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Surrey win thriller in front of full house

Lord's was a sell out
Lord's was a sell out

Surrey scraped to a last-ball two-wicket win over Middlesex in front of a sell out crowd at Lord's on Thursday evening in the NatWest T20 Blast.

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In a low-scoring thriller, Zafar Ansari struck the winning single from the last ball with the scores level, as Middlesex very nearly pulled off a remarkable win.

Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan had earlier showed some of their best form with the bat, while Steven Finn and Stuart Meaker bowled with pace in displays which suggested returns to the England set-up might not be far away.

Perhaps the stand-out performer with the ball though was young Middlesex left-arm spinner Ravi Patel, who took 2/15 in a fine, economical spell which put kept the hosts' hopes alive as Surrey collapsed from 113/4 to 133/8.

But young all-rounder Ansari held his never to sneak the single needed from the final ball off the bowling of Dan Christian.

Lord's was a sell out for the match, with the vast majority of tickets bought in advance. It was only the fourth time the Ground has been a sell out for a domestic T20 match, with 2013's clash with Surrey also played in front of a packed house.

The crowd is likely to be confirmed as the highest ever for a domestic T20 match held in the UK.

Match highlights: Surrey beat Middlesex

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