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Kent set up last day run chase after Warwickshire collapse

Thursday 6th May 2010

Joe Denly went to only the second ball of the Kent pursuit

Kent v Warwickshire LV= County Championship Division 1, Day 4
By Mark Pennell

Kent need to chase 201 in 68 overs to pull off their first championship win of the season over Warwickshire at St Lawrence on Friday.
The hosts dismissed Ian Westwood“s side for 327 on the final morning, taking their last seven wickets for 68 inside 27 overs with Simon Cook and Amjad Khan doing the damage, the pair claimed three for 47 and three for 63 respectively.
The glut of wickets continued when Kent started their pursuit with the loss of Joe Denly to the second ball. Playing over a full-length ball from Chris Woakes Denly lost his middle stump and went for a second-bal duck and the county went in at lunch on four for one.
Resuming on their overnight score of 258 for four, Warwickshire were on the slide within three overs when Matt Coles snared Jonathan Trott (66) with a shooting off-cutter.
In the next over Rikki Clarke (4) went in similar fashion to Cook then Woakes (11) drove airily at Amjad Khan“s first ball of the day to pick out James Hockley at backward point.
Neil Carter“s power hitting took Warwickshire beyond 300, but wickets continued to fall as Tom Ambrose jumped across in defence at an in-ducker from Cook to become the 13th LBW victim of the game.
Naqaash and Imran Tahir both failed to trouble the scorers thereafter, Naqaash nicked an attempted cut shot off Martin van Jaarsveld to slip then Imran lost his leg stump to Cook after flailing and missing.