Kent v Hampshire: Rob Key and Brendan Nash lift the hosts

County Championship Division Two, Canterbury

Close, day three: Hampshire 405-9 dec & 15-0 v Kent 513

Kent 5pt, Hampshire 4pts

Match scorecard

A season-best of 180 from Rob Key and a century for Brendan Nash helped Kent edge in front to leave their match with Hampshire heading for a draw.

Nash (126) followed up his total of 199 at Gloucestershire to record a second consecutive Championship hundred.

Daniel Bell-Drummond (79) only added five runs to his day two total as - with two innings of the match completed - the hosts were all out for 513.

Hampshire closed on 15-0, trailing by 93 runs with a draw looking inevitable.