England tour of South Africa - Tour match

South Africa A v England XI

England XI won by 4 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

Hello and welcome to an overcast and windy Potchefstroom for this tour-match between SA A, News from the middle is that SA A, The umpires for today are: Brian Jerling and Marais Erasmus will be standing, with Johan Cloete standing in as third umpire. The match referee for today is Barry Lambson. Play is due to start at 14:30 local time. Onions to open the bowling.

0.1

Onions to Amla, no run, full and straight first up, driven straight to mid-off.

0.2

Onions to Amla, no run, short of a length and straight. Defended to the on-side.

0.3

Onions to Amla, no run, defended off the backfoot once more.

0.4

Onions to Amla, no run

0.5

Onions to Amla, FOUR, flicked down to the fine leg fence.

0.6

Onions to Amla, FOUR, thick edge flying past cover and to the third man fence.

End of over 1 (8 runs) South Africa A 8/0
HM Amla    8* (6b 2x4)      G Onions    1-0-8-0
AG Puttick    0* (0b)     

1.1

Bresnan to Puttick, no run

1.2

Bresnan to Puttick, 2 runs

1.3

Bresnan to Puttick, no run

1.4

Bresnan to Puttick, no run

1.5

Bresnan to Puttick, no run

1.6

Bresnan to Puttick, no run

End of over 2 (2 runs) South Africa A 10/0
AG Puttick    2* (6b)      TT Bresnan    1-0-2-0
HM Amla    8* (6b 2x4)     

2.1

Onions to Amla, no run

2.2

Onions to Amla, 1 run

2.3

Onions to Puttick, no run

2.4

Onions to Puttick, no run

2.5

Onions to Puttick, no run

2.6

Onions to Puttick, no run

End of over 3 (1 run) South Africa A 11/0
AG Puttick    2* (10b)      G Onions    2-0-9-0
HM Amla    9* (8b 2x4)     

3.1

Bresnan to Amla, no run

3.2

Bresnan to Amla, no run

3.3

Bresnan to Amla, FOUR, hammered through mid-wicket, too straight and full from Bresnan.

3.4

Bresnan to Amla, no run

3.5

Bresnan to Amla, no run

3.6

Bresnan to Amla, 2 runs

End of over 4 (6 runs) South Africa A 17/0
HM Amla    15* (14b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-8-0
AG Puttick    2* (10b)     

4.1

Onions to Puttick, no run

4.2

Onions to Puttick, no run

4.3

Onions to Puttick, no run, defended solidly off the backfoot.

4.4

Onions to Puttick, no run

4.5

Onions to Puttick, 1 run

4.6

Onions to Amla, 1 run, pushed out to cover and set off for a quick single. Gets it easily.

End of over 5 (2 runs) South Africa A 19/0
HM Amla    16* (15b 3x4)      G Onions    3-0-11-0
AG Puttick    3* (15b)     

5.1

Bresnan to Amla, no run

5.2

Bresnan to Amla, no run, defended to the off-side.

5.3

Bresnan to Amla, 1 run, cut straight to point, hesitant to take the run, huge mix-up. The shye misses at the keeper's end. Amla still stranded in the middle. Another shye at the bowler's end this time. Hits Amla straight on the arm. That must've hurt.

5.4

Bresnan to Puttick, no run

5.5

Bresnan to Puttick, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg for an easy single.

5.6

Bresnan to Amla, no run, driven straight to mid-off. NNot taking any chances with the running this time. A clear "No!" can be heard all over the ground.

End of over 6 (2 runs) South Africa A 21/0
HM Amla    17* (19b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-10-0
AG Puttick    4* (17b)     

6.1

Onions to Puttick, 1 wide, wide down leg.

6.1

Onions to Puttick, 2 runs, short and straight, pulled away to deep square leg, miss-timed though and they manage an easy second.

6.2

Onions to Puttick, 1 run

6.3

Onions to Amla, 1 run, driven to cover this time around.

6.4

Onions to Puttick, FOUR, half-volley, beautiful straight drive from the left-hander.

6.5

Onions to Puttick, FOUR, another one, this time hamering the ball over the top though. Beautiful stroke.

6.6

Onions to Puttick, no run, defended off the frontfoot this time.

End of over 7 (13 runs) South Africa A 34/0
AG Puttick    15* (22b 2x4)      G Onions    4-0-24-0
HM Amla    18* (20b 3x4)     

7.1

Bresnan to Amla, 1 run, easy single taken.

7.2

Bresnan to Puttick, 1 run, flicked off the hip to deep square-leg.

7.3

Bresnan to Amla, 1 run, worked down to third man with an open blade, beautiful shot.

