Henry: Winning in two days is very special

Henry: Winning in two days is very special

Kent paceman Matt Henry said the key to the team’s nine-wicket win at Durham was a simple game plan.

The bowlers dismissed Durham for 91 and 170 before sealing victory before tea on the second day at Emirates Riverside.

The New Zealander took a career-best 7/45 to reach 19 wickets in just two games and said: “It was a hell of an effort from the guys today.

“We knew we had to bowl well this morning and it was important that we challenged their defence. I thought we did that really well. Obviously to come away with the result inside two days is very special.”

Getting career-best figures: “It was great to have the rewards at the end there. We came in with a pretty simple gameplan, we knew that we have to be full and straight for long periods of time. I felt we did that in partnerships, everyone did really well. It was great to have the rewards myself.”

“It was coming out really nice. It’s always good when it comes off because sometimes when you’re bowling nice you don’t get the reward.”

Chasing down 93: “We were pretty confident that we could chase down the total. We knew it was a good surface and we knew that our batsmen would be fine out there. It was just a matter of restricting them as well as we could and it was a good knock to see the runs off at the end.”

Bouncing back from defeat to Gloucestershire: We knew that we weren’t far off last week. There was a lot in that wicket. Coming back from that was really good. It was hard to come back from a first innings of 60 odd.

“It wasn’t too much of a blow to our confidence last week because we knew that we were on the right track and I think we showed that today.”