Surrey v Worcs - Day Three

  • Last Updated: June 3 2014, 19:58 BST

Jack Shantry took six wickets on Tuesday as Worcestershire forced Surrey to follow-on and look to be closing in on victory at the Kia Oval.

Zafar Ansari of Surrey
Zafar Ansari of Surrey

Shantry's emphatic display included four wickets in 11 balls as he took his overall total in the LV= County Championship Division Two clash to seven wickets, having also claimed one scalp on Monday.

After rain meant there was no play before lunch, Zafar Ansari's unbeaten 77 was the only positive for the hosts as Worcestershire's potent attack restricted them to 206 all out and a big deficit of 270.

Ansari led the way for Surrey again after they were forced to follow-on, adding another unbeaten half-century, before they finished on 111 for three at stumps, trailing by 159 runs.

Vikram Solanki hit the first ball of the day for four after the rain delay, before Worcestershire's attack started making progress eight overs later.

Solanki was run-out by Tom Fell for 14 runs to bring his third-wicket stand of 28 runs with Ansari to an end.

Ansari, who brought up his half-century from 159 balls shortly before Solanki's dismissal, cut a lonely figure after that as he watched his team-mates fall cheaply.

Shantry claimed the scalps of Steven Davies (seven), Jason Roy (five), Gary Wilson (one) and Gareth Batty for a duck in a devastating 11 personal balls to leave Surrey reeling on 187 for seven.

Ansari added his seventh boundary to move on to 72 runs in the 85th over, before Charles Morris got in on Shantry's act.

Morris took two wickets in two balls, with Chris Tremlett (three) caught behind before the 21-year-old bowled Matt Dunn for a duck.

Shantry finished things off with Jade Dernbach caught behind for another duck, to end the hosts' first innings on 206 at tea, with Shantry ending with six wickets for 53 runs.

With Surrey 270 off the pace, Worcestershire predictably forced the follow-on and it was not long before Shantry struck again.

He caught Rory Burns for eight off his own delivery in the fifth over, before Ansari once again led the way for Surrey by finding four boundaries.

His second-wicket partnership with Arun Harinath brought up 31 runs, before the latter was run out by Ross Whiteley for 15.

Solanki (nine) was next to fall with Joe Leach trapping him in front, before Ansari (50 not out) and Davies (23no) combined in a 48-run partnership to see out the day.