punched through the covers for one, wraps up a nine-wicket win for Rockets
5.15pm: Well, that wasn't the most satisfying, but we were bound to get a mismatch at some point. Anyway, no rest for you cric-curious types, as we've got another men's match coming up at Headingley - Northern Superchargers versus Welsh Fire, looking to live up to the high standards set by Jemimah Rodrigues in the early game. Toss news will be coming through soon, so head over
5.05pm: That's a proper smashing for Brave, who were rated by many as the favourites for this tournament but have been vaporised by the Rockets in their opener. They never got going with the bat, only lifted above a run a ball by Ross Whiteley late on, and then the bowling was sloppy, free hits and wides all over; unbeaten fifties from Dawid Malan and D'Arcy Short meant the home crowd could sup their pints in peace during the chase
Marchant de Lange takes Hero of the Match for his 5-20: "Unexpected, just delighted with the performance. Always good when you take a wicket with your first ball, so really happy. Good surface, little bit of bounce, which is good to see as a fast bowler. It's a strange one, a new tournament, but sticking to the basics, adapt, and try your level best."
tossed up hammered back over long-on! Malevolent swing from Short, clears the man set back, and raises his fifty in the process
Seven needed from 20, Liam Dawson returns
Jordan nails another wide yorker, 89mph and Malan swings at it unsuccessfully, leans on his bat. Almost done, Dawid
full on the pads, 86mph and Short chips it over midwicket for one to the boundary rider
"Lots of thinking to do for Southern Brave after this toothless performance," declares Craig. "Bang in trouble.
angled in from round the wicket, Malan works this into a gap at midwicket
speared down the leg side as Malan flicks and misses
length ball, 89mph, clipped down the ground
fires in a wide yorker that skids through to Davies
Chris Jordan for his third set
Rockets need 11 from 25, and it's a matter of when not if... Meanwhile, over at Headingley, Jemimah Rodrigues has played what looks like the innings of the tournament so far
HarryFD is back, too: "Waller bowls leggies, googlies, offies, seam up... More useful against left handers than someone who only bowls left arm tweakers... "
back of a length, 88mph and whipped for a couple more wide of fine leg
short outside off, flipped over backward point into a gap for two
smashed through the covers! Length ball outside off, 89mph and Short just wallops it and watches the comet trail
hits a length, 85mph on the pads, tucked for one behind square
"Malan seems to be getting the hang of this format." Well, Nick, it goes in the official records as T20, so...
hurls this down fast and furious on middle and leg, dug out towards midwicket
Pavilion End once again, Tymal Mills to bowl his final set
Ritesh isn't concerned about the lack of drama, meanwhile: "Smart Cricket this by the Rockets... Not trying to go Bang Bang and trying to finish this chase in a hurry... Getting used to the format and gaining the confidence."
fired in flat and whipped back to the bowler
speared in full but squeezed out past short third! Came off the cue end, I think, as Briggs put extra pace on
lobbed up and Short misses with a reverse-sweep, Briggs likes the appeal, and Vince reviews, could be close this... Misses the glove and hits Short on the knee roll. But it's bouncing over, according to Hawk-Eye! So no dice for Brave
tossed up on the stumps and worked through midwicket
round the wicket, pushed through on the stumps, nudged to long-on
This is looking like a done deal now. Danny Briggs is back
full and straight, 90mph and calmly tucked to long-on
uppercuts this all the way! That's the short boundary, and he takes it on with a meaty swing over deep backward point! Brings up the Rockets' 100, too