Forget the IPL (at least until next spring): the original T20 cricket tournament is reaching its thrilling climax. The Vitality Blast 2018 - formerly the Natwest t20 Blast - has its Finals Day on 15 September, and it should be a cracker.

In this article we explain how to watch the Vitality Blast T20 cricket live on TV (and on free highlights), how to listen on the radio and how to follow the scores online, as well as listing upcoming fixtures.

Match schedule

By our count 151 matches were scheduled for this year's Blast, and 148 have been completed. All that remains is Finals Day, which crams in the final three fixtures.

Finals Day

On 15 Sept the four remaining teams will play two semi-finals and a final.

  • 15 Sep, 11am: Semi-final 1 (Worcestershire Rapids vs Lancashire Lightning)
  • 15 Sep, 2.30pm: Semi-final 2 (Sussex Sharks vs Somerset)
  • 15 Sep, 6.45pm: Final

All three matches will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket.

How to watch Vitality Blast T20 cricket live: Sky Sports Cricket

How to watch live on Sky Sports

Assuming you don't want to get down the ground and watch in person, the way to watch a Vitality Blast T20 cricket game live is on Sky Sports, which has the rights.

To watch the matches you'll need not only a Sky subscription (which starts at £20 per month), but a Sky Sports package for an extra £18 on top.

Click here to browse Sky's sport packages.

How to watch Vitality Blast T20 cricket live: Now TV

Now TV

Instead of signing up for a Sky subscription, you can buy a pay-as-you-go Now TV pass, which gives you a day, week or month of Sky Sports coverage for a fixed payment.

A day pass is £7.99, a week pass is £12.99 and a month pass is £33.99 per month. Be warned that the month pass rolls on to the next month if you don't cancel it.

Click here to browse Now TV's Sky Sports Pass packages.

Watching with a VPN

If you're a Sky or Now TV subscriber and would like to watch the matches on your holidays abroad, you need to be thinking about a VPN, which lets you 'browse from the UK' even when you're not here.

We recommend NordVPN, but for more choices take a look at our best VPNs chart.

Follow the score online

The Cricinfo website and app are our recommendations for ball-by-ball text commentary and detailed stats.