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by Tom Moore
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Sussex wicketkeeper Matt Prior enjoyed the contest between himself and England team-mate Kevin Pietersen as the south coast side beat Surrey at the Kia Oval on Tuesday night.
The England batsman only made eight off 13 balls before being caught on the boundary by Joel Gatting off the bowling of Will Beer.
“Not a great deal was said between us,” Prior told London24.
“It’s always strange when you come up against your England team-mates because you spend so much time together. It’s like seeing one of your family again.
“It’s nice to see Kev again. We were taking the mickey out of each other.”
The Sharks clinched the victory comfortably
“It’s never quite comfortable in shortened games,” Prior added.
“We had a great start from Chris Nash and Luke Wright picked it up.
“I think, at one stage, we were 72-1 after five and a half overs and it was about then I thought we were going to do well to mess this one up.
“It’s never comfortable until you’ve won the game but I’m really pleased we picked up the points.
Prior’s innings of 25 came off a mere 10 balls including three fours and a huge six of Dirk Nannes.
“It came out of the middle I know that,” he added. “I know Dirky was struggling with the footholds so it’s a good opportunity to attack the bowlers.
“I thought he was going to be a bit fuller so I closed by eyes and had a swing.
“It’s a see ball, hit ball mentality. I’m looking for the match-winning contribution”
Sussex face Surrey again at Hove on Sunday.