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Twenty20 Cup finals day
Rose Bowl: 26 July



Middlesex captain Ed Joyce and Kent skipper Rob Key lead their teams out at the Rose Bowl

Kent v Middlesex: The two finalists walk out to a shower of pyrotechnics and cheers from the sell-out Rose Bowl crowd

Tyron Henderson smashes a six against Kent

Middlesex all-rounder Tyron Henderson continues his six-hitting exploits with a quickfire 44 - including another two maximums

Owais Shah sweeps James Tredwell for six as Geraint Jones watches on

But it is Owais Shah who has the crowd in raptures with a thrilling 75 from 35 balls - including three successive sixes off James Tredwell

Shaun Udal is comprehensively bowled

Shaun Udal is comprehensively bowled by Yasir Arafat for one but Middlesex still post a commanding 187-6

Joe Denly gets the ball past Ben Scott

Joe Denly helps get the holders off to a strong start with some impressive strokes

Rob Key

Rob Key exchanges words with Murali Karthik after being caught by Ben Scott for 52, with the score on 89

Owais Shah

A champagne-soaked Shah, the man of the match, holds aloft Middlesex's first trophy for 15 years

Durham's Paul Collingwood flicks the ball away

Earlier in the second semi-final, Paul Collingwood keeps Durham's score ticking over after losing Michael Di Venuto in the first over

Murali Karthik hugs Tyron Henderson

Kent need 16 of the final over, but Henderson holds his nerve and Middlesex win by three runs in a final-ball finish

Shivnarine Chanderpaul provides vital runs as Durham

Shivnarine Chanderpaul provides vital - but laboured - runs as Durham progress to 68-3 after losing Collingwood for 35 in the 10th over

Ed Joyce takes a superb running catch to dismiss Chanderpaul

Ed Joyce takes a superb running catch to dismiss Chanderpaul for 48 as Durham struggle to make 138-6 from their 20 overs

Steve Harmison prepares to bowl in the hot sun

Steve Harmison toils in the hot sun as openers Godleman and Joyce help the Crusaders to 57-0 in the eighth over

Tyron Henderson celebrates hitting the winning runs for Middlesex

Middlesex lose both openers but Tyron Henderson enters the fray and wraps up the eight-wicket win a stunning 59 from 21 balls

Kent captain Rob Key sweeps the ball

The first semi-final sees Kent skipper Rob Key providing a solid platform as the Spitfires make 28-0 from the opening three overs

The umpire signals six after Joe Denly's effort

Key's opening partner Joe Denly smashes a terrific six over the deep point boundary with Kent 40-0 after four overs

Darren Stevens is stumped by Essex's James Foster

Kent's innings starts to stutter as the impressive James Foster stumps Darren Stevens for 29 with Kent 146-5 after 17 overs

Essex's Graham Napier celebrates claiming the wicket of Justin Kemp

Essex's Graham Napier celebrates bowling Justin Kemp with a fine yorker as Kent reach 173-7 from their 20 overs

Key is congratulated by his Kent team-mates

Captain Key is congratulated by his team-mates after taking a fine running catch to dismiss Napier for just five with Essex 88-2

Geraint Jones runs out Essex's Grant Flower

Essex slip to 117-4 as a fine piece of fielding from Van Jaarsveld sees Grant Flowers run out for 17

Essex's James Middlebrook is run out by Jones

James Middlebrook is run out for seven as the pressure gets to Essex, who slide to a 14-run defeat




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