bouncer on fifth stump, top edges a hook that lands safely at deep fine leg before dribbling into the rope.
10:27 pm Invincibles hold on in this rain-shortened match and now move up into a tie for second place.
Shreyas HM: ""They can't be penalized any more than they have so no issues taking their sweet time." --- to prevent this, they should be made to bring in more fielders for every X minutes after the cut-off." The TV commentators have said precisely that. Something for rules makers to consider for the future.
Match Hero is Jason Roy: "We had a lot to prove tonight. We've come off the back of some disappointing performances so to right some wrongs tonight was pleasing. The bowlers had it quite tough tonight with wet runups. We were impressive tonight with bat and ball."
That's it from a long long day at The Oval. Thanks for sticking with us. Come back tomorrow for another doubleheader from the Hundred. Take care!
So the Invincibles won't wind up paying a big price for the slow over rate in the end.
slower length ball pulled to midwicket for one.
short on fifth stump, slaps a pull to midwicket, they want to come back for two but Gregory falls down at the non-striker's end trying to do so and Carter is hung out to dry. The relay to Billings at the striker's end was actually quite poor, took him 5 yards away from the stumps, but he still had time to run and take the bails off before Carter could get back in.
length ball on fifth stump at 76 mph, Carter tries to slap this over mid-off ala Rashid, but a toe edge skittles to short third man.
starts with a slower ball full on fifth stump at 69 mph, Rashid tries to heave this down the ground but skies this over mid-off. Easy catch for Laurie Evans on the ring. He was there instead of being on the rope to tempt Rashid into the shot, mission accomplished.
Tom Curran will bowl the final five balls. We're already 11 minutes past the official cutoff time....
A shocked hush comes across the ground now as a strategic timeout is called. Can the Invincibles really blow this? 17 runs off five balls to win now for the Rockets. In case you're just joining us, the Invincibles are paying for a slow over rate and have had to field with an extra fielder inside the ring since there were 11 balls left in the chase.
Alex: "So much faffing around. Some of us have last trains to catch!"
another length ball on sixth stump, another heave down the ground, another thick edge flies high over Narine on the third man ring, this time going to the rope without a misfield.
full toss at knee height on seventh stump, Gregory tries to heave this over the leg side but a thick edge goes straight to Narine at short third man on the ring... but a horrendously sloppy effort sees it go through him to turn at worst a single into a boundary.
good length ball wide on sixth stump, Rashid helicopter slices this through cover for a long single.
Another lengthy delay here as there's a discussion in the field where to reset the field....
No mercy from Rashid! Length ball on fifth stump, annihilated over cow corner 15 rows back.
short and wide slower ball attempted, too wide again outside off. Wide called.
length ball outside off, goes to slap this and misses as they scamper a bye.
Saqib Mahmood to bowl his third set of five now. Gregory on strike. Invincibles taking an eternity to set the field. They can't be penalized any more than they have so no issues taking their sweet time.
34 runs off 10 balls needed, but Invincibles will have to defend it with an extra fielder forced inside the ring due to a slow over rate.
length ball on sixth stump, Rashid swings for the moon and misses.
Nigel Llong has told Sam Billings that they've missed the cutoff. So an extra fielder has to come inside the ring for the final 11 legal balls.
another full and wide ball goes well outside the guidelines. Wide called.
slower ball lands almost off the pitch, wide called.
slower ball lands short and wide as Rashid keeps his hands back to this 69 mph delivery to cut it for one to the sweeper.
length ball on fourth stump, this time slams it flat toward long-on, Roy slips charging in from the rope and the ball bounces over him to go for a pair.
hello Rashid! Goodbye over point! Short and wide, the Afghan plays a helicopter twirl of a cut with a flourish over the off side and it sails into the stands.
good length ball on fifth stump, slapped off the toe to long-on.
Tom Curran back for his second set of five.
full on middle, skips down the track and tries to heave this over cow corner but gets this more off the bottom of the bat than the middle, easy chance floats to the fielder coming in 10 yards off the rope for an easy catch at chest height.
charges a full ball on fifth stump, driven firmly to extra cover.