McDermott to Klinger,
Gone! Klinger's had enough of waiting for a bad ball. He chose to charge out of the crease and thwack a ball that wasn't there for the drive into the off side. Doesn't work, he hits it flat and straight to mid-off, who does well to cling on with fingers pointing upwards.
M Klinger c Pomersbach b McDermott 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
McDermott to Smith,
McD has his man! Again, it is that nagging length that's not there for the drive. McDermott also gets it to nip in subtly off the seam. Smith didn't account for the movement and ended up inside edging, and it barely carries low to the keeper.
JD Smith c †Hartley b McDermott 5 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55
Cutting to Ludeman,
Ludeman's short and sweet stay is over. Not the best choice of stroke as he looks to stay on the front foot and fly-swat a short, sharp delivery over the leg side. The top edge is inevitably taken, and the catch loops tamely into mid-on's hands.
TP Ludeman c Hauritz b Cutting 18 (9b 0x4 2x6) SR: 200.00
Perera to Reardon,
Perera strikes! Reardon has scored most of his runs in the leg side, and ends up perishing in that area. Perera bowls a normal delivery this time, full and straight, seam-up. Rearon tries to loft it over midwicket, but it goes higher than he'd have liked and not far enough.
NJ Reardon c Forrest b Perera 25 (23b 3x4 1x6) SR: 108.69
Cutting to Ferguson,
He falls immediately after getting to his second BBL 50. Length ball on off, and Ferguson did really well to time it as well as he did. He made room and cracked it cleanly over the off side, but it landed in deep cover's hands.
CJ Ferguson c Hauritz b Cutting 52 (36b 3x4 3x6) SR: 144.44
Perera to Pollard,
Perera gets Pollard just in time. Another couple of overs of this, and it could have been game over. Slower ball outside off, short of a length and Pollard top-edges it high and it ends in the keeper's hands.
KA Pollard c †Hartley b Perera 48 (23b 5x4 3x6) SR: 208.69
McDermott to Neser,
McDermott gets his man this time, another slap attempted into the off side results in a catch.
MG Neser c Hauritz b McDermott 6 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00
Perera to Richardson,
and a wicket. Perera's bowled really smartly today. Another short ball, Richardson gets into a tangle with the pull shot and drags it onto the timber.
KW Richardson b Perera 4 (2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00