1st Quarter Final (N), Nottingham, Oct 1 2020, Vitality Blast
(20 ov, target 140)139/7
Match tied
Player Of The Match
28* (16) & 1/33
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• George Dobell

Leicestershire let Finals Day appearance slip as Samit Patel hauls Notts through

Nottinghamshire progress on higher Powerplay score after securing dramatic tie off last ball

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Leicestershire139/7(20 overs)
Nottinghamshire139/7(20 overs)
end of over 2012 runs
NOTTS: 139/7CRR: 6.95 
Imad Wasim3 (2)
Samit Patel28 (16)
Will Davis 3-0-22-0
Gavin Griffiths 4-0-21-3

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!

Davis to Imad Wasim, 2 runs

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!

Three to win, but two will secure progression, assuming there's no run-out

Davis to Patel, 1 run

cracked hard to deep extra cover, Patel wants two... but it's only one!

Davis to Patel, SIX runs

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?

Davis to Patel, 2 runs

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,..

Davis to Patel, no run

superb slower ball! Patel winds up, and misses as the ball slides inside the legs, past the leg stump. No inside-edge this time!

Davis to Imad Wasim, 1 run

low full toss outside off, flogged hard to long-on where this time there's no mistake...

Davis to close it out...

end of over 1910 runs • 1 wicket
NOTTS: 127/7CRR: 6.68 RRR: 13.00
Samit Patel19 (12)
Imad Wasim0 (0)
Gavin Griffiths 4-0-21-3
Will Davis 2-0-10-0

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."

Griffiths to Patel, FOUR runs

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!

Griffiths to Mullaney, OUT

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!

Steven Mullaney c Lilley b Griffiths 7 (18m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.77
Griffiths to Patel, 1 run

shorter in length, a big wind-up on the swing, and the pace-off saves Griffiths as deep midwicket gathers

Griffiths to Patel, no run

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

Griffiths to Patel, FOUR runs

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

Griffiths to Mullaney, 1 run

back of a length, slower ball, honked to the leg side, and Mullaney is a bit miffed at Patel's refusal of the second

end of over 188 runs
NOTTS: 117/6CRR: 6.50 RRR: 11.50
Samit Patel10 (8)
Steven Mullaney6 (7)
Will Davis 2-0-10-0
Dieter Klein 3-0-21-0

Isaac Marshall: "I still back Notts with these two and Imad. All are quality ball strikers."

Davis to Patel, FOUR runs

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...

Davis to Mullaney, 1 leg bye

well bowled again, following Mullaney into an arcing swing, and thumping the pad

Davis to Mullaney, no run

now it is two a ball! Superb slower ball, line and length, Mullaney swung so hard he almost hit it in his followthrough

Davis to Patel, 1 run

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

Davis to Mullaney, 1 run

length ball outside off, just another single as Mullaney drives through the wide line to long-off

Davis to Patel, 1 run

slower ball, low full toss. Patel connects well, too well, and it's only a single to cow corner

end of over 175 runs
NOTTS: 109/6CRR: 6.41 RRR: 10.33
Samit Patel4 (5)
Steven Mullaney5 (4)
Dieter Klein 3-0-21-0
Colin Ackermann 4-0-27-3
Klein to Patel, 1 run

clipped off the pads to backward square. One big over either way could decide it now...

Klein to Mullaney, 1 leg bye

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

Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossNottinghamshire, elected to field first
SeriesVitality Blast
Player Of The Match
Samit Patel
Samit Patel
Series resultNottinghamshire advanced
Match days1 October 2020 - night (20-over match)
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Neil Mallender
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Tim Robinson
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Paul Baldwin
Match Referee
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Stuart Cummings