Vithushan Ehantharajah at Surrey 200-7 v Middlesex 395
Surrey and Gareth Batty are fighting back with the help of the new ball. After chugging along at two an over for the morning session, the new, harder ball was called for at the start of the 82nd and, second ball, was flayed through the covers for four. The eighth-wicket partnership has moved on to 49 and Batty has been hitting some cracking shots against a Middlesex attack that are going through what Surrey's were this time yesterday, when it was a 10th wicket duo of Ro-Jo and Dial M doing the thrashing. Foakes meanwhile has moved to a dogged 45 off 178 balls. He's hit just one four. Hearty applause and rampant screaming from the 5,979 here – the most Surrey have got in for a schools initiative day – greeted the team 200. They are 45 away from the follow-on.