• BATSMEN
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    42.1 banged in halfway down, and Azad pulls... straight down the throat of fine leg, who takes the catch low to the ground running in off the boundary. Disappointing way to go after a gritty innings, and Overton makes the breakthrough for Surrey 130/1
    138
    280
    395
    16
    0
    49.28
    93.2 through him! Hint of turn, Evans plays down the wrong line, and is beaten on the outside edge 298/4
    49.4 fired way down the leg side, and Dearden feathers an edge to the diving Foakes! Terrible way to get. A nothing ball, flying down towards fine leg, but Dearden gets a flick on it and is caught behind 147/2
    60.3 trapped on the pad playing across a straight one, and that is stone dead. Skids through from a fullish length, and would have pinged back the top of middle 176/3
    70
    124
    160
    7
    0
    56.45
    98.4 chopped on! Bottom edge onto the base of the stumps. Hill departs after a useful innings 312/5
    108.2 cleaned up! Middle stump flies out of the ground. Length ball, pretty quick, and Swindells is late on it. The stump cartwheels back, and Roach has his first wicket as a Surrey player 339/6
    111.1 edged and gone! Prodding forwards, and the outside edge flies to the solitary slip. Virdi has his second 353/8
    110.5 banged in halfway down, Parkinson fends at it, and it flies into the hands of slip! Roach has been bowling some heat in this spell, and this one was aimed at Parkinson's throat. Sharp catch by Jamie Overton, and that'll be lunch 353/7
    117.3 steered into the off side, and there's a mix-up. Wright gets halfway down the pitch before he's sent back, and by the time he has realised what's happened, Virdi has whipped the bails off at the non-striker's end. 375 all out for Leicestershire - they might feel as though that should have been a few more 375/9
    111.6 drag-down, which Klein somehow manages to play onto his leg stump! Three for Virdi, nine for Surrey 353/9
    not out
    4
    8
    24
    1
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    21 (lb 7, nb 14)
    TOTAL
    375 all out (117.3 Overs, RR: 3.19)
    Fall of wickets: 1-130 (Hassan Azad, 42.1 ov), 2-147 (Harry Dearden, 49.4 ov), 3-176 (Colin Ackermann, 60.3 ov), 4-298 (Sam Evans, 93.2 ov), 5-312 (Lewis Hill, 98.4 ov), 6-339 (Harry Swindells, 108.2 ov), 7-353 (Callum Parkinson, 110.5 ov), 8-353 (Ben Mike, 111.1 ov), 9-353 (Dieter Klein, 111.6 ov), 10-375 (Chris Wright, 117.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KAJ Roach29410023.4405
    MP Dunn2218603.9000
    A Virdi26.387532.8300
    J Overton2065512.7501
    J Clark2005232.6001
  • BATSMEN
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    21.2 big shout for lbw as Burns gets down to sweep... given! Burns throws his head back in frustration. Looked like he might have been outside the line, and height might have been an issue too, but the finger goes straight up 93/3
    10.6 strangled! Length ball, straying down the leg side, and Stoneman looks to clip off the hip. There's a thin tickle as it goes through to the keeper, and Leicestershire have their first! 43/1
    18.5 yorker, Amla can't jam his bat down in time, and Griffiths traps him dead in front! 83/2
    125.6 big shout for a stumping, and it's given! Pope isn't best pleased with it, but he'll have to trudge off. Astonishingly good innings comes to an end. Standing ovation from the Surrey dressing room. Pope was giving himself room to flay one into the off side, and his right foot lifted slightly as he had a swing. He got it back down, but not quite in time, according to the umpire 556/5
    87
    230
    243
    9
    0
    37.82
