"He is an attacking spin bowler, who doesn't simply put the ball in the blockhole
to stop runs being scored.
''They got the ball in the blockhole
and made it difficult for us to get those boundaries." The Royals, after winning the toss, were restricted to 140-5 against a Northants side who arrived at New Road on the back of two successive away group wins, including a 17-run triumph over Warwickshire.
Moles indicated New Zealand were desperate to claim the two-match series tonight and had targeted rotating the strike and hitting the blockhole
with the ball as areas of improvement.
Flintoff, 30, was the beneficiary as the South Africans clearly struggled to pick up deliveries speared into the blockhole
Onions, though, was unable to get the final ball in the blockhole
and all-rounder Steven Croft hoisted the ball over the cover ropes as the Dynamos snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
Neither Doshi nor Snape is a great turner of the ball so shouldn't be regular wickettakers but what they rely on is an uncanny ability to fire it in at the blockhole
or add extra loop at will.