Nash: We are building momentum

Chris Nash goes on the attack last night

Chris Nash goes on the attack last night

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Chris Nash reckons Sussex are building momentum in the NatWest T20 Blast.

Sharks completed a second successive comprehensive win when they saw off Middlesex by six wickets at Hove last night.

Stand-in skipper Nash led them in with 74 not out after Middlesex had been dismissed for just 107.

Victory followed the previous week's equally emphatic performance in Kent.

Nash said: “I’m chuffed to bits. That’s two Fridays in a row and it’s put us right back in the mix in the division.

Twenty20 is all about momentum so it is good we have got it behind us again. Maybe we got away from what we do best and from what people expect of a Sussex team.

“We owed the crowd a good performance and that is what we delivered. Browny (Ben Brown) said before the game we owed the fans an electric fielding and bowling display and it was lovely to give them that.”

Nash reached his 50 off 40 balls and wrapped up the win in style by blasting James Harris straight back down the ground for six – his third maximum of the night.

As well as earning the Sussex players an early night it also boosted their net run rate enough to edge above Glamorgan into fourth place.

Nash added: “I’ve been rubbish in the competition so far this season. My average was about ten before tonight and I’m usually pretty good at Twenty20 so it was pleasing to make a score.

“I’m back batting where I want to be at the top of the order too. I have had some success down at No.5 but I feel a lot more comfortable walking out to open with Wrighty (Luke Wright).”

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