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Essex canter to t20 victory

Essex returned to the winning ways in the Friends Life t20 with a six-wicket win over Sussex in front of a near-capacity crowd in Chelmsford.

Even though they were hit with a 12-run penalty - added to their opponents' total - because of their failure to bowl their overs in the permitted time, Essex still had enough in reserve as they chased down Sussex's 171 for 9 with four deliveries to spare.

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