Sussex Skipper Luke Wright was full of praise for Delray Rawlins, after he starred with the bat in their eight-wicket victory over Kent in the Vitality Blast.

Rawlins hit an unbeaten 62, which included six fours and four sixes as Sussex chased down 142.

Wright was glad to see Rawlins taking on the advice he had been given to improve his batting.

He said: “We’ve been asking Delray to have a better tempo about his batting.

“He sometimes goes at it so hard that he tends to give his wicket away.

“It was so pleasing to see him bat the way he did here.

“He looked like a superstar out there and we know he can go on and be the international player he aspires to be.”

It was not just with the bat Rawlins chipped in he also got two wickets to help restrict Kent to 141-8 and Wright praised his bowling attack for dragging the Sharks back into the game in the middle overs.

He said: “After the great start Kent had I thought that maybe they believed they needed a score of about 180 to 200, but it really wasn’t that type of wicket today.

“Getting those wickets in the middle overs helped us to drag it back and it was great for us that Delray got a couple of wickets too.

“I’ve been trying to give him more of a bowl in this and he helped us to strangle them run-rate wise in the middle overs.”