Kent's home fire burns out
Sussex 378 & 155 Kent 348 & 119, Sussex win by 66 runs
Thursday 14 July 2005
Kent gave themselves an excellent chance of winning by dismissing the visitors for only 155, but then slumped to 97 for six. The final four wickets were claimed quickly for the addition of just 22 runs. Most credit must go to Sussex's two Pakistani bowlers Mushtaq Ahmed and Naved-ul-Hasan, who shared eight second-innings wickets.
Kent needed 89 to win yesterday, but the two bowlers took just 8.2 overs between them to end the match.
Min Patel (two) was the first to go, putting Naved into the hands of long leg and Kent were 102 for seven. Three runs later captain Chris Adams showed quick reactions at silly mid-off to hold Niall O'Brien (10) off Mushtaq, who then beat Simon Cook with his leg spin to have him lbw. The last pair then added nine runs before Naved took a return catch from Amjad Khan (eight) to finish with four for 28 from 12.2 overs and it was all over in just half an hour.
l Lancashire have signed the Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds to replace Muttiah Muralitharan, who is on international duty. The 30-year-old Symonds will be available immediately, having helped Australia defeat England 2-1 in the NatWest Challenge one-day series.
Tony Bellew vs Nathan Cleverly: Bellew takes his revenge with points win over Cleverly
Perth midfielder Ruben Zadkovich sent off 17 seconds after coming on against Wellington
England vs Samoa match report: England finally end losing streak as Jonny May stars in win ahead of Wallabies showdown
Manchester United transfer news: Robin van Persie could leave this summer with Edinson Cavani and Thomas Muller on United wish-list
Arsenal vs Manchester United match report: Wayne Rooney and a Keiran Gibbs own goal make Gunners rue missed chances
- 1 'Not suppost to cry': 9-year-old lists the worst things about being a boy
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track