Sidebottom boosts Tykes survival bid

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Relegation threatened Yorkshire stubbornly refused to buckle under pressure from LV= County Championship title contenders Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Ryan Sidebottom, with his second five-wicket haul since returning to his native county, and Moin Ashraf quickly wrapped up the home side’s first innings for 318.

Yorkshire openers Joe Root (49) and Joe Sayers (23) cleared off a deficit of 37 and half-centuries by Anthony McGrath, Gary Ballance and Adil Rashid gave them a chance of challenging for an unexpected victory. On reaching 319 for five at the close, they held a lead of 282.

n Sheffield umpire Richard Kettleborough was involved in a “Hawk-eye” controversy in the First Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Galle.

He gave an lbw decision against Aussie left hander Phil Hughes who asked for a review after he attempted to sweep off spinner Dilshan.

TV replays indicated the delivery had spun appreciably from around middle stump towards off. But the Hawk-Eye ball-tracking predicted path had the ball going straight on with the angle from round the wicket to strike leg stump.

Hughes was dismissed by Kettleborough after consultation with third umpire Tony Hill who is obliged to grant significant weight to the original decision made when he decides whether to reprieve or dismiss a batsman.

Simon Taufel, the senior international umpire, has referred the decision to the ICC.