Nottinghamshire need to build some pressure and claim wickets on the third morning of their match at Scarborough against Yorkshire, according to Head Coach Peter Moores.
The home county ended the second day with an overall lead of 225, with Gary Ballance undefeated on 52.
It was a tough day for Notts, bowled out for 184 and surrendering a sizeable first innings advantage.
Notts had bossed the opening day but Moores agreed that Yorkshire had claimed the honours on the second.
“Without a shadow of a doubt,” he said.
“The best time to bowl is in the morning and they made use of the conditions.
“We’re disappointed because we had a really good chance to get into a very strong position in the game and we’re now going to have to bowl very well in the morning to keep ourselves in it,” he added.
Moores felt that the dismissal of Chris Nash for 33 was a big turning point in the day.
Notts had been 90-2 at the time.
“He won’t score many better 33s, so he’ll be very frustrated,” said the Head Coach.
“He was playing so well and got on top of the bowlers and then played a loose shot, so he’ll be frustrated with that.”
Notts then fell away, losing their last seven wickets for 94.
“All the batters know they are going to have to bat well in the second innings but the first job is to get them out,” commented Moores.
“It was good to get Adam Lyth out tonight and we’ll have to come back and try and get some wickets early in the morning and create some pressure and see what we have to chase.”
Tom Moores had played some of the most eye-catching shots in the day, counter-attacking his way to 48, an innings which included three huge sixes off Keshav Maharaj.
“Tom played really well. He counter-attacked and picked his shots and picked his moments. It’s a shame the rain came when it did because it just broke that partnership.”
In all possibility the visitors will be left with a stiff final day challenge but there should be no demons in the surface according to Moores.
“There’s another innings in this game, so everyone will get another chance on what is a good pitch. It’s always been a good pitch at Scarborough. If you can get through the new ball you can build a partnership here.”
There are two further opportunities to catch the Outlaws in T20 action at Trent Bridge this summer, with the next opportunity coming as part of a double-header on Sunday 25 August. The Outlaws' clash against Yorkshire Vikings will be preceded by Loughborough Lightning v Lancashire Thunder in the Kia Super League.