T20 Blast: James Vince stars in Hampshire victory over Sussex

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Hampshire 177-5 (20 ovs) beat Sussex 159-5 (20 ovs) by 18 runs

Match scorecard

Hampshire's James Vince hit a 30-ball fifty to help secure an 18-run win, and end Sussex's 100% T20 Blast record.

Sussex had won their first two matches, but that run came to an end at Hove as Hampshire claimed their first victory in this year's competition.

  • Hampshire have won their last six completed Twenty20 meetings with Sussex - and 11 of the 18 meetings between the two rival counties overall.

Vince (52) had support from Sean Ervine (38) and Adam Wheater (34) as Hampshire piled up 177-5.

Sussex skipper Ed Joyce then hit 56, the game's top score, in reply, but Sussex fell short on 159-5.

Luke Wright set off quickly with 23 from his first 11 balls, but once he had holed out off Kyle Abbott, it became an uphill struggle for the hosts as Hampshire claimed their sixth straight T20 win over Sussex.