Andrew Gale was disappointed with Yorkshire’s approach to combatting canny Warwickshire off-spinner Jeetan Patel as the Vikings tasted Royal London One-Day Cup defeat at Emerald Headingley today.
The Bears won by five wickets with 4.2 overs remaining as they chased 248.
Patel impressed for 4-33 from his 10 overs on a ground where he once took a T20 hat-trick. Sam Hain then anchored their pursuit with an unbeaten 102.
Gale said: “It’s pretty evident where we lost the game.
“We got off to a fantastic start there, 80 without loss. Then we lost two wickets to put us on the back foot. We just didn’t do the basics well from there.
“We knew that Jeetan’s a big player for them, and we spoke about him before the game and how we wanted to play him.
“We didn’t have to take him down. We could have just milked him at four or five an over and saw him off.
“Unfortunately, we got it wrong and didn’t do the basics well.
“We knew we’d have to bowl out of our skin given we were 50 or 60 below par on that pitch.
“It’s nothing new, we’ve seen Jeetan do it here for many years.
“I thought the shot selection against him was very poor. He bowled well.”