Cockatoos v West Robbham - Commentary
Cockatoos have won the toss and will bat first against the inconsistent Rabid Wolves bowling. It should be a cracking match.
0.1 Gough to Robertson, 2 runs, On the legs straight away and clipped past midwicket for 2 runs.
0.2 Gough to Robertson, 0 runs, Much better. Just outside offstump and left alone.
0.3 Gough to Robertson, FOUR, Oh dear! That was short and down the legside and helped on it's way to fine leg.
0.4 Gough to Robertson, 0 runs, Bang on target. Defended off the back foot.
0.5 Gough to Robertson, 1 run, EDGED! Just past 2nd slip and fielded by third man.
0.6 Gough to Dauth, FOUR, Stand and deliver! He just stayed rooted to the crease and smashed that past mid-off. Great shot.
End of over 1 (11 runs) - Cockatoos 11/0
JA Robertson 7* (5b) KJ Gough 1-0-11-0
RJ Dauth 4* (1b)
1.1 Raghav to Robertson, 2 runs, Full and some swing for Raghav. Robertson looked to drive and the ball squirted off the outside edge and flew past gully. It's 2 runs, but a close shave.
1.2 Raghav to Robertson, 0 runs, Some swing again, as Robertson watched it carefully and left it alone.
1.3 Raghav to Robertson, 0 runs, Full and straight and defended back down the wicket.
1.4 Raghav to Robertson, 2 runs, He strayed on the pads that time and Robertson took advantage with a nice on-drive. It was chased well by Gough and he pulled it back to save 2.
1.5 Raghav to Robertson, FOUR, Shot boy! Great straight drive and there's no saving that one! Four runs!
1.6 Raghav to Robertson, 1 run, Guided to third man for a single.
End of over 2 (9 runs) - Cockatoos 20/0
JA Robertson 16* (11b) SV Raghav 1-0-9-0
RJ Dauth 4* (1b)
2.1 Gough to Dauth, FOUR, Two balls and two fours for Dauth. Short and wide this time and he just helps it over the slips. It's fine enough to beat third man. Great touch.
2.2 Gough to Dauth, 0 runs, Much tighter and Dauth can't do anything but push to cover.
2.3 Gough to Dauth, 1 run, A firm drive down the ground, but a desperate dive by mid-off keeps it to 1 run.
2.4 Gough to Robertson, 0 runs, On a good length and he pushed to cover.
2.5 Gough to Robertson, 0 runs, Short ball! That zipped past his nose as he rocked back to avoid it.
2.6 Gough to Robertson, 0 runs, Cut hard but straight hard into the ground and to the man in the gully. No run.
End of over 3 (5 runs) - Cockatoos 25/0
JA Robertson 16* (14b) KJ Gough 2-0-16-0
RJ Dauth 9* (4b)
3.1 Raghav to Dauth, FOUR, Lofted back overhead for four. Stand and deliver again. Dauth showing that footwork is overrated there.
3.2 Raghav to Dauth, 1 run, Pulled around the corner but straight to long leg. A single.
3.3 Raghav to Robertson, 1 run, Flicked to long leg. Raghav straying to legstump.
3.4 Raghav to Dauth, FOUR, Another one! Pitched up by Raghav and clubbed just out of the reach of Gough at mid-off.
3.5 Raghav to Dauth, 1 run, Short and fended to the legside. The batsmen take a single.
3.6 Raghav to Robertson, 2 runs, A lovely straight drive and the batsmen rush through for 2 runs.
End of over 4 (13 runs) - Cockatoos 38/0
JA Robertson 19* (16b) SV Raghav 2-0-22-0
RJ Dauth 19* (8b)
Here's Kieron Pollard into the attack. Medium pace to replace pace with Cockatoos off to a good start.
4.1 Pollard to Dauth, 2 runs, A poor start, slipping down the legside. Dauth just tickled it around the corner and the batsmen pushed hard for 2 runs.
4.2 Pollard to Dauth, 0 runs, Nice line and length and defended.
4.3 Pollard to Dauth, 0 runs, A bit outside offstump and Dauth left it through to the 'keeper.
4.4 Pollard to Dauth, FOUR, On the pads again and Dauth put it away with a flourish.
4.5 Pollard to Dauth, 0 runs, Pollard followed up with a slower ball that Dauth just pushed back down the pitch.
4.6 Pollard to Dauth, 1 run, Dauth on the back foot and late cutting it wide of backward point for a single.
End of over 5 (7 runs) - Cockatoos 45/0
JA Robertson 19* (16b) KA Pollard 1-0-7-0
RJ Dauth 26* (14b)