round the wicket, full and straight, thumps the pad, Brave win a thriller! Outstanding from Jordan at the death, held his nerve, demanding the errors from Spirit, and Brave sneak over the line by four runs!
9pm So, Brave leap up the table after two in two. London Spirit are still winless, and rather in need of inspiration. From Miller, Alan and Chandan, and Matt at Lord's, good night!
Craig: "Spirit need a name change surely... sorely lacking any winning spirit, after domimant from openers! "
8.53pm Well crumbs, that was a ridiculous game! Adam Rossington crunched the
most productive Powerplay of the tournament so far, but Spirit's middle order proved to be fiftingly ethereal, and were muscled off the game by some brilliant death and late-middle bowling, from Jordan, Garton and Mills in particular.
James Vince: "We were under pressure, Garts came back but they had a reasonably long tail, Tymal and CJ outstanding at the end. Hard to know what a good score is, but a short boundary... we had a chance. We fought our way back into the game. We have our plans pre-game but it comes down to reacting to what the pitch is doing. Great to get two wins on the board after a slow start. Haven't played a perfect game by any stretch."
Chris Jordan: "That's what makes this format so fun, we didn't start as we would have liked to, but showed the character in the team. You just want to help your team out as much as possible. We knew we were tight on time, but had to find a balance, I said I needed at least seven or eight to defend. Not easy with extra men inside the circle."
Six or bust... Mo Amir for the win? Third man is fine, sweeper on the off side
Van der Merwe thought he was out, actually it was Cullen, but matters not, as he's not on strike!
brilliant from Jordan, brilliant from de Kock! Another yorker, fired past the toes, makes room to leg and misses with the hack, de Kock gathers, and pings the shy without the batter in the frame!
5 off 2... it's a boundary or bust, you sense...
full and straight, targetting leg stump, dug out into the covers, but it's just the single
slower ball, but Roelof picks it with violence! Waiting, waiting, waiting, then battering eagerly as the ball finally got to him on the back foot, high over extra cover!
very full, struck on the pad, Jordan wants the lbw, but that's got to be outside the line... they rush the deflection to point
Now it's Jordan, with 11 to defend. And a new man in his sights. Mind you, Cullen has levers as he showed on Thursday!
Vinod Rajpal: "this is going from an one-sided chase to a last ball thriller !!"
Rohit Verma: "No boundaries at all yet from any batsmen other than the openers!!"
slapped straight at extra cover! Mills strikes brilliantly, another slower ball, demanding that Nabi put his own muscle through the stroke if he wanted the sweet release of the boundary! He gambled, he failed, and now it's game on!
slower ball again! Such a tight line, hopping past a tentative prod, they rush the bye but it's getting squeaky now!
Mills loses a deep fielder. Mid-off is up as a result
flashed hard off the edge, and brilliantly fielded at third man! Had to slide round well, and release the ball before touching the rope
back of a length, inside-edged jab through the leg side
Brave are going to be penalised with one fewer men in the deep any second now, they've missed their cut-off to reach the final five
back of a length, good pace hopping over a flat-footed waft into the covers. Dot ball!
Mills to finish his night's work
bashed hard through the leg side, fine finish from Jordan, Nabi winds into his slog-pull, but it's mopped up on the rope. Brave are taking this deep!
swing and a miss! Outside off, curling away, in the arc for a cut, until it wasn't anymore. Good bowling
Jordan jogs back to his mark, the cut-off time is approaching
full length, outside off, thumped back to the bowler, a precious dot
pushed outside the arc of the right-hander, Nabi seemed to shape to the off side, a bit harsh
Roelof's off the mark first ball
stunning grab from Quinton de Kock! Slower ball from Jordan, on a full length outside off, Inglis reversed his stance, to ramp the ball over third man. QDK saw him moving, adapted his footwork, and was waiting with glove outstretched to snaffled the chance like a keeper, high to his right
never in doubt! Back of a length from Garton, Inglis rocks through his pull, muscled high over backward square! That's his fifty too, and Garton is livid with himself. That's a costly end to a fine effort
flashed hard to long-off, another single. I mean, it's not panic stations, but a boundary would be handy for Spirit...
pressed back through the line, down to long-off. Inglis is creaking towards his fifty and tightening the tension...
swing and a miss! Garton slips in the length ball, a slower ball, apparently in the slot, but never quite there