T20 BLAST: Sussex v Somerset

The Arundel Castle ground

The Arundel Castle ground

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Sussex began their annual visit to Arundel with a loss to Somerset in the NatWest T20 Blast competition.

After winning only two of their opening six games, Ed Joyce’s men needed a victory – but instead slipped to a fifth defeat in seven as they faltered chasing a target of 164 to win.

England wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter starred in the Somerset innings of 163 for four with a knock of 70 but no-one in the Sussex reply could match his big hitting.

They ended all out for 129, with Yasir Arafat top-scoring with 36 not out. It leaves the Sharks seventh in the table halfway through their campaign.

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Sussex are at Arundel for the week, with a four-day county championship game against Yorkshire following on Monday.

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