Hampshire are aiming to extend their record run of Twenty20 home wins at The Ageas Bowl tonight.

The Royals are expecting their biggest crowd of the season for their first Friends Life t20 match – against the last team to beat them at the Ageas Bowl.

Since losing to Middlesex by eight wickets in July 2010, Hampshire have won every home game they have played in the shortest format.

Tonight they are aiming for a 12th successive Ageas Bowl win, a run that stretches back to the final group game of their successful 2010 campaign.

a ball bowled at Sussex on Thursday night.

Captain Dimi Mascarenhas said: “The crowd helped give us a home ground advantage last year.

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