County Championship: Surrey v Notts evenly poised after rain-hit second day

Ravi Rampaul
Ravi Rampaul took the first Notts wicket, trapping opener Jake Libby lbw for 10
Specsavers County Championship Division One, The Kia Oval
Surrey v Nottinghamshire, day two
Surrey 323: Davies 82, Harinath 73; Ball 4-85
Nottinghamshire 82-2: Mullaney 34
Surrey lead by 241 runs
Surrey 3 pts, Nottinghamshire 3 pts
Match scorecard

Nottinghamshire made a solid start in their reply to Surrey's 323 on a weather-affected second day of their County Championship game at The Oval.

Openers Jake Libby fell for 10 and Steven Mullaney 34 as the visitors reached 82-2 at stumps, trailing by 241.

Persistent rain meant play on day two did not begin until 16:15 BST.

Gareth Batty's 28 from 32 balls at number nine secured a third batting point for Surrey, who resumed on 299-8.

Notts required only 6.1 overs to take the bottom club's final two wickets.

Jake Ball (4-85) ended skipper Batty's entertaining cameo by having him caught behind, before Stuart Meaker lobbed a return catch to Samit Patel.

Notts opener Libby was lbw shouldering arms to seamer Ravi Rampaul and captain Mullaney was bowled by a Zafar Ansari delivery which turned sharply to clip the top of off stump.

Michael Lumb, who has hit three One-Day Cup centuries since Nottinghamshire's last Championship outing at the end of May, will resume on 23 not out on day three, alongside Brendan Taylor, who is unbeaten on 13.

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