After which there have been solely 4. After quite a few sixes, quite a lot of fishing the ball out of the stands, and some smashed stumps, the Finals Day line-up of T20 Blast is lastly full.

Imad Wasim’s Notts Outlaws will tackle Lancashire Lightning whereas Surrey will conflict off in opposition to Gloucestershire on Saturday.

Lancashire

Setting big-hitting Sussex Sharks 141 to win, Lancashire wanted to be stingy with the runs they gave away. So up steps Matt Parkinson, essentially the most miserly of all of the bowlers, providing simply 7 from his opening two overs, earlier than choosing up three wickets in his third and ultimate over, to tear any hopes of progressing away from Sussex.

Surrey

Although he’d been used loads as a bowler on this 12 months’s T20 Blast, few would have anticipated Will Jacks to be the standout in Surrey’s quarter-final with Kent Spitfires. However the standout he was, taking career-best figures of 4/15 as his facet tightened the screw. Jacks took the primary 4 wickets to fall within the Spitfires innings to stop the chase getting off the bottom, with solely Jack Leaning (34) to get previous the teenagers.

Nottinghamshire

Harry Swindells’ 58 seemed for some time to be sufficient for Leicestershire Foxes. However Samit Patel’s expertise on the finish of the Notts Outlaws chase guided them to victory. Patel got here in with 41 wanted from 27 balls however with batting difficult and wickets falling round him, and when Steven Mullaney fell within the ultimate over it seemed bleak for the Outlaws. However he struck 13 from his subsequent 5 deliveries and Imad Wasim hit the runs to tie the sport – Notts progressing to Finals Day by advantage of the best Powerplay rating, with wickets misplaced tied.

Gloucestershire

After 13 years of making an attempt, Gloucestershire are in the end heading again to Finals Day. Composed of all the proper bits to flourish in T20 cricket, the facet have reached the T20 Blast quarter-finals in three of the 4 earlier seasons however did not progress on every event. This time round, there was little question. They struck early and struck typically. Benny Howell made the many of the alternative after David Payne and Graeme van Buuren had dislodged the Steelbacks openers by choosing up three wickets of his personal, eradicating the center order, and serving to go away Gloucestershire’s in-form batsman a meager chase of 114.



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