Saturday 18 May 2013 

Warwickshire v Yorkshire LV= County Championship


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Day 3

Yorkshire scored quickly in the morning session of the third day, adding eighty nine runs from twenty two overs before being finally dismissed for 407 with Adil Rashid making back-to-back centuries for his county, finishing unbeaten on 110 and with Jeetan Patel completing a five wicket haul.

There was time before lunch for five overs from the Yorkshire seamers and in that time they virtually put the match beyond the Bears with both Chopra and Porterfield lbw to their first deliveries faced and then Darren Maddy being caught by Lyth off the final ball before the break.

9-3 at the start of the afternoon session, Warwickshire never recovered as wickets fell at regular intervals to Besnan 3-41, Sidebottom 3-28 and Patterson 3-19 and when both Troughton and Clarke were lbw just before tea, it was a matter of when rather than if as to whether Yorkshire would complete victory on the third day.

It was Bresnan who took the final wicket when Milnes edged him to Hodd, to leave the visitors overwhelming victors by an innings and 139 runs 

Warwickshire took 2 points to Yorkshire's 23 points

Day 2

Yorkshire closed the second day in complete control of the match with a lead of almost two hundred and with three wickets in hand, after half centuries from Rob Ballance and Adil Rashid provided the backbone to Yorkshire's solid 318-7.

The opening pair of Lyth 43 and Sayers 24 posted a partnership of seventy seven before Boyd Rankin dismissed them both in his first two overs from the Pavilion End before lunch. Patel then joined in with the wickets of Jaques 25 and Gale 40 and with a lead of just nineteen, Yorkshire looked for the first time, a little unsure.

Rob Ballance 52 and Adil Rashid came  to Yorkshire's rescue posting a partnership of seventy eight  until Patel turned a ball to remove Ballance's off bail before Chris Woakes with the new ball trapped Andrew Hodd lbw for nine.

This was to be Warwickshire's last success until immediately befoe the close, as Rashid and Bresnan, returning from the Test Match in London, added seventy five for the seventh wicket until Bresnan 38 edged Rankin to Ambrose.

At stumps Rashid was unbeaten on sixty eight, partnered now by Liam Plunkett and looking to extend Yorkshire's lead past two hundred when play recommences on the third morning.

Day 1

Play was delayed on the opening day after heavy rain throughout the morning session reduced play to minimum of fifty seven overs when the match began at two thirty.

Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bowl  and with conditions favouring their accurate seam attack, they took full advantage, dismissing the current County Champions for just 128 inside fifty one overs.

Ryan Sidebottom struck first, when Varun Chopra’s extravagant drive flew to Adam Lyth  at slip where he took a low catch at the second attempt with the Bears’ opener out for just four.

Porterfield and Troughton added thirty for the second wicket but the partnership ended to a spectacular diving catch when Porterfield’s uncontrolled cut was taken at point by Richard Pyrah as Liam Plunkett took the first of three wickets for no runs in his spell from the Birmingham End.

Darren Maddy was lbw to Plunkett and Tim Ambrose followed, both without scoring, while Chris Woakes 1, lost his middle stump to a full delivery from Patterson.

Rikki Clarke was lbw to Sidebottom straight after tea, and after a partnership of forty between Troughton, who completed his half century, and Tom Milnes, Patterson returned to the attack and dismissed Milnes and then Patel.

Plunkett picked up the wickets of Wright and Rankin, with consecutive deliveries as Warwickshire collapsed in just fifty one overs and three balls for one hundred and twenty eight.

Skipper Troughton had to watch as nine wickets fell at the other end, finishing unbeaten on sixty five.

There was time for five overs of the Yorkshire reply before the close, when they had reached eleven without loss to survive a potentially awkward twenty minutes.

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