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Smith and Yardy make vital contribution

Dwayne Smith and Michael Yardy shared a vital partnership of 84 to rescue the Sussex Sharks after they had been reduced to just 33-4 against the Middlesex Panthers.

Using the same wicket which was used during the recently concluded test match between England and Bangladesh; the Sharks struggled losing 4 wickets inside the first 7 overs as they struggled to get going.

Luke Wright (4), Murray Goodwin (11), Chris Nash and Ed Joyce (7) all failed to contribute with the bat before Smith and Yardy came to the crease to steady the ship.

Their partnership was vital and although Smith (49) just missed out on his half century the pair made sure the defending champs reach a competitive total of 146-6.

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