yorker on middle, driven out to mid-off, sliding stop on the ring by Neesham.
9.19 pm Well that was a death bowling clinic across the last 15 balls. Neesham, Ball and Payne refuse to concede a boundary in that stretch and Welsh Fire come out on top. They won behind Qais Ahmad against the Northern Superchargers the other night so now move to four points while the Brave sit at 0 points after two matches still in search of their first win.
Match Hero is Jonny Bairstow: "It was a game-changing spell [by Jimmy Neesham] that we needed him to do. That's exactly why he's over here and in our side, is to change the game. Last game he got 30 off 10 balls. This game he's got wickets and didn't concede many. We took a couple of risks with spin in the Powerplay and got our rewards slightly later on. There's two ways of looking at the rain. I thought the way our boys bowled with a lack of pace suited the pitch better. It's been amazing playing at Cardiff. It was a great crowd tonight and thanks to everyone for coming out."
That's it from us tonight come back tomorrow for more coverage of the Hundred. For Andrew Miller, Alan Gardner and Matt Roller at the ground, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!
wide yorker again on seventh stump, can't make contact with a drive.
wide yorker on sixth stump, dragged out to long-on.
full on the legs, misses a flick off the pads to square leg for an extra.
wide yorker on seventh stump, goes to drive and is beaten.
Payne to bowl the final five balls. Left-arm over the stumps.
Two sterling sets of five in a row from Neesham and Ball. Stylistically very different but both extremely effective in their own ways. From 29 off 15 to 22 off 5 required.
leg stump yorker flicked out to deep square leg.
low full toss on leg stump at shin height at 85 mph, flubs this drive off the toe of the bat to mid-off.
leg stump yorker cramps Overton and it comes off his pads missing a flick before they pinch a leg bye to backward point.
yorker on middle, dug out to mid-off.
goes for wide yorker again, this time jammed out into the leg side for a single.
wide yorker, too wide. Extra signaled.
Ball comes back for his last five. 28 off 10 for the Brave to pull out an unlikely win now after that magnificent Neesham set of five. Ball coming around the stumps to the right-hander Overton.
Dave : "Whiteley a gun? Flatters to decieve far to often and rarely sees a game home... a bit like tonight. "
wide yorker beats an attempted stab out to point.
Briggs enters. 28 off 11 balls to win now with only the tail left. The only thing that could trip up the Fire here now is if they have to field the last five with an extra man in the ring.
Well that changes the equation quite dramatically in the space of a few balls.
drags on! Neesham is on Fire for the Welsh! In the slot on sixth stump, Whiteley tries to drive and drags an inside edge onto his stumps.
slower ball lands on a good length on fourth stump, punched to long-on.
Craig Overton the new man in.
HarryFD: "It's great to see Ross Whiteley get some opportunities on a bigger stage. He's been a gun for years in the blast and apart from a small handful of franchise games never really had the chance to show what he can do. "
length ball again on fifth stump, Jordan tries to shovel this over extra cover but no elevation on the shot. It flutters to extra cover on the ring, Cobb, who takes a safe catch tumbling to his left at thigh height.
length ball on sixth stump, Jordan tries a wild heave and misses.
Neesham back. He can bowl 10 straight if he wants. Fire have six minutes to bowl the next 10 balls or else the last five will have to happen with an extra man in the ring.
29 off 15 balls required to win. Nothing too insurmountable for modern chasing standards. With the way Welsh Fire have fielded along the ground, Southern Brave feel like slight favorites.
full outside off, drags a slog through square leg for a long single.
good length on the stumps, slogs this into the ground back to Qais.
drags this way too short outside leg stump, Whiteley miscues a heave trying to hit this out of the ground but it falls into no man's land at midwicket.
too short on the legs, flicked powerfully through square leg and bisects two boundary riders to the rope.