full toss, swung away to deep midwicket, and another abysmal misfield! That's pure panic from Leicestershire... just needed to get the ball in the air ... but Klein took his eyes off it at the crucial moment, and Notts are through!
8.57pm My goodness. That will take some debriefing to get over. Leicestershire were dead and buried in their Powerplay. They were dead and buried in Nottinghamshire's Powerplay, but they were firmly in control as the penultimate over finished, only for Lilley's misfield to wreck their dream! Samit Patel, wily old fox, outfoxed the Foxes. The scores are level, but Nottinghamshire scored more runs in the Powerplay, so that is the decider!
Peter: "That bit of fielding by Klein may be the most tragic thing I've ever seen" It's true. The ball zipped past his fingers, and he just pulled his cap over his eyes, and hid.
So, Surrey v Gloucestershire and Lancashire v Nottinghamshire will be the line-ups for Finals Day. See you then!
Three to win, but two will secure progression, assuming there's no run-out
cracked hard to deep extra cover, Patel wants two... but it's only one!
clouted over long-off! Supreme composure from Patel, gives himself room, gets under the stroke, and hoists it into the stands! Now then... how crucial is that misfield about to be?
waits on the slower ball this time, and times the biff to long-on, but long-on slides round the rope to save the four,..
superb slower ball! Patel winds up, and misses as the ball slides inside the legs, past the leg stump. No inside-edge this time!
low full toss outside off, flogged hard to long-on where this time there's no mistake...
Davis to close it out...
Isaac Marshall: "For me, regardless of the result, Colin Ackermann has to get man of the match though. The Netherlands men are really rising this English season."
an appalling misfield at deep midwicket! Oh my, Aaron Lilley has had a shocker. A simple pick-up from a mistimed pull. It was a single and no more. But now it's given Nottinghamshire a real sniff!
swung to deep midwicket and that's a huge wicket! Griffiths has been superb tonight, another slower ball, backing the difficulty in timing off this deck, and that's a calm take on the edge of the rope. A vital dot too!
shorter in length, a big wind-up on the swing, and the pace-off saves Griffiths as deep midwicket gathers
flat-batted back at the bowler! Slower ball, and Patel was through it too soon, had to wait, and did well to time it, but couldn't place it
crashed with power, wide of long-on! Fractionally short, and Patel pummelled it, rocking back to make room on the full length. Superb experience showing
back of a length, slower ball, honked to the leg side, and Mullaney is a bit miffed at Patel's refusal of the second
Isaac Marshall: "I still back Notts with these two and Imad. All are quality ball strikers."
inside-edged for a vital boundary! So unlucky for Davis, inches from chopping on, and a despairing dive at fine leg can't claw it in!
Big final ball now...
well bowled again, following Mullaney into an arcing swing, and thumping the pad
now it is two a ball! Superb slower ball, line and length, Mullaney swung so hard he almost hit it in his followthrough
full toss again, but Patel once again picks out the leg-side sweeper with a firm pull. It's nearly two a ball now.... singles are fine for Leicestershire
length ball outside off, just another single as Mullaney drives through the wide line to long-off
slower ball, low full toss. Patel connects well, too well, and it's only a single to cow corner
clipped off the pads to backward square. One big over either way could decide it now...
change of pace from round the wicket, rolls the fingers on the cutter, and deflected to backward point. The required rate is over ten now