Sussex have been set a target of 270 for victory at Kent.

The country’s leading wicket-taker Matt Henry starred with the bat by scoring a crucial 47-ball 50 to ensure Kent extended their overall lead beyond 250 on day three of their Specsavers County Championship clash.

After the hosts had lost three early wickets, two of them to India paceman Ishant Sharma, Henry came in and turned the third morning of this division two clash on its head by helping Kent to reach 234 all out for an aggregate advantage in the match worth 269.

The 26-year-old, who has already taken 31 championship wickets, hit five fours and three sixes in his maiden half-century for the club and only his fourth in first-class cricket.

Henry contributed 55 as he and Harry Podmore added 74 in 16.4 for Kent’s eighth wicket before Henry’s flail across the line against Ollie Robinson flew to slip soon after the Kiwi had posted only the third half-century of the match.

Robinson plucked out Grant Stewart’s off stump for his seventh wicket of the game then Wiese rearranged the stumps of last man Ivan Thomas to end Kent's innings at lunch and leave Sussex five sessions to chase 270 for victory,