yorker, dug out to long-on
9.10pm: Match abandoned, they've pulled the plug already. Nothing to see here, other than Manchester Originals going top of the table on run rate thanks to their second Old Trafford washout.
"This one is done. Who's going to explain to all the new fans of cricket the Hundred is bringing in why both teams didn't just get 25 balls each?" Best disabuse them early, Pete. It's a silly sport (and that's why most of us are still here). Good night everyone, we'll be back for more tomorrow!
9pm: Evening all. Not ideal this... The groundstaff have brought all the heavy-duty covers out now, and the radar for Manchester isn't great. Sky saying they need to get back on by 9.38pm for a 25-ball reply by Brave. Yes, I know, they could've played a 25-a-side game already by now. Cricket ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Time for change behind the keys. Here's Alan Gardner to lead our drop-by-drop coverage of this shower.
8.51pm: That will probably be that for the Originals innings. It's pelting it down again and the covers are coming on. The main hover is already out there before the players have made it over the rope. Umbrellas up in the stands. And the sheets are being pulled out across the main square, too, which will add to the delay.
Rain: "Well, that's close to three 25 ball innings! If this match is abandoned, then do not blame me!"
Looks like a replacement ball because the old one was so wet. They have a look in the box and throw the new one to Mills. It's really heavy now... and they're off.
Anjum: "Inzamam ul Haq used to do that as well. Particularly throwing with both hands."
Mills dries the ball as best he can but it looks absolutely soaking.
The rain is getting a little heavier, but they're staying out there for the time being.
on a length, Munro clears the front leg and punches down to long-off
backs away, Jordan digs a slower-ball bouncer into the pitch, and Munro jumps to cut it away over the off side. Davies slides to the right on the rope to cut it off
slips out as a full toss, punched down to long-on
yorker, 87mph, Hain shuffles across and gets a thin tickle to flick it past the leg stump for four! Wry smile from Jordan. That's the problem with the yorker, high-reward but high-risk!
half-volley, 87mph, clipped off the pads down to long-on
20 balls left, how will Vince split them up? Mills will surely bowl 10 of them. Jordan will bowl this set, so might well bowl the penultimate set as well. Stays with the round-the-wicket ploy to Munro
short on the hip, pulled away but Lintott does brilliantly, diving to his right on the fine-leg boundary to cut it off. Poor ball, but he gets away with it
on a length, big swing and a miss
bring out the reverse, and Garton reacts with a slower ball on a length. Thin edge, de Kock makes a superb stop diving to his left, throws off balance, and just misses the stumps
shuffles across, Garton follows him and lands his yorker. Dug out to cover via the toe
attempted yorker, very wide outside off and a low full toss, squeezed out to deep point
slower ball, down the leg side as Hain misses out on the pull
Garton is back for another set of five.
Aj: "So Tymall Mills fielding right handed and bowling left, I've never seen that before" -- Pretty unusual for sure. I think Samit Patel does it. And possibly Jack Leach..?
in the slot, angled into Munro's arc at 89mph, and Munro thumps him back over his head for a one-bounce four! Jordan is proving expensive tonight. Misses his length, and long-off had no chance running round
wide yorker, 87mph, squeezed out down to third man on the boundary. Slight fumble from Mills and a wayward throw to allow them back for the second
Hain struggling for timing on Hundred debut.
Hain gives himself room outside leg and Jordan follows him. Skiddy, 88mph on a length, down to short third man via the thigh pad
pace-on, thumped away to deep cover. 87mph
slower ball on a length from round the wicket, and Munro picks it early, heaving a pull over midwicket for a six that flies 10 rows back! Sat up nicely and Munro freed his arms. 85 metres and Munro is up and running!
Jordan back for his second set of five. Three boundaries and a wicket in his first.
another slower ball, angled across him, steered to point for a scampered single. Great set of five from Mills
Terry: "Brave well on top……but won't get chance to bat to win the game. Cricket's rain rules are daft" -- Just got to hope the radar is wrong!
slower ball, on a length, punched to cover on the edge of the ring
hard length, 88mph, just a leg bye as it skews into the covers via the thigh pad