Twenty20 Cup - South Division
Surrey 166-7 Innings Complete v Kent 160-9 Innings Complete (Azhar Mahmood 55, Abdul Razzaq 4-17)
Surrey beat Kent by 6 runs
Surrey Brown Caps managed only their second win of the competition as they beat Kent by six runs in a thrilling Twenty 20 Cup clash at Canterbury.
Azhar Mahmood, playing against his former side finished with 55 from 31 balls, however his efforts proved futile as Kent fell six runs short to leave their qualification hopes hanging in the balance.
Earlier, an opening stand of 66 between Alistair Brown (30) and Scott Newman saw the Brown Caps lose their first wicket in the seventh over when Brown chased a wide delivery from Ryan McLaren (2-26) and was caught behind.
Newman went on to make 38 and Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq blitzed a rapid 39 to help the visitors up to a competitive 166-7.
Kent's run chase got off to an abysmal start as key openers Joe Denly (7) and Rob Key (14) both perished early to Jade Dernbach and Razzaq respectively.
Twenty20 specialist Chris Schofield went on to claim two wickets, but it was Razzaq (4-17) whole stole the show with a match-winning all-round display which saw the Spitfires fall agonisingly short despite the efforts of compatriot Mahmood.