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Gale delighted with his troops

— 17 May 2013

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale is delighted with the progress his Yorkshire side are making as they continue to press home the advantage in the LV= County Championship match at Edgbaston against Champions Warwickshire.

Yorkshire ended day two on 318-7 a lead of 190 runs and aims to continue to put the pressure on The Bears as the White Rose push for their third victory of the season

 “The plan was to build some partnership,” said Gale.

“We wanted to be positive. We felt if we were positive on that pitch, it would put us in a good position. That’s where we are.

“We still have a bit of work to do with the bat today and then with the ball. Hopefully we can put it in the right areas.

“They’re not going to lay down and die, that’s for sure. We’ve seen the quality they’ve got in the batting department. But I’d back our bowlers to put the ball in the right areas and ask them questions.

Gale has been delighted with the form of Adil Rashid. After scoring 180 in his previous innings against Somerset, The Bradford-born all-rounder finished the day unbeaten on 68 and will look to continue his excellent form on day three.

“Rash has played outstanding, as did Gary (Balance),” added Gale. There were contributions all the way down. To still be batting at the end of the day, that was the target.

“The added responsibility seems to have done wonders for Rash, batting number six. He’s got a lot more consistency in his life, in his training. It’s no surprise to us that he’s started the season the way he has. 

“We’ve just got to set our stall out to bat as long as we can and move the game forward, then take as many wickets as we can as fast as we can.”


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