Surrey break report in piling up 671-9 at Kent

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Sam Curran
Sam Curran was considered one of seven Surrey batters to cross 50
LV= County Championship Division One, County Floor, Beckenham (day two)
Surrey 671-9 dec: Pope 96, Overton 93, Foakes 91; Gilchrist 3-121
Kent 45-1: Crawley 17; Worrall 1-8
Kent (1 pt) path Surrey (5 pts) by 626 runs
Match scorecard

Surrey broke the world report for the very best innings rating and not using a batter making a century after piling up a large 671-9 declared of their County Championship match in opposition to Kent.

The Division One leaders additionally equalled the first-class report – seven – for the variety of gamers making half-centuries with out passing three figures as Surrey made Kent’s bowling assault toil once more on day two at Beckenham.

After Ollie Pope and Ryan Patel had made 96 and 76 respectively on day one, Jamie Overton smacked 93 from 92 balls, Ben Foakes made 91, Sam Curran 78, Colin de Grandhomme 66 and Jordan Clark 54 not out for the dominant guests, for whom Dan Worrall additionally made an unbeaten 44.

Surrey’s run glut meant that Kent’s sorry report of conceding a minimum of 500 runs in each first innings to this point this season continued.

In reply, Kent reached 45-1 at stumps – a deficit of 626 – with Ben Compton (14) and Daniel Bell-Drummond (seven) the not-out batters after Worrall eliminated England’s Zak Crawley for 17.

Kent went into the second day clinging to the hope that early wickets would possibly maintain them within the contest they usually struck early when Foakes edged Matt Quinn behind.

Surrey responded with a century partnership between Overton, in as a nightwatchman, and Curran.

Overton produced an array of pictures and raced previous 50 with successive fours off George Linde. When he tried to launch Darren Stevens for one more massive hit he was dropped close to the boundary by Jordan Cox, who appeared to misjudge the flight, and in the identical over Curran then handed 50 with a single.

Overton subsequently hit Stevens for a six that cleared the stand and smacked the 46-year-old’s subsequent supply for a most over the sightscreen, however he was out within the subsequent over, bowled by Linde, seven runs wanting his second first-class century.

The dismissal meant Surrey turned the primary staff ever to lose three consecutive batsman within the nineties in first-class cricket, following Foakes’ departure and that of Pope late on day one.

Surrey have been 470-6 at lunch and though Curran was stumped on 78 off Linde, De Grandhomme turned the sixth visiting batter to attain a half-century when he took two from Nathan Gilchrist.

Will Jacks was out for 20 when he swiped Gilchrist to sq. leg, the place Cox took a low catch, earlier than De Grandhomme was finally run out by Quinn.

Nonetheless, the last-wicket duo of Clark and Worrall took Surrey previous the earlier world report for a rating with out a person hundred, which was the 609 posted by Namibia in opposition to Uganda in 2010.

Tea was delayed till 16:34 BST at which level, with the lingering grains of hope draining away from the house followers, Surrey declared.

Kent have been left with 19 overs to navigate till stumps and have been most likely relieved they solely misplaced Crawley, who was caught behind firstly of the eleventh over.

Report provided by the ECB Reporters’ Community.

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