7.4

Bresnan to Puttick, no run, short and slow. No shot offered even though that was quite a dolly.

7.5

Bresnan to Puttick, FOUR, half-volley again, driven straight back past the bowler. Beautiful shot.

7.6

Bresnan to Puttick, 1 run, worked around his legs to fine leg.

Luke Wright into the bowling attak.

End of over 8 (8 runs) South Africa A 42/0
AG Puttick    21* (26b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    4-0-18-0
HM Amla    20* (22b 3x4)     

8.1

Wright to Puttick, no run, defended off the frontfoot, straight to the shortish mid-wicket fielder.

8.2

Wright to Puttick, FOUR, walks down the track and hammers the ball straight through the covers, reminds one of the type of shots that Graeme Smith played on Sunday.

8.3

Wright to Puttick, 1 run

8.4

Wright to Amla, FOUR, hammered through the covers by Amla this time to bring up the 50 partnership.

8.5

Wright to Amla, 2 runs

8.6

Wright to Amla, no run, driven straight to short-cover.

End of over 9 (11 runs) South Africa A 53/0
HM Amla    26* (25b 4x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-11-0
AG Puttick    26* (29b 4x4)     

9.1

Bresnan to Puttick, no run

9.2

Bresnan to Puttick, 1 wide, very short and slow, bounces over the batsman's head though. Wide called.

9.2

Bresnan to Puttick, 1 run, worked off the hips to deep square leg.

9.3

Bresnan to Amla, no run, punched hard down the ground. Bowler only just gets a hand on it and the final fielding is done at mid-off.

9.4

Bresnan to Amla, 2 runs, short and just outside off, Amla opens the blade once more and works it down to third man. Fumble gives them the second.

9.5

Bresnan to Amla, 2 runs, punched through the covers this time.

9.6

Bresnan to Amla, no run, another slower-delivery, Amla attempts to work it down to third man again, misses though.

End of over 10 (6 runs) South Africa A 59/0
HM Amla    30* (29b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    5-0-24-0
AG Puttick    27* (31b 4x4)     

10.1

Wright to Puttick, 1 run

10.2

Wright to Amla, 1 run, short and straight, pulled away to deep square leg, faals just short of the fieler though.

10.3

Wright to Puttick, 1 run, worked to deep square leg off the hips again.

10.4

Wright to Amla, no run, driven to cover off the backfoot.

10.5

Wright to Amla, 1 wide, bouncer, just pushed down leg though.

10.5

Wright to Amla, no run, short and straight, defended off the backfoot.

10.6

Wright to Amla, no run, driven square to point.

Mahmood into the attack, he'll be looking to improve on Sunday's performance.

End of over 11 (4 runs) South Africa A 63/0
HM Amla    31* (33b 4x4)      LJ Wright    2-0-15-0
AG Puttick    29* (33b 4x4)     

11.1

Mahmood to Puttick, no run, defended off the backfoot, ball rolls off the the keeper.

11.2

Mahmood to Puttick, no run, defended off the frontfoot his time.

11.3

Mahmood to Puttick, 1 run, worked down to third man to finally rotate the strie.

11.4

Mahmood to Amla, no run, defended off the front-foot again.

11.5

Mahmood to Amla, 1 run, worked down to third man.

11.6

Mahmood to Puttick, 2 runs, flicekd off his legs out to deep mid-wicket. Easy couple picked up.

End of over 12 (4 runs) South Africa A 67/0
AG Puttick    32* (37b 4x4)      SI Mahmood    1-0-4-0
HM Amla    32* (35b 4x4)     

12.1

Wright to Amla, 1 run, driven past the bowler off the backfoot. Fielded by mid-off though.

12.2

Wright to Puttick, 2 runs

12.3

Wright to Puttick, no run

12.4

Wright to Puttick, no run, short, bouncer. Excellent take from Prior standing up to the stumps.

12.5

Wright to Puttick, 1 run, open bladed run down to third man again.

12.6

Wright to Amla, 1 run, flicked to deep square leg off the hips.

End of over 13 (5 runs) South Africa A 72/0
HM Amla    34* (37b 4x4)      LJ Wright    3-0-20-0
AG Puttick    35* (41b 4x4)     

13.1

Mahmood to Amla, 1 run, short and straight, driven to mid-on and sets off for a quick single which they make quite comfortably in the end.

13.2

Mahmood to Puttick, 1 run, walks down the track and hammers the ball straihgt to mid-on. Another quick single. A bit closer this time though. If that shye had hit, it could've been close.

13.3

Mahmood to Amla, no run, worked away off the backfoot, but straight to point.

13.4

Mahmood to Amla, 1 run

13.5

Mahmood to Puttick, no run, attempted flick off the backfoot. Missed.

