Gloucestershire v Essex: Thrilling finish gives Glos victory

NatWest T20 Blast, Cheltenham

Gloucestershire 186-4 (19.4 ovs) beat Essex Eagles 183-7 (20 ovs)

Match scorecard

Chris Dent scored an excellent 55 runs from 23 balls as Gloucestershire beat group leaders Essex by six wickets.

A Ravi Bopara 51 had helped Essex reach 183-7, as Benny Howell took four wickets for the hosts.

In reply, Michael Klinger (45) kept Gloucestershire alive before a 70-run partnership from Dent and Ian Cockbain (27) helped complete the run chase.

Needing 12 runs to win from the final over, Dent hit a six then a four to win the match with two balls to spare.