Notts Outlaws skipper Dan Christian was full of praise for his side after their eight-wicket victory over Yorkshire Vikings sealed their place in the T20 Blast knockout stages. 

The Outlaws will now face Somerset at Taunton in the Quarter Final after an unbeaten 71* from Alex Hales steered Notts to victory. 

Tom Moores also chipped in with a cameo 43* from 24 balls as the Green and Golds romped to victory. 

Following the win, Christian highlighted the performance of the batsman. 

"It was clinical, and it was a nice time to play a game like that. We've been pretty inconsistent through the start of the year, but our last few games have been very good,” he said.

"It's fantastic to have Alex Hales back and anchoring that innings, and Tom Moores doing what he's been doing all year. 

"Alex and Tom played it perfectly. The rate never got higher than about 8.2 runs per over. When they needed to get a boundary, they found one. It was a solid innings.

"Tom's been fantastic all year. He's really hit his straps the last three or four games and is starting to work out his game. 

“He's always been a fantastic striker of the ball, but he's getting better at batting I suppose - finding the gaps. When he needs to go, he can clear the boundary.”

Asked to bowl first by the Vikings, Notts restricted the home side to 163-6 from their 20 overs following an impressive bowling display. 

Harry Gurney finished with impressive figures of 1-16 and bowled a near perfect final over that saw just five runs scored from it. 

The skipper was delighted with his side’s bowling display. 

"We thought they were a touch under. David’s (Willey) wicket was huge for us, particularly targeting the short side,” said Christian. 

“We were thinking it was a 180 or 190 wicket. Once it was lower than that, we could be a bit more circumspect in the chase.

"Harry (Gurney) has been great for us since I've been at the club, so the last four years. He's been fantastic. 

“He did it on the big stage at Finals Day last year and got 4-17 in the final. He's been great again this year. 

“To close out the last over and only go for one off the bat and five in all was a fantastic effort."

A date and ticket details for Notts supporters for the trip to Taunton will be announced shortly. 


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