Essex v Kent: Ben Harmison and Darren Stevens rescue visitors

County Championship Division Two, Chelmsford

Close, day two: Essex 212 v Kent 214-5

Essex 2pts, Kent 4pts

Match scorecard

A century stand from middle-order pair Ben Harmison and Darren Stevens rescued Kent against Essex on a rain-affected day two at Chelmsford.

Resuming on 20-1, still 192 behind, the visitors lost their next three wickets for 23 runs.

Brendan Nash (5) and Mike Powell (1) were both dismissed for single figures as Reece Topley ended with 2-58.

But Harmison (55) and Stevens (91 no) staged a fightback as Kent closed on 214-5, two runs ahead.

Match scorecard