Dane Vilas made his first championship century of the season as Lancashire’s batsmen built on their lead over Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates on the second day of their Division Two game at Emirates Old Trafford.
The home side made 494 for six declared, giving them a first-innings lead of 367, before leaving Sussex to face four overs in their second innings.
By the close the visitors were 15 without loss but they face a colossal battle to get more from this game than the one bonus point they have so far gained.
The first wicket of the day fell when Keaton Jennings, having added only a dozen runs to his overnight 53 cut Mir Hamza very hard to backward point where Rawlins clutched a brilliant one-handed catch high to his left.
Rawlins finished with figures of 32-5-98-1 in the Lancashire first inning.