Andrew Gale

“A bad hour in the third innings of the game has cost us.

“You go into the second innings with a 75-run lead, two blokes have got to put their hands up and get a couple of partnerships. If we’d set 300 plus, it’s a tough chase.

“They chased them down reasonably comfortably in the end, but it’s a different pressure when you’re chasing over 300.

“Surrey are a good team. That’s why they are top of the league. But we were in a position there to take the game away from them. A couple of partnerships and you are 100-2, it’s likely to get to the stage where they’re waiting for a declaration.

“There’s only two results possible in the game then.

“It’s still early days (in the campaign). We’re only at the halfway point. We’ve been inconsistent, we know that. But I don’t feel we’re a million miles away.

“We have some key players coming back, the next game is at Old Trafford – it will be big for us. Kane Williamson will be in for that, we’ll have Dave Willey back, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Matthew Fisher. This team will look slightly different.”

2.17pm Yorkshire have been beaten by seven wickets by Division One leaders Surrey, who were chasing 228. Theunis de Bruyn hits the winning runs.

2.09pm Consolatory wicket as Borthwick goes. He’s been bowled by Jack Leaning for 62. Surrey 220-3, needing eight more.

1.50pm Scott Borthwick has his fifty off 87 balls with 11×4s. Surrey are 200-2 in the second over of the afternoon.

Lunch Report

Yorkshire are heading for defeat against Surrey at Scarborough.

Surrey, chasing 228, have advanced from 89-0 overnight to reach lunch on day four at 189-2, needing 39 more.

Captain Rory Burns posted 97 for the Division One leaders, who are close to a fifth win from seven matches.

After Ben Coad trapped Mark Stoneman lbw for 32, without adding to his overnight score, Tim Bresnan had Burns caught at deep backward point uppercutting three runs short of a third ton of the season.

Surrey, at that stage, were 146-2, but Scott Borthwick has frustrated the White Rose for 46 not out. Ryan Patel is unbeaten on nine.

If Yorkshire do lose, it would be their third from seven matches this season.

12.53pm In the closing stages of the morning and Yorkshire have turned to spin, Jack Leaning to be precise. Surrey are 179-2, needing 49 more. Borthwick 36 and Ryan Patel 8.

12.20pm Burns gone! He falls three short of a ton as he uppercuts Tim Bresnan to deep point, where Alex Lees takes the catch. Gone for 97. 146-2 after 43.

11.58am Yorkshire have bowled pretty well this morning. Unfortunately, they’ve only struck once. They have to pick up two or three pretty quickly from here. Surrey 133-3, needing 95 more. Burns 88, Borthwick 7.

11:14am Wicket! Ben Coad traps Mark Stoneman lbw in his second over of the day to make Surrey 99 for 1.

Good morning from Scarborough, where Yorkshire have a serious amount of work to do if they are to win their Specsavers County Championship match with Surrey at Scarborough.

Surrey, chasing 228, will resume this morning on 89-0 with Rory Burns (55) and Mark Stoneman (32) unbeaten.

So, Yorkshire have 139 runs to play with to turn a contest which has gone this way and that across the three days so far. Can it be done one more time? Fingers crossed.

The sun is out here and we will get underway at 11am.

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