Tim Bresnan perfectly summed up the feeling in both dressing rooms after today’s thrilling tie against Warwickshire when he said: “There’s mixed emotions at the minute.”

The Vikings and the Bears claimed a point apiece at Edgbaston from a game which saw the visitors fall narrowly short of chasing 271 with only one wicket left at the end when they needed two off the last ball and secured a bye.

Bresnan enjoyed an excellent personal game with two wickets and 89 with the bat, the latter contribution helping Yorkshire recover from 89-5 in response to Warwickshire’s 270-8.

He shared 138 for the sixth wicket with Jonny Tattersall, who also impressed for 79.

“They bowled really well up top,” said Bresnan.

“We thought 271 was a very gettable target, but we got ourselves into a hole. We didn’t get ourselves out, we were got out. It wasn’t through lack of thinking that we were in a tight spot.

“Myself and Jonny dug us out of it, and we felt like we should have won it.

“But, at the end of the day, we’d have taken a point from where we were after 10-15 overs of the chase.

“The debrief at the end of the game was, ‘Well, we’ve probably lost it’.

“We were below par in the field. We were probably 15 runs to the minus and them 10 runs plus. Twenty five runs is a lot in a tight game.

“We’re going to need to tighten up in that area if we want to go to the knockout stages.

“At the end of the day, we were below par but came away with a point.”

This was not a free-scoring 50-over game, as we see so often around the world nowadays.

You only have to look just up the road to Trent Bridge for that, where Lancashire lost by only eleven runs chasing 418 against Nottinghamshire.

“The wicket took a while to get in it,” said Bresnan, dropped in the deep on 14.

“It was tacky, and as the ball got older it was hard to score. But once you got in, it was quite a good pitch.

“I rode my luck, but I’m the sort of player who does that anyway.”

Bears captain Jeetan Patel said: “It’s a weird feeling when you come off after a tie. Neither side would have liked no points, but both feel a bit disappointed after getting so close to winning.”

Yorkshire have three points from their opening two games with a win and this tie. They face Lancashire, who have lost two from two, at Emerald Headingley on Sunday.

And Bresnan declared: “Game on!

“On our home patch, we know exactly what we’re doing there.

“They’ve scored loads of runs at Trent Bridge, but everybody does there so it’s nothing new. It should be a good game of cricket.”

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