Steve Smith’s sluggish begin to life in England’s County Championship continued at Leicester, the place he was dismissed for 3 runs by South African seamer Wiaan Mulder.
Australia’s star batsman, who made a low-key 30 on his Sussex debut at Worcester final week, was again within the pavilion having scored simply three off 14 balls earlier than being trapped lbw by Mulder.
Smith, who’s midway via a three-match spell with the Division Two aspect, had spent Thursday ensconced within the dressing room as Leicestershire’s floor employees tried in useless to make a saturated outfield match for play.
Nevertheless, regardless of his failure, Sussex nonetheless loved a great second day as they made 4 for 319 after being despatched into bat.
Tom Alsop (118 not out), Cheteshwar Pujara (77) and James Coles (59no) led the best way on a chilly day in typically powerful batting situations.
Pujara dealt largely in boundaries, 11 of them in his first 50, as he continued his gorgeous kind for Sussex forward of India’s World Check Championship last conflict with Smith’s Australia.
Pujara’s departure, caught behind the stumps, ushered in Smith, however he appeared twitchy from the beginning, surviving a assured enchantment for leg earlier than by the keen Tom Scriven from his second ball confronted as he provided no shot.
It appeared solely top may have saved him. There was no such doubt three overs later although, when Smith shuffled right into a ball from Mulder that got here again in a little bit and would definitely have hit the stumps.
Sussex had been effectively positioned on 4 for 208 at tea, however Smith walked off to a way of anti-climax.
Within the last session, which might have lasted a marathon 39 overs had dangerous mild not curtailed play 13 overs earlier than the scheduled shut, Alsop accomplished a 212-ball century.