13.6

Mahmood to Puttick, no run, again the same effort with the same result.

End of over 14 (3 runs) South Africa A 75/0
AG Puttick    36* (44b 4x4)      SI Mahmood    2-0-7-0
HM Amla    36* (40b 4x4)     

14.1

Wright to Amla, 1 run, worked away past mid-off and cover.

14.2

Wright to Puttick, 1 run, pulled away to deep square leg.

14.3

Wright to Amla, no run, boncer, keeper not standing up anymore. Wise decision.

14.4

Wright to Amla, OUT, Amla walks down the track and hammers the ball very hard, but straight to Strauss at mid-wicket who takes a great catch.

HM Amla c Strauss b Wright 37 (59m 43b 4x4 0x6) SR: 86.04

Rilee Rossouw walks to the crease.

14.5

Wright to Rossouw, no run, no shot offered first up.

14.6

Wright to Rossouw, no run, defended off the backfoot straight back to the bowler.

Rashid into the attack.

End of over 15 (2 runs) South Africa A 77/1
RR Rossouw    0* (2b)      LJ Wright    4-0-22-1
AG Puttick    37* (45b 4x4)     

15.1

Rashid to Puttick, no run, defended solidly off the backfoot.

15.2

Rashid to Puttick, 1 run, flicked out to deep square leg off the hips.

15.3

Rashid to Rossouw, no run

15.4

Rashid to Rossouw, 1 run, worked out to deep square leg once more.

15.5

Rashid to Puttick, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on.

15.6

Rashid to Rossouw, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on again.

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa A 81/1
RR Rossouw    2* (5b)      AU Rashid    1-0-4-0
AG Puttick    39* (48b 4x4)     

16.1

Wright to Rossouw, 2 runs

16.2

Wright to Rossouw, no run

16.3

Wright to Rossouw, no run

16.4

Wright to Rossouw, no run, defended off the backfoot.

16.5

Wright to Rossouw, FOUR, short and straight and Rossouw pulls the ball past eep square leg powerfully. Had no time to make the 10 metres the ball past him by.

16.6

Wright to Rossouw, 1 run, flicked to mid-on, just dropped in the gap and sets off for the single immediately.

Match State: Drinks

End of over 17 (7 runs) South Africa A 88/1
RR Rossouw    9* (11b 1x4)      LJ Wright    5-0-29-1
AG Puttick    39* (48b 4x4)     

17.1

Rashid to Rossouw, 1 run, flicked out to deep square leg for an easy single.

17.2

Rashid to Puttick, 1 run, flicked out to deep square leg for an easy single once more.

17.3

Rashid to Rossouw, FOUR, comes down the track and attempts the big slog over the top, gets a thick edge and the ball runs away to the third man fence.

17.4

Rashid to Rossouw, 1 run, flicked to sqaure leg once again.

17.5

Rashid to Puttick, 1 run, worked off the legs once more, a bit behind square this time though.

17.6

Rashid to Rossouw, 1 run

Mahmood back into the attack rotating ends.

End of over 18 (9 runs) South Africa A 97/1
RR Rossouw    16* (15b 2x4)      AU Rashid    2-0-13-0
AG Puttick    41* (50b 4x4)     

18.1

Mahmood to Rossouw, 1 wide, just pushed a bit down leg.

18.1

Mahmood to Rossouw, no run, attempted flick through mid-wicket, missed.

18.2

Mahmood to Rossouw, 1 run, thick edge onto the pads as another flick is attempted.

18.3

Mahmood to Puttick, FOUR, straight over the top.

18.4

Mahmood to Puttick, 1 run, worked down to third man.

18.5

Mahmood to Rossouw, 1 run, worked out to the off-side sweeper.

18.6

Mahmood to Puttick, 1 run, worked down to third man once again.

End of over 19 (9 runs) South Africa A 106/1
AG Puttick    47* (53b 5x4)      SI Mahmood    3-0-16-0
RR Rossouw    18* (18b 2x4)     

19.1

Rashid to Puttick, no run, driven straight to cover.

19.2

Rashid to Puttick, 1 run, punched down to long-on.

19.3

Rashid to Rossouw, no run

19.4

Rashid to Rossouw, 1 run, worked down to long-on once more, rotating the strike off the spinner.

19.5

Rashid to Puttick, 1 run, worked just past cover off the backfoot.

19.6

Rashid to Rossouw, FOUR, short and widish, cut powerfully off the backfoot and beats the fielder on the fence by a couple of yards.

