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Cipriani hunting a Bok hide


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 20 Nov 2008 at 06:26
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Danny Cipriani expects to get back on track with England by inspiring Martin Johnson’s team to victory over world champions South Africa on Saturday.

Rugby 365 reports that Cipriani made a stunning full debut against Ireland in March, but was frustrated by his performances against the Pacific Islanders and Australia this month.

The 21-year-old flyhalf was given a stark reminder about what it takes to be world class by opposite number Matt Giteau in last weekend’s defeat by the Wallabies and he is determined to learn from the experience.

“I expect a lot from myself, but that is only natural if you want to get to the top,” Cipriani said.

“The Ireland game was very nice, but against the Pacific Islanders and Australia I have learned heavily.

“We are a new team coming together, so everything isn’t going to be 100 percent correct all the time.

“We have got to keep working on it to make sure we are on the same wavelength. The communication is coming. It is going to get better.

“Martin Johnson has picked me again, and I have a chance to put a stamp on the game. I expect to direct the team in the right way.

“We have a juggernaut pack and a fantastic backline and we want to create some excitement. I think you will see that on Saturday.

“I think English fans are wanting a win just as much as we do. It is what we are striving for.”

England were punished by Australia for conceding too many penalties but they were also let down by an inability to convert pressure and opportunities into points.

Cipriani made two searing breaks, neither of which led to a try, and he was guilty of a poor drop-goal and two missed penalties.

Australia fed off mistakes to win the game from 39 percent of possession, and the flyhalf admits England must become much more ruthless if they are turn the tables on South Africa.

“As a team, when we reach the last 10 metres we have to recognise this is the red zone and we need to kill the opposition off and come away with points,” Cipriani said.

“I need to find consistency, so does the team, and we are learning a lot with every match.

“We did produce some good things against Australia and put together a great sequence of play. Then I executed a drop-goal badly.

“I take responsibility for that. It was a poor kick. I was also disappointed to only manage two out of four kicks at goal. That wasn’t good enough for me.

“I will spend a lot of time working on my kicking in practice this week.”



84 Comments

  • One of the Boks, preferably a heavy, should ‘accidentally’ step on his ankle. :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.11.08 09:49:48 by McLovin Reply
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  • He does have a nice girlfriend though. :neutral:

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.11.08 09:50:45 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 2) : who is his WAG?

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.11.08 09:56:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Kelly Brook.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.11.08 10:02:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • She’s about 10 years older than him. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.11.08 10:03:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • ooh – she’s pretty. Can’t say I’ve ever heard of her… another “famous-for-being-famous” type?

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.11.08 10:08:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : Here’s something to make even Kobus Wiese wince.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/images/724690.jpg

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.11.08 10:12:41 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Think she was a model & presenter. And is now in a west end play. Not that I follow her career very closely. :oops:

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.11.08 10:13:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 7) : Not good. I’ve seen some horrific pics from soccer as well. :shock:

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.11.08 10:17:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • Cricket about to kick off. Smith to make a double ton? Again.

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.11.08 10:18:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 9) : Personally I think only the Almighty knows how that happens. Kudos to Cipriani for coming back after that! Methinks the ankle will give him sustained career problems though.

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.11.08 10:19:55 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 10) : Not sure. He might blaze away in the interests of getting out and letting the others get a bat.

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.11.08 10:21:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 10) : Duh! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.11.08 10:21:02 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 11) : Quite a miraculous recovery from Cipriani. Even came back about 4 week earlier than expected.

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.11.08 10:22:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 12) : @blckshrk – BOKKE (Comment 13) : He does seem to smaak the Bangladeshi bowlers. Think he’s made 2 double tons against them.

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.11.08 10:23:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • 200 partnership up for Smith & Amla. :cool:

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.11.08 10:24:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 8) : yeah, right :)

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.11.08 10:24:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Her boobs have been on the cover of Maxim a million times, didnt that stuttering idol dude also play hiode the salami with her?

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.11.08 10:24:41 by PJLD Reply
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  • Smith has now been involved in 11 200 run partnerships so far.

    Kallis 13.

