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ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from Trinidad and Tobago v Yorkshire
Firdose Moonda at Centurion
October 10, 2012
Deciding over of the day
The wisecracks about Emirates airlines will start as soon as the pun masters realise that the 17th over - bowled by Rayad Emrit - was the one that lost T&T the match. Ten runs off the first two balls swung the advantage Yorkshire's way as Gary Balance showed that he can fill the hole left by David Miller in the middle order.
Signs of intent
Lendl Simmons spent the entire World T20 on the bench for West Indies and must have been itching to have time in the middle. He chose to take on his first ball, a fairly friendly one from Joe Root, but ended up edging it to third man. The shot was aerial for a while and a catcher may have had Trinidad and Tobago in trouble even sooner than they ended up in.
Trouble came at the end of the over when William Perkins lashed out. He tried to hit Root over long-on, even though T&T had already scored seven runs already and was caught by Gary Balance.
Serious lack of intent
Despite being 8 for 2 and having faced five dot balls in the over, Adrian Barath saw no need for caution. He swung at Steven Patterson's only full delivery and met fresh air. The ball went on to peg back middle stump.
Too much intent
Denesh Ramdin knew T&T had to have a go at the end and skied Adil Rashid in the direction of long-on. The fielder thought he would be in contention for a catch and came in to take it but gave up when he realised the ball would fall short. Ramdin and Kevon Cooper took the single and as the throw was about to come in, Ramdin thought of a second. He turned and took a few steps before deciding against it but lost his footing as he tried to go back and make his ground. In the end, it was a wicket, just not the way Rashid would have imagined it.
Survival of the day
Adam Lyth started his innings with a four but did not look comfortable at all after that. He battled with the short ball from Ravi Rampaul and Samuel Badree's googly. In the confusion, he top-edged an attempted lofted drive and offered time and simplicity to Rayad Emrit, who should have taken the catch. He hovered around underneath it, looking a little lost, and then let the ball slip through. Lyth was eventually out when Emrit bowled him in his first over.
Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondentFeeds: Firdose Moonda
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