End of over 20 (7 runs) South Africa A 113/1
RR Rossouw    23* (21b 3x4)      AU Rashid    3-0-20-0
AG Puttick    49* (56b 5x4)     

20.1

Mahmood to Puttick, no run, play and miss, half-hearted appeal for an inside edge through to the keeper, not given though.

20.2

Mahmood to Puttick, 1 run, worked down to third man to bring up his half-century.

20.3

Mahmood to Rossouw, no run

20.4

Mahmood to Rossouw, 2 runs, worked to third man again, just a bit wide though and they can get a second.

20.5

Mahmood to Rossouw, 1 run, beautiful straight-drive, just slightly miss-timed. Fielded at mid-on.

20.6

Mahmood to Puttick, 1 run, worked down to third man.

End of over 21 (5 runs) South Africa A 118/1
AG Puttick    51* (59b 5x4)      SI Mahmood    4-0-21-0
RR Rossouw    26* (24b 3x4)     

21.1

Rashid to Puttick, 1 run, driven to long-on, thinks of a second but wisely declines.

21.2

Rashid to Rossouw, 1 run, driven down to long-on once more, straight to the fielder this time though.

21.3

Rashid to Puttick, no run, driven straight to cover.

21.4

Rashid to Puttick, 1 run, OUT, slightly down leg, swept to deep square leg, Rossouw turns and goes for a second, gets in the big dive but is found short of his crease. Unnecassary run-out.

RR Rossouw run out 28 (31m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

Gibbs walks to the crease and gets a big cheer from the crowd..

21.5

Rashid to Rossouw, 1 run, OUT, slightly down leg, swept to deep square leg, Rossouw turns and goes for a second, gets in the big dive but is found short of his crease. Unnecassary run-out.

RR Rossouw run out 28 (31m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

21.6

Rashid to Gibbs, no run

End of over 22 (4 runs) South Africa A 122/2
HH Gibbs    0* (1b)      AU Rashid    4-0-24-0
AG Puttick    53* (62b 5x4)     

22.1

Mahmood to Puttick, 1 run

22.2

Mahmood to Gibbs, no run

22.3

Mahmood to Gibbs, no run, driven square straight to cover point.

22.4

Mahmood to Gibbs, no run, worked to cover point off the frontfoot once more.

22.5

Mahmood to Gibbs, no run, this time off the backfoot, but once again stright to cover point.

22.6

Mahmood to Gibbs, no run

End of over 23 (1 run) South Africa A 123/2
HH Gibbs    0* (6b)      SI Mahmood    5-0-22-0
AG Puttick    54* (63b 5x4)     

23.1

Rashid to Puttick, 1 run

23.2

Rashid to Gibbs, no run

23.3

Rashid to Gibbs, no run, driven straight to cover once more.

23.4

Rashid to Gibbs, no run

23.5

Rashid to Gibbs, 1 run, driven out to deep extra cover.

23.6

Rashid to Puttick, 1 run, worked out to deep extra cover once more.

End of over 24 (3 runs) South Africa A 126/2
AG Puttick    56* (65b 5x4)      AU Rashid    5-0-27-0
HH Gibbs    1* (10b)     

24.1

Mahmood to Puttick, 1 leg bye, attempted flick down leg. Raps him on the thigh pad and they scramble a single.

24.2

Mahmood to Gibbs, FOUR, hammered over the top, hit very hard. Beautiful shot.

24.3

Mahmood to Gibbs, 3 runs, driven off the backfoot through the gap between cover and extra cover. Stops just short of the boundary.

24.4

Mahmood to Puttick, 1 run, worked down to fine leg.

24.5

Mahmood to Gibbs, no run, driven straight to cover.

24.6

Mahmood to Gibbs, 1 run, rotates the strike once more. Good over for SA A.

End of over 25 (10 runs) South Africa A 136/2
HH Gibbs    9* (14b 1x4)      SI Mahmood    6-0-31-0
AG Puttick    57* (67b 5x4)     

25.1

Rashid to Gibbs, 1 run

25.2

Rashid to Puttick, no run, flicked around to short 45.

25.3

Rashid to Puttick, 1 run, driven down the ground straight to long-off.

25.4

Rashid to Gibbs, 1 run, worked to the deep to long-on this time.

25.5

Rashid to Puttick, no run, inside edge to short 45.

25.6

Rashid to Puttick, 1 run, flicked away to deep mid-wicket.

Denly into the attack.

End of over 26 (4 runs) South Africa A 140/2
AG Puttick    59* (71b 5x4)      AU Rashid    6-0-31-0
HH Gibbs    11* (16b 1x4)     

26.1

Denly to Puttick, 2 runs, flicked to square leg in the deep. Good hard running is rewarded with a second. Only just gets home though.

