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Surrey work quick and hard as they race against time to beat Windies A

Mark Stoneman (Surrey) 23 not out at the close

Resuming from their overnight score of 309 for 8, Surrey expected to add a few more runs before they could have a crack at the Windies A batsmen.

Their objective was fulfilled to some extent as Morne Morkel (22) and Amar Virdi (11) hung around for a bit along with centurion Scott Borthwick.

As it turned out, Borthwick remained unbeaten for 175 and ran out of partners. Surrey scored 366 runs as they were cleaned up before Lunch.

For Windies A, Sherman Lewis and Chemar Holder picked up two wickets each while Raymon Reifer bagged 3 scalps.

In reply, the Windies A batting lineup stuttered as soon as the innings began. John Campbell (5) was dismissed in 9th over. After that, the wickets kept falling at regular intervals. Chanderpaul Hemraj (19) was dismissed by Morne Morkel in the same over.

It was then time for Mathew Pillans to torment the Windies A middle order. Scott Borthwick, who scored an unbeaten 175, also came back to pick up a couple of easy wickets from the lower order.

Surrey had 12 overs to face before the end of play which they negotiated quite well. After opener Arun Harinath (7) was dismissed, Mark Stoneman and Ryan Patel did not give it away as they played out the day. Stoneman and Patel remained unbeaten for 23 and 30 respectively.

Currently, Surrey stand at 62 for one in the second innings and lead buy 250 runs. Tomorrow being the third and the last day of this match, Surrey still have a chance of piling up some quick runs and dismissing Windies A in a jiffy to take themselves to glory.

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