Sussex at Vitality Blast Finals Day - RECAP: Sussex lose to Kent Spitfires in semi-final despite Garton effort - see Luke Wright reaction

Sussex Sharks lost in the semi-final to Kent Spitfires by 21 runs at Edgbaston today.

Saturday, 18th September 2021, 6:09 pm

Luke Wright's men were chasing 169 to win against Kent Spitfires and despte a superb display from George Garton with the bat and ball, they lost and Kent progressed to the final here they will face Somerset.

You can see how the day unfolded in our blog below. The page refreshes automatically.

George Garton was Sussex's star man in the defeat to Kent Spitfires

Vitality Blast T20 Finals Day: Sussex lose to Kent in semi-final

Last updated: Saturday, 18 September, 2021, 18:07

  • Sussex lose by 21 runs as Spitfires progress to final
  • Kent will face Somerset, who beat Hampshire in a thrilling semi-final
  • Final starts at 6.45pm
  • Sussex last won the competition in 2009 and were runners-up in 2018

Pictures of Sussex innings

Sussex Sharks reply to Kent Spitfires in the Blast - in pictures

Sussex Sharks were set 169 to beat Kent and reach the final of the Vitality Blast - but it proved beyond them.

Blast Finals Day agony: Sussex skipper laments lack of a big knock

Luke Wright admitted the lack of a big score from any of the Sussex Sharks batmen as they chased Kent Spitfures' 168 in the Vitality Blast semi-final cost them the game.

It’s all over. Sussex all out for 147 and lose by 21 runs

22 runs needed from the final over for Sussex

Mills bowled by Milnes. 146-9. 23 needed from 7

Four runs from Mills. 25 from 10 needed

Four runs from Mills. 25 from 10 needed

Sussex need 30 from 2 overs. 139-8

Chris Jordan gone going for another big shot. 136-8

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