Kent 176 for 4 (Billings 64, Neesham 51*) tied with Sussex 87 for 3 (Nash 50*) (D/L method)
A rain-shortened contest at Hove ended in a thrilling tie, on Duckworth-Lewis, as Alex Blake hit the stumps from long on to run out Laurie Evans as he tried to complete a second run for Chris Nash, who finished 50 not out as Sussex ended up on 87 for 3 in reply to Kent’s 176 for 4.
Kent’s total owed much to Sam Billings and Jimmy Neesham, who added a record 102 in ten overs for the fourth wicket and scored 64 and 51 not out respectively before heavy rain interrupted this NatWest T20 Blast south group match.
The final over of the game, bowled by Mitch Claydon and Sussex’s eighth as they chased a revised target, began with just eight runs required and both Nash and Evans going well.
Evans hit the first ball for two to long on and, after Claydon sent down…