short at off stump, nicely on top of that to defend
he's holed out to long-on! Sort of a length just outside off, looks to club that over midwicket, ends up slicing it and Miller hangs on
slapped over mid-off. Short of a length just outside off, stands deep in the crease and wallops that flat-batted
short and wide outside off, punched to sweeper cover
short and down leg side, taken one-handed by the keeper
full on leg stump, clipped off the toe-end in front of long-on and they risk a second. Direct hit would have had him, but for now they clear the par score for the 7th over
full on middle, leans in and nudges into the vacant midwicket region
dropped short outside off, pulled to deep midwicket's right
full outside off, mistimed slog out to long-on's right
short of a length on off, clipped to deep midwicket off the back foot
Peter: "If you knew the rain was coming, what is to stop you continuing to bowl no balls so the 5th over is never finished and there is a no result?" --- A clean conscience, I suppose. Here is Qais.
Just about staying in front of the par score at the moment. A couple of boundaries will help them breathe easy.
bouncer at leg stump, hooked uppishly down to fine leg
Par score if they're three down at the end of this over is 41.
short at middle stump, pushed into the leg side with soft hands
just wide of mid-off. Legcutter, slower ball outside off. Looks to drive on the rise, gets a thick edge to the fielder's right
slower ball at a length on off stump. Allows that to come on and drops it into the off side with soft hands
full on off stump, driven to mid-off
Now Stoinis has a chat with Handscomb. Surely the message is not to get out...
short of a length just outside off, hurriedly punched to extra cover
Stars are three ahead of the par score of 34. And now they are in no hurry to take guard. Ellis with the ball. A wicket here would change things if we have rain around the corner...
short and wide and fast outside off. Beaten on the cut
The captain and wicketkeeper, McDermott is trying to run down the clock as we approach the ball that gives us a guaranteed result, asking the umpires if it's time to go off. Crowd doesn't appreciate that...
short of a length in the corridor, punched to sweeper cover
fired down leg side. Attempted short ball, front of the hand and fired down leg. Wanted to follow the batsman, lost control entirely
full on leg stump, clipped to deep midwicket