Yorkshire humiliated by Donald

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A solid 91 by Warwickshire opener Nick Knight completed Yorkshire's misery after they were dismissed at Edgbaston for their lowest County Championship total in six years.

The defending champions needed less than three hours to dismiss out their visitors for 96, and then moved into a lead of 113 as Knight and Dominic Ostler (57) helped them to the close at 209 for 4.

Knight's highest first-class score since leaving Essex in the winter included 12 fours from 191 balls, and his third-wicket partnership with Ostler was worth 147 in 46 overs.

Yorkshire's collapse was instigated by Allan Donald (5 for 21) and Scottish seamer Dougie Brown, who claimed 4 for 35. The in-form Martyn Moxon and David Byas quickly fell to Donald, and the South African polished off the tail with 3 for 9. This completed his fourth five-wicket return against Yorkshire in five meetings since 1991.

Brown dismissed the Australian Michael Bevan with his second delivery and his haul of four middle-order victims also included Richard Blakey, lbw for a top score of 18.

Yorkshire's total was their lowest at Edgbaston for 31 years, but their bowlers were unable to achieve similar success on a grassy pitch. Peter Hartley bowled Andy Moles for 22, then in the 63rd over he dislodged Knight with a slip catch by Byas. Three balls later Ostler was bowled as he backed away to cut Michael Vaughan.

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