Adam Lyth praised Tim Bresnan and Matthew Waite as they led Yorkshire’s fightback on day one against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
Lyth is standing in as captain for injured duo Steve Patterson and David Willey, the latter who went down with a back injury on Tuesday.
After electing to bowl, Lyth saw Notts advance to 182-0 as Ben Slater (109) and Kraigg Brathwaite (71) impressed.
But Waite struck three times shortly before tea and Bresnan twice with the second new ball late in the day, matching Jack Brooks’ return, as Notts closed on 332-7.
“We created pressure for long periods of time, but just not for long enough.
“The run-rate was always around 3.4, which will have to come down in the second innings when we bowl again. We’ll have to try and test their defence out a bit more. We bowled a bit too short and wide.
“If we can go bang, bang in the morning, the batters will then have to bat long. It’s a pretty good pitch.
“We thought it would have done more than it did, as it seemed a perfect bowling day with the conditions overhead.”
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He added: “I’ve captained a couple of friendlies on pre-season tour and the odd second-team game. But I’ve played quite a bit of cricket now.
“It’s a very proud moment. To captain your county is a great feeling.”