2nd Semi-Final, Birmingham, Sep 2 2017, NatWest t20 Blast
(18.4/20 ov, target 170)146
Notts won by 23 runs
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Mullaney on song as Notts hold on to reach final

Steven Mullaney claimed three wickets - including the key scalp of James Vince - as Nottinghamshire held on to reach their first T20 final since 2006

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Scorecard summary
Nottinghamshire169/7(20 overs)
Riki Wessels48 (27)
Samit Patel35 (31)
Chris Wood2/17(2)
Hampshire146/10(18.4 overs)

Nottinghamshire win by 23 balls and are in their first T20 final since 2006. Pace off the ball key throughout the match, but where it was legspin for Hampshire it was Notts' slower balls and cutters from Steven Mullaney and latterly Harry Gurney which made the difference. Samit Patel struck first ball to remove Shahid Afridi, but while James Vince was going Hampshire were in control. However, Mullaney changed the game and in the end it was comfortable for Notts. So it's Nottinghamshire v Birmingham in the final. We'll be back with you at 6.15pm for that...see you soon!

Ball to Wood, OUT

all over! Finishes it with a leg stump yorker. Terrific delivery to complete an impressive bowling display

Chris Wood b Ball 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Ball to Crane, 1 run

length ball outside off, pushed to short third man

Ball to Wood, 1 run

a slower ball dragged down, he has to wait an age for it then pulls to deep square leg

Ball to Wood, no run

goes across his stumps to try and scoop a length delivery from outside off...misses

end of over 184 runs • 3 wickets
HANTS: 144/9CRR: 8.00 RRR: 13.00
Mason Crane2 (1)
Chris Wood1 (1)
Harry Gurney 3-0-19-3
Jake Ball 3-0-30-1
Gurney to Crane, 2 runs

full and straight, a complete over of slower deliveries, flicked behind square on the leg side

Gurney gets something in his eye and has to abort his run-up

Gurney to Crane, 1 wide

this one is pushed down the leg side

Gurney to Wood, 1 run

full and straight, tapped into the leg side

Can Gurney finish it with a hat-trick?

Gurney to Abbott, OUT

and another! This is brilliant from Gurney. He's confounding them with the back-of-the-hand slower balls, this one is popped in the air into the off side and Christian runs round from cover

Kyle Abbott c Christian b Gurney 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Gurney to Berg, OUT

Wessels at long-on again! Nottinghamshire closing in. It's the slower balls from Gurney, not pace to work with, lofts down the ground and the fielder didn't have to move

Gareth Berg c Wessels b Gurney 15 (13m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125
Gurney to Berg, no run

huge appeal for caught behind! It was another slower ball, Berg through his shot as he flicks to the leg side. Takes the back pad

Gurney to Dawson, OUT

finds long-on! Over the wicket, a back-of-the-hand slower ball full at the stumps, Dawson opts to try and clear the leg side but doesn't get it far enough

Liam Dawson c Wessels b Gurney 4 (15m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Gurney, the left-armer, back for the death

end of over 1714 runs
HANTS: 140/6CRR: 8.23 RRR: 10.00
Gareth Berg15 (10)
Liam Dawson4 (6)
Jake Ball 3-0-30-1
Ish Sodhi 3-0-24-0
Ball to Berg, FOUR runs

starts by shuffling across to off stump, then steps outside leg, gets an outside edge on a full delivery which beats short third man...crucial end to the over for Hampshire

Ball to Dawson, 1 run

low full toss, on the pads, flicked through midwicket

Ball to Berg, 1 leg bye

follows him as he moves outside leg, spears into the pads at bobbles to the off side

Martin Mulkearn: "Gnasher, anybody at the ground today? What's it looking like for the evening?" All looking good

Ball to Berg, 2 runs

goes full at leg stump, dug out square through the off side through backward point...Hales on the boundary can stop the second

Ball to Berg, FOUR runs

over backward point! Moving outside leg stump, it's full outside off, gets a good piece of it as he slices it with an open face and it's inches short of six

Ball to Berg, 2 runs

full outside off, gives himself a touch of room and drives wide of cover

Here's Jake Ball

end of over 164 runs
HANTS: 126/6CRR: 7.87 RRR: 11.00
Gareth Berg3 (5)
Liam Dawson3 (5)
Ish Sodhi 3-0-24-0
Steven Mullaney 4-0-22-3
Sodhi to Berg, 1 run

works a straight delivery along the ground to deep midwicket. Good over from Sodhi.

Sodhi to Berg, no run

nearly beaten by the length, started to use his feet but it was shorter, pushed to point

Sodhi to Dawson, 1 run

cut away from off stump, excellent fielding by Taylor at point

Match details
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossHampshire, elected to field first
SeriesNatWest t20 Blast
Player Of The Match
Steven Mullaney
Steven Mullaney
Series resultNottinghamshire advanced
Match days02 September 2017 - day (20-over match)
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Michael Gough
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Rob Bailey
TV Umpire
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Alex Wharf
Reserve Umpire
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Tim Robinson