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Phil Salt scores 86 as Sussex chase huge Surrey total in second XI T20

A star-studded Sussex side kept up their 100% record in the second XI T20 competition on Monday with an impressive win against Surrey at Blackstone.

The London-based visitors also boasted an array of talent in their team, with a total of ten full internationals on show across both sides.

Jason Roy got Surrey off to a dream start after they were put into bat, with the England opener smashing 68 off just 36 balls from the top of the order.

Roy was eventually caught by George Garton off the bowling of Will Beer after hitting one four and seven sixes, while his fellow opener, Will Jacks was one of Chris Jordan’s three victims.

Jordan also had his England teammates, Sam and Tom Curran caught behind by Phil Salt and on the boundary by David Wiese to finish with figures of 3-16 from his three overs.

Alongside CJ, Tymal Mills bowled well too, and he finished with 2-34, but some important middle order runs from Jordan Clark (33) and Jamie Overton (23) propelled Surrey to a daunting 211-7 from their 20 overs.

In reply, Salt soon found his rhythm as his recovery from a foot injury continues. The Sussex opener took 15 off Dan Moriarty’s second over and from there, barely looked back.

In total, Salt hit nine fours and five sixes in a stunning display with the bat that saw him score 86 off just 40 balls.

His fellow opener, Luke Wright managed 22 off 12, while Travis Head, in at three, scored a quickfire 20 which included sixes off Clark and Overton.

Delray Rawlins was Sussex’s second top-scorer in the game with 24 off 18, before Garton (12*) and Jordan (16*) saw their side home to clinch a four-wicket win with one over remaining.

A full scorecard with match clips is available HERE.

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