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Summary

  1. Patel & Mullaney hundreds put Notts in final
  2. Notts chase 371 - a record in England
  3. Essex made 370-5; 113 off last 10 overs
  4. Centuries for Cook & Ten Doeschate
  5. Notts to play Worcs or Surrey in Lord's final on 1 July

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By Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all for now....

    Well, irrespective of what side your allegiances lie, you have to admire that victory from Nottinghamshire. Pure class run-chasing.

    We'll leave our coverage from this evening with the moment the men from the banks of the River Trent sealed a famous victory and a place in a Lord's final next month.

    Until next time....

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    Nelly: Amazing run chase from Notts. What a great game

    Tayler Ogden: Wow! What a chase that was by Notts highest ever in domestic ODI's fair play

  3. Post update

    Notts (373-5) beat Essex (370-5) by five wickets

    If you enjoyed that this evening, the good news is there's still another semi-final to come tomorrow morning.

    Worcestershire take on Surrey at New Road, starting at 11:00 BST.

    There will be live text, video clips and radio on the BBC Sport website from 10:45 BST.

  4. Post update

    Notts (373-5) beat Essex (370-5) by five wickets

    What a game and what a fantastic display of batting from both teams.

    A game of four centuries and 740+ runs finishes with Nottinghamshire the victors.

    That's the highest-ever run-chase in a 50-over competition in this country.

    Samit Patel Chris Read
  5. BreakingNOTTINGHAMSHIRE WIN BY FIVE WICKETS

    Notts 373-5 (49.3 overs) v Essex 370-5

    Two fours in two balls finish it off for Nottinghamshire and get them home in this record run-chase.

    Not the most convincing two shots in Samit Patel's innings, but he won't care one jot.

    He finishes on 122 not out and his side have won it with three balls to spare.

    They will go to Lord's on 1 July and face either Worcestershire or Surrey in the final.

    Essex will trudge off and wonder how they couldn't defend 370.

  6. Notts 369-5

    Dot ball to start it and then a four from Samit Patel takes it down to two needed off four balls....

  7. Post update

    Paul Walter to bowl this final over for Essex....

  8. Notts 365-5 (6 needed off 6 balls)

    Patel 114, Read 0

    We're heading into the last over...

    Chris Read makes an absolute hash of his first three balls as he swings and misses.

    So, Essex take it into the last over, but one big hit will seal it for Notts.

  9. WICKET Mullaney (c Foster b Wagner) 111

    Notts 365-5

    Wicket time finally for Essex, but you feel it won't change the outcome of this epic game.

    Steven Mullaney goes as he tries to ramp one over James Foster off Neil Wagner, but he only edges behind.

    Still six to win with nine balls to come.

  10. Six from Mullaney once more!

    Notts 363-4

    Down to single figures required now for Notts as Mullaney hammers a full toss over the long-on fence.

  11. Dropped catch by Walter

    Notts 357-4 (14 needed off 13 balls)

    And that's is pretty much that for Essex...

    Paul Walter drops Samit Patel at extra cover and he should have held that.

    Another life for Patel and Notts are nearly there...

  12. 100 for Steven Mullaney

    Notts 351-4

    What a way to get to your first List A century in your career.

    A huge six hammered over the fence by Steven Mullaney. It's come off 71 balls with eight fours and five sixes.

  13. Notts 344-4 (27 needed off 18 balls)

    Patel 109, Mullaney 97

    Neil Wagner returns with the ball for Essex. Nearly deceives both Steven Mullaney and Samit Patel with slower balls.

    Dot balls all of a sudden come after a long drought for Essex. Just four runs off that over.

    A late twist perhaps?

  14. Notts 340-4 (31 needed off 24 balls)

    Patel 107, Mullaney 95

    Paul Walter almost runs Samit Patel out with an attempted deflection off his own bowling.

    He got too much of a hand on it and took it past the stumps with Patel stranded. Three dots balls in a row just build some pressure for Essex.

    But, Patel relieves it and finds a timely four as he heaves a shot away into the legside.

  15. Notts 333-4 (38 needed off 30 balls)

    Patel 103, Mullaney 92

    Four more from Steven Mullaney at the start of Ashar Zaidi's latest over as he pulls into the legside and moves into the 90s himself now.

    This partnership goes beyond 150 off just 119 balls. Essex need something special to halt this victory charge.

  16. Notts 324-4 (47 needed off 36 balls)

    Patel 100, Mullaney 86

    Start the car as one famous commentator might say.

    Notts are going to get these with plenty to spare...

    Ryan ten Doeschate
  17. 100 for Samit Patel

    Notts 323-4

    Ravi Bopara keeps on plugging away for Essex and he nearly gets Samit Patel caught at extra cover.

    Paul Walter can't get down to hold on to a sharp chance, but you have to take those at this stage of a game.

    But, a couple of balls later - Samit is there and has a century off 106 balls with nine fours.

    He celebrates with a big punch of the air as he completes the single. Huge knock.

  18. Notts 317-4 (54 needed off 42 balls)

    Patel 96, Mullaney 83

    Cantering home here are Notts. Impressive stuff...

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    Ali Mason: Serves me right for looking at tickets for the final between innings.

    I'm not sure anyone saw this coming Ali.

  20. Fourth six from Steven Mullaney

    Notts 316-4

    It's big and it's out of here once again from Steven Mullaney's bat.

    Simon Harmer is dispatched once more and Essex's troubles deepen.

    Out of the river it's plucked and we continue...