5.35pm: Relief for Knight and co, they've got themselves back in touch with a second win of the tournament. Dottin hadn't fired with the bat until now, but that was a classy, calculated knock to seal a low chase. First defeat for Northern Superchargers, but they scrapped hard throughout and are still well placed, with seven points from five. Spirit join a cluster of teams below them on four points.

Deandra Dottin is the Hero of the Match: "It's good to get it home for the team, been a bit of a struggle but I had to dig in and find a way. We play with a never-say-die determination, so I didn't think there was much pressure. Just stick to the basics. [Target?] We pulled it back a bit, they were a couple of runs short. [Feeling pressure?] I was a bit nervous, had to find a way to adapt, I'm in the groove now so you'll see a lot more."

Right, no rest for the wicket, the men are already getting ready. Toss in around 30 mins. Bye!

19.3
4
Moore to Dottin, FOUR, flayed over point for the winning boundary! Tossed up and Dottin steps down imposingly, thrashes it up and over to the rope... That means London Spirit win by seven wickets, and break a run of three defeats
19.2
4
Moore to Dottin, FOUR, brutally swiped through cover, that could be it! All bottom hand as she leans back and clubs it past the infield for a boundary that elicits a gentle cheer from the home crowd!
19.1
1
Moore to Gibson, 1 run, round the wicket, lobbed up and Gibson reverse-sweeps, tight single to short third but they scamper through

Smith has finished, over to 18-year-old Kalea Moore

You'd fancy the chasing team, right? But they'll probably need to find the rope

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs | LS-W: 120/3 (7 runs required from 5 balls, RR: 6.31, RRR: 7.00)

  • Deandra Dottin42 (32b)
  • Danielle Gibson8 (6b)
  • Linsey Smith3.5-0-15-2
  • Alice Davidson-Richards3.5-0-34-1
18.5
1
Smith to Dottin, 1 run, lobbed up and jabbed into the covers, they take the single... so Gibson has the strike back with 7 needed from 5
18.4
4
Smith to Dottin, FOUR, Dottin clears mid-off for a vital boundary! Just saunters out and lofts her drive, well above the leaping Kimmince! One-legged flamingo flourish from Dottin as she watches it go... Is that the decisive blow?
18.3
1
Smith to Gibson, 1 run, gives this plenty of loop, 47mph on middle and leg, Gibson punches to long-on
18.2
2
Smith to Gibson, 2 runs, tossed up and slashed towards short third, Graham is wrong-footed by the spin and they get a second!
18.1
0
Smith to Gibson, no run, flighted, skidding on outside off, cut into the covers but she won't get one

This is so tight, it really could go either way. Smith back to finish her allocation. Can she bowl a tight penultimate five?

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | LS-W: 112/3 (15 runs required from 10 balls, RR: 6.22, RRR: 7.50)

  • Danielle Gibson5 (3b)
  • Deandra Dottin37 (30b)
  • Alice Davidson-Richards3.5-0-34-1
  • Linsey Smith2.5-0-7-2
17.5
1
Davidson-Richards to Gibson, 1 run, continues with the dobblies, Gibson muscles a flat pull out to deep midwicket for one
17.4
0
Davidson-Richards to Gibson, no run, pace off, 52mph outside off, not quite so much room to free the arms and she slaps to cover
17.3
4
Davidson-Richards to Gibson, FOUR, pings her first ball to the rope! Slower delivery in the channel and Gibson waits for it, carves the hands through and four to deep point

Danielle Gibson heads out at No. 5. She can give it a biff

17.2
W
Davidson-Richards to Beaumont, OUT, goes for the big hit but picks out deep square leg! Slower ball, Beaumont jumped across her stumps and attempted to fetch this into the Mound Stand... but sent it straight down the throat of Rodrigues! Big wicket for Superchargers, and the pressure cranks up on Dottin

TT Beaumont c Rodrigues b Davidson-Richards 42 (59m 36b 4x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

17.1
1
Davidson-Richards to Dottin, 1 run, slower ball, swatted away through the leg side

Cool stuff from Beaumont and Dottin, but 21 still needed from 15. ADR again, she helped close out a tight one at Headingley at the weekend

END OF OVER:
17 | 4 Runs | LS-W: 106/2 (21 runs required from 15 balls, RR: 6.23, RRR: 7.00)

  • Deandra Dottin36 (29b)
  • Tammy Beaumont42 (35b)
  • Linsey Smith2.5-0-7-2
  • Katie Levick3.5-0-21-0

Here's DaWolf again: "You're absolutely right, I'd have bowled Smith straight after the break and hoped for that 3rd wicket. I'm an absolute believer in the kiwi captains method, taking wickets is the best way to slow a run chase. Use the best bowlers on the day against their best batters. Instead now the run rate has come way down. It'll be tough to defend now."

16.5
0
Smith to Dottin, no run, fired flatter and Dottin punches it back to Smith. First dot in 19 balls
16.4
1
Smith to Beaumont, 1 run, looped up full, Beaumont skips out and dinks another single through mid-off
16.3
1
Smith to Dottin, 1 run, drags this down, 50mph wide of off stump, swiped for one to long-off
16.2
1
Smith to Beaumont, 1 run, floated up and drilled back, Smith gets a touch on it in her follow through
16.1
1
Smith to Dottin, 1 run, lobbed up on off stump, Dottin leans back and pumps one to long-on

Here is Linsey Smith, 2 for 3 from 10 balls so far

END OF OVER:
16 | 6 Runs | LS-W: 102/2 (25 runs required from 20 balls, RR: 6.37, RRR: 6.25)

  • Tammy Beaumont40 (33b)
  • Deandra Dottin34 (26b)
  • Katie Levick3.5-0-21-0
  • Kalea Moore1.5-0-8-0

Still just above a run a ball needed. But Superchargers have 10 balls from Smith to bowl

15.5
2
Levick to Beaumont, 2 runs, flighted, drifting leg side, Beaumont sweeps for a couple towards fine leg
15.4
1
Levick to Dottin, 1 run, flighted, 49mph on the stumps, nudged to leg and they scamper through as the throw comes in - 100 up for London Spirit
15.3
1
Levick to Beaumont, 1 run, tossed up, spinning away and punched through extra cover again
15.2
1
Levick to Dottin, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Dottin advances and drills this out to wide long-off, straight to Rodrigues
15.1
1
Levick to Beaumont, 1 run, tossed up and worked into the leg side

END OF OVER:
15 | 5 Runs | LS-W: 96/2 (31 runs required from 25 balls, RR: 6.40, RRR: 6.20)

  • Deandra Dottin32 (24b)
  • Tammy Beaumont36 (30b)
  • Kalea Moore1.5-0-8-0
  • Alice Davidson-Richards2.5-0-28-0
14.5
1
Moore to Dottin, 1 run, punched down the ground, Heath runs around at pull off a good stop at long-on

"Phoebe Graham has been in an horrendous form and if am correct she is the only bowler not to take a wicket so far in the NOS team," says Cricket simplet. "Wonder why is she being persisted... just in a space of a set, the game is turned over!" Yes, Graham and Moore (who's only played two games)

14.4
1
Moore to Beaumont, 1 run, tossed up, Beaumont is on to the front foot and nurdles to leg

Spirit 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13TT BeaumontND Dattani
2nd38TT BeaumontHC Knight
3rd56TT BeaumontDJS Dottin
4th22DJS DottinDR Gibson