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Essex vs Kent, 33rd Match at Canterbury, County DIV1, May 24 2024 - Ball by Ball Commentary

RESULT
33rd Match, Canterbury, May 24 - 27, 2024, County Championship Division One
591/7d
(f/o) 394 & 101

Essex won by an innings and 96 runs

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3.20pm Thoroughly emphatic from the bona fide title challengers. They saw a chance to capitalise on Surrey's shock thrashing by Hampshire, and they've rushed through the breach in just 57.2 overs on the final day. Join us next time for ESPNcricinfo's county cricket pop-up comms. Who knows where we'll next strike!

57.2
W
Critchley to Parkinson, OUT

pinned on the pads, and Kent are down and out! Wicket-to-wicket from Critchley, skids into the front pad, the appeal was unanimous and absolute. And with Agar unable to bat, Essex seal their innings victory!

Matt Parkinson lbw b Critchley 10 (37b 0x4 0x6 35m) SR: 27.02
57.1
Critchley to Parkinson, no run
end of over 57Maiden
KENT: 101/8CRR: 1.77 
Arafat Bhuiyan0 (6b)
Matt Parkinson10 (35b)
Simon Harmer 23-10-32-4
Matt Critchley 16-4-23-1
56.6
Harmer to Arafat Bhuiyan, no run

back of a length, blocked on the back foot

56.5
Harmer to Arafat Bhuiyan, no run

tweaked onto a good length, blocked again

56.4
Harmer to Arafat Bhuiyan, no run

head over the ball, and pushed back to the bowler

56.3
Harmer to Arafat Bhuiyan, no run

back-foot push to the off-side

56.2
Harmer to Arafat Bhuiyan, no run

looped up and poked to the off side

56.1
Harmer to Arafat Bhuiyan, no run

half forward to block to the leg-side

end of over 56Maiden
KENT: 101/8CRR: 1.80 
Matt Parkinson10 (35b)
Arafat Bhuiyan0 (0b)
Matt Critchley 16-4-23-1
Simon Harmer 22-9-32-4
55.6
Critchley to Parkinson, no run

plinked off the toes to complete the maiden over

55.5
Critchley to Parkinson, no run

tighter line on the back foot, blocked

55.4
Critchley to Parkinson, no run

leg-sided, dragged down but skids on. Can't work it away

55.3
Critchley to Parkinson, no run

big rip on the legbreak, beats an expansive drive as Pepper whips off the bails

55.2
Critchley to Parkinson, no run

lobbed up, angled bat on the push out to point

55.1
Critchley to Parkinson, no run

tapped back down the pitch

Four men round the bat now

end of over 552 runs • 1 wicket
KENT: 101/8CRR: 1.83 
Matt Parkinson10 (29b)
Simon Harmer 22-9-32-4
Matt Critchley 15-3-23-1
54.6
W
Harmer to JL Denly, OUT

down the track, and holes out to mid-on! A rush of blood from Denly, looking to go down-town, but he dragged his stroke, straight to Aaron Beard at chest height, who clings on with a juggle, and Kent's last recognised batter is gone!

Joe Denly c Beard b Harmer 23 (73b 2x4 0x6 113m) SR: 31.5
54.5
Harmer to JL Denly, no run
54.4
Harmer to JL Denly, no run

steps down the track, looking to unleash the drive, back to the bowler

54.3
Harmer to JL Denly, no run

back and across, keeps low as the ball bites back at the stumps

54.2
1
Harmer to Parkinson, 1 run
54.1
1
Harmer to JL Denly, 1 run
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