HAMPSHIRE collapsed to another humiliating defeat after being bowled out for their second-lowest T20 total at The Ageas Bowl tonight.

Kent duo Adam Milne and Marcus Stoinis starred as Hampshire were bowled out for 88.

Not since being skittled for 85 by Sussex  in 2008 have they been all out so cheaply.

Milne and Stoinis grabbed seven wickets between them to send Kent back to the top of the Vitality Blast’s south group

Stoinis ended with figures of four for 17 while Milne celebrated three for 14 in the 51-run thrashing.

Heino Kuhn (29), Stoinis (26) and Calum Haggett’s quickfire 19 had given Kent a total to bowl at.

But needing 140 to win, Hampshire lost their first three wickets for seven runs inside 14 balls.

Milne pocketed two scalps in as many deliveries, Vince slashing a drive straight to cover before former Kent captain Northeast was comprehensively bowled.

Australian Stoinis then grabbed the attention of the 7,000-plus crowd, by finding Colin Munro’s outside edge on the New Zealander’s farewell appearance.

When Rilee Rossouw and Tom Alsop fell to Stoinis, Hampshire were 20-5.

Liam Dawson and Joe Weatherley put on 22 for the sixth wicket. But the collapse resumed when Weatherley spliced to cover, where Denly took a low catch with a Superman impression.

Kyle Abbott was dropped on 0 by Alex Blake, and by Sean Dickson on 10, but ran out of lives when he toed to mid-off.

By the time Dawson was caught at deep square-leg, handing Stoinis his fourth wicket, the game had already petered out as a contest.

Denly bowled Chris Wood before pinning Mujeeb Ur Rahman as Hampshire were put out of their misery with 23 balls to spare.

Hampshire’s attack, including the recalled Abbott, had impressed with the ball after Sam Billings won the toss.

But their confidence with the bat is as low as it has ever been in the T20 format.

Even wins from all their remaining five games is unlikely to be enough to clinch the top-four place needed to reach the quarter-finals. Only Essex are below Hampshire in the south group and they have a game in hand.

Hampshire are next in action on Wednesday, when they host Somerset after the Southern Vipers, who are also woefully out of form, play in the afternoon.