Matt Prior smashes Sussex to victory over Kent

Friends Life t20, Canterbury (1900 BST)

Sussex (159-6) beat Kent (144-8) by 15 runs.

Match scorecard

County cricket

A quickfire 89 from England wicketkeeper Matt Prior helped Sussex move closer to the FL t20 quarter finals at Kent's expense.

Prior scored the lion's share of his team's 159-6, hitting nine fours and two sixes in his 59 ball innings.

Darren Stevens kept the hosts in the game with 65no, but he received little support from his team-mates.

Kent closed their 20 overs on 144-8, with Pakistan's Umar Gul (3-26) the pick of the Sussex bowlers.

However, it could have been a very different game if Kent had been more ruthless in the field.

Prior was dropped twice off the bowling of Stevens, with fielders in both cases losing track of the ball in the setting sun.