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  1. Patel & Mullaney hundreds put Notts in final
  2. Notts chase 371 - a record in England
  3. Essex made 370-5; 113 off last 10 overs
  4. Centuries for Cook & Ten Doeschate
  5. Notts to play Worcs or Surrey in Lord's final on 1 July

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By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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That's all for now....

Well, irrespective of what side your allegiances lie, you have to admire that victory from Nottinghamshire. Pure class run-chasing.

We'll leave our coverage from this evening with the moment the men from the banks of the River Trent sealed a famous victory and a place in a Lord's final next month.

Until next time....

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Nelly: Amazing run chase from Notts. What a great game

Tayler Ogden: Wow! What a chase that was by Notts highest ever in domestic ODI's fair play

Notts (373-5) beat Essex (370-5) by five wickets

If you enjoyed that this evening, the good news is there's still another semi-final to come tomorrow morning.

Worcestershire take on Surrey at New Road, starting at 11:00 BST.

There will be live text, video clips and radio on the BBC Sport website from 10:45 BST.

Notts (373-5) beat Essex (370-5) by five wickets

What a game and what a fantastic display of batting from both teams.

A game of four centuries and 740+ runs finishes with Nottinghamshire the victors.

That's the highest-ever run-chase in a 50-over competition in this country.

Samit Patel Chris Read
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Notts 373-5 (49.3 overs) v Essex 370-5

Two fours in two balls finish it off for Nottinghamshire and get them home in this record run-chase.

Not the most convincing two shots in Samit Patel's innings, but he won't care one jot.

He finishes on 122 not out and his side have won it with three balls to spare.

They will go to Lord's on 1 July and face either Worcestershire or Surrey in the final.

Essex will trudge off and wonder how they couldn't defend 370.

Notts 369-5

Dot ball to start it and then a four from Samit Patel takes it down to two needed off four balls....

Paul Walter to bowl this final over for Essex....

Notts 365-5 (6 needed off 6 balls)

Patel 114, Read 0

We're heading into the last over...

Chris Read makes an absolute hash of his first three balls as he swings and misses.

So, Essex take it into the last over, but one big hit will seal it for Notts.

WICKET Mullaney (c Foster b Wagner) 111

Notts 365-5

Wicket time finally for Essex, but you feel it won't change the outcome of this epic game.

Steven Mullaney goes as he tries to ramp one over James Foster off Neil Wagner, but he only edges behind.

Still six to win with nine balls to come.

Six from Mullaney once more!

Notts 363-4

Down to single figures required now for Notts as Mullaney hammers a full toss over the long-on fence.

Dropped catch by Walter

Notts 357-4 (14 needed off 13 balls)

And that's is pretty much that for Essex...

Paul Walter drops Samit Patel at extra cover and he should have held that.

Another life for Patel and Notts are nearly there...

100 for Steven Mullaney

Notts 351-4

What a way to get to your first List A century in your career.

A huge six hammered over the fence by Steven Mullaney. It's come off 71 balls with eight fours and five sixes.

Notts 344-4 (27 needed off 18 balls)

Patel 109, Mullaney 97

Neil Wagner returns with the ball for Essex. Nearly deceives both Steven Mullaney and Samit Patel with slower balls.

Dot balls all of a sudden come after a long drought for Essex. Just four runs off that over.

A late twist perhaps?

Notts 340-4 (31 needed off 24 balls)

Patel 107, Mullaney 95

Paul Walter almost runs Samit Patel out with an attempted deflection off his own bowling.

He got too much of a hand on it and took it past the stumps with Patel stranded. Three dots balls in a row just build some pressure for Essex.

But, Patel relieves it and finds a timely four as he heaves a shot away into the legside.

Notts 333-4 (38 needed off 30 balls)

Patel 103, Mullaney 92

Four more from Steven Mullaney at the start of Ashar Zaidi's latest over as he pulls into the legside and moves into the 90s himself now.

This partnership goes beyond 150 off just 119 balls. Essex need something special to halt this victory charge.

Notts 324-4 (47 needed off 36 balls)

Patel 100, Mullaney 86

Start the car as one famous commentator might say.

Notts are going to get these with plenty to spare...

Ryan ten Doeschate
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100 for Samit Patel

Notts 323-4

Ravi Bopara keeps on plugging away for Essex and he nearly gets Samit Patel caught at extra cover.

Paul Walter can't get down to hold on to a sharp chance, but you have to take those at this stage of a game.

But, a couple of balls later - Samit is there and has a century off 106 balls with nine fours.

He celebrates with a big punch of the air as he completes the single. Huge knock.

Notts 317-4 (54 needed off 42 balls)

Patel 96, Mullaney 83

Cantering home here are Notts. Impressive stuff...

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Ali Mason: Serves me right for looking at tickets for the final between innings.

I'm not sure anyone saw this coming Ali.

Fourth six from Steven Mullaney

Notts 316-4

It's big and it's out of here once again from Steven Mullaney's bat.

Simon Harmer is dispatched once more and Essex's troubles deepen.

Out of the river it's plucked and we continue...

