One-Day Cup: Varun Chopra helps Warwickshire overcome Surrey
|Royal London One-Day Cup, Edgbaston|
|Warwickshire 218-2 (33 overs) beat Surrey 153 (26.3/33 overs, chasing a recalculated 265) by 111 runs (D/L)|
An unbeaten 92 from opener Varun Chopra helped Warwickshire secure a 111-run victory over Surrey in the One-Day Cup.
The rain-affected match was reduced to 33 overs per side and Chopra hit 10 fours and one six in his innings.
He shared half-century partnerships with Porterfield (36), Jonathan Trott (31) and Laurie Evans (43 not out) as Warwickshire posted 218-2.
In response, Tillakaratne Dilshan made 58 but Jeetan Patel took 4-30 as Surrey were bowled out for 153 in 26.3 overs.
Having won the toss and chosen to bat, Warwickshire reached 134-1 after 27 overs before a huge burst of rain delayed play at Edgbaston for more than two-and-a-half hours.
Following the resumption of play, the Bears hit 80 runs from their remaining six overs, with 60 of those coming in boundaries.
Sri Lankan batsman Dilshan and Simon Davies (37) shared a 64-run first-wicket partnership before the latter was bowled by right-arm off-break spinner Patel.
Rikki Clarke (2-35) dismissed Vikram Solanki and Azhar Mahmood cheaply before Patel bowled Rory Burns for 18, triggering a collapse which saw Surrey lose seven wickets for 36 and fall to their fourth defeat of the campaign, ending their chances of progressing to the quarter-finals.
Jamaican-born Recordo Gordon claimed career-best one-day figures of 3-25, as Warwickshire moved up to second place in Group B, on seven points with two matches remaining.
The Bears are level on points with fifth-placed Notts, who have also played six matches, as well as Durham and Somerset, who have both played a game more.