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Tim Bresnan on Sky:
"We know exactly what we need to do - plain and simple - and we can.
"I felt that we bowled as well as we have all year yesterday and we didn't get the rewards.
"When the sun came out it got a bit slower and stopped nibbling a bit and it got a bit easier.
"I feel I can go up the order and have made contributions all year. I just waqnt a few more runs so we can that 350.
"It was a really good hundred by Gubbins with the clouds on. We were all over him at times but he hung in."
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Darren Stevens said: “I always love scoring runs and get more satisfaction from scoring runs being that Kent signed me as a batsman. I’ve obviously turned myself into a bit of an all-rounder in the meantime, but my main job is to get runs and the past couple of months have been pretty enjoyable in that regard.”
Stevens, who went into this final round game in the midst of protracted talks over a new contract, added: “There was a bit of anger, frustration and disappointment in that knock today, but I’m delighted we’ve almost got to 400 as a team, that we’ve virtually secured second place and we’re now in a good position to go on and win the game.
“This summer for our batters has been exceptional and we’re all pretty much close to 1,000 runs now. I got a bit edgy against the second new ball because it was sliding on and dong a little bit more in the air. But I backed myself to play my shots and got over the line to my hundred in the last over."
He added: “I love this place and I don’t want to go anywhere else, so my hope is that we can sort something out because I feel I’ve still got two years left in me. I still have passion for the club and for these lads and I want to be successful, so we’ll have to see what happens.”