Fast bowlers want more opportunities with seamer-friendly balls after carrying 5 wickets
“I like the Dukes ball. It’s harder and moves around more,” Ngidi said after the first day of play. “The Kookaburra ball tends to be a little softer, and once it’s softened, it doesn’t actually swing and looks for a reverse swing. The SG is a ball that quickly wears out and is very difficult to maintain. But Dukes The ball is really a test of skill. If you can position your wrists correctly and polish your area, you can be very successful with this ball. Now that you are bowling, for years I want to bowl for a while. “”
Ngidi had never tested in England or the Caribbean before this tour and had never used a Dukesball in a test match. He could use it while practicing in South Africa, and the training group said, “I’m trying everything to control the ball,” and the results of their tenacity in two sessions on the first day. Showed off.
South Africa dismissed the West Indies at 97, the second sub-100 since 2004, due to a combination of aggression and discipline that Ngidi explained could be difficult to do right in good conditions. “You can get hooked, especially when it’s gnawing or shaking like that,” he said.
His morning job was 10 runs and 7 overs, and after lunch he returned and took 5 wickets on 9 runs, turning the end for a while. “I felt more comfortable from the other end and my rhythm clicked,” he said. “It was an ongoing task. I had to work very hard in fitness at the gym, and most importantly on the skill side of things and being able to shake the ball off the batter. did.”
South Africa hopes it’s not that exciting yet. Their 31 leads are somewhat behind what Ngidi thinks could win the match, especially on the surface that is still suitable for quick. “At this ticket gate, you’re never really in. Maybe with a lead of 150-200, we’ll take it,” he said. “But it’s still moving around a bit, so we take any lead we can get as a bowler.”
Firdose Moonda is a South African correspondent at ESPNcricinfo.
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