Jordan Thompson reflected on what he felt was a job well done for both Yorkshire and himself as the county fought back on day two to leave their LV= Insurance County Championship clash with Hampshire nicely poised at the halfway stage.
Thompson claimed 5-60, including his 100th first-class wicket, as Yorkshire bowled Hampshire out for 218 in reply to 159 at Scarborough.
The hosts then closed on 23-1 second time around, now trailing by only 36.
“We felt like we were going to bowl them out behind our score,” said Thompson, who contributed to an afternoon score of 72-6.
“But it was always going to happen that they came out and counter-punched. We tried that as well with not as much success.
“We’re 30-odd behind going into tomorrow, so hopefully the sun’s out and the pitch gets a bit kinder.”
On what he feels Yorkshire could work with in terms of a target, he said: “It’s a tough one because when the sun’s out it gets easier to score. It’s still tricky if you get it in the right areas, but it’s definitely easier.
“We’ll try and get past them first and then try and work out what we feel we can set and defend going into the last day.”
Thompson debuted in first-class cricket in 2019 and has been superb since, more so with the ball.
He added: “I remember my first, Mark Stoneman at Guildford back in 2019. It seems a long time ago now. To get to 100 is a nice milestone. But onto the next one now.
“To get my five-for, I didn’t think it was going to happen at one point.
“We didn’t take our chances throughout the innings, but I still felt we did well to bowl them out for 219.
“Patto told me it was going to be my last over before I got that last wicket. There was an incentive to get my name on the honour’s board, and luckily I’ve done it.”