Yorkshire T/20 hopes in a spin as they crash to Notts

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Yorkshire were sent spinning to a 25-run Friends Life t20 defeat by Nottinghamshire in front of a 7,100 crowd at Headingley.

The result pushed Nottinghamshire to the top of the North Group table with 10 points but it left Yorkshire next to the bottom with just five points and virtually without hope of qualifying for the quarter-final stages.

Chasing a target of 156, Yorkshire looked to be in with a good chance as Joe Sayers and Dan Hodgson put on 67 in 10 overs for the second wicket, but left-arm spinners Samit Patel and Graeme White soon broke through with some fine bowling to knock the stuffing out of the home side.

Patel finished with two for 19 from his four overs while White also claimed two crucial wickets at a cost of only 18 runs as Yorkshire limped from 75 for one to 130 for six.

A century from Marlon Samuels gave the West Indies a commanding start in their fourth one-day international with Pakistan in St Lucia.

With the series tied at 1-1, the batsman’s unbeaten knock of 106 helped the hosts to 261 for seven at the close of their innings.

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl.