8.30pm And the rain has got heavier enough for the umpires to call it off. Handshakes all around with the Spartans clearly in the driving seat. But the teams share two points each. Both these teams have their three out of four games washed out so far.

2.1
W
Morkel to Vilas, OUT, and he strikes straightaway. Fuller around off, Vilas moves across and looks to paddle it fine. Misses and the off stump is out of its groove

DJ Vilas b Morkel 14 (9m 6b 0x4 2x6) SR: 233.33

Morne Morkel

END OF OVER:
2 | 19 Runs | DH: 21/2 (45 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 10.50, RRR: 15.00)

  • Alex Hales7 (5b)
  • Dane Vilas14 (5b)
  • Tom Curran1-0-19-0
  • Lungi Ngidi1-0-2-2

A light drizzle out there but we will continue

1.6
4
Curran to Hales, FOUR runs, fuller on the stumps and smashes straight over the bowler's head
1.5
0
Curran to Hales, no run, full and wide outside off, Hales reaches out for it. Did he get some bat on it? Klaasen thinks so and is celebrating a caught-behind. The umpire doesn't think so
1.4
2
Curran to Hales, 2 runs, in the blockhole. Digs it out towards deep midwicket
1.3
1
Curran to Vilas, 1 run,
1.2
6
Curran to Vilas, SIX runs, back-to-back sixes for Vilas. Moves across, goes down on one knee and slaps it over deep square leg once more
1.1
6
Curran to Vilas, SIX runs, short of length at the batsman. Vilas transfers his weight bat and pulls it over deep square leg. First six of the innings

64 needed from 24 balls. The first two overs are the powerplay overs. Here is Tom Curran

END OF OVER:
1 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | DH: 2/2 (64 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 2.00, RRR: 16.00)

  • Alex Hales1 (2b)
  • Dane Vilas1 (2b)
  • Lungi Ngidi1-0-2-2
0.6
0
Ngidi to Hales, no run, backing away too much and Ngidi just bowls a length ball outside off. Vilas cannot reach there
0.5
1
Ngidi to Vilas, 1 run, length ball around off, flicks it towards deep midwicket. Was looking for the second but will have to settle for only one
0.4
0
Ngidi to Vilas, no run, length outside off, goes for the cut but ends up under-edging it towards the keeper
0.3
1
Ngidi to Hales, 1 run, short of length outside off, guides it towards third man. No hat-trick here

Hat-trick ball.

0.2
W
Ngidi to Lubbe, OUT, and that's two in two. Ngidi is on a hat-trick. Short of length outside off, Lubbe pulls it fine but ends up hitting straight to de Villiers at deep midwicket

WJ Lubbe c de Villiers b Ngidi 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Around the wicket

0.1
W
Ngidi to Marshall, OUT, and a wicket first ball. You cannot ask for a better start. Was a short of length around off, Marshall went for the pull only to sky it up straight and Ngidi settles under it and pouches it easily

WB Marshall c & b Ngidi 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

8.16pm Alex Hales and Wesley Marshall are out to chase 66 in five overs. Ngidi has the ball.

Heat 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0AD HalesWB Marshall
2nd0AD HalesWJ Lubbe
3rd21AD HalesDJ Vilas