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Summary

  1. Notts Outlaws beat Somerset by five wickets
  2. Somerset posted 151-6
  3. Steve Davies scored 59 off 41 balls; Jake Ball took 2-21
  4. Samit Patel (45) & Dan Christian (36*) see Notts to 152-5
  5. Notts join Hampshire and Glamorgan at Finals Day on 2 September

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By Adam Williams and Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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Davies works off the pads for a six

One more to go...

So, now we know three of the four sides at Finals Day on Saturday, 2 September.

But, there's still one place up for grabs and it will all be decided at The Oval tomorrow night.

Surrey host Birmingham Bears in the last T20 Blast quarter-final and it's live here on BBC Sport from 18:45 BST.

See you then.

Three book their place at Edgbaston

So, Hampshire, Glamorgan and Notts Outlaws are heading to Edgbaston on Saturday, 2 September.

The North Group produces a winner for the first time this week and who'd bet against the Outlaws going all the way?

BreakingNOTTS OUTLAWS BEAT SOMERSET BY FIVE WICKETS

Notts 152-5 (18.3 overs) v Somerset 151-6 (20 overs)

There it is!

Steven Mullaney clubs a short ball from Lewis Gregory away for four and Notts Outlaws are heading to Edgbaston for a second successive year.

A five-wicket win in the end for the hosts, but it wasn't without alarm.

Dan Christian finishes unbeaten on 36 with Mullaney chipping in with 20.

Notts Outlaws 147-5

Notts need 5 more to win from 12 balls

Steven Mullaney's turn to smash Craig Overton for a maximum.

Huge over that for Notts as they take the Somerset seamer for 19 from those six balls.

The Outlaws almost home.

Notts Outlaws 140-5

Notts need 12 more to win off 14 balls

Dan Christian delivers a huge six right when his team need it to settle some nerves!

Notts Outlaws 128-5

Notts need 24 more to win off 18 balls

Nice neat stuff from Roelof van der Merwe.

No boundaries off the spinner's over. Just the five singles from that set of six.

He concedes just 22 runs from his four overs.

'It's Notts' to lose'

Notts 123-5 (16 overs)

Jack Brooks

Yorkshire seam bowler on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra

It's Notts' to lose from here.

Somerset are battling well, they're staying in the game, they're trying to take it as deep as possible.

But I feel it's going to take something major for them to win the game.

Notts Outlaws 123-5

Notts need 29 to win off 24 balls

Steven Mullaney has joined Dan Christian out there after that Samit Patel run out.

Lewis Gregory keeps it tidy but cool heads for Notts here should see them through.

WICKET Patel (run out) 45

Notts Outlaws 120-5

Silky footballing skills from Somerset skipper Lewis Gregory.

Dan Christian sets off for a drop and run, but Samit Patel was not winning that foot-race with Gregory who side foots the ball on to the stumps.

Samit was inches short, even with the slide of his bat. It could well be enough though to see his side into Finals Day.

Notts Outlaws 120-4

Patel 45, Christian 25

Samit Patel and Dan Christian bring up a 50 partnership in quick-fire time.

Michael Leask shows some spectacular acrobatics to prevent a Dan Christian six. He hauls it in while almost bent horizontal over the rope. Great skills.

Somerset still fighting here.

Michael Leask
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Notts Outlaws 113-4

Notts need 39 to win off 36 balls

Four more for Samit Patel and Notts as he cuts Van Meekeren away to the fence.

All of a sudden in a flash, Notts are well on top here.

Notts Outlaws 109-4

Patel 40, Christian 18

Samit Patel tucks into the pace of Paul van Meekeren now.

He follows up a lovely lofted four to extra cover with a huge six into the Fox Road Stand over the legside.

Notts Outlaws 98-4 (target 152)

Patel 30, Christian 18

Expensive last over from Max Waller who finishes with figures of 4-0-28-1.

Notts now need 54 more runs from 42 balls, so you'd have to fancy them to get through from here, wouldn't you?

Notts Outlaws 97-4

Patel 30, Christian 17

Dan Christian's turn to go big this over!

Max Waller the man who is on the receiving end and all of a sudden Notts have shifted the momentum back towards them in this one.

Notts Outlaws 87-4

Patel 30, Christian 7

Earlier in that over from Tim Groenewald, Max Waller couldn't quite get to a half-chance presented by Samit Patel.

He put in the full leap off the deep mid-wicket boundary and nearly got there.

Ironic cheers from the home crowd in the process, who are clearly still irked by that earlier Alex Hales incident.

Samit Patel follows up his six with a lovely dabbed four down to third man.

Notts Outlaws 83-4

Patel 26, Christian 7

Big six from Samit Patel and very much welcome for the hosts.

Notts Outlaws 74-4

Patel 19, Christian 5

Max Waller into his third over for Somerset who try to tighten the squeeze on this run-chase even further.

Required rate now pushing towards 10-an-over for the Outlaws. Just five from that over.

Notts Outlaws 69-4 (target 152)

Patel 17, Christian 2

That was Tim Groenewald's turn to have a trundle for Somerset in that wicket-taking over - their sixth different bowling option of this innings so far.

Dan Christian is the new man in for Notts, who now need a partnership and a change in momentum.

