Khan brace stops the Surrey tail wagging

Friday 10th July 2009

Amjad Khan took two wickets in three balls to end Surrey’s innings

Surrey v Kent LV County Championship, Division 2, The Brit Oval, day 2.
By Mark Pennell
KENT required a further 75 minutes to polish off the Surrey innings in a gloomy Kennington on Saturday morning where the Brown Caps reached 386 all out.
Resuming on their first day, overnight score of 342 for eight, Surrey“s tail continued to wag courtesy of a ninth-wicket stand between Chris Schofield (54) and Murtaza Hussain (24) who added 56 in 21 overs – a Surrey record against Kent at The Oval, beating 55 set by E W Pooley and T Sewell jnr. back in 1865.
Schofield reached a deserved 50 from 78 balls with 13 fours as he and Hussain batted on untroubled throughout a morning session that included a 29-minute delay for bad light and drizzle.
Kent eventually made their breakthrough in the 115th over, the 19th of the second day, when Amjad Khan enticed Hussain to push outside the line of off stump and edge to Geraint Jones.
Then, two balls and one run later, Schofield“s attempted pull off a Khan bouncer flew to long leg where Simon Cook ran in from the ropes to take a well-judged catch.
Kent openers Rob Key (4) and Joe Denly (2) survived trough to lunch at six without loss and without a scare, both will hope to cash in on another excellent Kennington pitch throughout the afternoon.