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Foster & Flower set up Essex win

Twenty20 Cup, Hove
Essex 146-3 (17 overs) beat Sussex 144 all out (20 overs) by seven wickets


James Foster and Grant Flower guided Essex to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sussex at Hove.

The pair put on 77 from 53 balls as the visitors overhauled Sussex's total of 144, largely thanks to Murray Goodwin (47) and from Matt Prior (35).

Leg-spinner Danish Kaneria was the pick of Essex's bowlers with 2-18.

Foster joined Flower at the crease with the score at 69-3 after the dismissal of Varun Chopra and the duo saw Essex to victory with three overs to spare.

Graham Napier had given Essex the ideal start with a blistering 37 from only 18 balls, including four boundaries and three sixes.




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