Middlesex were undone by a fantastic innings from Ashar Zaidi at Lord's, who smashed a match winning knock of 59 from just 24 balls, to seal a five wicket win for his Essex side in the South Group of the NatWest T20 Blast. In a rain-reduced 16 over a side clash, Essex chased down Middlesex's total of 126 with three balls of the match remaining. The result saw Middlesex miss out on a home quarter final spot, yet saw Essex keep their own hopes of qualification alive.

John Simpson talks us through a disappointing loss for Middlesex at Lord's in the NatWest T20 Blast, which saw his side miss out on a home quarter final tie.