26.2

Denly to Puttick, 1 run, driven down to long-on.

26.3

Denly to Gibbs, 1 run, driven to long-off this time by Gibbs.

26.4

Denly to Puttick, OUT, Puttick goes for the big heave over mid-wicket, doesn't get all of it. Hauls out at mid-wicket. Bresnan takes an easy catch.

AG Puttick c Bresnan b Denly 62 (110m 74b 5x4 0x6) SR: 83.78

26.5

Denly to Gibbs, no run, no shot offered.

26.6

Denly to Gibbs, 1 run, worked down to long-on.

End of over 27 (5 runs) South Africa A 145/3
HH Gibbs    13* (19b 1x4)      JL Denly    1-0-5-1
VB van Jaarsveld    0* (0b)     

27.1

Rashid to Gibbs, no run, driven straight back to the bowler.

27.2

Rashid to Gibbs, no run, driven to cover off the backfoot this time.

27.3

Rashid to Gibbs, 1 run, this time only just beats the diving cover-fielder and the ball runs down to long-off.

27.4

Rashid to van Jaarsveld, no run, flicked stright to mid-wicket.

27.5

Rashid to van Jaarsveld, 2 runs, cut out past cover and to the deep. Good hard running.

27.6

Rashid to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, worked away past cover-point for an easy single to rotate, or actually keep strike as the over coms to an end.

End of over 28 (4 runs) South Africa A 149/3
VB van Jaarsveld    3* (3b)      AU Rashid    7-0-35-0
HH Gibbs    14* (22b 1x4)     

28.1

Denly to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, and that single brings up the 150 for SA A.

28.2

Denly to Gibbs, no run, big lbw shout turned down.

28.3

Denly to Gibbs, no run, flicked to mid-wicket.

28.4

Denly to Gibbs, 1 run, swept out to mid-wciket. Miss-timed though but they manage an easy single.

28.5

Denly to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, driven down to long-on.

28.6

Denly to Gibbs, no run, defended solidly off the frontfoot.

End of over 29 (3 runs) South Africa A 152/3
HH Gibbs    15* (26b 1x4)      JL Denly    2-0-8-1
VB van Jaarsveld    5* (5b)     

29.1

Rashid to van Jaarsveld, 1 wide, just pulled down leg a bit by Rashid.

29.1

Rashid to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, driven down to long-off.

29.2

Rashid to Gibbs, 1 run, pulled away off the backfoot to deep square leg.

29.3

Rashid to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, driven down to long-off.

29.4

Rashid to Gibbs, FOUR, pulled away powerfully this time to the fence, one-hop and it hits the boards.

29.5

Rashid to Gibbs, no run, defended well. Better delivery from Rashim this time.

29.6

Rashid to Gibbs, 1 run, driven down the gound for another single.

End of over 30 (9 runs) South Africa A 161/3
HH Gibbs    21* (30b 2x4)      AU Rashid    8-0-44-0
VB van Jaarsveld    7* (7b)     

30.1

Denly to Gibbs, 1 run, punched down to long on.

30.2

Denly to van Jaarsveld, SIX, huge one over deep mid-wicket. He gave that one plenty!

30.3

Denly to van Jaarsveld, no run, worked down to shortish third man.

30.4

Denly to van Jaarsveld, FOUR, hammered past mid-wicket this time. Powerfully struck. Timed to perfection.

30.5

Denly to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, punched to long-on this time.

30.6

Denly to Gibbs, no run, swept straight to short-45.

End of over 31 (12 runs) South Africa A 173/3
HH Gibbs    22* (32b 2x4)      JL Denly    3-0-20-1
VB van Jaarsveld    18* (11b 1x4 1x6)     

31.1

Onions to van Jaarsveld, no run, play and miss.

31.2

Onions to van Jaarsveld, no run, worked out to cover-point.

31.3

Onions to van Jaarsveld, no run, excellent shorter delivery. Good pace and bounce, unsettling van Jaarsveld a bit, but drops his hands well and avoids getting the snick through to the keeper.

31.4

Onions to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, right up in the blockhole, but with the in-field all on the ring, they get an easy single.

31.5

Onions to Gibbs, 1 run, worked away past cover for another single.

31.6

Onions to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, worked down to third man, settles for a single.

Wright back into the attack.

End of over 32 (3 runs) South Africa A 176/3
VB van Jaarsveld    20* (16b 1x4 1x6)      G Onions    5-0-27-0
HH Gibbs    23* (33b 2x4)     

32.1

Wright to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, cut away to deep extra cover.

32.2

Wright to Gibbs, no run, defended away to cover-point.

32.3

Wright to Gibbs, 1 run, pulled away powerfully but straight to deep square leg.