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Notts 306-4

Simon Harmer is back on to bowl and there is a swing and a miss by Steven Mullaney.

We'll take a look upstairs at an attempted stumping, but no movement of the back foot there and he's safe.

Notts 306-4 (65 needed off 48 balls)

Patel 95, Mullaney 74

Back on comes Ravi Bopara but Samit Patel has the answer with a cut for four past point.

He's into the 90s now and looking set to finish it off for his side.

Steven Mullaney nearly chips one to extra cover but just short of Paul Walter's hands.

Notts 289-4 (73 needed off 54 balls)

Patel 89, Mullaney 72

Samit Patel gets another four as he pulls Ryan ten Doeschate away.

Essex look done for in this game after that decision went against them at the start of the over.

'Essex fans not happy'

Niall O'Brien

Ireland wicketkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Huge moment in this game. The Essex fans are not happy. Samit Patel lives to fight another day.

I thought clear as day that was out.

Essex disappointed
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not-outNot out

Notts 290-4 (Patel 82, Mullaney 71)

Not out is the decision after we go upstairs. Samit Patel continues and gets a single as a result.


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Notts 289-4

Well, we're going to have a bit of drama here.

Is Samit Patel out off Ryan ten Doeschate's bowling or not? Ravi Bopara dives forward at deep mid-wicket with two hands, but he's not sure he's taken it cleanly.

Notts 288-4 (82 needed off 60 balls)

Patel 81, Mullaney 71

Easy pickings for Patel and Mullaney off the rest of that Paul Walter over.

Now just 82 needed off the last 10 overs. A doddle in modern-day terms.

Samit Patel
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Top five chases

I just mentioned it would be a record chase in English domestic List A cricket, should Notts pull it off. Here's who they'll be overtaking...

  • Hampshire 359-8 v Surrey - The Oval, 2005
  • Somerset 354-6 v Kent - Taunton, 2017
  • Kent 340-5 v Notts - Trent Bridge 2015
  • Yorkshire 339-4 v Durham - Headingley, 2017
  • Kent 337-7 v Sussex - Canterbury, 2013

Another six from Steven Mullaney

Notts 285-6

There he goes again Steven Mullaney. A beautifully struck straight six off Paul Walter this time.

That also brings up a 100 partnership between him and Samit Patel in just over 14 overs.

Notts 279-4 (92 needed off 66 balls)

Patel 79, Mullaney 63

Ashar Zaidi is pulled away for four by Samit Patel with a poor delivery.

Patel adds a couple more at the end of that over and it's all Notts at this stage.

Essex need a spark.

'Essex have hands on hips'

Niall O'Brien

Ireland wicketkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

I'm looking around the field and everyone has their hands on their hips, no one is seizing the momentum.

They're waiting in vain for another Nottinghamshire mistake to get a wicket.

Just to remind you, if Notts do chase 371, it will be a record in English domestic cricket in this format...

Notts 270-4 (101 needed off 72 balls)

Patel 73, Mullaney 63

Samit Patel dishes out some punishment to Jamie Porter at the end of that over as he smashes a short ball through legside for four.

12 off that over and Notts well on top here.

Six from Steven Mullaney

Notts 265-4

Ryan ten Doeschate goes back to opening bowler Jamie Porter in a bid to prize these two batsmen apart.

But, Steven Mullaney smashes him for six over long-off. Great striking.

Notts 258-4 (113 needed off 78 balls)

Patel 68, Mullaney 53

Samit Patel nearly succumbs with a shot out towards point in the air but the fielder running back won't get there.

Still this pair keep the scoreboard ticking for Notts and it's more than gettable from here with wickets in hand.

50 for Steven Mullaney

Notts 252-4

Steven Mullaney
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Half-century for Steven Mullaney off just 39 balls with seven fours and a six.

A great counter-attacking knock this and one that may take his side to an epic victory.

Notts 250-4 (121 needed off 84 balls)

Patel 64, Mullaney 49

Another fine shot from Steven Mullaney gets him another boundary and he smashes Ravi Bopara down the ground this time.

The former Lancashire man moves within a run of his half-century as Notts bring up 250 and take 10 off that over.

Notts 240-4 (131 needed off 90 balls)

Patel 60, Mullaney 43

Lovely shot from Steven Mullaney to ease the pressure for Notts as he hammers Ashar Zaidi down the pitch for four.

Zaidi almost bowls him next ball though as Mullaney tries to go big again.

Six off the over and now Notts need 131 off the last 15 overs.

Notts 234-4 (137 needed off 96 balls)

Patel 59, Mullaney 38

Ravi Bopara keeps things tight with his medium pace. He almost bowls Steven Mullaney with a slower ball as he tries to ramp him down to fine leg.

Essex back up his bowling with some decent fielding in the ring. Just the one run off that over.

How crucial could that be come the end?

Notts 233-4 (138 needed off 102 balls)

Patel 59, Mullaney 37

Ashar Zaidi
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Ashar Zaidi is back into the bowling attack after Simon Harmer took some punishment. 48 off his five overs to be precise.

Samit Patel and Steven Mullaney bring up their 50 partnership for this wicket but can only find singles from the all-rounder's first over back.