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The available power to production cost ratio combines with secure forward supply contracts to clients, or the lack thereof, to produce statements from industry spokesmen which are uppish, downish concerning oversupply, or firmly sideways depending on current local conditions.
He looked good enough stroking his first four through the covers, but two deliveries later turned an uppish delivery into a routine slip catch.
Johnson returned for his third spell to remove Ali whose uppish drive was well caught at short cover by Alex Doolan.
Taruwar Kohli ( 25) too hit an uppish cover drive off legspinner Gopal to return to the pavilion an over before lunch.
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 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.
Mathews, after completing his half-century, escaped being caught by Virat Kohli at log-on off Ashwin, but fell two balls later playing an uppish shot to Kumar in the covers for 51.
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.