Sussex v Essex

Pakistani spinner Mushtaq Ahmed took Twenty20 Cup record figures of 5-11 to set Sussex on course for a nine-wicket win over Essex at Hove.

Mushtaq ran through the Eagles lower order in 21 balls to bowl them out for 109 in 16.3 overs after Ronnie Irani's blistering 34 from 18 balls.

The Sharks romped home with more than five overs to spare, with Matt Prior smashing 66, including eight fours.

Ian Ward was the only man to fall, bowled by Andre Adams for six.


Twenty20 Cup, 2005, South Division
Sussex v Essex
County Ground, Hove (day/night)
22 June 2005 (20-over match)

Result: Sussex won by 9 wickets
Points: Sussex 2, Essex 0

Toss: Essex
Umpires: AGT Whitehead and P Willey
Essex innings                                                   R   M   B  4 6
WI Jefferson          c Ambrose          b Kirtley              1   2   3  0 0
*RC Irani                                b Lewry               34  21  18  6 0
JD Middlebrook        c Lewry            b Wright              29  30  20  2 2
A Flower              run out                                  15  19  17  0 0
GW Flower             st Ambrose         b Mushtaq Ahmed        4  13   9  0 0
RN ten Doeschate                     c & b Mushtaq Ahmed       17  12  13  2 0
+JS Foster            lbw                b Mushtaq Ahmed        0   1   4  0 0
RS Bopara                                b Davis                3   7   7  0 0
AR Adams              lbw                b Mushtaq Ahmed        2   5   5  0 0
ND Thornicroft        not out                                   0   2   1  0 0
Danish Kaneria                           b Mushtaq Ahmed        0   0   2  0 0
Extras                (lb 2, w 2)                               4
Total                 (all out, 16.3 overs)                   109

FoW: 1-2 (Jefferson), 2-55 (Irani), 3-73 (Middlebrook),
     4-84 (A Flower), 5-98 (GW Flower), 6-98 (Foster),
     7-105 (ten Doeschate), 8-109 (Bopara), 9-109 (Adams),
     10-109 (Danish Kaneria).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Kirtley                      2      0     10      1
van der Wath                 2      0     25      0
Wright                       3      0     25      1 (1w)
Lewry                        3      0     18      1
Mushtaq Ahmed                3.3    1     11      5 (1w)
Davis                        3      0     18      1

Sussex innings (target: 110 runs)                               R   M   B  4 6
IJ Ward                                  b Adams                6   9   6  1 0
MJ Prior              not out                                  66  42  50  8 1
*CJ Adams             not out                                  24  31  32  0 0
Extras                (lb 2, w 12)                             14
Total                 (1 wickets, 14.4 overs)                 110

To Bat: MW Goodwin, JJ van der Wath, +TR Ambrose, LJ Wright,
        MJG Davis, Mushtaq Ahmed, JD Lewry, RJ Kirtley.

FoW: 1-28 (Ward).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Adams                        3      0     11      1
Thornicroft                  1      0     20      0
ten Doeschate                2      0     20      0 (2w)
Danish Kaneria               2      0     16      0 (1w)
Middlebrook                  4      0     29      0 (1w)
GW Flower                    2.4    0     12      0
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