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Summary

  1. Choose from BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio Leeds commentary

Live Reporting

By Phil Cartwright and James Law

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    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).

    Thanks for your company. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

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    Joe Denly

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 'There was no indication from the umpires'

    Lancashire tie with Yorkshire

    Quote Message: 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. from Tim Bresnan Yorkshire captain on Sky Sports
    Tim BresnanYorkshire captain on Sky Sports
  7. Middlesex 116-7 (17 overs, target 190)

    Kyle Abbott

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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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  13. Hampshire heading towards victory

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    Michael Carberry

    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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  14. Denly ton inspires Kent to victory

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

    Joe Denly

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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    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?

  18. 100 for Joe Denly

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

    Joe Denly

    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.

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

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    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.

    Forecast