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Summary

  1. The Roses match at Old Trafford ends in a tie on DLS
  2. Karl Brown (61) helped Lancashire post 176-4
  3. Yorkshire were 64-2 when rain forced players off
  4. Joe Denly smashes 116* as Kent beat Surrey in run-fest
  5. Clint McKay takes 5-11 as Leics beat Worcs by five wickets
  6. Northants beat Birmingham in last-ball thriller
  7. Carberry inspires Hampshire to win over Middlesex

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By Phil Cartwright and James Law

All times stated are UK

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Look out for an extended round-up of tonight's T20 Blast action on the BBC Sport website soon.

We hope you can join us again tomorrow for live text and radio coverage of day two of the second Test between England and South Africa at Trent Bridge (11:00 BST start), plus England's women playing West Indies in the World Cup (10:30 BST).

There's also radio commentary of Saturday's solitary T20 Blast match as Glamorgan take on Somerset (19:00 BST).

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Joe Denly
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And that's just about that for tonight's live coverage of the T20 Blast.

We've had a remarkable run chase at The Oval, where Joe Denly broke all sorts of county records to get Kent to victory over Surrey.

Leicestershire's Clint McKay became the first bowler to take five wickets in an innings in this season's T20 Blast in the Foxes' win over Worcestershire.

Northants beat Birmingham Bears with a boundary off the final ball, Hampshire eased to victory over Middlesex, and there was also a damp end to the Roses match between Lancashire and Yorkshire.

That ended as a tie on DLS, when it was set up for a tense conclusion before the rain came.

Middlesex fall well short against Hampshire

Hampshire 189-8 (20 overs) v Middlesex 160-7 (20 overs)

New Zealand seamer Tim Southee has his half-century, striking 16 off the final over to finish on 64 not out from just 32 balls, but he can't save the game.

His partner John Simpson also batted well, but Middlesex lost the game early on, with Michael Carberry and Mason Crane the star men for table-toppers Hampshire.

It's a comfortable 29-run triumph.

Champions Northants edge past Bears

Birmingham Bears 156-4 (20 overs) v Northants 160-5 (20 overs)

Northants' last visit to Edgbaston in T20 cricket ended with them lifting the T20 Blast trophy last season.

They've won again on their return to the ground tonight, chasing 157 to beat Birmingham Bears by five wickets.

It was a tense finish though - Northants needed one run off the final ball to win, and Rob Keogh hit it for four through extra cover.

Middlesex 142-7 (19 overs, target 190)

Talk about an anti-climax, as we enter the final over at the Rose Bowl.

Tim Southee won't be thinking that way, he has a potential six balls to make a half-century. He's currently on 48 runs.

'There was no indication from the umpires'

Lancashire tie with Yorkshire

We thought the game was there for the taking. We didn't have the best first 10 overs or so from a fielding point of view, but we dragged it back really well. There was absolutely no indication from the umpires whether we might be coming off at the end.

Tim BresnanYorkshire captain on Sky Sports

Middlesex 116-7 (17 overs, target 190)

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Hampshire have shown why they're top of the South Group, as they near their third win from three in the competition.

John Simpson and Tim Southee are battling on admirably for Middlesex, but Mason Crane's wickets and the economy of Hampshire's entire bowling line-up has put the match beyond them.

Match abandoned - Lancashire tie with Yorkshire

Lancashire 176-4 (20 overs) v Yorkshire 64-2 (8.1 overs)

Unsurprisingly, the weather has beaten the teams at Old Trafford and the Roses match has been abandoned.

So it's a tie via the DLS method, given Yorkshire were level with the par score when the teams left the field.

One point each.

Northants 143-4 (18 overs, target 157)

Northants have lost Josh Cobb two runs short of a half-century, caught at long-off by Colin de Grandhomme off the bowling of Oliver Hannon-Dalby.

BBC WM's Mike Taylor jokes that it's the longest wicket entry in Bears history!

Northants need 14 runs off the final two overs.

Middlesex 99-7 (15 overs, target 190)

John Simpson (30*) and Tim Southee (16*) have got a mini eighth-wicket partnership going, but it's too little too late for Middlesex in reality.

They got 14 runs from the latest over, but they're going to need to find superhuman mode if they're to get close.

At the 15-over point they're 99-7, needing another 91 runs from 30 balls to somehow topple Hampshire.

Northants 133-3 (16 overs, target 157)

The defending T20 Blast champions are on course for victory at Edgbaston.

Four boundaries off the 16th over bowled by Grant Elliott, and Northants are 24 runs short of victory with four overs remaining against Birmingham Bears.

