T20 Blast: Hampshire Hawks upset holders Notts Outlaws to succeed in Finals Day

T20 Blast: Hampshire Hawks upset holders Notts Outlaws to succeed in Finals Day

Vitality Blast quarter-final, Trent BridgeHampshire Hawks 125-9 (20 overs): Prest 44, Fuller 30; Paterson 3-22Notts Outlaws 123 (19.4 overs): Clarke 42; Dawson 3-24Match scorecard

Notts Outlaws missed out on a fifth Finals Day look in six years as Hampshire pulled off an exhilarating two-run T20 Blast win at Trent Bridge.

The guests have been lowered to 40-5, having been requested to bat first, and will solely handle a rating of 125-9.

Joe Clarke made 42 for Notts, passing 400 runs on this yr’s competitors, earlier than his dismissal turned the sport.

They wanted three off the final over, however Dane Paterson was caught behind as they have been all out for 123.

The Outlaws have been the dominant power in English home T20 cricket in recent times, lifting the trophy in 2017 and 2020 and likewise reaching Finals Day in 2016 and 2019.

And Hampshire – who beforehand gained quarter-finals at Trent Bridge in 2012 and 2014 – went into the sport with out all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme, who’s getting ready for New Zealand’s T20 sequence in Bangladesh.

Early wickets put Notts on high

They have been instantly in hassle after Steven Mullaney put them in, with skipper James Vince caught off Samit Patel for six as they struggled to ascertain any momentum.

Calvin Harrison was on a hat-trick after bowling Lewis McManus after which taking a return catch from Liam Dawson to succeed in 20 wickets within the competitors, however Tom Prest – aged solely 18 – made 44 as he added 49 with James Fuller (30).

It was the one partnership of observe within the Hawks innings as tempo bowler Paterson took 3-22.

Hampshire’s complete didn’t look something like sufficient to hassle a Notts batting line-up headed by Alex Hales, who made 463 runs of their group video games, and containing three others with a tally of over 300.

Temporary cameo by harmful Hales

Joe ClarkeJoe Clarke scored 408 runs for Notts Outlaws on this yr’s T20 Blast

Hales struck an early six, however was caught off Dawson for 19 and the house aspect suffered one other setback when Ben Duckett was run out by Fuller’s direct hit after swerving to keep away from a collision with bowler Scott Currie.

Whereas Clarke was on the crease, it nonetheless appeared like comparatively plain crusing for Notts, however when he additionally fell to Dawson (3-24), caught at further cowl, it heralded a collapse from 83-3 to 109-9.

Dawson and Currie every took two in two balls, like Harrison earlier within the sport, however Matt Carter hit two sixes off Chris Wooden to take Notts to the brink of victory.

Guidelines for a tie meant even two runs would have been sufficient within the ultimate over to see Notts by means of, however Paterson was unable to rotate the strike and finally edged Brad Wheal’s fourth supply to the keeper, leaving Carter on 23 not out.

Hampshire’s dramatic win carried the 2010 and 2012 winners by means of to Finals Day for the primary time since 2017, once they misplaced to Notts within the semi-finals.

Sussex Sharks beat Yorkshire by 5 wickets within the first quarter-final on Tuesday night.

Notts Outlaws skipper Steven Mullaney:

“We’re a bit shocked. It’s a rating we should always have undoubtedly chased down. Credit score to Hampshire, they caught at it, however we’re higher than that and we ought to be going to Finals Day.

“Carts gave us an ideal likelihood with these sixes on the finish and for Dane it was the fitting ball to assault and he nicked it, nevertheless it shouldn’t have been all the way down to these two on the demise, we should always have taken extra accountability within the high six or seven and received over the road.

“I am happy with the way in which we have now carried out within the competitors, particularly after shedding Dan Christian solely six days earlier than the beginning, however on the similar time we satisfaction ourselves on with the ability to adapt in several conditions and we did not do this tonight.”

Hampshire Hawks captain James Vince:

“We stated at midway that no matter occurred we’d hold going proper to the top and we did precisely that.

“That has been the story for us all through the competitors actually, from the place we have been in within the group, to win the final 5 reveals the character within the group is wonderful. It didn’t go our method with the bat tonight however with the ball we have been wonderful.

“The wicket was not flat and helped our bowlers. We tried to make them hit in areas the place we thought we may get wickets, however it’s one factor to have a plan, one other to execute it and our lads have been excellent.”

Arising

Thursday (19:00 BST begin)

Somerset v Lancashire Lightning

Friday (19:00)

Kent Spitfires v Birmingham Bears

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