Game in balance for Warwickshire Bears after Keith Barker’s fireworks – Birmingham Mail

When Sibley pounced again to finish Barker’s resistance, Curran had his five-for but Jeetan Patel (29, 30 balls) and Chris Wright (18 not out, 26 balls) ensured that fifty were added during the last two wickets to consider their side almost to parity.

With an excellent pitch, offering reward for all sorts of bowler and significant high batting abilities, the competition continues to be absolutely compelling as well as an intensity, quality and drama redolent of Test cricket. A great-sized crowd was engrossed all day long and ended it with no clue which way the sport will swing next.

“The pitch might deteriorate a bit to ensure that can give Jeets something to utilize. It#8217;s effectively a 1-innings game therefore if we are able to acquire some wickets tomorrow it#8217;ll alter the game massively.”

Curran, playing only his 13th first-class match, required five for 44, together with a devastating burst of three for 2 in 18 balls, to depart the house side reeling at 101 for six in answer Surrey’s 252.

18-year-old Surrey seam-bowler Mike Curran tortured Warwickshire on the superb day#8217;s Specsavers County Championship cricket at Edgbaston.

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