The Bangladesh game predictably ended in a draw, three day games are difficult to get a result out of even with generous declarations. But if this match only serves to have kicked Usman Afzaal up the arse and put him back on the road to his best form, then it'll be well worth it.
Afzaal is one of those players, he goes at the ball hard so sometimes he will get out for naff all but this season he'd been taking that to new heights. No hundreds and only one fifty will hopefully be banished to the memory banks by his barnstorming 159 from just 165 balls 98 of them coming in boundaries. The Bangladeshi bowling was lacklustre by all accounts, but maybe that was just what he needed to get back on the right track, I certainly hope so.
Laurie Evans made an assured 98 as well before being unluckily run out backing up, and probably cemented his place in the team for the game with Middlesex at the Oval on the 17th of May. Lancefield fell for 11 and Harinath only made it to 20, but there are plenty of positives to take from this game, please Surrey lets use this as a springboard!
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