    86.1 inswinger on a length, from wide on the crease and round the wicket, which bursts through Foakes and rips out his off stump! 229-run stand comes to an end, and Klein strikes with the new ball 322/4
    123
    148
    180
    15
    3
    83.10
    129.6 cleaned him up! Middle stump out the ground. Smith made room for himself, looking to fire this into the off side, but was done in the flight and then clean bowled. Fine innings 575/6
    not out
    61
    54
    58
    3
    4
    112.96
    134.1 Clark drops this into the off side, sets off for two, and then sells Overton down the river. He's run out by a long way, despite a slightly wide throw, as Swindells has enough time to take a couple of paces towards the stumps and knock the bails off 613/7
    23
    20
    27
    2
    1
    115.00
    141.4 knocks him over! Leg stump goes flying to a loud cheer from the Vauxhall St. balcony party. Nothing shot, trying to run it down to third man. And Surrey have decided enough is enough - they've declared with a lead of 297 672/7
    Extras
    35 (b 6, lb 16, nb 12, w 1)
    TOTAL
    672/8d (141.4 Overs, RR: 4.74)
    Did not bat: KAJ Roach, A Virdi
    Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Mark Stoneman, 10.6 ov), 2-83 (Hashim Amla, 18.5 ov), 3-93 (Rory Burns, 21.2 ov), 4-322 (Ben Foakes, 86.1 ov), 5-556 (Ollie Pope, 125.6 ov), 6-575 (Jamie Smith, 129.6 ov), 7-613 (Jamie Overton, 134.1 ov), 8-672 (Matt Dunn, 141.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    D Klein24212215.0812
    CJC Wright2148704.1403
    GT Griffiths26210023.8400
    BWM Mike13.407915.7801
    CF Parkinson36217214.7700
    CN Ackermann2119024.2800
  • BATSMEN
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    not out
    144
    280
    379
    19
    0
    51.42
    32.1 banged in halfway down, and finally Evans falls to a short one! Got into a horrible mess playing this, only managing to steer it straight to short leg. Clark aimed at his throat, and found the right length to get him fending at it. Big breakthrough for Surrey 82/1
    32.2 smashed on the pad and up goes the finger! Dearden drags himself off, and can probably feel hard done by. Length ball, decent bounce to hit him on the top of the pad, and I think there were two possible issues: impact, which might have been just outside the line, and height. But the umpire is convinced it was hitting the top of off, and Dearden will have to go! 82/2
    57.3 fired down the leg side, and Ackermann gets a tickle on it trying to sweep! Virdi steams off in celebration and is absolutely pumped. Foakes went early towards the leg side, and this either flicked the back of Ackermann's bat or the glove on its way through. Loops up to Foakes, and that's a huge breakthrough for Surrey. 143/3
    not out
    69
    95
    128
    12
    0
    72.63
    Extras
    31 (b 4, lb 10, nb 16, w 1)
    TOTAL
    295/3 (92 Overs, RR: 3.20)
    Fall of wickets: 1-82 (Sam Evans, 32.1 ov), 2-82 (Harry Dearden, 32.2 ov), 3-143 (Colin Ackermann, 57.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KAJ Roach1645903.6804
    MP Dunn1415904.2100
    A Virdi3397312.2112
    J Overton1132802.5401
    J Clark1133723.3601
    RJ Burns411203.0000
    MD Stoneman301304.3300

Close of Play

  • Thu, 15 Apr - day 1 - Leicestershire 1st innings 215/3 (ST Evans 100*, LJ Hill 20*, 76.2 ov)
  • Fri, 16 Apr - day 2 - Surrey 1st innings 253/3 (OJ Pope 92*, BT Foakes 68*, 65 ov)
  • Sat, 17 Apr - day 3 - Leicestershire 2nd innings 21/0 (Hassan Azad 13*, ST Evans 5*, 17 ov)
  • Sun, 18 Apr - day 4 - Leicestershire 2nd innings 295/3 (92 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Leics 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st82Hassan AzadST Evans
2nd0Hassan AzadHE Dearden
3rd61Hassan AzadCN Ackermann
4th152Hassan AzadLJ Hill