Twenty20 Cup - South Division
Middlesex 127-8 v Sussex 130-4
Sussex beat Middlesex by 6 wkts
Sussex sealed a home game in the quarter-finals of the Twenty20 Cup with a thrilling win over outgoing champions Middlesex at Lord's.
Chris Nash hit 35 not out from just 13 balls to get the Sharks over the finishing line with an over to spare, setting up a clash with Warwickshire at Hove.
Ed Joyce was also at the crease at the finish, the former Middlesex batsman making an unbeaten 41 that included five boundaries.
Sussex had slipped to 28-3 at the start of their reply following a lengthy rain break in between innings that threatened to ruin the match.
Dwayne Smith (33) repaired the early damage but it needed some late fireworks from Nash, who hit two sixes and four fours, to see the visitors home.
Middlesex had struggled to 127-8 from their 20 overs, Gareth Berg top-scoring with an unbeaten 30 in the closing stages.
Despite Nick Compton's 23, the Panthers found life tough going against Pakistan paceman Yasir Arafat (2-13) in the opening overs.
Dawid Malan continued his return to form with 24 but Shaun Udal's side, who have struggled in the defence of their crown, were never able to break the shackles.