Kent held out for a draw on the final day against Somerset at Taunton - despite the best efforts of Murali Kartik.
Set a target of 335 in just over two sessions on a turning wicket, the visitors made a promising start as opening pair Sam Northeast (40) and Joe Denly (36) put on 67 inside 21 overs.
But both fell in quick succession and left-arm spinner Kartik - who bowled 31 overs unchanged from the River End - ran through the middle-order to leave Kent in trouble at 134-5 with 20 overs remaining.
Number three Geraint Jones spent three hours making 47 and was well supported by James Tredwell (15) during a sixth-wicket stand worth 32 in 16.2 overs.
And, although both fell with the close looming, they had done enough to ensure a draw - Kent finishing on 191-7.
India international Kartik ended with figures of 5-57 for a match haul of 10-107 but Somerset were left to rue the loss of the entire third day's play due to rain.
Somerset had earlier batted on until 25 minutes before lunch to advance their second innings from 128-2 to a declaration at 301-7.
Skipper Marcus Trescothick made 80 and there were contributions all down the order - most notably from Zander de Bruyn (43) and James Hildreth (48) - in the chase for quick runs.
The Cidermen remain in fourth place in the Division One table, while Kent move off the bottom above Warwickshire.
Somerset and Kent were left frustrated as inclement weather prevented any play on the third day of their LV County Championship fixture at Taunton.
Rain started to fall about 15 minutes before the scheduled 11am start and several heavy showers followed.
The outfield quickly became waterlogged and after several inspections umpires Michael Gough and Neil Bainton finally decided no play would be possible at 5.30pm.
Somerset were due to resume their second innings on 128-2, with a lead of 161.
A fine spell from Murali Kartik inspired a Somerset fightback at Taunton, the hosts ending day two with a lead of 161 after bowling out Kent for 172.
Starting the day on 122-7 in their first innings, Somerset added 83 to gain an unlikely batting point, Zander de Bruyn making 44 in a total of 205 all out.
Darren Stevens finished with 4-38 and Amjad Khan claimed 3-63 for Kent who then quickly reached 76-1 in reply - only to then collapse to Kartik.
The left-arm off-spinner claimed figures of 5-50 during an unbroken 14-over stint, taking his tally in the LV=County Championship this year to 26 wickets in only four outings.
Alfonso Thomas claimed 3-21 as the visitors crumbled, Joe Denly top-scoring with 34 before being trapped lbw by Kartik. Several other Kent batsmen managed starts but failed to kick-on during an innings that lasted 45 overs.
Already 33 ahead, Somerset quickly built on their advantage in the final 31 overs of play. Skipper Marcus Trescothick led from the front, hitting five fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 59 - the first half-century of the match.
Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens claimed four wickets as Somerset struggled on a rain-hit opening day of their Championship clash at Taunton.
Stevens, whose excellent performances with the bat this season saw him called up to the England Lions squad, shone with the ball to reduce the Cidermen to 122-7.
The former Leicestershire all-rounder removed Marcus Trescothick, Jos Buttler, James Hildreth and Craig Kieswetter to finish with figures of 4-21 before rain ended play three hours early.
It was a quite remarkable collapse from Somerset, who had earlier moved on to 64-0, thanks to a watchful opening stand between Trescothick (27) and Arul Suppiah (34).
Amjad Khan also claimed two wickets to leave Zander de Bruyn (7 not out) and Alfonso Thomas (4no) charged with rescuing the home side from a perilous position.