Gareth Roderick scored a career-best 172 not out to help Worcestershire to 454-9 declared against Glamorgan, on a day when rain meant only 68 overs were possible at Sophia Gardens.
In reply, the Welsh county reached 111/2, with opener Eddie Byrom scoring 67 and India’s Shubman Gill oozing quality on his way to 34 not out.
“We thought yesterday the game was in the balance a bit, obviously Gareth Roderick and Joe Leach played very well this morning and got a partnership together," said assistant coach David Harrison.
“That has happened in this game, the pitch looks good for batting and the challenge tomorrow is to get a couple of guys in and build good partnerships.
“The bowlers stuck at it very well, they were very good yesterday, a couple of half chances today, but it is a wicket where if people get in then it is hard to dislodge them.
“Eddie has played really well all year, got a good start and it was a shame he got out at the back end there. Shubnam is a class player, looks very good and looked in control out there today in tricky conditions.”