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Hampshire heading towards victory

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Middlesex are toiling on 74-7 after 13 overs as they hunt down 190 against Hampshire, who had Michael Carberry (77) to thank for their total of 189-8.

Dawid Malan, Brendon McCullum and Eoin Morgan have all been and gone, with Mason Crane (3-15) leading the Hampshire charge with the ball.

Josh Cobb (34*) is holding Northants together as they chase 157 to beat Birmingham Bears. At the 14-over point, they're 106-3.

And it's still raining at Old Trafford.

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Denly ton inspires Kent to victory

Kent 207-2 (19.3 overs) beat Surrey (205-5) by eight wickets

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What a finish! Kent have won it with a no-ball over head height!

Joe Denly ends 116 not out - a personal best and also a best for Kent in T20 cricket - as they successfully chase 206 to win at The Oval.

Two defeats on successive nights for Surrey.

Kent 203-2 (19.1 overs, target 206)

Denly 115 not out

Joe Denly gets rid of any Kent nerves with a four off the first ball of the final over, which is being bowled by Ravi Rampaul.

A single off the next. Two runs needed from four balls for victory.

Kent 199-2 (19 overs, target 206)

There's still some life in the game at The Oval.

Centurion Joe Denly hits a four straight back past Surrey bowler Tom Curran, but Kent end the 19th over on 199-2 and they need seven runs off the final over for victory.

WICKET Billings (c T Curran b Dernbach) 16

Kent 187-2 (17.5 overs, target 206)

Earlier, Joe Denly shared an opening stand of 163 with Daniel Bell-Drummond - a Kent record for any wicket in T20 cricket.

Sam Billings was having fun out there, but the England man has fallen off the bowling of Jade Dernbach for 16.

After last night's close finish at Lord's, surely not more late drama involving Surrey?

100 for Joe Denly

Kent 185-1 (17.1 overs, target 206) v Surrey

Joe Denly
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Kent opener Joe Denly has his second T20 century off 54 balls. What an innings. Eight fours and six sixes.

Kent need 21 runs from 17 balls to pull off a wonderful run chase against Surrey at The Oval.

Meanwhile, at The Oval, the only thing it's raining is runs for Kent...

Lancashire 176-4 v Yorkshire 64-2 (8.1 overs)

So the covers are on at Old Trafford. Will the players get back out there?

The forecast doesn't look great.

If we don't see any more play, it'll be a point apiece from the Roses match.

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Rain stops play

Yorkshire 64-2 (target 177)

Umpires Martin Saggers and Rob Bailey are taking the players off.

What's the DLS situation? It's tied. Wow.

Yorkshire 63-2 (target 177)

What a piece of fielding from Liam Livingstone, tagging the ball back in mid air while over the boundary edge to prevent David Willey scoring a four off Junaid Khan.

So Willey makes sure there won't be a repeat by clubbing a six over mid-wicket. Yorkshire are now one run in front.

It's amazing that the players are still out there.

Yorkshire 51-2 (target 177)

Spinner Stephen Parry races through the seventh over and concedes only four runs.

Yorkshire are five runs behind on DLS - given the filthy weather at Old Trafford, we'll warn you that this may become a theme in most of these text entries.

Dangerous Denly unleashes for Kent

Around the grounds

Joe Denly
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If you thought Surrey's 205-5 was impressive, Joe Denly is on another level right now. He's hit five sixes on his way to 85 runs from 44 balls, meaning Kent are 139-0 after 13 overs and look favourites right now, with Daniel Bell-Drummond also reaching 50.

Northants have lost their first wicket as they chase 157 to beat Birmingham Bears. Ben Duckett has fallen and his side are 43-1 into the fifth over.

It's not been a great start for Middlesex, who are 22-2 against Hampshire after three overs. They need another 167 runs for victory.

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Yorkshire 47-2 (target 177)

End of the powerplay and Yorkshire are two runs behind on DLS.

And it's raining. A lot.

WICKET Lyth (c Lilley b McLaren) 20

Yorkshire 44-2 (target 177)

Love changes everything, sang Michael Ball, and so does a wicket when it comes to the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Yorkshire were ahead, but Adam Lyth has skied one to Arron Lilley at cover and that means the visitors need have to 50 on the board by the end of the sixth over.

Yorkshire 41-1 (target 177)

Adam Lyth has come to the party! There boundaries in Tom Bailey's over for the former England Test opener.

And that's big. Why? Because we've had five overs of Yorkshire's reply, and so we will have a result tonight.

