outside off, a swipe to nothing, and Worcestershire have burgled it! EXTRAORDINARY SCENES! How did Nottinghamshire throw that away! Duckett just needed to lay any bat on ball ... but Parnell found a perfect line and length, the keeper standing up, he did well to close his legs in time to prevent any byes. The ball plopped to the turf, and that was that!
2pm Gadzooks... this summer is barking mad.... is there such thing as a non-mental contest any more? Moeen Ali is Player of the Match for his key spell, and composed captaincy. "As soon as they hit a boundary it would be game over ... one to win off the last ball, and luckily they didn't get bat on it. I listened to the guys but went on my own gut feel."
Moeen's tactics ahead of the final? Just chill out for a bit... sound
Vinay: "Burgled it??? THIS IS DAYLIGHT ROBBERY!!!!!!"
Deep breaths... Parnell pulls out of his run-up to warn Samit for backing up!
Back comes Luke Fletcher for another message. Will it sink in this time! Notts need one run to reach the final! And now Bumble has gone running onto the pitch from the commentary box, because everyone else is!
Luke Fletcher just delivered a message, presumably about the tie, but Samit still nearly runs himself out looking for the second to third man. This is chaos!
flicked in the air ... is there anyone out there? No! Lands safe at midwicket, but Samit is treading through treacle on the second run... it's too high for the keeper!
Crumbs... Moeen takes it slow
length ball, under-edged swipe into the pitch, and it's just a single. A bluff from Parnell? No subtlety there, just areas!
5 off 4 for the tie and Notts progress... wonder if they are aware?
clears the front leg, a slap on the up to deep cover... just the single, as Duckett comes back on strike...
perfect start from Parnell! Round the wicket, top of off, Samit misses a nibble to third man...
A tie would be decided on wickets lost ... then Powerplay runs... not sign of boundary countback ...
slower ball, outside off, tapped to point ... and well, what an over that was! It may not save the game but it's given Worcestershire a sniff, and it's enhanced the reputation of a gun T20 bowler...
calmly done, a clip to the on-side, Duckett takes the single ... but Mullaney wants the second! Madness, only one ball left in the over! Words exchanged as he's sent back ... a complete meltdown in progress ... but Notts still have the weapons to pull out of this tailspin!
Now then Duckett ... a big few balls here
a huge swipe for glory... and he's holed out to long-on! Oh my ... he didn't want the jeopardy of a final-over target, finish it here and now... but no ... he utterly nailed the shot, power-wise, but straight up in the air!
swept once more .... the man on the 45 fumbles, but it was always a run
prodded on the up into the covers
Bet Mo wishes he'd played this hand last over ...Tom Moores is the new man
slower ball, right in the slot, and scudded to Moeen at mid-off! That's a brilliant take, it was onto him so quickly, and he had to time his leap and take it in one hand in the end. The perfect start to the over for Worcestershire!
cracked to cover, another single... now then. Can Brown claw this back?
slower-ball bouncer, slapped down to the leg side... it's below a run a ball now
flicked off the legs to backward square
flicked up and over the keeper! Duckett dances across the crease like a crab, watching the ball with head straight down the line, and picks his shot and area at the last moment
pace off the ball, down to long-on with an urgent thrash of the bat
uh-oh ... I think that's the wrong call, Mo! Right in the slot from round the wicket, Christian climbs into the big wind-up, and that's soaring over cow corner!
Now then, it looked for all the world like Pat Brown, but no, Wayne Parnell for the moment. Moeen taking it deep!
blockhole ball, battered to long-on for the single. Notts keep chipping away
cracked behind square, a good diving stop rescues the boundary at short third man