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Summary

  1. Rossington's 67* gives Northants win
  2. Middlesex post 132-7 (20 overs)
  3. Bailey top scores with 46 for visitors
  4. Notts beat Essex in first quarter-final
  5. T20 Blast Finals Day on 20 August

Live Reporting

By Brendon Mitchell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks for joining us

    That concludes our text coverage of tonight's T20 Blast quarter-final. Many thanks for joining us - we'll be back with the third last-eight match, between Gloucestershire and Durham, at 18:30 BST tomorrow.

  2. BreakingNORTHANTS BEAT MIDDLESEX BY SEVEN WICKETS

    Northants 135-3 (18.1 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Northants are heading back to Edgbaston, as Adam Rossington's 67 from 53 balls gives them a commanding victory over Middlesex with 11 balls remaining.

  3. Northants 127-3 (18 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Northants need two from 12 balls

    A four from the bat of Alex Wakely takes Northants to the brink - just a couple more runs needed.

  4. Northants 124-3 (17 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Northants need just nine more runs from 18 balls. They're going to do this with some room to spare.

  5. Northants 118-3 (16 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Another six and a couple of singles later and Adam Rossington, now 60 not out, looks likely to have won this quarter-final for Northants.

    Quote Message: What a performance from Adam Rossington tonight. He's had an absolute blinder - he's played such a sensible innings.
  6. 50 for Rossington

    Northants 110-3 (15.1 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Adam Rossington

    And it might well be that this next over, from Harry Podmore, is the one Northants go after.

    Adam Rossington smashes the first ball for six to move onto 53 from 45 balls.

  7. Northants 104-3 (15 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Alex Wakely has joined Adam Rossington in the middle, as that last Nathan Sowter over goes for just five.

    Northants need 29 from 30 balls now.

  8. Northants 99-3 (14 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Game on? Northants require 34 from 36 balls.

  9. WICKET Duckett (c Bailey b Roland-Jones) 29

    Northants 98-3 (13.5 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Ben Duckett

    Now then, what've we got here?! A lifeline for Middlesex, perhaps.

    Ben Duckett is caught by George Bailey off the bowling of Toby Roland-Jones and it's a wicket that might just keep the visitors' hopes of making T20 Blast Finals Day alive.

  10. Northants 92-2 (13 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Nothing to see here, folks. Just Northants cruising along. Ben Duckett onto 23, Adam Rossington to 43.

  11. Northants 88-2 (12 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    That's massive from Adam Rossington, plonking Ryan Higgins into the standards for his second maximum to move to 40. All looking rather routine for the home side, who are dragging the required rate down if anything.

  12. Northants 79-2 (11 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Northants need 54 from 54 balls

    Ollie Rayner's first over is pretty economical, just six runs from it, but we're at a stage where Northants can most certainly afford to milk the bowling - 54 from 54 needed.

  13. Northants 73-2 (10 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Ben Duckett

    The two Northants batsmen continue to go about their business very nicely, the in-form Ben Duckett smashes successive fours to move to 19 from 13 balls.

    WASP rates their chances at 96%, and who'd argue with a WASP?

    Ollie Rayner's into the attack.

  14. Northants 61-2 (9 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Adam Rossington (25 not out) and Ben Duckett (10 not out) have calmed things down quite nicely since the wicket of Josh Cobb. Northants need 72 from 66, which should be relatively comfortable fare.

  15. Northants 53-2 (8 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Spinner Nathan Sowter, at the tender age of 23, is into the action now - but sends down five wides first up. Not ideal.

    But he recovers well - and even creates a chance from the bat of Ben Duckett, but Nick Gubbins at cover can't quite cling on to a difficult chance down to his right.

  16. Northants 44-2 (7 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    James Franklin continues with the ball after the powerplay and, following three dots, limits the damage from that over to just the three runs. All very nip and tuck here.

  17. Post update

    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Quote Message: I reckon chasing you know exactly where you want to be and how to time everything, and that is exactly what Northants like doing - they like chasing. Northants are still in control, I think.
  18. End of the powerplay

    Northants 41-2 (6 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    That Josh Cobb wicket might well have just knocked the wind out of Northants' sails - it leaves them with exactly the same score as Middlesex at the conclusion of the powerplay period.

  19. WICKET Cobb (b Higgins c Bailey) 12

    Northants 40-2 (5.5 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Josh Cobb

    Josh Cobb's fun is relatively short lived, however, as he tries one big shot too many and holes out to George Bailey off the bowling of Ryan Higgins.

  20. Northants 38-1 (5 overs) v Middlesex 132-7

    Northants continue to assert their authority with a couple of fours straight down the ground from the bat of Josh Cobb, who moves to 11 from nine deliveries.

    One over of the powerplay remaining.