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Chris Nash hammered 120 from 80 balls to set up Sussex's 171-run triumph

Hundreds from Ed Joyce and Chris Nash ensured Sussex did not slip up against Fly Emirates in their second match of the Pro ARCH Trophy in Sharjah, winning by 171 runs.

Sussex reached a mammoth 361 for six in their 50 overs, thanks to 128 from Joyce and Nash's 120 off just 84 balls, with the home side managing just 190 all out in response.

Saby Fernandes was Fly Emirates' top-scorer with 38, but they struggled against a disciplined Sussex attack and were dismissed inside 41 overs.

Captain James Kirtley removed both openers, and then it was all downhill from there for the home side as Nash also impressed with the ball, taking 2-11 to cap a fine all-round performance.

Michael Thornely claimed the last two wickets, going for just four runs in his 1.3 overs, following his promotion to open the innings earlier in the day.

Fellow opener Joyce, who had moved to Sussex from Middlesex over the winter, made an instant impression for his new county, batting without any trouble during his 119-ball stay at the crease.

But it was Nash who sent Sussex's innings soaring with his 120 containing seven fours and five sixes.

He was finally bowled by former UAE national captain Khurram Khan, who was the pick of the Fly Emirates attack with 2-52 from his eight overs.

Rory Hamilton-Brown also contributed a run-a-ball 48 and Carl Hopkinson scored 27 off 18 balls to take Sussex to what proved to be a winning total.

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