Surrey create historical past, chase down 501 to beat Kent and repeat 78-year-old feat

Picture Supply : GETTY Ben Foakes and Sibley scored centuries in a mammoth chase

Cricket is a sport of uncertainty and it was as soon as once more proved on June 14 (Wednesday) when Surrey stunningly chased down 501 runs in opposition to Kent with 5 wickets in hand. That is solely the second time within the County Championship historical past {that a} goal of above 500 has been chased down by a crew. Total, it turned out to be the joint eighth highest profitable run-chase within the historical past of first-class cricket.

So far as the match is worried, Surrey gunned down the unbelievable goal in 146.1 overs with Dom Sibley, Ben Foakes and Jamie Smith smashing contrasting centuries. Sibley, opening the innings, scored most likely the slowest ever century in historical past when it comes to minutes whereas Foakes reached three figures off 198 deliveries. Apparently, Jamie Smith smashed 114 runs off simply 77 balls earlier within the chase.

Nonetheless, the duo of Sibley and Foakes offered the true impetus to the chase including 207 runs for the fourth wicket and taking near the mammoth goal. It was really a stroll within the park ultimately for Surrey with the batters wanting more and more snug within the center on the ultimate day. Sibley batted exceptionally properly to see via his facet within the chase remaining unbeaten on 140 off a mammoth 415 balls with 17 fours to his identify.

Earlier within the match, Kent scored 301 runs within the first innings after which they managed to bundle out Surrey for less than 145 runs gaining a vital 156-run lead. Of their second essay, Kent made an excellent higher effort with the bat mustering 344 runs to set to very large 501-run goal for Kent. However little did they know that Surrey will create historical past chasing down the entire quite comprehensively.

So far as the information are involved, the very best profitable chase within the historical past of first-class cricket is 536 by West Zone in opposition to South Africa again in February 2010. Yusuf Pathan was the hero with the bat smashing 210 runs off 190 balls with 19 fours and 10 sixes to his identify.

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