Sussex skipper Luke Wright felt it was one that got away for Sussex after they were beaten in a thrilling match against Kent in the Vitality Blast at the 1st Central County Ground.

The Sharks were set a target of 196 to win and lost on the final ball after needing two from it, but instead lost a wicket courtesy of a run out.

Wright, who scored 40 off 19 balls, felt it could have been so much different for the Sharks.

He said: “It is so frustrating, but that is T20 cricket.

“I said to the boys if you get those runs off those last couple of balls, then you celebrate in the changing room and everything feels amazing.

“However, suddenly you don’t.

“It feels really disappointing and it is one that got away.

“We probably should have got there before then, but we ended up taking it that much deeper than we should have done.

“It is frustrating. It was a great game of cricket again. I think from a batting unit to get where we did, to chase those runs as close as we got was a great effort. There were just a few little things we missed out on to have got us over the line.”

The controversial moment of the game came with two balls left of Sussex’s innings when Ravi Bopara was caught behind off the bowling of Fredrick Klaassen, which the batsman was outraged about and Wright gave his view.

He said: “It is a tough one. I will sound like Jose Mourinho but I don’t want to take a fine. Ravi didn’t feel like he hit it which is part of the game, but then on the same token you can’t react like that as well.

“It is something we have spoken about.

“There were a few incidents in that last over as well, but look as I said there are certain things we could have done better without needing some of the decisions to go our way.

“We look at ourselves and how we can improve, even with the ball although it was a great wicket.

“We definitely gave them 15 to 20 runs more than we should have with some not great thinking. As we said to the bowlers afterwards we could have done better.

“It is a real tough result to take to be honest.”