'There was never a single'

Notts 66-4 (9.3 overs)

Stephen Moore

Former Lancashire opener on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra

It's not really Samit's call, it's an understanding between the two of you.

If you work well together you just go. If Samit was on the money he might have told him to go back straight away, but there was definitely an error in communication.

There was never a single there.

Brendan Taylor run out
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WICKET Taylor (run out) 20

Notts 66-4

On no! Nobody likes to see that.

Brendan Taylor and Samit Patel get their calls in a muddle and Taylor is sent back after being stranded mid-pitch.

Johann Myburgh swoops on the ball in the infield and his underarm shy at the stumps hits.

Taylor was never in the frame...

Notts Outlaws 62-3 (target 152)

Taylor 19, Patel 15

Another Roelof van der Merwe over rushes by without a boundary.

Tidy stuff with just five singles from it.

Trent Bridge is looking rather splendid as day turns into night...

Trent Bridge
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Notts Outlaws 57-3

Taylor 16, Patel 13

Spin from both ends now for Somerset with Max Waller into his second over.

Samit Patel again finds the rope with a smart square cut, great awareness there to find the gap.

Notts just ticking it along at this stage which could be valuable.

Notts Outlaws 49-3 (target 152)

Taylor 14, Patel 7

Roelof van der Merwe's turn with the ball for Somerset.

Brendan Taylor and Samit Patel do a nice job of working the spinner around the infield for ones and twos.

'Crowd engrossed'

Stephen Moore

Former Lancashire opener on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra

The crowd know the game is in the balance at the moment. There's a bit of a silence.

It's so, so tight.

Notts Outlaws 44-3

Taylor 11, Patel 5

Samit Patel drive
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OOOOH Nice!!! Lovely straight drive from Samit Patel gets him off the mark with a four from Lewis Gregory.

You could watch that shot all day long and not tire of it.

There's still a feisty atmosphere in the crowd and the man who is copping most of the hostility from the home section is Peter Trego. A chorus of boos everytime he touches the ball in the outfield.

Brendan Taylor also finds the rope with a nice pull behind square leg.

WICKET Moores (c Van der Merwe b C Overton) 13

Notts 34-3

Tom Moores
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Well, is this game going to take an unexpected direction?

Notts in a bit of bother now as Tom Moores is the third man to fall and Roelof van der Merwe takes a brilliant catch on the rope off Craig Overton.

No doubt whatsoever about that catch carrying!

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Notts Outlaws 28-2

Moores 12, Taylor 1

Well, the atmosphere now at Trent Bridge is spicy!

Peter Trego may well up being a pantomime villain here in the East Midlands. There's sarcastic shouts of "HOWZHAT" from the crowd as the next few deliveries are sent down by Lewis Gregory.

'Trent Bridge is not happy'

Notts 26-2 (3.2 overs)

Jack Brooks

Yorkshire seam bowler on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra

It's so difficult when they slow it down on replays.

How often do you see when the fielders are adament and it looks good to the naked eye, and then they slow it down and it doesn't look out.

Trent Bridge is bouncing now. They are not happy.

WICKET Hales (c Trego b Gregory) 14

Notts 26-2

Stand-in captain Lewis Gregory's turn to take the ball for Somerset and he grabs the big wicket of Alex Hales.

After a long old wait though and several slow-mo replays for the catch taken at mid-off, Hales has to go.

For a second it looked like he'd survive on the basis the angles weren't completely clear, but Peter Trego is delighted to discover it's been given.

Alex Hales
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Notts Outlaws 26-1

Hales 14, Moores 11

Tom Moores in on the boundary action from seamer Paul van Meekeren's first ball.

Starts the over with a lovely drive for four and then follows it up with a massive smash into the deep mid-wicket boundary for a huge six!

Lovely striking from the young wicketkeeper.

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Notts Outlaws 16-1

Hales 14, Moores 1

Here he goes!

Alex Hales likes this bowling from Craig Overton and he doesn't miss out on a couple of early boundary chances. Three fours in three balls for the England opener.

But, good comeback from Overton as he finishes with three dot balls from three big swipes by Hales.

Notts Outlaws 4-1

Hales 2, Moores 1

Max Waller puts Notts in a spin there with that first over.

Alex Hales now joined by Tom Moores in the middle, can Somerset make this a double early breakthrough?

WICKET Wessels (c C Overton b Waller) 1

Notts 2-1

What a start for Somerset as they bid to defend this score. Max Waller has Riki Wessels caught on the deep mid-wicket boundary by Craig Overton.

Huge early scalp for the visitors!

Notts chase 152

Trent Bridge fireworks
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And back out there they are....on what is a tremendous late summer's evening at Trent Bridge.

Notts chasing 152 to reach Finals Day on 2 September down the road at Edgbaston.

So, can Notts Outlaws make it to Finals Day?

They'll be back out shortly and Adam Williams will take you through the chase.

'Notts look favourites'

Somerset 151-6 v Notts Outlaws

Jack Brooks

Yorkshire seam bowler on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra

"Sometimes you say, 'don't judge a score until both sides have batted on it', but Somerset just look 20 to 30 runs short.

"With Notts' superb batting line-up, you have to fancy them. But, it's a knock-out game and anything could happen so Somerset have to have that belief."

Watch Jake Ball's catch

Somerset score 151-6

For those of you who missed it earlier - here's Ball's fine effort on the rope...