32.4

Wright to van Jaarsveld, 1 run, short and straight, pulled away powerfully. Excellent fielding on the mid-wicket fence saves a boundary.

32.5

Wright to Gibbs, OUT, another attempted run-down to third man, gets a little inside edge onto his stumps and Gibbs has to go back to the changeroom.

HH Gibbs b Wright 24 (40m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Dean Elgar comes in to bat.

32.6

Wright to Elgar, no run, cut away to point.

End of over 33 (3 runs) South Africa A 179/4
D Elgar    0* (1b)      LJ Wright    6-0-32-2
VB van Jaarsveld    22* (18b 1x4 1x6)     

33.1

Onions to van Jaarsveld, no run, worked to the leg-side, no run this time though as mid-wicket does some good fielding.

33.2

Onions to van Jaarsveld, FOUR, full-toss, hammered through the covers.

33.3

Onions to van Jaarsveld, OUT, short and straight, attempted pull to the deep, gets a thick top edge as he miss-timed that one. Pietersen at mid-on makes o mistake as he safely watches the ball straight into his hands.

VB van Jaarsveld c Pietersen b Onions 26 (26m 21b 2x4 1x6) SR: 123.80

Heino Kuhn comes in to bat.

33.4

Onions to Kuhn, 1 leg bye, hits the thigh-pad and runs down leg to the keeper.

33.5

Onions to Elgar, no run

33.6

Onions to Elgar, no run

Compulsary ball-change to happen now.

End of over 34 (5 runs) South Africa A 184/5
D Elgar    0* (3b)      G Onions    6-0-31-1
HG Kuhn    0* (1b)     

34.1

Wright to Kuhn, no run, driven to cover.

34.2

Wright to Kuhn, no run, thickish edge out to backward point.

34.3

Wright to Kuhn, 1 run, worked down to third man.

34.4

Wright to Elgar, no run, defended solidly off the frontfoot.

34.5

Wright to Elgar, no run

34.6

Wright to Elgar, 1 run, driven out to extra cover.

End of over 35 (2 runs) South Africa A 186/5
D Elgar    1* (6b)      LJ Wright    7-0-34-2
HG Kuhn    1* (4b)     

35.1

Onions to Elgar, no run, defended off the frontfoot.

35.2

Onions to Elgar, 1 run, driven out to cover.

35.3

Onions to Kuhn, no run, shot and straight, attempted pull, missed.

35.4

Onions to Kuhn, 1 run, worked out to deep mid-wiket.

35.5

Onions to Elgar, no run, defended off the frontfoot.

35.6

Onions to Elgar, 1 run

End of over 36 (3 runs) South Africa A 189/5
D Elgar    3* (10b)      G Onions    7-0-34-1
HG Kuhn    2* (6b)     

36.1

Wright to Elgar, no run, defended off the frontfoot.

36.2

Wright to Elgar, 1 wide, wide over the top.

36.2

Wright to Elgar, no run, defended out to mid-off.

36.3

Wright to Elgar, 1 run, driven to mid-off and they scamper a quick single.

36.4

Wright to Kuhn, FOUR, smacked over the top, two bounces and it's over the ropes.

36.5

Wright to Kuhn, 1 run, flicked to mid-wicket.

36.6

Wright to Elgar, 1 run, pushed to mid-off and they get a quick single.

End of over 37 (8 runs) South Africa A 197/5
D Elgar    5* (14b)      LJ Wright    8-0-42-2
HG Kuhn    7* (8b 1x4)     

37.1

Onions to Elgar, no run, driven straight to mid-off.

37.2

Onions to Elgar, no run, driven straight to cover this time.

37.3

Onions to Elgar, OUT, fine little snick through to the keeper as Elgar attempts another drive.

D Elgar c †Prior b Onions 5 (22m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 29.41

Rory Kleinveldt is the new batsman.

37.4

Onions to Kleinveldt, 1 run, worked down to third man.

37.5

Onions to Kuhn, 1 run, short and straight, pulled down to fine leg.

37.6

Onions to Kleinveldt, 1 run, worked down to fine elg once more.

Bresnan back into the attack.

End of over 38 (3 runs) South Africa A 200/6
RK Kleinveldt    2* (2b)      G Onions    8-0-37-2
HG Kuhn    8* (9b 1x4)     

38.1

Bresnan to Kleinveldt, no run, bouncer, well-directed.

38.2

Bresnan to Kleinveldt, 1 run, another short one, gets some bat on it and runs down to fine leg.

38.3

Bresnan to Kuhn, no run

38.4

Bresnan to Kuhn, 1 run, pushed to cover and sets off for a quick single.

