Yorkshire Bank 40: Samit Patel helps Nottinghamshire stay perfect
Samit Patel's 129 not out helped Nottinghamshire record a six-wicket win over Warwickshire at Trent Bridge.
Last Updated: 16/06/13 8:53pm
Samit Patel was the hero for the hosts, the England international hitting his first one-day century for three years to steer the Outlaws past their opponents' total of 238-7 with five balls to spare.
The all-rounder hit 12 fours and four sixes in his 129 not out having come to the crease after the early depatures of Alex Hales and Michael Lumb.
Patel and James Taylor combined with a punishing third-wicket stand of 125 to take the match away from Warwickshire, the latter contributing 46 to take his aggregate of runs to 318 in this season's competition.
Chris Read weighed in with 23 not out before Patel finished the match in style, hitting a straight six off the fit-again Oliver Hannon-Dalby.
The visitors had been indebted to Darren Maddy's rapid 56 for getting them to a respectable total, the 39-year-old hitting nine fours and a six to make his runs from just 33 deliveries.
Left-arm seamer Harry Gurney eventually dismissed the veteran all-rounder as he finished with figures of 3-41.
Nottinghamshire's task may have been easier had they held their own opportunities in the field. Tim Ambrose (55) was dropped twice on his way to a 62-ball half-century as the visitors recovered from a scratchy start.
Varun Chopra (37) and skipper Jim Troughton (36) put on a second-wicket alliance worth 65, while Ateeq Javid added 21 not out in the closing overs.