shot is played to the ball pitching short of the half
volley, usually to the medium pace or
quicker bowler when the ball is coming quickly off the pitch
towards the batsman and arriving
about shin high.
The bat has gone up to the high pick up and the left leg and bat are
moving out together. The wrists
are fully cocked. The left shoulder points towards the oncoming
ball. The eyes watch the ball, which is
about to pitch.
The left shoulder is still towards the ball, the bat coming down
with the wrists still cocked. The right arm close to the side. The
both elbows bent. The right leg is turning in and towards the line
of the ball
The ball is about to be struck. The trunk is turning form the hips
and opening up.
The right arm still close to the right side. The firm left hand
leads the swing of the bat,
the eyes watching the ball bounce off the pitch.
Just before the actual hit. The hips have opened up to allow the
right hand behind the handle of the bat to put the power into the
shot. Both arms still slightly bent. The hands are accelerating
the swing of the bat.
The finish of the shot. The ball is going off the blade of the
bat. The right hand has put the hit into the stroke. The right
knee turns in with the turning of the hips, as the right hand
begins to follow through. In the follow through, which is short,
the bat is kept in the upright position.
6.The follow through.
Immediately after the hi, the left elbow bends and both hands go
higher. The ball is played away and down.The eyes watch the ball
go off the blade of the bat in the direction of the shot.