Bell-Drummond hits 2nd successive century in Sussex defeat

Bell-Drummond hits 2nd successive century in Sussex defeat

Laurie Evans hit a career-best 134 not out to guide Sussex Sharks to a high-scoring win in the Royal London One-Day Cup at The Spitfire Ground.

The visitors scored 332 to win with 13 balls to spare after Daniel Bell-Drummond hit his second century in as many matches to set a challenging chase.

The 23-year-old opener passed 2,000 one-day career runs as he passed 50 for the third time in three group games so far this season.

Fresh from scoring hundreds in Tuesday’s defeat to Somerset in Taunton, Bell-Drummond hit 138 at a run-a-ball, while left-hander Alex Blake finally went to a run out for 76 off 43 deliveries as the hosts set Sussex a stiff 50-over target of 332 for victory at an asking rate of 6.64.

Former Warwickshire batsman Evans led the charge, supported by half-centuries from Sharks skipper Luke Wright and Harry Finch.

James Tredwell was the pick of the Kent attack, taking 1/39 in ten tidy overs with a wicket each for Mitch Claydon, Matt Coles and Darren Stevens.


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