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STUMPS: Kent prevail in big-hitting battle


Kent Spitfires secured victory by nine runs in in an entertaining Friends Life t20 encounter with Sussex Sharks at Canterbury.

The visitors' challenge faded when Scott Styris (pictured) was caught on the deep midwicket boundary from the fourth ball of the final over, having hit the previous two deliveries for four and six.

New Zealand international Styris had the home fans on edge as Mitchell Claydon made a wobbly start to the task of preventing Sussex from scoring 23 from the final over in reply to Kent's 173 for three.

But Styris, attempting another clubbing leg-side blow, then holed out to Brendan Nash at deep midwicket and, despite bowling a wide to new batsman Will Beer from his next ball, Claydon held his nerve to allow just a single and a leg-bye from the last two balls of the contest, leaving Sussex on 164 for six.

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