Durham 212 & 212-6 (Burnham 76, Barnard 3-55) Worcestershire 151

A half-century from Jack Burnham has guided Durham into a lead of 273 against Worcestershire in their Specsavers County Championship Division Two match at Emirates Riverside.

Resuming on 120-2 in the afternoon session, Durham soon lost Gareth Harte for 19 as he played around a delivery from Ed Barnard that clipped his off stump. Graham Clark and Ryan Pringle failed again for the hosts in the middle order, with both players being dismissed in single figures in the space of an over. Burnham remained composed at the other end, ending a lean spell at the crease in his last four Championship matches.

He worked his way to a half-century from 91 deliveries, reaching the milestone for the third time of the campaign. Burnham upped the ante to take Durham's lead over the 250-run mark, sharing a stand of fifty for the sixth wicket with Ned Eckersley.

The 22-year-old continued his surge, taking Ross Whiteley for 10 runs in an over, but the bowler earned his revenge when Burnham drilled the ball straight to Callum Ferguson at mid-wicket. Eckersley and Ben Raine led their side to the interval with the score 212-6.