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Surrey pull off Second highest chase in County history

Indian left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh took two wickets each in both innings for Kent on his debut.

At the ongoing County Championship, Surrey beat Kent in Division 1 on Wednesday 14th June to break the record. In the entire history of the County Championship, he is the only time a team has effectively targeted his 500-plus goals. Overall, it was rated as the eighth most successful run pursuit in the history of first-class cricket. It was Kent’s second-highest goal of all-time, just short of Middlesex County’s all-time record.

It is worth noting that Kent he finished the run chase with 501 runs, whereas in 1925 they scored his 502 runs. On the penultimate day of the competition in Canterbury, the team took five wickets in Dom Sibley (140 of 415), Ben Fawkes (124 of 211) and Jamie’s impressive Century. succeeded in driving away the giant mark. Smith (114 out of 77 balls).

Notably, Surrey was thrown out for 145 runs after pitching 301 runs in the first innings. Kent then set the mark of 501 runs after scoring 344 runs. Meanwhile, Smith’s rapid-fire 100 gave the team a strong playing base as Surrey only needed 238 points to win on the final day. Interestingly, Indian left-arm speed player Ashdeep Singh made his debut for Kent, taking two wickets in both innings.

Surrey moved up to fifth in the county championship rankings.

Dom Sibley and Ben Fawkes fought patiently and energetically to keep Surrey from falling behind, but would have scored earlier to win. Nevertheless, that performance saw Surrey move him to fifth in the county championship rankings, while Kent still places him fourth.

Surrey will face Lancashire next on 25 June, while Kent will face Northamptonshire in Division 1 of the County Championship on the same day.



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