@StaggerBreaths - Sanga, apologies... Not done this in a few months!
- Live Update
Alan Gardner at Surrey 513-5 v Yorkshire
Kumar Sangakkara, fresh off the back of scoring 379 runs (second overall) for Jamaica Tallawahs at the CPL, has flicked the switch marked "Princely Red-Ball Form" and is playing by his own rules here at The Oval. His seventh Championship hundred of the season came up in short order this morning and he has since raced past 150 (which took another 53 balls), dispatching a tired-looking Yorkshire attack hither and yon.
With the sun blazing, offset by an autumnal breeze, Surrey have hustled past 500, adding more than 100 to their overnight score in an hour and a quarter. Ben Foakes continues to look in good nick at the other end, though it's Sanga stealing the show, with sixes down the ground from each end... In fact, he's just fallen, selflessly trying to crack on and top-edging Jack Brooks to fine leg. Big ovation from the crowd as he heads off but his work is done...
For Yorkshire - in this match and this season - respite is looking about as distant as one of the Heathrow-bound planes soaring above Kennington. Defeat in this match, combined with better results for Somerset and Middlesex, could leave them in the bottom two with two rounds to play, which would give the Broad Acres plenty to chew on. Brooks is actually now on a hat-trick, having removed Ollie Pope first ball, but it's with the bat they will need to show some gumption later today.