Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire: Lumb hits rapid half-century

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Nottinghamshire 184-3 (17.4 overs) beat Leicestershire 183-8 (20 overs) by seven wickets

Match scorecard

Michael Lumb hit a 28-ball half-century as Nottinghamshire beat Leicestershire by seven wickets in the FL t20.

Niall O'Brien (47) and Shakib Al Hasan (31) gave the visitors a good start but they slipped from 124-2 to 143-7.

New Zealand's Ian Butler took 3-39 on his debut, while David Hussey (2-5) claimed two wickets in two balls as Leicestershire went on to post 183-8.

Lumb (50), David Hussey (49 not out) and James Taylor's unbeaten 37 saw Notts to 184-3 with 14 balls left.

England's Twenty20 opening pair of Alex Hales (24) and Lumb gave Notts a rapid start, the latter hitting a six to reach his 18th Twenty20 half-century before being trapped leg before next ball by Rob Taylor.

Riki Wessels made 15 before Hussey and Leicestershire old boy Taylor eased the hosts to victory.

Earlier, O'Brien, Al Hasan, Joe Burns (24) and Josh Cobb (21) all scored at over a run a ball as Leicestershire dominated the opening stages.

But the visitors were pegged back as Samit Patel took 2-26, Hussey bowled O'Brien and had Matthew Boyce stumped in successive balls, and Butler claimed the wickets of Shiv Thakor and Michael Thornely in one over.