Cricket: Rashid leads Tykes to comfy victory

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Yorkshire inflicted Warwickshire’s first home defeat in 14 LV= County Championship Division One matches by an innings and 139 runs at Edgbaston to go top of the table.

The hosts collapsed to be all out for 140 after Adil Rashid’s 110 not out helped the Tykes, who are enjoying life back in the top-flight, a 279-run first-innings lead with 407 all out.

Rashid did have a big slice of luck when, without adding to his overnight 68, he was bowled by a no-ball from Chris Wright

First-ball wickets for Tim Bresnan and Ryan Sidebottom then set off an alarmingly speedy demise for the champions late on the third day. Varun Chopra and William Porterfield were leg-before straightaway and Darren Maddy and Tim Ambrose edged to second slip for Adam Lyth’s fourth and fifth catches in the match.

Sidebottom (three for 23) and Bresnan (three for 41) swung the new ball under cloud cover before Steven Patterson quelled brief resistance in a spell of three for 19. Bresnan finished the job at 5pm when Tim Milnes was caught behind.

Jim Troughton was an exception to the rule of confusion, unbeaten with 65 in his side’s first-day disintegration for 128 and again top scorer in the second innings with 37 until he was lbw to Sidebottom.