Middlesex v Hampshire: Vince shines as Hants ease to win

Friends Life t20 South Group, Richmond

Hampshire 164-3 (15.1 overs) beat Middlesex 162-5 (20 overs) by seven wickets

Match scorecard

James Vince's magnificent 84 from 49 balls helped Hampshire move top of the FL t20 South Group by thrashing Middlesex, who drop to third.

Middlesex opener Dawid Malan had displayed excellent form, hitting 77 off 66 balls, as his side finished on 162-5 from their 20 overs.

But Vince's opening stand of 89 with Michael Carberry gave Hants control.

Girjut Sandhu took two late wickets, but Sean Ervine's four gave his side a seven-wicket win with 29 balls spare.

The win was almost assured when Vince finally fell to medium-pacer Sandhu in the 15th over with just four needed to win.

Hampshire's comfortable victory means that they leapfrog their opponents, who had been tied at the top of the table with Surrey prior to the game, and remain undefeated in the competition this season.