Sam Curran bagged a maiden 10-wicket haul as Surrey maintained their unbeaten start to the Specsavers County Championship season with a thumping innings and 17-run victory over Yorkshire at the Oval.
Yorkshire succumbed to 168 all out on Monday, losing their final five wickets for 17 runs, with Curran (4-47) ripping through the tail to back up his first-innings 6-54 in south London. SCORECARD
The left-arm seamer – who bowled Cheteshwar Pujara for a duck on Sunday as Yorkshire closed on 142-5 – had Tim Bresnan (1) caught behind by Ben Foakes and castled Steve Patterson (0) and Josh Shaw (0) to scoop three wickets within the space of seven balls.
Rikki Clarke claimed the first scalp of the morning when Jonny Bairstow (29) snicked behind and then sealed Surrey’s win 9.1 overs into day four by pinning Jack Leaning (28) lbw.
Rory Burns’ side returned to winning ways following draws against Lancashire and Worcestershire in their previous two fixtures, having defeated Hampshire in their opener in April.
Yorkshire, meanwhile, have won two, lost two and suffered an abandonment at home to Essex in their first five fixtures of the campaign.