One-Day Cup: Alastair Cook's unbeaten 67 guides Essex to victory over Middlesex

Alastair Cook
Royal London One-Day Cup, The Cloudfm County Ground
Middlesex 148 (40.2 overs): Malan 23; Walter 4-37, Porter 4-40
Essex 149-3 (29.4 overs): Cook 67*, Bopara 33*; Patel 2-39
Essex (2 pts) beat Middlesex by seven wickets
Match scorecard

Alastair Cook scored an unbeaten 67 as Essex thrashed Middlesex to make it five wins from six in the One-Day Cup.

Put into bat, Middlesex were bowled out for 148, with no batsman making more than opener Dawid Malan (23).

Jamie Porter (4-40) and Paul Walter (4-37) did the damage before a last-wicket stand of 31 between Steven Finn (13) and Ravi Patel (18) boosted the total.

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