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Last Updated: Sunday July 27 2008 10:17 GMT

Middlesex take Twenty20 title

Middlesex captain Ed Joyce with the trophy

Middlesex are in the money after beating Kent in a thrilling final of the Twenty20 cup.

It all came down to the last ball, with Kent needing three runs to win, but they weren't able to get them.

As well as winning the title, Middlesex get to play in two massive new Twenty20 competitions, and could win over 2m.

It was a brilliant end to finals day at the Rose Bowl, where both semi-finals and the final are played on the same day at the same ground.

At times both teams looked like they were going to win the final, with Middlesex hitting really well to score 187 runs for the loss of six wickets.

Tyron Henderson of Middlesex hits out
Tyron Henderson of Middlesex hits out
Kent started their run chase well, and with just three balls left, only needed to score three runs from the last two balls.

But big-hitting South African Justin Kemp couldn't do it, and Middlesex won.

Earlier Kent beat Essex in the semi-finals, while Middlesex defeated Durham.

Now, Middlesex will go on to play in Twenty20 competitions in the Caribbean and India.