Nottinghamshire 265 (Mullaney 86, Nijjar 4-67) and 348 (Clarke 141*, Hogan 5-63) drew with Kent 446 (Crawley 158, Leaning 64, Bell-Drummond 60) and 86 for six (Muyeye 28, Fernando 3-40)
Clarke batted for 277 balls to make 141, and he put 148 for the eighth wicket with Hutton, who made a career-best knock of 84. By the point their partnership was damaged Notts have been 147 forward and when Yuzvendra Chahal then took two wickets in as many balls it arrange a fraught finale. Having dominated for a lot of the first three days, Kent could not resist the goal and ended up enduring a nerve-shredding last hour.
Nottinghamshire started the day on 177 for five of their second innings and appeared like they may not survive the primary hour. After a begin delayed until 11:20am by rain, Kent took the brand new ball as quickly because it turned accessible and Michael Hogan used it to take two wickets from as many balls. His fourth supply removed Lyndon James for 39 after he edged him to Jack Leaning at second slip, ending a stand of 102 and Calvin Harrison went lbw to the subsequent supply.
Hutton took a single from the hat-trick ball to convey the scores degree and performed like he was decided to set Kent a goal, advancing to 48 not out at lunch, at which level it was 235 for 7, a lead of 54. He reached 50 with a single from Nathan Gilchrist and because the sport started to float away from Kent, Clarke drove Hogan for 4 to achieve three figures.
There have been few probabilities however the sport sparked to life when Hutton blocked a supply from Nijjar and Clarke hared midway down the wicket earlier than he realised his associate hadn’t moved. Chahal ran him out out by a yard.
Nonetheless bruised by their defeat at Middlesex, Nottinghamshire appeared unlikely to declare and appeared snug sufficient at 348 for eight at tea, however Chahal had Paterson caught by Daniel Bell-Drummond for 5 with the fourth ball of the night session and he wrapped up the innings two balls later when Zak Crawley caught Asitha Fernando for a duck.
Kent have been scenting what would have been solely their third red-ball win of the season, however they approached the chase as in the event that they have been enjoying Blast cricket as an alternative of a modest five-an-over. Crawley was despatched out to open alongside Tawanda Muyeye as an alternative of his common associate Ben Compton, however after crunching Paterson for 4 he hit the subsequent supply straight to James at deep sq. leg.
Fernando then had Bell-Drummond caught for 4 by Harrison at slip, Jack Leaning was run out for six chasing a single that existed solely in his head and Muyeye tried to hook Fernando and fell to an acrobatic Tom Moores seize.
With Kent reeling on 52 for 4, Compton was despatched out to drop anchor, however Fernando produced a jaffa to ship Harry Finch’s off stump flying for seven. When Joey Evison joined Compton, with a minimal 19.1 overs remaining, they made no try to chase the runs.
After an hour’s resistance, Ben Slater caught the latter off Matt Montgomery, however Nijjar and Evison nearly clung on. Kent take 12 factors and Nottinghamshire eight.