Graeme van Buuren century trumps one from Ben Foakes as Gloucestershire seize chance


Unbroken partnership between van Buuren and Chris Dent seals chase after Surrey collapse

Surrey 220 and 232 for 5 (Foakes 81*, Burns 74) lead Gloucestershire 326, Topley 5-66) by 126 runs

Graeme van Buuren‘s third century for Gloucestershire, in only 94 balls, steered them to an eight-wicket victory over Surrey at Bristol and a first win in the fixture since 2011.

Van Buuren’s unbeaten 110 and 91 not out from captain Chris Dent saw the home side canter to their target of 228 in only 38 overs with an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 193.

Ben Foakes‘ 133 had given Surrey hope of saving the game but Gloucestershire took their final five second-innings wickets for only 15 runs to leave 63 overs for the chase.

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