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NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final: As it happened

A recap of Hampshire's five-wicket win over Notts Outlaws in the Natwest T20 Blast quarter-final, to give them a place at finals day for the fifth year in a row.  

By Will Jackson 

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Post-Match

5.49pm - We have had confirmation that England players will be available for finals day, subject to fitness.

5.35pm - Winning captain James Vince, who was also named man-of-the-match after his unbeaten 93: "Given the situation, with the match pressure, it's up there with my best innings.

"Chasing 200 was a big effort and it's special to chase a score like that down."

5.30pm - Notts Outlaws captain James Taylor: "It's far and away the worst we've bowled all tournament.

"It was very uncharacteristic, we never executed our plan. Even Fletch, who's been a banker for us missed his yorkers and that summed it all up.

"To have that happen today, on the biggest stage, is devastating for the players, fans and for the club."

5.25pm - The draw has just taken place for the semi-finals and it is as follows:

Surrey v Birmingham Bears

Hampshire v Lancashire Lightning

Hampshire Innings

5.14pm - HAMPSHIRE WIN BY FIVE WICKETS! Matt Coles hits the winning runs and it's all over! The Notts players have dropped to the floor in disbelief. Vince finishes on 93 not out.

5.11pm - WICKET! Smith c Mullaney b Fletcher 9; 193/5 - Smith hits back-to-back boundaries but then chips to midwicket. Just five runs needed.

5.08pm - A great over from Shahzad is ruined by a no-ball, the seventh ball of the over goes for four! Will Smith struggled to rotate the strike but his skipper gets him out of jail.

5.04pm - WICKET! Ervine c Lumb b Fletcher 39; Hampshire 178/4 - Ervine slices the ball away for yet another six but is caught at long-on next ball. Lumb flings the ball away in frustration, the Outlaws look completely shell-shocked.

4.55pm - Harry Gurney is struggling with his line and Ervine has motored along to 25. 41 needed from the final five overs, surely it's Hampshire's to lose?

4.49pm - CHANCE! Ervine dropped! Sean Ervine hauls a big six over long-on and tries to repeat the dose next ball but he's only skied it to Samit Patel at deep midwicket...Patel takes the catch but throws it to the ground in the fear that he may go over the ropes. Could he have passed it to a teammate?

4.46pm - Three quick sixes from Vince have turned this game on its head once again. They're on 130 for three after 13, which way is this going? 68 needed from 42.

4.36pm - WICKET! Adams c Mullaney b Shahzad 0; Hampshire 97/3 - Adams chips one up first ball! Shahzad on a hat-trick...

No hat-trick but this could be a big over in deciding the game. Shahzad just rolled his fingers over the ball and Adams went hard at it, ballooning it up to cover.

4.34pm - WICKET! Maxwell c Read b Shahzad 11; Hampshire 97/2 - Shahzad comes back into the attack and immediately gets the breakthrough! The Australian tries to pull it but the ball catches the glove on the way through to Read.

4.30pm - FIFTY! Vince (31b 8x4 1x6) A big six over cow corner takes Vince to his half-century. It's been a real captain's innings so far, can he take his team home?

4.29pm - Vince looks to have found a bit of form at the crease and has been joined by Glenn Maxwell. They're taking their time now to just nurdle the ball around, but they are six runs shy of the 87 runs the Outlaws had posted after nine overs.

4.24pm - WICKET! Carberry st Read b Patel 31; Hampshire 70/1 - Samit Patel gets the big wicket of Carberry with his very first ball. The ball skids past the left-hander's outside edge and Chris Read does the rest. Big wicket for the hosts.

4.20pm - Hampshire have reached 59 without loss at the end of the powerplay. Looks like it will be another thrilling game, but there's still a long way to go.

4.06pm - CHANCE! Vince dropped! Vince crashes Ajmal Shahzad straight to Alex Hales at cover but the England man drops it! He hit it hard but it should have been a comfortable catch...he follows it up with another misfield for four.

4.00pm - Luke Fletcher starts with a tight over, going for just three. Harry Gurney will share the new ball with him, and is met with two crunching drives to the cover boundary from Vince.

