ADIL Rashid became the third Yorkshire batsman to pass 50 in their first innings as they took their lead over Warwickshire beyond 200 on day three at Edgbaston.
The White Rose are on course to hit back from last week’s opening-round Specsavers County Championship defeat to Hampshire with a win.
They advanced from 295-6 overnight to 381 all out on the stroke of lunch, a lead of 201.
Warwickshire faced one over from Ben Coad in their second innings before lunch, reaching 4-0.
Andrew Hodd (28), Rashid, Steve Patterson and David Willey all fell this morning.
Hodd and Rashid shared 52 for the seventh wicket before the former played on to Keith Barker.
Rikki Clarke had both Rashid and Patterson caught at first slip by Jonathan Trott, although Rashid’s dismissal for 65 came courtesy of a brilliant diving effort.
Willey was caught behind off former Yorkshire paceman Oliver Hannon-Dalby for 19 to wrap up the innings.
Yorkshire will take seven bonus points from this match, and will hope to add 16 more for the win.
There are 75 overs left to be bowled today.