Wins for Surrey and Durham

  • Last Updated: July 2 2014, 22:10 BST

A review of Wednesday night's action in the NatWest T20 Blast, including wins for Surrey and Durham.

Jason Roy: Helped Surrey claim victory
Jason Roy: Helped Surrey claim victory

Jason Roy underlined his England one-day potential by hitting a spectacular 79 off 46 balls as Surrey romped to an eight-wicket victory against Kent in the NatWest T20 Blast South Division at the Kia Oval.

Kent posted 155 for four thanks to half-centuries from Darren Stevens, who hit an unbeaten 56 off 38 balls, and Fabian Cowdrey, who anchored the Spitfires' innings with 55 in 45 deliveries.

But the outcome was never in doubt after Roy and Tillakaratne Dilshan, who made 46, had exploded out of the blocks in an opening stand of 118 in 12.2 overs.

As was the case in their last match, against Hampshire, Kevin Pietersen and Gary Wilson saw Surrey home, sealing victory with 13 balls to spare.

Yorkshire's hopes of reaching the quarter-finals were dented as they collapsed to 95 all out in pursuit of 124 against Durham at Headingley.

The home team's slow bowlers Adil Rashid and Azeem Rafiq had left Durham floundering on 123 for nine off their 20 overs after the visitors had opted to bat first.

But Yorkshire were in turn mesmerised by the spin of Scott Borthwick and Gareth Breese, stuttering from 47 for two to 95 all out as Durham sealed a 28-run victory with 2.4 overs to spare.

Yorkshire remained in fourth place in the North Group table despite the shock defeat, while Durham stayed in the hunt with their fourth win of the season.