Yorkshire and Hampshire make T20 Finals Day

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Yorkshire reached the finals day of the Friends Life T20 for the first time as they beat Worcestershire by 29 runs. Worcestershire have now lost in the T20 quarter-finals on three occasions after previous defeats against Surrey in 2004 and Gloucestershire in 2007.

Yorkshire's total was the joint-third highest by any team in this year's competition and Worcestershire were always struggling to keep up after losing two wickets in their first three overs. Yorkshire (10/3 to win FL T20 Tournament) won the toss and elected to bat but Phil Jaques (2) was run out early on. However, captain Andrew Gale scored 30 off 23 balls, Root hit 65 off 40 deliveries, Miller only needed 25 balls to reach a half-century and Ballance hit five sixes in his 20-ball innings of 46.

They will be joined on Finals Day by Hampshire (11/4 to win FL T20 Tournament) after Neil McKenzie produced a match-winning innings as Hampshire dramatically beat Nottinghamshire to reach the FL t20 finals day for a third successive year. They were previous winners in 2010 and beaten semi-finalists last year.

Nottinghamshire looked in charge after England international Samit Patel blasted 60 off only 33 deliveries as the hosts made 178-7 at Trent Bridge. Patel then also claimed three wickets as the visitors were facing defeat. However, McKenzie (79 not out) hit three boundaries in the last over as Hampshire won off the final ball.

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