3.57pm - The Outlaws have taken to the field after a bit of warming up and the opening pair of Michael Carberry and James Vince follow them to the crease. It's a tough ask, but with Carberry and Glenn Maxwell in the side, anything is possible.

Notts Outlaws Innings

3.45pm - END OF INNINGS! Notts Outlaws 197/2; Wessels 62, Patel 53 - Notts almost get to 200 at the end of their innings and have set a commanding total for the visitors. Can the Outlaws finally end their quarter-final hoodoo at Trent Bridge?

3.42pm - FIFTY! Patel (23b 4x4 3x6) Patel has faced just one dot ball a huge six down the ground takes him to a very impressive half-century.

3.38pm - Fourteen off the penultimate over as Patel gets hold of Wood. How much can Abbott restrict them to here?

3.35pm - Samit Patel launches Abbott into the stands for another six and the pair have gone past their fifty partnership. 171 for two with two overs to go.

3.28pm - Just four overs to go in the first innings at Trent Bridge. There is some real firepower still in the dugout for the Outlaws, 149 for two.

3.22pm - FIFTY! Wessels (27b 6x4 1x6) Wessels goes to fifty with slice over cover for four and is dropped next ball! A tough return chance to Coles but he got two hands to it...

3.16pm - WICKET! Hales c Adams b Coles 51; 118/2 - Coles brings out his excellent slower ball and Hales tries to go downtown...but he's caught! Jimmy Adams makes no mistake at long-off and removes the dangerman just as he was threatening to take the game away from James Vince and his men.

3.15pm - ANOTHER CHANCE! Wessels gets a top edge and the ball spirals to fine leg when a sprawling Abbott can't quite get a hand on the ball, and to add insult to injury for Coles the ball dribbles away for four.

3.13pm - CHANCE! Hales dropped! Wood returns to the attack and a cutter catches the edge of Hales' bat, but it's quite a thick one and there's not much Adam Wheater can do with that as it bounces striaght out of the gloves. Notts are 111 for one after 12 overs.

3.08pm - FIFTY! Hales (39b 4 x4 2x6) A big slog-sweep from Hales and a push down the ground moves the dangerous England opener to yet another half-century in the format, following on nicely from his destruction of Yorkshire Vikings last week.

3.07pm - Smith is doing a good job for Hampshire so far. While the other bowlers are going the distance, he's been relatively miserly, going at just five an over so far. We're halfway with the Outlaws 93 for one.

2.57pm - Riki Wessels is off to a rollicking start, with an inside edge for four followed by a swept six off Kyle Abbott. It's gone miles. Hampshire are choosing to rotate the bowlers to stop the Outlaws from settling.

2.45pm - WICKET! Lumb c Ervine b Coles 22; Notts 35/1 Lumb hits back-to-back boundaries off the new bowler, Matt Coles, but the all-rounder gets his own back as the Outlaws opener spoons one in the air and picks the man out on the deep midwicket boundary.

2.37pm - Lumb is immediately into his groove and finding the middle of the bat. He hits Chris Wood for a straight six before chipping one over the infield and seeing the ball race away for another boundary. Twelve off the over for the Outlaws.

2.30pm - Alex Hales and Michael Lumb are the batsmen walking out to the middle as the last quarter-final gets underway.

The first over is safely negotiated by the two England men as Will Smith opens the bowling for the visitors.

Pre-Play News 

2.10pm - So the dangerous Glenn Maxwell is fit to play after missing the last 50 over game through an abdominal injury, and here's an early stat for you - Notts have won every game where they have batted first in this year's T20 Blast.

We spoke to Notts captain Taylor earlier in the week, read what he had to say about his side gaining the unwanted reputation of falling at the final hurdle, by clicking here.

TOSS! James Taylor has won the toss for the Outlaws and they will make first use of the pitch.

2.00pm - Hello and welcome to today's coverage of Notts Outlaws against Hampshire in the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final.

It's a lovely day at Trent Bridge, where we will see who will be joining Surrey, Lancashire Lightning and Birmingham Bears in the semi-finals of the Natwest Blast.

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