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    Yorkshire complete impressive win

    Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale praises his team's character after they complete an innings-and-and-88-run victory over Warwickshire

    Highlights - Warwickshire v Yorkshire Day 4

    Yorkshire completed an impressive win on day four.

    Yorkshire first-team coach Andrew Gale praised his team's character after they required just 42 balls on the final morning to complete an innings-and-and-88-run victory over Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

    The home side, trailing by 203 on first innings, resumed on 85 for nine and last pair Jeetan Patel and Olly Hannon-Dalby took the score to 115 before the latter missed a forward push at Adil Rashid and was bowled.

    Patel, who had just lifted Rashid straight for six, was left unbeaten on 49 (65 balls, five fours, one six) while young seamer Ben Coad ended with five for 50 for match figures of ten for 102.

    Yorkshire's resounding victory was an emphatic response to their surprise defeat to Hampshire in their opening game last week.

    "It was a big week for us having played so well last week when we didn't get anything out of the game," Gale said. "I thought we showed a lot of character.

    "After last week's game we spoke a lot about wining key passages of play. In the third innings we let Hampshire back in the game but in this game we got an opportunity to get ourselves in front and get away from them and we took it.

    "If I was being ultra-critical I would have liked one of our top six to go on and get a hundred after they all got starts. But, on the whole, winning those key sessions was the difference."

    Warwickshire, meanwhile, must dust themselves down from successive innings defeats from which they have taken just three points.

    It has been a bracing start to the regime of sport director Ashley Giles and first-team coach Jim Troughton and one that has hurt a set of experienced players which was viewed in some quarters as potential title-challengers.

    The first two games have supplied a serious reality check, ahead of another tough fixture, at home to Surrey starting on Friday.

    "The first two games have been really disappointing after such high hopes during the winter," said Giles. "We've done a lot of good preparation but just not put it into practice. It's certainly hit the dressing-room hard but all we can do it try to turn it around.

    "After results like that you are always looking for a reaction and that's what we will look for against Surrey. A lot of these guys have done a lot for this club in the past and now we are asking them to go again. Surrey will be a tough challenge but we just need to play better cricket all-round."

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