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Mullaney and Shahzad save Outlaws

Highlights from the Swalec Stadium.

Steven Mullaney and Ajmal Shahzad guided Notts Outlaws to an impressive three-wicket victory in the Royal London One-Day Cup against Glamorgan at the SWALEC Stadium.

The eighth-wicket pair came together with the Outlaws in trouble at 137 for seven, needing a further 91 runs to win in 14.2 overs.

But Mullaney, with 63 not out from 46 balls, and Shahzad, unbeaten on 33 from 39, won the game with nine deliveries to spare.

Mullaney celebrated victory by striking Michael Hogan back over his head for six.

Glamorgan had been indebted to Jacques Rudolph for his century from 130 balls with 10 fours, but their total of 227 for eight had looked a little light until Hogan reduced the Outlaws to 11 for three inside seven overs, sending Alex Hales, James Taylor and Samit Patel back to the pavilion with ducks.

When Riki Wessels was controversially run out for 65, complaining he had been impeded, and Chris Read was brilliantly caught by Andrew Salter one-handed, the victory was far from realistic.  

But Mullaney and Shahzad stepped up to the occasion and their heroics ensured the Outlaws finished the day top of Group B.

Earlier, Rudolph and fellow opener Jim Allenby gave Glamorgan a useful platform, but after the latter edged Shahzad to Wessels at slip it heralded a middle order procession.

Rudolph batted solidly at one end but between the 18th and 29th over he lost another four partners.

The South African had reached 50 out of Glamorgan's score of 70 for one before Will Bragg became the first of three victims for James Franklin.

Franklin, who played for Glamorgan in 2006, struck in his first set of six to have Bragg caught at mid-off by Shahzad.

The left-arm seamer followed that up by bowling Murray Goodwin from around the wicket.  

And from 99 for three in the 22nd over, Glamorgan slumped to 115 for four when Chris Cooke mis-hooked a Franklin short ball straight to midwicket.

Mullaney, who had bowled well in harmony with Franklin, got the deserved wicket of David Lloyd who edged behind to Read.

The ball after reaching his century, Rudolph could not keep out a finely-bowled Shahzad yorker to leave Glamorgan in trouble at 161 for six.

But there was worse to come for the hosts as Mark Wallace was run out in a mix-up with Graham Wagg attempting a single.

Wagg was dismissed three overs later, well caught on the midwicket boundary by Shahzad off Mullaney, who finished with figures of 2-26 from 10 overs.

Salter took Glamorgan past 200 with four consecutive fours off Harry Gurney and added 47 for the ninth wicket with Dean Cosker - the highest partnership of the innings.

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