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    6.4 and gone. Benn's lulled him out of the crease with the possibility of a flighted offering, with the added temptation of mid-on inside the circle. Once he saw him coming, he held it back on off stump and got it to rip across. Kervezee was too far into the shot to pull out, and went for the swing anyway. No luck, as it breaks past the outside edge, and the keeper does the rest., 26/2
    1.4 Gayle has struck. The wicket goes to Roach, but that was all Gayle. Length ball on off stump from Roach, Barresi goes for a nervous half-prod, half-poke non-drive without moving the feet and it gets the outside edge. Sammy's eyes at second slip light up as he jumps across to his left. Gayle at first slip calmly tumbled across to his right. Sammy missed the ball. Gayle was ready. Not deterred by the distraction, he pouched it low. And then he smiles. And smiles. 2/1
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    8.1 Benn might have got rid of Tendo here. Umpire Saheba says out. It is being reviewed. Tossed up on leg stump and fired in at some pace too. Tendo was just done for pace as he shaped into a forward defensive. The ball straightened off the deck and was headed for the leg stump. His bat was outside the line though, and it thudded low into the shin. Gone. 34/3
    9.3 Bas Zuiderant. Blast Zuiderant. Roach has blasted his stumps out with a fast and straight missile that had off stump written all over it. Bas tried to get forward and cover the line, but his reluctant forward prod was not going to get him anywhere. He played across the line, the ball slipped between bat and pad, and flattened off stump. Roach is delighted. 35/4
    10.2 you got to give it to Benn. Slips in the armer, seemed worth a shout as the batsman prodded with bat and pad half forward. The keeper goes up immediately. Sammy goes up immediately. Benn doesn't care. Even as they appeal, he is walking back to bowl the next ball. Even as they contemplate the review, he is at the top of his run up for the next ball! Sammy stops him and reviews it. This looks pretty close. Landed on off and middle, and straightens, Thudding into the middle of middle stump, some two-thirds of the way up. Sammy and the keeper have got Benn a wicket, which he did not seem to want. 36/5
    18.2 captain removes captain. Short ball outside off, he goes for the cut and finds point to perfection. It doesn't help that Borren couldn't time it either. West Indies should look to wrap this up quickly now. 56/6
    29.4 Roach has hit the stumps again. It's a sound strategy - fast and straight for the lower order batsman. Bukhari has played back too many times today, and he's cleaned up as one delivery stays a little low. He's played all over it and the stumps are splattered. 113/7
    31.1 Seelaar is gone. Is it lbw or caught? For now it is out one way of the other. Huge inducker, came in at pace, and seemed in a hurry to hit Seelaar's optimistically outstretched pad. It thuds into the foam in front of middle. Lbw it is. It bubbles up to short leg, without taking bat on the way. Doesn't matter, Seelaar's fate sealed already. 115/8
    31.2 and another. Will this be reviewed? Roach has got another lbw out of Taufel. And no, it is not being reviewed. He has five and is on a hat-trick. Well bowled Roachie. Fuller delivery this time, looking for the stumps and nipping in alarmingly. Loots did his best, he tried to cover the line with bat and pad, but the ball hit him on the shin in front of off. Loots looked bemused and consulted with Cooper and then went on his way without reviewing. 115/9
    31.3 hat-trick for Roach and he has six wickets! Superb spell this, the sheen barely taken off it by the fact that it came against a poor opposition. Fielders came in everywhere. Three slips I could see on the screen. A short leg in place. The odds of Westdijk surviving this were not very good. Roach got another vicious inducker in place. Landed it outside off stump and got it to curl in rapidly. Westdijk stayed on the crease and made a feeble attempt to stop it. No luck. Middle stump is flattened, and I think Roach will put it on his mantelpiece. Sixth hat-trick in World Cup cricket, and boy, it was a treat to watch! 115/10
    2 (lb 2)
    115 all out (31.3 Overs, RR: 3.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (W Barresi, 1.4 ov), 2-26 (AN Kervezee, 6.4 ov), 3-34 (RN ten Doeschate, 8.1 ov), 4-35 (B Zuiderent, 9.3 ov), 5-36 (TN de Grooth, 10.2 ov), 6-56 (PW Borren, 18.2 ov), 7-113 (Mudassar Bukhari, 29.4 ov), 8-115 (PM Seelaar, 31.1 ov), 9-115 (BP Loots, 31.2 ov), 10-115 (BA Westdijk, 31.3 ov)
    SJ Benn8.012833.50334000
    KAJ Roach8.302763.17333000
    NO Miller7.002303.28283000
    DJG Sammy7.003314.71255000
    KA Pollard1.00202.0040000

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