It's raining steadily now, and that profitable over has put Yorkshire ahead on DLS.

'Those first six overs are crucial'

Lancashire 23-1

Kate Cross

England bowler on BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra

Lancashire have bowled really well - the first six overs are really crucial now in these 20-over games.

If they can carry on, they know they'll put some real pressure on Yorkshire.

Yorkshire 23-1 (target 177)

Junaid Khan into the attack for Lancashire. His last outing was in a Champions Trophy final victory for Pakistan last month.

A decent first over is blemished by a leg-side delivery which David Willey deflects away for a boundary.

There are a few umbrellas up in the crowd. Surely there's not a threat of rain in Manchester?!

WICKET Kohler-Cadmore (b McLaren) 12

Yorkshire 14-1 (target 177)

Full and straight does the job for Ryan McLaren!

Tom Kohler-Cadmore can't keep out the yorker and Yorkshire are a wicket down early, bringing David Willey to the crease.

Yorkshire 14-0 (target 177)

Tom Kohler-Cadmore hits the first maximum of the Yorkshire innings, clobbering Ryan McLaren over long on for six.

Yorkshire 7-0 (target 177)

After starting with spin at one end, it's seamer Tom Bailey at the other for Lancashire.

The extra pace is to Tom Kohler-Cadmore's liking straight away - the recent signing from Worcestershire dances down the track and plonks Bailey through cover for four, but the rest are dot balls.

Excellent start by the hosts.

Carberry helps Hants set big total

Around the grounds

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Hampshire's Michael Carberry has just gone in the final over for 77 against Middlesex. They've made it to 189-8, with figures of 4-39 for Toby Roland-Jones keeping Middlesex in the game.

Aaron Thomason strikes two sixes in the final over as Birmingham Bears reach 156-4 against Northants on a slow pitch at Edgbaston. Ian Bell's 50 was a highlight, while both Tabraiz Shamsi and Graeme White took two wickets.

What an evening it is at The Oval - sunshine and runs galore as Kent are 60-0 chasing 206 to win against Surrey. Joe Denly (29 not out) and Daniel Bell-Drummond (28 not out) aren't hanging about.

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Yorkshire 3-0 (target 177)

Steven Croft is a pretty handy cricketer, and he's started with a pretty handy over. Just the three singles for Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Adam Lyth.

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Yorkshire chasing 177 to beat Lancashire

Yorkshire openers Adam Lyth and Tom Kohler-Cadmore are on their way out to the middle at Old Trafford, as they aim to chase down a target of 177 to beat Lancashire.

The hosts are going to start with some spin - captain Steven Croft will bowl first up.

Leicestershire have already beaten Worcestershire, and remember you can listen to the other four ongoing T20 Blast matches via BBC local radio by clicking on the appropriate coverage option at the top of the page.

South Africa finish strongly

South Africa 309-6 v England (close, day one)

England were playing in a Test match today, in case you hadn't noticed.

South Africa appeared to be in control at tea, with the score on 179-2 and with Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock both well set.

Stuart Broad removed them both...

...but Vernon Philander and Chris Morris stopped the tourists' mini-collapse and South Africa finished on 309-6 at the end of day one at Trent Bridge.

There's plenty of analysis, reaction and video highlights on the BBC cricket page.

'It slowed up when the spinners came on'

Lancashire 176-4 (20 overs)

The pitch was very good early on but the boys said it slowed up a bit when the spinners came on. The atmosphere is unbelievable - it always is against Yorkshire, our biggest game of the year - so hopefully we can put on a performance in the field.

Liam LivingstoneLancashire opener on Sky Sports

'Lancashire left a few runs out there'

Lancashire 176-4 (20 overs)

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

I think Lancashire are probably at par, and I think with only four down they've probably left a few runs out there.

Both teams will be relatively happy - Lancashire will know they have a decent score on the board, but they'll need to bowl well to defend this.

WATCH: Livingstone's audacious scoop

Lancashire 176-4 (20 overs)

Liam Livingstone gave the Lancashire innings real impetus at the start.

In case you missed it earlier, here's one of the highlights of his exciting knock of 34 off 24 balls - an improvised scoop shot for four.

END OF INNINGS: Lancashire 176-4 (20 overs)

A couple of boundaries from Ryan McLaren off Tim Bresnan in the final over, and that's that.

Considering Lancashire were 115-1 before Jos Buttler's dismissal at the end of the 12th over, Yorkshire will be happy they're not chasing a really formidable total.

They'll be out to chase 177 for victory in this Roses match in about 15 minutes.