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Gritty 50s from Dickson and Rouse help Kent gain bonus points

Gutsy half-centuries from Adam Rouse and Sean Dickson led the Kent fightback after losing early wickets on day three of the Specsavers County Championship match at Cardiff.

The duo added the majority of a century stand for the sixth wicket before Rouse retired with a broken finger, only to return to achieve a first class career-best of 65 as Kent conceded a 69-run deficit.

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Resuming on 10 without loss, Daniel Bell-Drummond departed first ball with Joe Denly, Sam Northeast, Tom Latham and Darren Stevens following in the morning session.

Denly was bowled by Timm van der Gugten, who claimed 5/79 before Graham Wagg found the outside edge of Northeast and Latham shouldered arms to a straight delivery.

Meschede bowled Stevens before Dickson and Rouse re-built from 85-5 to gain Kent’s first batting bonus point.

The 24-year-old right-hander Dickson reached 50 from 104 balls before Rouse retired on 31 not out in considerable pain.

Calum Haggett provided good support for Dickson before both men nicked behind to Wallace off the bowling of van der Gugten and Rouse returned to the crease to record a first-class best with the bat.

Michael Hogan returned to take the new ball and trapped Rouse LBW before inducing an edge from Matt Coles to Will Bragg at slip.

At the other end, van der Gugten returned to dismiss Claydon leg-before without scoring to claim his maiden county five-wicket haul. Glamorgan saw off 11 overs before stumps to reach 22-0, a lead of 91.