Durham beat Nottinghamshire on final ball in FLt20
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|Durham 160-7 (20 overs) beat Nottinghamshire 159-7 (20 overs) by three wickets|
Ben Stokes's 72 not out helped Durham to an exhilarating final-ball three-wicket win over Nottinghamshire.
James Taylor top scored for Notts with a sterling 54 from 43 balls to see his side post 159-7 from 20 overs.
The hosts had Durham reeling at 44-4 in the ninth over, but Stokes began to swing his bat to leave them needing eight off the last over for victory.
And a single from Michael Richardson from the last ball of the game saw them home on 160-7.
Despite the defeat, Nottinghamshire still lie second in the North Group table, while a win moves Durham up into fourth.
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Durham's Ben Stokes told BBC Newcastle:
"It was a brilliant performance. The way we bowled, after the got off to a flying start, was testament to the way we've gone about Twenty20 this year.
"They got ahead but we pulled it back nicely to restrict them to a pretty decent score.
"On the batting side, we didn't get off to the best start but Breese was there in the end and got 30-odd off 14 balls.
"He's done things like that throughout his whole career at Durham and he's a great man to have in so low down the order."