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4.6 overs (4 runs) FOUR! No footwork again, but when hand-eye coordination is this good, you don’t need it anyway. Reeza Hendricks looks to open it offside but then decides to just stand tall and whip it over mid on with a slightly closed bat face and gets it to the fence for four more.
4.5 overs (0 runs) Hits the deck hard and angles it back from around off, Reeza Hendricks gets behind the line and blocks it.
4.4 overs (0 runs) Good length delivery at just 125 clicks and on the off stump, Reeza Hendricks stays in his crease and defends it on the off side.
4.3 overs (1 run) Full and straight this time, slower too, Tony de Zorzi gently pushes it back past the bowler and picks up a single.
4.2 overs (4 runs) FOUR! It gets hit hard by Tony de Zorzi. Short delivery, tries to angle it across but sits up nicely to the batter. De Zorzi stands tall and slams it away through cover point for a boundary.
4.1 overs (0 runs) Avesh Khan comes into the attack and starts with a good length ball around off. This one is angled across and Tony de Zorzi is beaten past the outside edge as he fishes for the ball.
3.6 overs (0 runs) Good length angling across, punched off the crease by Reeza Hendricks and it is well stopped at short covers too.
3.6 overs (1 run) WIDE! Looking for the quick bumper but this one just flies over the batter’s head for a wide.
3.5 overs (0 runs) On the back of a length and around off, Reeza Hendricks bounces back and flicks it down towards the gully region.
3.4 overs (4 runs) FOUR! Nice, nice shot by Reeza Hendricks. A fraction short and angled well across the off stump, Hendricks stays seated and with no intention of keeping the ball down chops it helicopter-style over the point region for a boundary.
3.3 overs (0 runs) Good length around leg stump, Reeza Hendricks pushes it off the pads but can’t get it past square leg.
3.2 overs (1 run) Full on the pads, flicked straight to mid off for a quick run. The direct hit is missed by the fielder and they manage with ease.
3.1 overs (0 runs) Full and outside off, a little bit of movement away and keeps a fraction low as well. Tony de Zorzi stays seated and has a jab but is well beaten.
2.6 overs (1 run) A single to the over and 13 runs come from it, a good one for South Africa. On a length and outside off, flicked off the front foot towards cover for a quick single.
2.5 overs (4 runs) FOUR! Tony de Zorzi finally gets hold of one and picks up another boundary. De Zorzi dropped short and wide, picks up the length early and pulls it high and in front of deep midfield. The ball trickles off to the fence.
2.4 overs (0 runs) Fuller in length and around the pads, flicked away to square legs.
2.3 overs (4 runs) FOUR! Would you believe it? Mukesh Kumar executes the perfect wide yorker but still it goes to the fence. This one is full and wide in the block hole, Tony de Zorzi tries to reach but gets a thick inside edge and misses the keeper as the ball runs away to the fine leg fence.
2.3 overs (1 run) No ball! Full and wide outside off, a bit too wide though and a wide is called at the start. However, Mukesh Kumar has crossed over once again and Free Hit will continue. Sloppy start this from the Indian pacers in terms of extras.
2.3 overs (2 runs) More than half an appeal from the bowler and the keeper for LBW but the umpire says no. This is on a good length on middle and angles back in. Reeza Hendricks gets an inside edge as he looks to flick and the ball goes off the pads towards square leg. They take a run and hang on, the umpire signals a no-ball for overstepping. Free hit to follow now.
2.2 overs (0 runs) Missing something! It’s too high and outside the off stump, Reeza Hendricks eyes lit up and he looks to smash it through covers but fails to get a bat on it.
2.2 overs (1 run) WIDE! On a hard length again but swinging well down the leg side for a wide one.
2.1 overs (0 runs) On a hard length and angled into the body, Reeza Hendricks looks to flick but misses and is hit around the armpits.
1.6 overs (0 runs) Close! Tony de Zorzi, slightly back of a length and tight around the off stump, looks to get behind the line and blocks but gets an inside edge on the thigh pad.
1.6 overs (1 run) WIDE! Full and on the pads, angled down leg again for another wide.
1.5 overs (4 runs) FOUR! A surprise bumper and Tony de Zorzi is up and running with a streaky boundary. Arshdeep Singh knocks this one in at 138 clicks and over the off-stump. De Zorzi is rushed on and goes straight for it but gets a top edge over the keeper’s head for a boundary.
1.4 overs (0 runs) Full and straight this time Tony de Zorzi blocks it with a dead bat.
1.4 overs (1 run) WIDE! Looking for the big outswinger that starts on the pads but this slides straight down the leg side for a wide one. There’s a pretty good breeze blowing across the land now.
1.3 overs (0 runs) Good length on off and middle, this one swings away and Tony de Zorzi covers the line well to clear the block.
1.2 overs (0 runs) A bit of a looser, as this is shorter and on the outside, and forms further away. Tony de Zorzi plays a loose shot and his feet go nowhere and he tries to cut away from the body but is beaten.
1.1 overs (0 runs) Starts from over the wicket and hits his stride as this is bowled full and angling into middle and leg. Tony de Zorzi leans in and pushes it towards midfield.
Arshdeep Singh to operate from the opposite end.
0.6 overs (0 runs) Another dot to end a tidy first over from Mukesh Kumar, just the hoop from it. This is pitched a bit further up and on the stumps Reeza Hendricks keeps it out for the time being.
0.5 overs (0 runs) Hits the length hard and keeps it around the off stump, Reeza Hendricks stays on the front foot and hits it nicely towards cover.
0.4 overs (0 runs) On a good length and on off, angled it back in, Reeza Hendricks gets a bit caught on the crease but manages to block it down the cover.
0.3 overs (0 runs) Going really full now and angles it on middle stump, Reeza Hendricks stays there and digs it out to cover.
0.2 overs (2 runs) Reeza Hendricks pokes it off the pads and gets off the mark with a couple of runs. This is on a length and angles on the pads, Reeza gets it past the diving man at mid-wicket and South Africa are on.
0.1 over (0 runs) Right on the money to start with! Not that fast, just 130 clicks, but pitched right up on the off-stump that also shapes back with a tap. Reeza Hendricks stays alert and defends it solidly to covers.
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