Rory Burns reached his first hundred of the COVID-shortened 2020 summer but a late break for bad light triggered a dramatic finale to day two as Surrey lost three wickets in three overs, as Delray Rawlins and Sussex wrested back control of their Bob Willis Trophy match at the Kia Oval.
Nineteen-year-old off-spinner Jack Carson had Burns leg-before for a sparkling 103 with the first ball following a 25-minute interruption, and in the next over 18-year-old paceman Henry Crocombe sent back Jamie Smith and nightwatchman Adam Finch for ducks in successive balls. Smith was bowled, shouldering arms, and Finch pinned leg-before.
Ben Foakes just about dug out Crocombe’s hat-trick ball and, with Hashim Amla on 6, Surrey will resume tomorrow on 171 for 4 in reply to Sussex’s 415.
Rawlins finished with figures of 6-0-37-0.