38.5

Bresnan to Kleinveldt, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg.

38.6

Bresnan to Kuhn, no run

Mahmood back into the attack.

End of over 39 (3 runs) South Africa A 203/6
HG Kuhn    9* (12b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    6-0-27-0
RK Kleinveldt    4* (5b)     

39.1

Mahmood to Kleinveldt, 1 wide, wide down leg.

39.1

Mahmood to Kleinveldt, 1 run, woked down to third man.

39.2

Mahmood to Kuhn, no run, attmpted drive through covers off the backfoot. Ball keeps a bit low.

39.3

Mahmood to Kuhn, no run, flicked straight to mid-wicket.

39.4

Mahmood to Kuhn, 1 run, attempted pull, gets a thick inside edge onto the body and the ball bounces off the third man.

39.5

Mahmood to Kleinveldt, no run, worked straight to cover-point, dissapointing the crowd who just started with a slow-clap to motivate Kleinveldt.

39.6

Mahmood to Kleinveldt, OUT, full and straight, slower delivery. Kleinveldt plays all around it, that wasn't going to miss.

RK Kleinveldt lbw b Mahmood 5 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Morne Morkel comes into the ring.

End of over 40 (3 runs) South Africa A 206/7
     SI Mahmood    7-0-34-1
HG Kuhn    10* (15b 1x4)     

40.1

Bresnan to Kuhn, no run, pulled away to mid-wicket, straight to the fielder though.

40.2

Bresnan to Kuhn, no run, driven to cover, miss-timed though.

40.3

Bresnan to Kuhn, 1 run, short and straight, pulled away to deep square leg. Miss-timed again.

40.4

Bresnan to Morkel, FOUR, bouncer, Morkel takes a swing and gets a top edge just clearing the hands of a jumping Prior.

40.5

Bresnan to Morkel, no run, attempted pull once more, play and miss this time though.

40.6

Bresnan to Morkel, 1 run, worked down to third man.

End of over 41 (6 runs) South Africa A 212/7
M Morkel    5* (3b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    7-0-33-0
HG Kuhn    11* (18b 1x4)     

41.1

Mahmood to Morkel, 1 leg bye, raps the pad on it's way down to fine leg.

41.2

Mahmood to Kuhn, 1 run, worked down to third man again with an open blade.

41.3

Mahmood to Morkel, FOUR, full-toss right on the hips, nearly a no ball. Dispatched off with ease to the deep square leg fence.

41.4

Mahmood to Morkel, 1 run, slightly down leg once more. This time Morkel glances the ball down to fine leg.

41.5

Mahmood to Kuhn, 1 run, pushed to mid-on, quick single taken.

41.6

Mahmood to Morkel, 1 run, short and pulled away to deep square leg.

Luke Wright back into the attack.

End of over 42 (9 runs) South Africa A 221/7
M Morkel    11* (7b 2x4)      SI Mahmood    8-0-42-1
HG Kuhn    13* (20b 1x4)     

42.1

Wright to Morkel, no run, driven straight to cover.

42.2

Wright to Morkel, no run, worked away to cover-point, well aved by Morgan.

42.3

Wright to Morkel, 1 run, punched down to long-on for a walkable single.

42.4

Wright to Kuhn, no run, right up there in the blockhole.

42.5

Wright to Kuhn, no run, worked straight to mid-wicket.

42.6

Wright to Kuhn, 1 run

End of over 43 (2 runs) South Africa A 223/7
HG Kuhn    14* (23b 1x4)      LJ Wright    9-0-44-2
M Morkel    12* (10b 2x4)     

43.1

Onions to Kuhn, 1 run, short and straight, flicked down to fine leg.

43.2

Onions to Morkel, FOUR, short and wide, Morkel hammers the ball past cover-point and it races to the fence.

43.3

Onions to Morkel, FOUR, this time it's a fuller and straighter delivery, punded through the covers off the frontfoot.

43.4

Onions to Morkel, no run, defended off the frontfoot

43.5

Onions to Morkel, no run, bouncer. Well ducked under it by the tall man.

43.6

Onions to Morkel, no run, another short one to end off the over.

End of over 44 (9 runs) South Africa A 232/7
M Morkel    20* (15b 4x4)      G Onions    9-0-46-2
HG Kuhn    15* (24b 1x4)     

44.1

Wright to Kuhn, 1 run, cut away past cover-point to the off-side sweeper.

44.2

Wright to Morkel, no run, full and straight and defended away to cover-point.

44.3

Wright to Morkel, 1 run, punched down to long-off.

44.4

Wright to Kuhn, 1 run, short and straight, bouncer almost, worked away to fine leg.