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.11.08 10:25:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 18) : :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.11.08 10:25:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 18) : That was Jordan wasn’t it?

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.11.08 10:26:22 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 19) :
    Interesting stat. Kallis needs to bat for a while in this game as well.

    How enjoyable is Amla’s batting these days – hope he’ll keep it up down under…

    Cipriani-The Bok Assassin – hired by … :roll:

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.11.08 10:30:33 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • 150 up for Smith. :cool:

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.11.08 10:37:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • Dropped next ball. :shock:

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.11.08 10:37:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 2) : @robdylan (Comment 3) : @PJLD (Comment 18) :

    WHAT is going on here??? :roll:

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.11.08 10:38:15 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • Should have taken that. :evil:

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.11.08 10:38:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 23) : @McLovin (Comment 24) : :twisted: Great!

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.11.08 10:39:00 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 25) : Serious rugby talk. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.11.08 10:39:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 25) : Show yourself… :twisted:

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.11.08 10:39:35 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • So far in 7 innings against Bangladesh, Smith has scored 711 runs.

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.11.08 10:40:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) :

    And I always get flack for my serious rugby talk… :evil:

    @blckshrk – BOKKE (Comment 29) :

    Rob has put me into hiding….ROB!!!! :lol:

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.11.08 10:41:46 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 30) : An average of a 100/innings then… :smile:

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.11.08 10:42:10 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • Partnership 224. Highest for any wicket on the ground they’re playing at.

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.11.08 10:42:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BOKKE (Comment 32) : Well done. You win today’s book prize. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.11.08 10:43:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • Amla clean bowled.

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.11.08 10:43:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • Amla 112 – 165 balls.

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.11.08 10:44:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • That’s fine. Now Smith can sit back and aim for a double. Kallis has a chance to prove he’s not lost it completely now. :cool:

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.11.08 10:45:56 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 21) : Oh ja.Oops

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.11.08 10:47:11 by PJLD Reply
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  • Kallis survives a close LBW appeal.

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.11.08 10:47:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 39) : Actually not very close. Inside edge and too high.

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.11.08 10:49:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • Smith bowled. :evil:

  • Comment 41, posted at 20.11.08 10:49:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 38) : Don’t worry. I’m ashamed I even know that. :roll:

  • Comment 42, posted at 20.11.08 10:50:12 by klempie Reply

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  • Smith 157 – 248 balls.

  • Comment 43, posted at 20.11.08 10:50:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 34) : I thought the prize was a calculator :evil:

    @McLovin (Comment 41) : :evil:

  • Comment 44, posted at 20.11.08 10:51:40 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 10) :

    Only Bangladesh… even Jason Gillespie scored a double ton against them…

  • Comment 45, posted at 20.11.08 10:51:44 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Prince & Kallis in now. Run rate will probably plummet… :roll:

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.11.08 10:53:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 37) : @McLovin (Comment 41) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 20.11.08 10:53:46 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 45) : True.

  • Comment 48, posted at 20.11.08 10:53:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 45) : Yeh Biff’s crap. *chuckles

  • Comment 49, posted at 20.11.08 10:54:56 by klempie Reply

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  • Time for some breakfast. :cool:

  • Comment 50, posted at 20.11.08 10:55:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 50) :

    I just had mine….a crunchie! :grin:

  • Comment 51, posted at 20.11.08 10:56:47 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 51) : As in the chocolate?

  • Comment 52, posted at 20.11.08 10:58:20 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 52) :

    As in…correct! :oops:

  • Comment 53, posted at 20.11.08 10:59:16 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 46) : Yeah- not a good pair to have…especially if they are both new… :neutral:

  • Comment 54, posted at 20.11.08 10:59:29 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 51) : 4 Fried eggs, 2 slices of toast, grated cheese, mayo, ketchup & strong coffee.

