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HomeCricketDom Sibley leads Surrey in the historic 501-run chase against Kent

Dom Sibley leads Surrey in the historic 501-run chase against Kent

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KentDom Sibley hit the slowest century in competition history as he led the visitors to the eighth-highest first-class chase on record and the second-highest in Championship history.

Surrey struck 501 to defeat Kent by five wickets in the English County Championship on Wednesday. Former England hitter Dom Sibley produced the slowest-ever century to lead the visitors to the eighth-highest first-class chase on record and the second-highest in Championship history. They were one run short of tying the Championship record set by Middlesex in 1925, when they chased 502 to beat Nottinghamshire by four wickets at Trent Bridge.

What had the potential to be a spectacular final day became a one-sided procession as Sibley and England’s Ben Foakes batted relentlessly.

Sibley ended with 140 from 415 balls, while Foakes made 124.

After a superb performance of focus and stamina, Sibley saw the job through as he eased Surrey home with Jordan Clark.

In Surrey’s second innings, Jamie Smith also reached a century (114).

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