Samit Patel: Notts all-rounder credits bowlers for Durham win

Samit Patel
Patel took 4-11 to add to his four-wicket haul on the final day of Nottinghamshire's Championship win over Warwickshire on Monday

Samit Patel says he is proud of his side's bowlers after Nottinghamshire secured a One-Day Cup semi-final spot.

Notts will now travel to either Kent or Surrey after Tuesday's 49-run victory over Durham at Trent Bridge.

After a five-hour rain interruption in the Notts innings, the visitors were set 194 to win in 24 overs.

"It was a credit to our bowlers. I am thrilled to bits to get to the semi-final," the Notts all-rounder, who took 4-11, told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"Winning games for Notts - that's what I pride myself on."

Notts celebrate
Nottinghamshire made amends for last year's One-Day Cup semi-final defeat by Durham

In a match reduced to 24 overs per side because of rain, Durham's Duckworth Lewis target was 194 and they were well set on 125-3, but Steven Mullaney's 3-32 and Patel's four-wicket haul saw Notts home.

"It was all in Durham's favour but a chase is never easy," continued Patel. "I thought 194 was a tricky chase as you never know how hard to go.

"They got off to a flier and those two wickets for Steven Mullaney in an over kind of stopped them.

"It's going to be hard work down at The Oval or Canterbury, but we know we have the players in our dressing room."

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