44.5

Wright to Morkel, 2 leg byes, worked down to fine leg.

44.6

Wright to Morkel, 1 run

End of over 45 (6 runs) South Africa A 238/7
M Morkel    22* (19b 4x4)      LJ Wright    10-0-48-2
HG Kuhn    17* (26b 1x4)     

45.1

Bresnan to Morkel, SIX, short and wide and as if he was Jayasuriya he cuts the ball over the ropes.

45.2

Bresnan to Morkel, 1 run, flicked to mid-wicket.

45.3

Bresnan to Kuhn, 1 run, punched down to long-on.

45.4

Bresnan to Morkel, OUT, Morkel attempts to drive the ball down the ground, just hits down the wrong line and finds his stumps to have been hit.

M Morkel b Bresnan 29 (23m 22b 4x4 1x6) SR: 131.81

CJ de Villiers comes in to bat.

45.5

Bresnan to de Villiers, no run, bouncer, down leg a bit too I would say. How was that not given a wide?

45.6

Bresnan to de Villiers, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg.

Mahmood back into the attack.

End of over 46 (9 runs) South Africa A 247/8
CJD de Villiers    1* (2b)      TT Bresnan    8-0-42-1
HG Kuhn    18* (27b 1x4)     

46.1

Mahmood to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed to cover and sets off for a quick single.

46.2

Mahmood to Kuhn, 2 runs, hit straight through the hands of cover.

46.3

Mahmood to Kuhn, 1 run, short and straight, pulled down to fine leg.

46.4

Mahmood to de Villiers, 1 run, OUT, right in the blockhole, squeezed out to deep square leg, turns for a second but doesn't make it home. Run-out.

CJD de Villiers run out 3 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

46.5

Mahmood to Tsotsobe, no run, attempted forward defence, missed.

46.6

Mahmood to Tsotsobe, FOUR, edged past the keeper, the finish gully gets a hand on it,but the ball still runs away to the third man fence.

End of over 47 (9 runs) South Africa A 256/9
LL Tsotsobe    4* (2b 1x4)      SI Mahmood    9-0-51-1
HG Kuhn    21* (29b 1x4)     

47.1

Bresnan to Kuhn, no run, driven straight to mid-off, miss-timed once more.

47.2

Bresnan to Kuhn, FOUR, smacked over the top of mid-off and with the powerplay on, there is no protection on the boundary.

47.3

Bresnan to Kuhn, 1 wide, wide down leg as he attempts another bouncer.

47.3

Bresnan to Kuhn, no run, another bouncer, this time gets a edge onto his shoulder, falls safely though.

47.4

Bresnan to Kuhn, no run, swing and miss from Kuhn.

47.5

Bresnan to Kuhn, no run, slower delivery, beats Kuhn all ends up and nearly hits the stumps.

47.6

Bresnan to Kuhn, 1 run, gets the single off the last ball of the over to retain strike.

End of over 48 (6 runs) South Africa A 262/9
HG Kuhn    26* (35b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    9-0-48-1
LL Tsotsobe    4* (2b 1x4)     

48.1

Mahmood to Kuhn, no run, comes down the track and attempts to go over the top, misses and gets hit on the body. Ouch.

48.2

Mahmood to Kuhn, no run, flicked down to fine leg, not taking the single though.

48.3

Mahmood to Kuhn, FOUR, big pull to the long boundary, only just falls short of the fence.

48.4

Mahmood to Kuhn, 1 run, skewed to cover.

48.5

Mahmood to Tsotsobe, 1 run, thick edge down to third man.

48.6

Mahmood to Kuhn, 1 run, worked to long-off for another single to end off the over.

End of over 49 (7 runs) South Africa A 269/9
HG Kuhn    32* (40b 3x4)      SI Mahmood    10-0-58-1
LL Tsotsobe    5* (3b 1x4)     

49.1

Bresnan to Kuhn, FOUR, hammered past mid-off for another boundary.

49.2

Bresnan to Kuhn, no run, bouncer, not given as a wide though.

49.3

Bresnan to Kuhn, no run, attempted sog over deep mid-wicket, gets a thickish top edge, ball falls safe again.

49.4

Bresnan to Kuhn, no run

49.5

Bresnan to Kuhn, FOUR, slower-ball, swept over mid-wicket for another boundary. One ball left in this innings.

49.6

Bresnan to Kuhn, 2 runs, pulled down to fine leg, thick top edge, ball flies high but falls safe and they scamper an easy couple.

Match State: Dinner Match State: Innings Break

End of over 50 (10 runs) South Africa A 279/9
HG Kuhn    42* (46b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    10-0-58-1
LL Tsotsobe    5* (3b 1x4)     
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