• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    14
    11
    13
    3
    0
    107.69
    2.6 nailed him! That is just the sweetest dismissal for a fast bowler, full length, fast, nipping off the seam and steam-rollering through the gate as Roy propped forward in an otherwise impeccable forward defence! The gap was there for a fraction of a second, and he dived straight through it like Indiana Jones rolling under a cave door 20/1
    41.2 short, pulled, gloved ... on my Lord, what has Hales done?! It took an eternity for the finger to go up but his guilty look probably pulled his own trigger! A lobbed chance to de Kock as Hales grabbed at his chance for three figures, and well, that non-jinxy statement has had its non-intended non-effect! 202/5
    38
    93
    64
    2
    0
    59.37
    25.5 on the move, tucked up, angled bat... and Root plays on! South Africa have their breakthrough and it's Abbott again! The Gopher of Economy has morphed into the Woodchuck of Penetration, he perhaps saw Root coming and dropped short, cramped him for space and he could only deflect the ball down on to his stumps 117/2
    34.3 a massive mow as Morgan is fractionally deceived by a slower ball, Morkel rolls his fingers down the side of the ball, de Villiers steadies himself at deep midwicket, and takes a vital breakthrough catch! 169/3
    36.4 bowled him! Stokes hasn't looked comfortable at all in this innings, the slower deck working against him perhaps. Morkel angles one across the left-hander, cramping him for room outside off, and the ball doesn't get up much, cannons off the inside edge and into the stumps! 176/4
    not out
    48
    42
    28
    4
    3
    171.42
    not out
    21
    24
    15
    3
    0
    140.00
    Extras
    14 (lb 11, w 3)
    TOTAL
    263/5 (46.2 Overs, RR: 5.67)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KJ Abbott9.015836.44289010
    K Rabada9.003503.88334000
    M Morkel8.203123.72303010
    Imran Tahir10.006606.60262400
    F Behardien6.003505.83121110
    JP Duminy4.002706.7542000
    Fall of wickets:1-20 (JJ Roy, 2.6 ov), 2-117 (JE Root, 25.5 ov), 3-169 (EJG Morgan, 34.3 ov), 4-176 (BA Stokes, 36.4 ov), 5-202 (AD Hales, 41.2 ov)

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