Kent keep cool for last-over win

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Kent 155-4 beat Glamorgan 154-5 by six wickets
Match scorecard

Kent pair Sam Northeast and Wahab Riaz kept their cool as they steered their side to a last-over win against Glamorgan in Cardiff.

Glamorgan skipper Alviro Petersen had earlier led from the front, backed by Mark Cosgrove's 47 from 31 balls, as the home side totalled 154-5.

Kent's reply looked to be truly faltering at 89-4 in the 15th over.

But Northeast (33no) and Riaz (32no) put on an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 66 to win with two balls to spare.

Kent looked in some difficulty at halfway, needing 96 off the final 10 overs.

But Pakistan all-rounder Riaz was sent up the order when Darren Stevens was caught at long-on, immediately having an impact by taking sixes off Robert Croft and Will Owen.

The Spitfires still needed 33 off the final three overs but Riaz, whose 32 came off just 15 deliveries, struck the winning runs with two balls unused.


Glamorgan coach Matthew Mott:

"[There's] still a lot of cricket to be played but we really need to start winning a couple of games back to back now.

"We need to certainly respond well against Middlesex. Beating them in the first game obviously gives us confidence.

"If we get a win there all of a sudden we might be able to get on a roll and it's a different sort of tournament running in."

BBC Radio Wales' Edward Bevan:

"For three quarters of this game Glamorgan were in complete control, but a partnership of 66 from only 32 balls saw the visitors come from nowhere.

"The visitors were always behind the run rate, with Robert Croft taking 2-22 from his four overs.

"But Pakistan all-rounder Wahab Riaz and Sam Northeast took toll of some loose Glamorgan bowling to win against all the odds."