‘Surrey cricketers made most of their spare time when rain interrupted their County Championship Div 1 match against Lancashire as the players faked a concert. Three players including captain Rory Burns stayed outside the dressing room while one of them played the guitar. Meanwhile, the other players were enjoying the show from within the dressing room.
All the players looked delighted as the three players on the outside successfully pulled off the fake going down in an elevator sign. The commentators were also left in splits after seeing the Surrey players enjoying their spare time.
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Got to make your own entertainment when there's a rain delay! 🤣🛗 pic.twitter.com/uGG53blcPP— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) September 27, 2022
Coming to the match, Lancashire put on a massive 512 runs in the first innings before getting bowled out. Keaton Jennings and George Balderson both narrowly missed out on personal landmarks but did enough to help Lancashire get a hefty good first-innings total. While Jennings fell agonisingly short of double century after he was dismissed lbw by a brilliant Jamie Overton inswinger for 199, Balderson was the last man out four runs away from his maiden first-class century.
Meanwhile, title winners Surrey found them tottering after losing five wickets for 123 runs at a damp Emirates Old Trafford. Batting for a solitary over before lunch, Surrey continued after the break with Burns and Ryan Patel instantly on the back foot when faced with Bailey's accurate opening spell.
Bailey would claim his 50th wicket of the season soon after when Patel edged to Jennings at second slip for 19 before Burns fell to Will Williams in the next over as the New Zealander got one to jag back and hit the skipper's off stump. Surrey were 37 for 2 and that quickly became 38 for 3 after Jamie Smith was trapped in front by Bailey who was putting the seal on an excellent season with the ball.
The prize dismissal of Hashim Amla came courtesy of Balderson who made up for his disappointment at missing out on a century by dismissing the South African for 29 with Jennings pouching another sharp chance at slip.