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HIGHLIGHTS & STUMPS: Arafat seals dramatic last-ball victory for Sussex

16-May-2014

Yasir Arafat celebrates hitting the final ball for four in a thrilling finish at Hove

Yasir Arafat hit the final two balls for four as Sussex clinched a dramatic victory over Surrey in the NatWest T20 Blast at Hove.

Surrey looked to be on course for victory when Jade Dernbach dismissed Chris Jordan with four balls to go and Sussex needing 15 more to win.

But Ben Brown smashed a six and then, after scampering a single, Arafat hit the first two balls he faced to the boundary.

The first was driven through extra cover while the final ball was edged agonisingly past the wicketkeeper to the joy of the majority of the 4,600 crowd.

While Arafat was the last-gasp hero Sussex were indebted to Luke Wright for a 31-ball 56 which kept them in the hunt to chase down Surrey’s total of 171 for 7.

To read the report in full please click HERE courtesy of The Argus

LISTEN: BBC Sussex spoke to both Luke Wright (HERE) and Yasir Arafat (HERE) following the dramatic victory at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground

WATCH: Highlights of the dramatic evening via the YouTube link above, thanks to Sussex TV

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