Surrey stands tall as Windies A bowlers keep chipping in
Surrey won the toss and opted to bat against Windies A. Openers Arun Harinath (10) and Mark Stoneman (1) could not get their team off to a good start as the side lost two wickets for 34 runs.
Surrey 309-8 (Scott Borthwick 153*, Ryan Patel 47)
Scott Borthwick and Ryan Patel then stitched a great partnership. At one point it looked as if the Windies A bowlers would not be able to break through. However, a fizzing delivery from Chemar holder went through the defences of Ryan Patel.
This opened the door for Windies A bowlers as they took two more quick wickets, dismissing Will Jacks and Tom Curran. The storm was then weathered for a long time by Borthwick and wicketkeeper Adam Rose, who scored 36 runs.
Once Rose was dismissed, Surrey lost another couple of quick wickets. At the close of play, Scott Borthwick was joined by South African pacer Morne Morkel (1).
Surrey are currently at 309 for 8 and if the tail can wag a little bit along with Borthwick to add another 50-60 more runs, they can find themselves in a dominating position.
For Windies A, all bowlers chipped in nicely other than Odean Smith, who had a forgettable day as he went for plenty without picking up a wicket. Sherman Lewis, Chemar Holder and Raymon Reifer picked up two wickets each.
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