LV= County Championship - 27 May 2021

Surrey won by an innings and 47 runs

Venue: The Kia Oval

Surrey v Gloucestershire

Day Three

Surrey ended Gloucestershire's unbeaten start to the summer with an innings-and-47-run victory at The Kia Oval.

The visitors resumed day four on 124-5 in their second innings, still 191 runs behind after being asked to follow on.

Daniel Moriarty removed key man Miles Hammond (45) early, before Tom Smith fell for one in the next over.

Jonny Tattersall offered some resistance with 86 not out but Amar Virdi took 4-96 to help complete Surrey's second win of the season.

Tattersall, on loan from Yorkshire, put on 56 for the last wicket with Dan Worrall (24) but was left stranded 14 short of his second first-class century when Worrall was bowled by Moriarty.

The win keeps them in contention for a top-two place in Group Two, behind leaders Gloucestershire and second-placed Somerset.

The platform for Surrey's victory was laid by Hashim Amla's brilliant 173 on days one and two, while Moriarty then ran through the Gloucestershire order with career-best figures of 6-60 on day three.

Day Two

On a used pitch expected to turn on days three and four, off spinner Amar Virdi removed Gloucestershire captain Chris Dent for 14, pulling to mid wicket, soon after opening partner Kraigg Brathwaite survived a straightforward caught and bowled chance to slow left armer Dan Moriarty on 24.

Match Report | Surrey v Glos | Day Two

28 May 2021

On a used pitch expected to turn on days three and four, off spinner Amar Virdi removed Gloucestershire captain Chris Dent for 14, pulling to mid wicket, soon after opening partner Kraigg Brathwaite survived a straightforward caught and bowled chance to slow left armer Dan Moriarty on 24.

Brathwaite remained, on 27, when rain ended play 15 overs early but Surrey will surely be confident they can force a victory that would haul them into contention for Division One qualification, with games against Hampshire and Somerset still to come.

Earlier Hashim Amla’s 173 from 347 balls, with 16 fours, and a powerful 65 from Rikki Clarke, with two sixes and eight fours, had kept Gloucestershire in the field for five sessions.

Surrey, resuming on 285 for 5, added 188 more runs in 62 overs before the innings ended on the stroke of tea. It was often a hard slog on a sluggish surface, but Amla was content to accumulate steadily in search of an intimidating total while both Sean Abbott and Clarke did their bit to raise the scoring rate against disciplined Gloucestershire bowling.

Abbott came in to face the second ball of the day after Jamie Overton (50) edged behind off David Payne and hoisted Tom Smith’s left-arm spin over deep mid wicket for six in a well-made 40. Abbott’s last scoring shot was also a six, a magnificent strike over long off Higgins from a couple of steps down the pitch.

The seventh wicket pair added 61 in 24 overs, with Amla scoring just 33 in 30 overs before lunch, but the great South African did crash Payne through extra cover and hit Smith over the top for fours as a further 82 in 28 overs was put on with Clarke.

Amla’s eventual dismissal, after almost eight and a half hours at the crease, would also have pleased Surrey’s spinners. Miles Hammond, an occasional off spinner, made one turn and bounce to force Amla to chop into his stumps.

With clouds rolling in and floodlights on, Clarke attacked – taking four successive fours off left arm paceman Matt Taylor and then, in the next over, hitting Hammond for 4, 6, 4 over extra cover, long off and to third man with a reverse sweep.

Ryan Higgins, replacing Taylor, immediately bowled Clarke with an off cutter which kept low and the all-rounder finished with 4 for 69 when also bowling Moriarty for 4.

Day One

South Africa great Hashim Amla struck an unbeaten century as Surrey enjoyed the better of day one against Gloucestershire at The Kia Oval.

The 38-year-old former Proteas batsman, who ended the day 103 not out, brought up his 54th first-class ton with his 12th boundary of the opening day.

He shared 104 with Jamie Overton (50 not out) for the seventh wicket, after Surrey had slipped from 105-1 to 181-5.

Surrey closed on 285-5, with opener Ryan Patel also earlier making 62.

David Payne and Ryan Higgins were the pick of the Gloucestershire bowlers, taking two wickets apiece.



Scorecard

Surrey won the toss and elected to bat.


Surrey
Ryan Patel | Mark Stoneman | Hashim Amla | Laurie Evans | Jamie Smith | William Jacks | Sean Abbott | Rikki Clarke | Jamie Overton | Daniel Moriarty | Amar Virdi |


Gloucestershire
Christopher Dent | Kraigg Brathwaite | Miles Hammond | Tom Lace | Ian Cockbain | Ryan Higgins | Jonathan Tattersall | Tom Smith | Matthew Taylor | David Payne | Daniel Worrall |


Surrey win by an innings and 47 runs
 
Gloucestershire second innings
268 all out

Surrey First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Extras 5b 16lb 0nb 0p 0w 21
Total 473

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
50 105 123 133 181 285 346 428 468 473

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
David Payne 28 5 79 3
Ryan Higgins 29 8 69 4
Daniel Worrall 25 8 68 0
Matt Taylor 27 6 89 1
Tom Smith 41 4 112 1
Miles Hammond 8 1 35 1


Gloucestershire First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Extras 5b 0lb 0nb 0p 0w 5
Total 158

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
39 84 85 88 89 111 113 144 153 158

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Sean Abbott 10 5 22 0
Rikki Clarke 3 1 4 0
Amar Virdi 26 7 46 3
Daniel Moriarty 26 7 60 6
Jamie Overton 4 1 14 0
Will Jacks 6 4 7 1


Gloucestershire Second Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Extras 8b 14lb 2nb 0p 0w 24
Total 268

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
38 42 44 58 84 138 139 181 212 268

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Daniel Moriarty 28 5 82 2
Amar Virdi 26 2 96 4
Will Jacks 6 1 27 0
Jamie Overton 13 2 36 2
Sean Abbott 5 3 5 2