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Taylor fires in Sussex T20 win

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 20/05/2016

Ross Taylor was in imperious form for Sussex, his unbeaten 93 helping set up a narrow win over Gloucestershire in a rain-interrupted Twenty20 match at Bristol.

Taylor blasted eight sixes and four fours in his 48-ball innings as Sussex reached a challenging 242-5.

Persistent rain reduced Gloucestershire's target to 85 in 7.3 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis system, and they fell just short in reaching 83-1.

Black Caps spinner Mitchell Santner was also in county Twenty20 action, making an important contribution on debut for Worcestershire as they edged Durham by 38 runs.

Young opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore set up Worcestershire's win with a 54-ball 127 as the hosts reached 225-6.

Santner's 2-29 off four overs, and compatriot Matt Henry's 1-40, helped restrict Durham to 187-8.

Young Auckland seamer Matt Quinn also featured in his debut for Essex, although he couldn't prevent Surrey from edging to an eight-run win at Chelmsford.

Quinn claimed career-best T20 figures of 4-35, his haul including the invaluable wicket of Kumar Sangakkara for 32 as Essex reached 170-8.

And at Trent Bridge, former Black Cap Jeetan Patel's 3-23 off four overs helped Warwickshire restrict Nottinghamshire to 179-7.

Helped by New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi's 22 off 10 balls, Warwickshire eased to a six-wicket win in reaching 185-4 with two balls in hand.

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