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Middlesex win by 4 wickets (D/L Method)

Kent vs Middlesex

Friends Life t20: Adam Rossington rescues Middlesex at Canterbury

Adam Rossington: Middlesex wicketkeeper came up big with the bat

Vernon Philander: South African took out Middlesex's top four with the new ball

Adam Rossington's 41 not out guided Middlesex to a four-wicket win over Kent in a rain-reduced Friends Life t20 fixture.

Middlesex chased down what eventually became a target of 111 in 12 overs with two balls to spare.

Rossington's 20-ball innings proved the difference, slamming three fours and three sixes to settle the contest.

Kent made 129-5 in 15 overs after being asked to bat at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury, with Sam Billings and Darren Stevens both contributing 26.

A rain delay with Kent on 35-1 saw the match reduced to 15 overs, meaning Middlesex initially faced a target of 132 under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

The visitors slumped to 8-2 with Kent seamer Vernon Philander removing Paul Stirling for a four-ball duck and Joe Denly for one off seven deliveries.

Rain then caused a further delay and three overs were lost. When play did get under way again, South African international Philander completed figures of 4-8 from his three overs with the wickets of Dawid Malan (18) and Adam Voges (2).

At 27-4, Rossington was joined by his skipper Neil Dexter (13) in a 29-run stand that breathed new life into the contest.

And the 20-year-old from Edgware steered Middlesex across the winning line from the fourth ball of the final over, bowled by Matt Coles (0-28), to complete the turnaround.

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Match Details

Date
28th Jun 2013
Toss
Middlesex won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
St. Lawrence Ground
Umpires
T E Trevor, G D Graham

middlesex BATTING CARD

Batsman R
P.R. Stirling b Philander 0
D.J. Malan c Claydon b Philander 18
J.L. Denly c Billings b Philander 1
A.C. Voges c Stevens b Philander 2
A.M. Rossington Not out 41
N.J. Dexter c Billings b Stevens 13
G.K. Berg c Harmison b Tredwell 2
J.H. Davey Not out 13
Extras 6w, 13b, 2lb 21
Total 11.4 Overs 111 - 6
Full Batting Card

kent BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
V.D. Philander 3 1 8 4
M.E. Claydon 2 0 14 0
D.I. Stevens 3 0 29 1
J.C. Tredwell 2 0 17 1
M.T. Coles 1.4 0 28 0
Full Bowling Card