Published: 19th April, 2017
Surrey remain top of Division One with a hard-fought draw against Lancashire this weekend.
Surrey started the game well with the bowlers taking five wickets in just over 20 overs, allowing the Lancashire top order to score only 67 runs. Chanderpaul and Clark then staged a huge fightback for the visitors, with the latter earning his maiden First-Class century, for the north side. Whilst Rory Burns fell just short of a century in Surrey’s first innings, it was Scott Borthwick and Kumar Sangakkara who guided Surrey to a draw having been forced to follow on.
Here’s three takeaway facts from the draw against Lancashire…
1. Scott Borthwick recorded his first century for Surrey, finishing the game on 108* from 250 balls and scoring 44 of those runs in boundaries.
2. Mark Footitt notched another 5fer, his fifth in as many matches. The pace bowler, in his second year at Surrey, also bowled seven maidens in his 32 overs
3. Kumar Sangakkara’s classy 136 was his 57th First-Class century, and his seventh for Surrey. The Sri Lankan took 190 balls to reach his score, hitting 15 fours and one six in the process.
Surrey’s next home fixture is against Essex in the Royal London One Day Cup on Tuesday 2nd May at the Kia Oval on Friday 14.
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