Alex Carey marked his Sussex Sharks debut with a brilliant 78 to set up a 13-run Vitality Blast victory over Somerset at Taunton.

The 27-year-old Australian cracked seven fours and four sixes in a 46-ball innings that entertained a 7,400 crowd.

Laurie Evans (33) and David Wiese (26) gave good support in a score of 184-8 after losing the toss, while Lewis Gregory claimed 3-30.

In reply, Somerset could make only 171-5, despite an opening stand of 96 in less than 12 overs by Babar Azam (83) and Tom Banton (51). Tymal Mills was the most economical Sussex bowler with 1-27 from four overs while Rashid Khan got the key wicket of Babar.