County Championship: Leicestershire beat Kent in just two days

Mohammad Abbas
Mohammad Abbas made his Pakistan debut in 2017
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The Spitfire Ground (day two):
Kent 104 & 199: Dickson 59; Abbas 4-55, Chappell 3-39
Leicestershire 229 & 76-0: Dearden 55*
Leicestershire (20 pts) beat Kent (3 pts) by 10 wickets

Leicestershire cruised to a two-day win at Canterbury after Kent collapsed for the second time in the game.

Mohammad Abbas (4-55) bowled opener Daniel Bell-Drummond for a four-ball duck as the hosts' second innings got off to a disastrous start.

Sean Dickson steadied the ship with 59 but the home side struggled to 199 all out, a lead of just 74 runs.

Harry Dearden's unbeaten 55 helped the visitors reach 76-0 in 15 overs to claim a 10-wicket victory.

The win, Leicestershire's fourth of the season, enabled them to move within four points of Kent, who were beaten for only the second time in the Championship this season.

Leicestershire batsman Ned Eckersley told BBC Radio Leicester:

"Kent have been playing some good cricket, especially on their own patch, and to come here and produce the performance we did leaves us in a really good position going into the back end of the season.

"From ball one yesterday, we were just on it, and we blew them away with outstanding cricket.

"The pitch got a little better yesterday afternoon. After two sessions under sun, it started to take the life out of it a little bit.

"We knew any lead was going to be valuable and we had some fantastic contributions down the order, and we managed to build that lead to what we thought was pretty substantial.

"Those contributions continued into the bowling performance. Zak Chappell's had a fantastic game, six wickets in the game and he's starting to look a really outstanding talent."

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