Alex Carey got up and running with the bat and Ollie Robinson starred with the ball as Sussex won again at Hove.

Carey had not been required in his two previous home outings as Sharks romped in by nine wickets.

This time he went in at 15-2 chasing 128 and made 32 off 26 balls to help the Vitality Blast South Group leaders to a four-wicket win over Middlesex.

David Wiese plundered 26 off 15 balls and Sussex got there with 22 balls to spare.

Sussex had a Middlesex side missing Eoin Morgan and AB de Villiers in disarray at 23-4 and then 40-5 at the end of the ninth over.

But they recovered to set 126-7, led by 57 off 48 balls from Steve Eskinazi. The impressive Robinson, with pace and seam movement, took 4-15.

Delray Rawlins held a brilliant catch for the breakthrough, standing just inside the midwicket rope and catching Paul Stirling as the ball dropped just over it.

Robinson had Dawid Malan caught behind by Carey for seven and took three of those early wickets at a cost of just 11 from his opening three overs.

Sussex put down Toby Roland-Jones twice early in his innings. Rawlins missed one in the deep and Danny Briggs could not hold a very sharp return catch.

Roland-Jones pulled Tymal Mills high into the pavilion and went on to help Eskinazi add 76 in ten overs.

But Robinson returned to defend the Sea End in the 19th over and york Roland-Jones for 40 off 35.

Luke Wright became the leading all-time run-scorer in the domestic T20 during his innings of 26 in the reply.

Meanwhile, Sussex star Jofra Archer was, as expected, named in a 12-man England squad for the second Ashes Test at Lord’s after proving his recovery from a side strain.