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Birmingham book place in T20 Blast final

Birmingham are in the final. Credit: PA

Birmingham Bears were given a slight final over scare by tail-end batsman Andrew Salter before sealing their place in the NatWest T20 Blast final with an 11-run victory over Glamorgan at Edgbaston.

Salter took 14 runs from the first three balls off Chris Woakes to leave Glamorgan needing 12 from three but then holed out, to the relief of a partisan home support under blue skies.

Ed Pollock's blistering 50 from 27 balls in only his eighth T20 lit up Finals Day and lifted Birmingham to 175 for nine after they were put into bat, while Glamorgan lost early wickets in their reply and Jacques Rudolph's lone hand seemed to be in vain - until Salter got them close.

Birmingham now await the winners of this afternoon's second semi-final between Hampshire and Nottinghamshire.