Soon after completing his third hundred in only four championship innings, from 126 balls, Hughes stepped away to leg to flay André Nel through the covers for his nineteenth boundary. Then he twice pulled him for four, with quite remarkable power for one so slight. It was contemptuous batting and Nel's response was a high full toss that brought a protest from Hughes, and an apology from the former South Africa bowler.
At the end of the over, too, Nel approached Hughes and put an arm around his shoulder.
"It puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again."
Yes it does, Precious.