Surrey claim place in Blast knockout stages with four-wicket win over Sussex

Surrey secured their place within the knockout levels of the Vitality Blast after beating Sussex by 4 wickets.

Chasing 166 to win, opener Will Jacks hit 65 off simply 39 balls earlier than Jamie Overton made an undefeated 40 to information Surrey to victory with 5 balls to spare.

Aron Nijjar celebrated career-best bowling figures as holders Essex thrashed Hampshire by 54 runs to maintain their slim quarter-final hopes alive.

Spinner Nijjar ripped by a shaky Hampshire batting line-up with figures of three for 22, whereas Jack Plom celebrated his maiden skilled wickets to take two for 18.

Tom Westley had earlier hit his first half-century of the yr, with Dan Lawrence marooned on 49, as Essex reached 168 earlier than Hampshire may solely handle 114 for 9 in response.

Tom Helm was the bowling hero as Middlesex dented Kent’s qualification bid with a tense two-run win in Canterbury.

Set a goal of 185, the Spitfires slumped to their second successive house defeat after failing to attain 9 runs wanted for victory off Helm’s nerve-tingling final over.

Jordan Cox ended the run chase unbeaten on 39, whereas skipper Daniel Bell-Drummond went for a season’s greatest 89 in making an attempt to slog Helm’s first supply of the ultimate over.

Babar Azam blasted 114 not out from 62 balls as Somerset posted 183 for 3 earlier than dismissing Glamorgan for 117 to present themselves an outdoor likelihood of progressing.

Durham gained their third successive match by beating Yorkshire by 43 runs. The guests defended a goal of 148 and bowled the under-strength Vikings out for 104 within the 17th over.

Yorkshire have been with out Matthew Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Josh Poysden and David Willey, who’ve been suggested to self-isolate for 14 days after Willey examined optimistic for Covid-19.

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