Laurie Evans stroked his 20th T20 fifty Getty

South Group

Middlesex vs Sussex

Sussex made it to the quarterfinals of the T20 Blast with their seventh win in 12 games. They made light work of a chase of 171, winning with four overs to spare. Middlesex, who opted to bat, were given a flying start by their openers - Paul Stirling and Dawid Malan - who added 57 in six overs before the former was dismissed. England skipper Eoin Morgan and Mohammad Hafeez stitched together a 77-run stand for the third wicket to build on the platform and took their team to a competitive total. However, Sussex's top four barely broke a sweat in the chase with Laurie Evan top scoring with 52, while Luke Wright was not far behind with 48.

Brief Scores: Middlesex 171/5 (Mohammad Hafeez 48, Eoin Morgan 47) lost to Sussex 172/2 (Laurie Evans 52*, Luke Wright 48, Alex Carey 41*) by 8 wickets

Somerset vs Glamorgan

Somerset moved up to the fourth spot in the South Group after a half-century by Babar Azam set up a comfortable victory over Glamorgan. Put in to bat, Azam and his opening partner Tom Banton put on a speedy 61-run stand, which was then followed by useful cameos from the middle order.

Marchant de Lange's three-wicket burst in the final over of the innings kept Somerset down to 177. But that still proved to be 25 runs too many for last-placed Glamorgan. The visitors got off to a false start, losing Shaun Marsh and Colin Ingram in just the second over before suffering another collapse - this time losing four wickets for 14 runs - by the halfway stage. David Lloyd's 63 was the only saving grace in an innings that folded up meekly by the final ball of the match.

Brief Scores: Somerset 177/8 in 20 overs (Babar Azam 63; Marchant de Lange 3-36) beat Glamorgan 152 in 20 overs (David Lloyd 63; Max Waller 3-19) by 25 runs