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Darren Stevens stars again as Kent on the brink of victory over Sussex in county championship

PUBLISHED: 13:37 17 April 2017 | UPDATED: 13:37 17 April 2017

Darren Stevens

Darren Stevens

Ady Kerry

The hosts lost six wickets for 24 runs in just 12 overs at Hove

A Sussex collapse, in which they lost six wickets for 24 runs in just 12 overs, has left them facing defeat in their County Championship opener against Kent at Hove.

Kent, having lost 24 overs on the penultimate day, declared at their overnight score of 413 for five, leaving Sussex needing an academic 427 to win.

They looked capable of survival when they reached 59 without loss, but then they lost six wickets for 24 runs in just 12 overs.

Kent’s best weapon was Darren Stevens, 41, who had already scored two eye-catching half-centuries.

He took five wickets for 31 runs before the interval, his 14th five-wicket haul in fist class cricket.

He had Harry Finch caught at second slip before having Chris Nash caught behind with a beauty that lifted and left the batsman.

He then had Stiaan van Zyl caught at first slip before dismissing Laurie Evans, half-forward, lbw.

Mitch Claydon then had Luke Wright lbw, playing across the line, before Stevens took his fifth wicket, having Delray Rawlins caught behind.

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