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Sussex are the first team to Finals Day

Sussex Sharks are the first team through to Edgbaston thanks to Rashid Khan's magnificent cameo innings.

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Sussex are the first team to Finals Day

Chris Jordan and Rashid Khan celebrate

Yorkshire Vikings 177/7 lose to Sussex Sharks 178/5 by five wickets

Rashid Khan: Legend

Rashid Khan, take a bow. A typically economical spell of 1/25 from his four overs, but his real impact was with the bat. Sussex were in trouble, needing 43 from 21 balls. Enter Rashid Khan, who looked every bit a complete all-rounder as he eviscerated the Yorkshire bowling attack. He hit 27 from just nine balls, including the most incredible helicopter shot. Chris Jordan hit the winning runs but the match was turned by the Afghanistan maestro.Β 

Bird Plane Superman Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan makes a habit out of his world-class fielding, and the return of the Vitality Blast was no exception. Adam Lyth didn't get hold of one from Archie Lenham, and Jordan did this.

TKC Ballances the Vikings

Despite the short boundaries at Emirates Riverside, Yorkshire Vikings didn't send the ball to the rope with much regularity in the middle overs. They struck just three boundaries in six overs after the Powerplay, but Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Gary Ballance were the ones who kept Yorkshire ticking along. Both reached 55, Ballance looking the more free-flowing but with Kohler-Cadmore eventually finding his stride. Together they put on 85 as Yorkshire reached a competitive score.

The Wright stuff

Luke Wright hasn't played a match for six weeks, having been an unused member of the Trent Rockets squad in The Hundred. But he showed even with time away from the middle that he hasn't missed a beat. The Sussex Sharks captain got his side off to a great start in their chase of 178, crunching his way to 54 from 39 in typically stylish fashion.

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