit 12 fours in his 190 ball innings of 113.

Lyth was supported well by colleagues Will Rhodes (61), Andrew Hodd (57) and Adil Rashid (42) as Yorkshire eased past the MCC's first innings score of 221 with just five wickets down.

The only downside to Yorkshire's innings was the dismissal of another England hopeful, Jonny Bairstow, for a six ball duck.

Big lead 

Once Yorkshire were eventually dismissed for 372 they had established a healthy first innings lead putting their MCC opponents under pressure.

The MCC openers, Nick Compton and Alastair Cook, negotiated five overs at the end of the days play unscathed as they ended on 13 for no wicket.

Day three looks set for to be a big day for Yorkshire as they try to drive home their advantage, but the MCC, particularly Alastair Cook, will want to improve on their first innings batting display and prevent defeat in

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