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Middlesex won by 5 wickets.

Sussex vs Middlesex

Panthers on the prowl

Murtagh stars as Middlesex claim scalp of South Group leaders

Murtagh: set tone with early wickets

Middlesex Panthers revived their Friends Provident t20 campaign with a five-wicket win over Sussex Sharks.

The Sharks collapsed to 60-6, including three wickets for Tim Murtagh (3-24) in the third over, after opting to bat first at Hove.

Ollie Rayner hit 41 not out off 29 balls from number seven to at least get the home side up to a final total of 140-9.

But solid contributions from the Panthers' top three - David Warner (28), Scott Newman (30) and Owais Shah (34) - set the platform for a successful run chase.

The Sharks did well to extend the match into the final over but Middlesex completed the win with four balls to spare, skipper Neil Dexter finishing unbeaten on 20.

Middlesex are now just two points outside of the quarter-final qualification spots in the South Group, which Sussex still lead by six points despite their defeat.

Match Details

2nd Jul 2010
Eaton Road, Hove
J H Evans and J F Steele

middlesex BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Warner b Beer 28
Newman c Prior b Rayner 30
Shah c Arafat b Keegan 34
Malan c Kirtley b Beer 14
Henderson c Beer b Nash 0
Dexter not out 20
Berg not out 9
Extras 2w, 6lb 8
Total Close, 19.2 Overs 143 - 5
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Keegan 4 0 27 1
Arafat 3.2 0 31 0
Kirtley 1 0 12 0
Smith 1 0 9 0
Rayner 4 0 17 1
Beer 4 0 25 2
Nash 2 0 16 1
Full Bowling Card