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Nottinghamshire win by 8 wickets

Durham vs Notts

Friends Life t20: Michael Lumb's 96 sets up Nottinghamshire victory over Durham

Notts batsman Michael Lumb on his way to a match-winning innings

Mark Stoneman: made his first Twenty20 half-century for Durham in defeat

Michael Lumb made the highest score by a Nottinghamshire player in the Friends Life t20 to help his side to a eight-wicket win over Durham at Chester-le-Street.

Lumb fell just four runs short of a deserved century as the Outlaws made it four wins from four by chasing down 154-4 with 4.3 overs to spare.

Durham's acting captain Mark Stoneman made his first Twenty20 half-century, but his innings was overshadowed by Lumb who hit 14 fours and three sixes in his imperious 53-ball stay.

Lumb would have been run out on 14 had Ben Stokes hit the stumps from cover, and on 72 he was dropped by Scott Borthwick when the fielder appeared to be dazzled by the sun running in from deep cover.

Lumb took 30 balls to reach his half-century and was cantering towards three figures, driving Borthwick for his third six, when he went down the track and was stumped.

That was off the last ball of the 15th over when only eight were needed to win.

Notts skipper David Hussey put Durham in and came on to bowl when they were 81-1 one after 11 overs.

By the time he had bagged 2-23 in four overs of his occasional off spin the hosts had no chance of posting a competitive total.

Throttled

They had also been throttled by Samit Patel conceding only 16 in his first three overs of left-arm spin, but when he returned for the 19th over Breese got after him.

The first ball was lofted over extra cover for six and the Jamaican also found the boundary with a lofted reverse sweep and a straight drive as 18 came off the over.

Stoneman reached 50 off 40 balls but appeared to be bamboozled by Hussey firing the ball in at leg stump from around the wicket.

Only three came off his first over and in his second he yorked Stoneman for 51.

A similar ball accounted for Borthwick, who made 44 off 37 balls, while the other two wickets both went to Jake Ball.

It was only in the 19th over that Durham found any real momentum and their total never looked like being enough, particularly once Lumb got to work.

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Match Details

Date
6th Jul 2013
Toss
Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
Emirates Durham ICG
Umpires
R J Robert, G George
TV Umpire
N L Neil

notts BATTING CARD

Batsman R
A.D. Hales b Breese 34
M.J. Lumb s Mustard b Borthwick 96
J.W.A. Taylor Not out 15
D.J. Hussey Not out 8
Extras 2nb, 1b, 3
Total 15.3 Overs 156 - 2
Full Batting Card

durham BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
W.R. Smith 1 0 3 0
C. Rushworth 2 0 21 0
B.A. Stokes 2.3 0 31 0
R.D. Pringle 2 0 19 0
M.A. Wood 3 0 33 0
S.G. Borthwick 2 0 29 1
G.R. Breese 3 0 19 1
Full Bowling Card