T20 Blast: Darren Stevens shines as Kent-Somerset hit by storm

Darren Stevens
Darren Stevens ripped through the top of the Somerset batting order
NatWest T20 Blast, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence
Kent Spitfires 195-7 (20 overs) beat Somerset 59-5 (7.3 overs) by 40 runs (D/L method)
Match scorecard

Darren Stevens' 4-17 led Kent to a 40-run Duckworth/Lewis victory over Somerset in a game abandoned due to high winds and an electrical storm.

Daniel Bell-Drummond went first ball to Dirk Nannes (3-30) before Sam Northeast (73) and Rob Key (72) shared 135 in 13.2 overs as the hosts posted 195-7.

Somerset slumped to 34-5 in reply as Stevens claimed a double-wicket maiden.

They recovered to 59-5, but concern over floodlight safety saw play end with the visitors 59-5 after 7.3 overs.

Even if the weather had not intervened, Kent always looked well in control after Northeast hit 11 fours and one six, while Key blasted five boundaries and four maximums.

The pair equalled Kent's T20 partnership record set by Joe Denly and Azhar Mahmood against Gloucestershire at Beckenham in 2011.

In contrast, all Somerset's batsmen struggled to find their touch aside from South African Colin Ingram, who struck 37 not out from 18 balls before the players were led off the field.

Kent's victory keeps alive their outside hopes of reaching the knock-out quarter-finals, but they would have to beat Surrey emphatically in their final match and hope other results go their way.

Somerset face a similar equation leading into their final South Group game against Middlesex,

Glamorgan, who finish off against Gloucestershire, hold a two-point lead over both clubs and boast a superior run rate.