Ben Brown and David Wiese are making sure ten-man Sussex put up a fight at Hove.

The pair shared an unbroken sixth-wicket partnership of 137 to close a terrific day’s play against Warwickshire.

They helped Sussex recover to 224-5 by stumps after new England call-up Olly Stone had helped put them in deep trouble.

Stone, named in the England ODI squad this afternoon, took the wickets of Michael Burgess and Luke Wells as Sussex, replying to 440, slumped to 87 with just four wickets left to fall.

Brown had made 58 by close and Wiese is on 66.

Wiese reached his 62-ball half-century by drilling Stone behind cover point for four.

Sussex are batting with ten after losing opener Tom Haines to an ankle injury while bowling.

Stone clean bowled Burgess, who had counter-attacked effectively for his 46 off 45 balls, and later had Luke Wells caught behind for 26.

That was a good riposte to a brief onslaught from Burgess, who welcomed Stone to the Sea End with six fours from 14 balls.

Keith Barker earlier had openers Phil Salt and Danny Briggs plus Harry Finch all trapped playing in the crease as Sussex slumped to 14-3.

Briggs, who usually goes in at No.11, instead faced first in the absence of Haines.

Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott resumed at the crease this morning and took their third-wicket stand to 230 as the Championship division two leaders looked to bat Sussex out of the match.

Briggs broke the 77-over partnership when he had Bell lbw for 112 looking to sweep.

Trott fell to a very sharp catch by Harry Finch at mid-wicket off Wiese after making 124.

But Sam Hain played a couple of beautifully timed drives through extra cover on the way to his 53.