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One-Day Cup: Final: Durham beat Warwickshire

Durham kept their heads in a tense finish as they beat Warwickshire by three wickets to win the One-Day Cup.

Bears skipper Varun Chopra made 64 as the Bears, having lost the toss and been put in, were dismissed cheaply in bowler-friendly conditions for 165.

Opener Mark Stoneman’s 52 rescued Durham from 12-2 before spinner Jeetan Patel took 4-25 to give the Bears hope.

But Ben Stokes (38) and Gareth Breese (15) restored calm to get home on 166-7 with more than nine overs in hand.

Breese, one of only three survivors from Durham’s only previous one-day final appearance (their Friends Provident Trophy win over Hampshire in 2007), struck the winning runs in what was likely to be his final appearance for the county.

He had also contributed wonderfully with the ball earlier in the day, taking 3-30 from seven overs.

But man of the match Stokes was even more influential. After returning figures of 2-25 with the ball, despite two dropped catches, he kept a cool head with the bat in a nail-biting finale that was in marked contrast to his heroic semi-final innings, when he blasted 164 off 113 balls to see off Notts.

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