At the start of the third day Worcestershire required early wickets to prevent Yorkshire from getting to far ahead on 1st innings. The home side had to wait until the 9th over of the day for the 8th wicket stand of Gerard Brophy and Ryan Sidebottom to be broken. Matt Mason got the breakthrough with his 4th ball of his spell bowling Sidebottom for a career best 61 to bring the 149 run partnership to an end. Seven overs later Moeen Ali trapped Steven Patterson for 10 with Yorkshire on 325.
There was still time for a 10th wicket stand of 43 between Moin Ashraf and Brophy, in which Brophy scored all the runs to finish unbeaten on 177* after a mammoth innings lasting just under 6 hours with 273 deliveries and containing 25 boundaries.
Yorkshire were bowled out for 368, giving them a more than useful 1st innings lead of 82. In the four overs before lunch Worcestershire safely reached 20-0.
Ryan Sidebottom took the first Worcestershire wicket in the 3rd over after lunch trapping James Cameron LBW for 11 with the score on 21. Worcestershire then lost two further wickets while still in deficit with Sidebottom and Patterson picking up a wicket each to leave the home side struggling on 53-3.
The introduction of spin with Adil Rashid in the 21st proved to be the final downfall for the home side. For the first three overs Moeen Ali and Alexei Kervezee went after Rashid aggressively, hitting him for 27 runs in his first 3 overs. However when Ali top edged a catch to Adam Lyth at leg slip, running around from 1st slip for 21 off the bowling of Rashid it was to signal the start of a collapse.
The home side went from 102-3 to 135-8 in just over 12 overs up to the tea interval with Patterson and Rashid sharing the wickets between them. A further wicket fell on the first ball after tea with the final wicket falling with the score on 137, with the home side being dismissed in under 39 overs.
Alexei Kervezee top scored with a belligerent 52 off 53 balls, including 9 boundaries. After going for 27 in his first 3 overs, Rashid then took 5 wickets for 10 runs in just under 7 overs to finish with figures of 5-37 and recording his first 10 wicket haul in a match.
This left Yorkshire with a fairly comfortable target of 56 runs to win in a minimum of 28 overs left in the day. The visitors chased down the score in under 13 overs with the loss of only one wicket to win the match by 9 wickets.
Worcestershire (286 & 137) lost to Yorkshire (368 & 56-1) by 9 wickets.
Worcestershire 4 points. Yorkshire 22 points.