blockhole


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blockhole

(ˈblɒkˌhəʊl)
n
(Cricket) a mark or marks on a cricket pitch around the area where the batsman stands, caused by batsmen tapping their bats on the ground
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New man Isuru Udana swatted Rance for sixes off his first two deliveries as he tried to hit the blockhole, and the Black Caps had a stern task to chase down their target.
His bouncers are now accurate, and he is finding the blockhole more often than not.
Van der Dussen was first to go, feathering a slash at one that left him off the seam, and Steyn then lasted all of two deliveries before he was undone by a searing inswinger close to the blockhole. When Rabada was caught in two minds as to whether to play or leave and edged his first ball to Mohammad Rizwan, filling in behind the stumps, Shinwari was on a hat-trick.
In attempting to hit the blockhole, Sanjaya delivered a series of low full tosses, conceding three sixes, and leaking 23 runs.
A fit Shami is an asset with his ability to work up brisk pace, swing the ball both ways and hit the blockhole. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah along with Hardik Pandya looking good to make it to the playing XI in India's tournament-opener against Pakistan, Shami would look to make a case for himself.
They took it down to 16 needed from the last six balls but Hannon-Dalby held his nerve to deliver a superb final over right up in the blockhole.