Yorkshire may be on course for a fifth Specsavers County Championship win of the season against Nottinghamshire at Scarborough, but Keshav Maharaj insists they can’t rest on their laurels on day four.
Winless Notts, chasing 387, closed day three on 135-4, including two wickets for the South African Test left-arm spinner.
Ben Duckett remains unbeaten on 47 as the Division One’s bottom side bid to avoid a likely defeat.
The visitors could lay claim to having the better of the first two sessions of the day as Yorkshire advanced their second innings from 177-2 overnight to 338 all out at tea.
Experienced seamer Luke Fletcher was excellent for 5-67, four of which came with the new ball after lunch.
He got Tom Kohler-Cadmore 59, who added to Gary Ballance’s 61, completed at the start of day three.
South African overseas spinner Maharaj hit a trio of big sixes in his swashbuckling style with the bat on the way to a useful 35 before removing Joe Clarke and Chris Nash with his left-armers.
He said: “One or two more wickets tonight would have been ideal, but we’ll take four right now.
“It was tough conditions in terms of toiling for the boys, but we got our rewards for hard work.
“Notts bowled really well in the first session, and then the way Tom (Kohler-Cadmore) batted managed to get us a little bit of momentum.