Surrey and Lancashire draw after tons from Kumar Sangakkara and Scott Borthwick
|Specsavers County Championship Division One, The Kia Oval (day four):|
|Lancashire 470: Chanderpaul 182, Clark 140; Footitt 5-118|
|Surrey 319 & 323-3 dec (f/o): Sangakkara 136, Borthwick 108*|
|Match Drawn. Lancashire 13 pts, Surrey 9 pts|
Kumar Sangakkara and Scott Borthwick shared a 256-run third-wicket partnership, batting for most of the final day together, to help Surrey escape with a draw against Lancashire.
Resuming on 55-1 in their follow-on and needing 100 runs to make Lancashire bat again, the hosts began badly.
Mark Stoneman (27) was removed in Stephen Parry’s second over of the day.
But left-handers Sangakkara (136) and Borthwick (108*) joined forces to help Surrey reach safety on 323-3.
Sangakkara, dropped at slip when he was on 72, raced to a 154-ball century, while his old Durham team-mate Borthwick, who came south to Surrey over the winter, by comparison played second-fiddle.
But he remained unbeaten at the end, having completed his first century for Surrey, after Sangakkara’s eventual removal, bowled by Simon Kerrigan just before hands were shaken.
Lancashire take 13 points from a second successive County Championship Division One draw in another game where they had the upper hand, having also been unable to see out victory last week against Essex at Chelmsford.
Apart from their two match-saving centurions, they owed most to another excellent effort from fast bowler Mark Footitt, who has now claimed a haul of five wickets in an innings in five successive Championship matches for Surrey.
Having ended last season with 21 wickets in three matches, he has already taken 13 in two games this season.