T20 Blast: Notts Outlaws crush Middlesex to reach Finals Day

• Middlesex 160-8; Notts Outlaws 165-0 (Outlaws win by 10 wkts)
• Alex Hales (83*) and Chris Nash (74*) show Middlesex no mercy

The openers Chris Nash and Alex Hales fired Notts Outlaws to Vitality Blast Finals Day with a 10-wicket win against Middlesex at Trent Bridge. The hosts’ bold decision to tinker with their top order paid off as Nash, replacing Joe Clarke, and Hales led their side to victory with a 165-run stand.

Set a victory target of 161, Outlaws raced to the finish line with 22 balls remaining with Nash making an unbeaten 74 and Hales, who won the match with his seventh six, on 83 not out. Both players were dropped by the shell-shocked visitors; Nash at long-on by Steven Finn on 31 and his partner on 47 by Toby Roland-Jones.

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