• Hendricks calls for respect

    Debutant fast bowler Beuran Hendricks has asked the Wanderers crowd to respect the visitors after an incident with Ben Stokes boiled over on Friday.

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    ‘We ask the crowd for respect and for them to enjoy the game as much as we do,’ said Hendricks after Stokes had answered a spectator’s chirp with a volley of vitriol of his own.

    Turning attention to matters on the field, Hendricks was delighted to pick up his first wicket after watching Dom Sibley nick one down leg.

    ‘I thought about shedding a tear but we had to concentrate on the Test match!’ he said.

    ‘It was a plan to bowl at his body because he does seem to have a weakness there, so that was very satisfying. We spoke at tea about being a better team than we had showed and it made a big difference afterwards. There was a lot more intensity and we bowled much better lengths.

    ‘Thankfully, we had those four wickets to show for it.’

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