Early in his second innings Andrew Gale confronted him with a deep midwicket, a midwicket, a short midwicket, a very short midwicket and an even shorter midwicket, a fiveman line of fielders waiting for the uppish
Johnson returned for his third spell to remove Ali whose uppish
drive was well caught at short cover by Alex Doolan.
With only a small total to defend, such uppish
drives should have been taken to put pressure on the batsmen.
The total turnover also remained slightly uppish
in the day with 7.
His captain fell to the South African soon afterwards - 168 for four - when he flicked an uppish
drive to short mid-wicket.
The other to fall was Steve Peters on 31, an uppish
push taken at short midwicket.
He took every opportunity to score to keep the board moving and took his total to 41 with an uppish
square cut off James Anyon for four.
Pathan, who finished with 5-61 and took a sensational first-over hat-trick yesterday, made 40 from just 51 balls, including six fours and a six, but he became the ninth wicket to fall when he played an uppish
drive straight to Mohammad Yousuf at long off.
Wessels was dismissed for 18 soon after the resumption as he edged an uppish
delivery from James Anderson through to the wicketkeeper, and Wright went the same way, this time off the bowling of Glen Chapple for five.
Andrew Flintoff lobbed over short midwicket to get going today but another uppish
shot to a disguised slower ball signal led his end as he drove Vaas straight to cover.
Sarkar responded by hitting two boundaries off Anderson, firstly an uppish
drive edged over the slip cordon and then a perfectly timed front-foot cover drive.
He looked good enough stroking his first four through the covers, but two deliveries later turned an uppish
delivery into a routine slip catch.
The problem with him is that he was trying the shot over mid- wicket a bit too much and so I asked him to try the uppish
drive over cover.
The batsmen who fell cheaply were Asad Shafiq, who went for an uppish
drive and was caught in the covers by Kaushal Silva off Lakmal for six, and wicketkeeper Safraz Ahmad who perished to another brilliant delivery from Pradeep.
The sole exception was skipper Mahela Jayawardene (66, 52b, 8x4, 1x6), who played a smooth knock and got out only in the penultimate over as he went for an uppish
shot off Brett Lee and was taken by Narine in the covers.