England's premier domestic T20 competition, the Vitality Blast got underway last week and the league table has started to take shape. In the latest round of fixtures, South Group table-toppers Surrey took on Sussex at The Oval on Friday evening.

Surrey skipper Ollie Pope had an embarrassing moment towards the end of the game, as he ran a quick single in the last over after a bottom edge off the bowling of Ollie Robinson. Completing the run, Pope raised his bat to the crowd to acknowledge the crowd's cheers for the century he had seemingly scored, as displayed on the scoreboard at the ground. However, it turned out to be an error, and Surrey clarified the same on social media after the game.


In the match, Surrey won the toss and elected to field first. Tom Curran and Dan Lawrence helped them reduce Sussex to 68-4, but opener Daniel Hughes (65) and number six Tom Alsop (68) along with Nathan McAndrew (29*) ensured the visitors scored 213-7.

In reply, the hosts lost openers Laurie Evans and Dan Lawrence early. Despite a 73-run stand between Jason Roy and Pope, the latter kept running out of partners through the innings, as Surrey finished meekly to lose by 36 runs. Nathan McAndrew was the standout with the ball for Sussex, taking 3-32.

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