    Breakfast of champions. :grin:

  • Comment 55, posted at 20.11.08 11:00:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 55) :

    You “Bulking” up like Klempie?? :twisted:

  • Comment 56, posted at 20.11.08 11:03:31 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 49) : Hi hi…except Biff’s scored doubles against England too…

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.11.08 11:03:44 by blckshrk - BOKKE Reply

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  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 56) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.11.08 11:05:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • Is it just me or is that cheerleader chick just a bit short & frumpy to be a real cheerleader? :twisted:

  • Comment 59, posted at 20.11.08 11:37:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 59) :

    What Cheerleader?

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.11.08 11:39:24 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 60) : The one from Heroes.

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.11.08 11:40:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • Former South Africa coach Jake White has turned the heat up Danny Cipriani ahead of Saturday’s showdown at Twickenham.

    Cipriani has been lauded as the bright young star at No.10 having ousted Jonny Wilkinson from the jersey at the end of the RBS Six Nations.

    However, despite an impressive first start against Ireland and encouraging signs against the Pacific Islanders, Cipriani struggled to make a positive impression against Australia.

    And the 21-year-old Wasps ace faces another stern examination of his credentials on Saturday when the world champion Springboks roll into town.

    But White, who led the Boks to World Cup glory in 2007, insists England are a better side with Wilkinson at fly-half.

    In an exclusive interview with skysports.com to promote the live coverage of England v South Africa this Saturday on Sky Sports 2 & HD2, White said: “To be fair I don’t think Danny Cipriani has really done as much as everyone has made him out to do.

    “I think what people have said and what he has done are two completely different worlds. Everyone lauds him up but I think Johnny Wilkinson was by far the best fly-half England have had for a long, long time.

    “I think if Danny Cipriani is going to be good enough he has to get on the field and play.

    “Every time he gets in a situation where he is usually there for one game or two games and then he disappears whether that is to injury or to bad luck.

    “The bottom line is that we have not really seen the best of him and he needs to use the opportunity on the field.”

  • Comment 62, posted at 20.11.08 11:45:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • Here’s the full interview.

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12325_4522281,00.html

  • Comment 63, posted at 20.11.08 11:46:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 61) :

    HUH?? :???:

  • Comment 64, posted at 20.11.08 11:48:30 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 64) : It’s a tv program. Well worth a watch.

  • Comment 65, posted at 20.11.08 11:50:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 65) :

    OHHHHHH… :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 66, posted at 20.11.08 11:55:51 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 65) :

    …. you dont have small ones’?….right..? :wink:

  • Comment 67, posted at 20.11.08 11:56:38 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 67) : kids? nope. In my head I’m still a kinders. :cool:

  • Comment 68, posted at 20.11.08 11:59:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • Cricket – 365-5

  • Comment 69, posted at 20.11.08 12:00:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 68) :

    me too…although the biological clock dissagreed… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 70, posted at 20.11.08 12:03:12 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
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  • 423-7

    116 overs

  • Comment 71, posted at 20.11.08 13:34:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • 427-8

  • Comment 72, posted at 20.11.08 13:42:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • last 7 wickets went for only 100 runs. :roll:

  • Comment 73, posted at 20.11.08 13:46:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • Prince made fifty at least.

  • Comment 74, posted at 20.11.08 13:46:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • Paul Harris has a broken thumb. Not sure how it happened as he as not taken any part in this test so far.

  • Comment 75, posted at 20.11.08 13:48:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 75) :
    He probably had a difference of oppinion with Smurf.

  • Comment 76, posted at 20.11.08 13:53:29 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Seems it’s his left thumb. Unfortunately I don’t know with which hand he bowls. :oops:

  • Comment 77, posted at 20.11.08 13:59:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ntini gone.

    441-9. All over as Harris can’t bat.

  • Comment 78, posted at 20.11.08 14:03:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 77) : Seems he’s a lefty.

  • Comment 79, posted at 20.11.08 14:10:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • Bangladesh 72-7 :shock:

  • Comment 80, posted at 20.11.08 16:13:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • Bangladesh 88-8

  • Comment 81, posted at 20.11.08 16:31:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • And it’s only day 2. With 25 more overs to be bowled today. :roll:

  • Comment 82, posted at 20.11.08 16:34:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • They might need to follow on. :wink:

  • Comment 83, posted at 20.11.08 16:38:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • 153 all out.

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