Kagiso Rabada continues to make an impact in the T20 Blast as he switches effortlessly between first-class and limited overs.
After a long haul across country from Chelmsford, where he played a county championship match, he was first up to dismiss his old compatriot Johann Myburgh (12), which set the ball rolling as Kent held Somerset to 175-9 and gave themselves a 12-run win.
Rabada ended with 1-23 off four overs, the most economical among the six bowlers used, going at 5.75, with 14 dot balls.
Kent had run up 187 on the back of Sam Northeast’s 75 off 42 balls (9×4, 2×6). Roeloef van der Merwe went for just 28 off his four, and later added a quickfire 23 off 13 to Somerset’s total.
Jacques Rudolph‘s Glamorgan pulled off a 46-run victory over Sussex. He added 24 off 12 to Glamorgan’s total of 159, which was built almost entirely on David Lloyd’s 81. But his bowlers rose to the occasion and no Sussex batsman passed 20.
Across the Atlantic, there were no celebrations for Dale Steyn, whose Jamaica Tallawahs team were beaten by seven wickets after scraping together an innings of just 100 against the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League.
The mighty Chris Gayle went first ball to Sohail Tanvir, which set the tone for the day. Rovman Powell was top-scorer with 38, aided by Shakib Al Hasan (25), but no one else came to the party in this top-of-the-table clash.
It was a tough ask on the bowling front, and Steyn went for 15 off two overs.
Amazon Warriors are now top after three matches, with Tallawahs second.