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5.1 Pollard to Benkenstein, 2 runs, The straight drive played well. The long-off fielder ran around nicely to cut it off.
5.2 Pollard to Benkenstein, 2 runs, Inside edge! It beat legstump and short fine leg had to chase back for it. He kept it to two runs. Very good work.
5.3 Pollard to Benkenstein, BEATEN!, Benkenstein tried to get too cute there and a bit of bounce took the ball over his late cut attempt.
5.4 Pollard to Benkenstein, 1 run, He hit it that time, but just got the single for it.
5.5 Pollard to Kemp, 0 runs, Driven hard to short extra cover. No chance of a run.
5.6 Pollard to Kemp, 2 runs, Over the top, but not timed! They just get the two runs. That was close to Raghav at mid-on.
End of over 6 (7 runs) - Masters XI 37/3
DM Benkenstein 13* (11b) KA Pollard 2-0-14-1
JM Kemp 3* (3b)
Spin into action in the form of Richards. He'll look to continue his good work in this competition so far.
6.1 Richards to Benkenstein, 0 runs, Lovely length to start and blocked back to the bowler.
6.2 Richards to Benkenstein, OUT, A beauty of a catch! The fielding from Rabid Wolves continues to impress. They really seem up for this today. DeSilva at mid-off had to fling himself to his high right to pull down a stunning one-handed catch. Benkenstein is crucially on his way and for the third time today Gough's bowling change is instantly rewarded.
DM Benkenstein c DeSilva b Richards 13 (13)
Partnership 13 (DM Benkenstein 10, JM Kemp 3)
Masters XI 37/4 (6.2 overs)
6.3 Richards to Hinds, OUT, Two in two! Spectacular stuff! Richards tossed it up and Hinds pushed forward to defend. His back foot slipped out of the crease and Mørk pulled off a snappy stumping. Very solid glovework there to drive Rabid Wolves forward. They're ecstatic!
WW Hinds st Mørk b Richards 0 (1)
Partnership 0 (JM Kemp 0, WW Hinds 0)
Masters XI 37/5 (6.3 overs)
Richards is on a hat-trick and he's rewarded with an amazing attacking field for a Twenty20 match. A short leg, legslip, orthodox slip and bat-pad in place. Matt Prior has not been in great form and he will face...
6.4 Richards to Prior, BEATEN!, Some flight and a bit of turn to beat the forward prod.
6.5 Richards to Prior, HOWZAT?!, Prior went for the sweep shot and was hit on the pad. It was outside offstump, however, so rightly given not out.
6.6 Richards to Prior, 1 run, He hit the sweep that time, picking up a single to open his account.
What an over that was! Just the 1 run and 2 wickets and Rabid Wolves on fire!
End of over 7 (1 run) - Masters XI 38/5
JM Kemp 3* (3b) DP Richards 1-0-1-2
MJ Prior 1* (3b)
More spin here following the impact of Richards. Bennett is the new man. Will he bowl fast and flat in these circumstances?
7.1 Bennett to Prior, 2 runs, Flat and quick and a deft late cut to pick up 2.
7.2 Bennett to Prior, 1 run, Short this time and cut away, but the fielder didn't have to move on the boundary.
7.3 Bennett to Kemp, 0 runs, Pushed back to the bowler.
7.5 Bennett to Kemp, FOUR, Flat and into the legs and Kemp flicked it over midwicket and picked the gap for 4 runs.
7.4 Bennett to Kemp, 1 run, Driven to long-off for 1.
7.6 Bennett to Prior, 1 run, A bit of flight and pushed down to long-off for a run.
End of over 8 (9 runs) - Masters XI 47/5
JM Kemp 8* (6b) SA Bennett 1-0-9-0
MJ Prior 5* (6b)
8.1 Richards to Prior, 1 run, On the legs and flicked to short fine leg for a quick single.
8.2 Richards to Kemp, 0 runs, Beaten in the flight and he could only hit the ball back to the bowler.
8.3 Richards to Kemp, 0 runs, Bang on target again and he tried to drive to long-off, but Richards fielded well full-stretch to his left.
8.4 Richards to Kemp, BEATEN!, He went for the big slog sweep but missed the ball entirely. Good take by the 'keeper.
8.5 Richards to Kemp, 0 runs, Full and flat and pushed to short extra cover.
8.6 Richards to Kemp, 0 runs, A bit short but Kemp couldn't beat backward point with his single. No run.
Kemp taking his time here, playing Richards cautiously. The left-armer is bowling beautifully.
End of over 9 (1 run) - Masters XI 48/5
JM Kemp 8* (11b) DP Richards 2-0-2-2
MJ Prior 6* (7b)
Legspin of a different variety now. Sam Morris into the attack. He's starting around the wicket to the right-handed Prior...
9.1 Morris to Prior, OUT, There's the genius again! Four terrific calls by Gough. He can't do anything wrong right now and Rabid Wolves are loving this. Morris pitched it on middle stump and fetched a bit of turn. Prior went back to cut but only bottom-edged it into his stumps. Poor dismissal, but a big wicket.
MJ Prior b Morris 6 (8)
Partnership 11 (JM Kemp 5, MJ Prior 6)
Masters XI 48/6 (9.1 overs)
9.2 Morris to Odoyo, 0 runs, Floated into the legs. It didn't turn, but Odoyo picked out short midwicket with his flick shot.
9.3 Morris to Odoyo, 0 runs, On middle stump this time and Odoyo tried to sweep. He bottom-edged the ball into his boot and it went nowhere. No run.
9.4 Morris to Odoyo, 0 runs, Pushed to short midwicket again.
9.5 Morris to Odoyo, 1 run, He hit the sweep that time and got going with a single.
9.6 Morris to Kemp, BEATEN!, Another big hit attempted down the ground, but he missed comprehensively.
That's another excellent over of spin. Rabid Wolves tightening the screws.
End of over 10 (6 runs) - Masters XI 49/6
JM Kemp 8* (12b) SC Morris 1-0-1-1
TM Odoyo 1* (4b)