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Aus v SA 1st test (Aus 341/9 Stumps Day 1)


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 17 Dec 2008 at 07:00
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South Africa stung Australia by dropping them to 3 for 15 in a frenetic opening to the top-of-the-table contest before the home team recovered to be 3 for 74 at lunch.

Peter English of Cricinfo reports that the tourists’ bid to topple the world champions, who are still trying to prove they are an all-conquering force following a subdued year, started in stunning style with Dale Steyn and Makhaya Ntini frightening the Australians with the early breakthroughs.

Simon Katich and Michael Clarke eased some of the pain during a 59-run partnership, with Katich posting 35 and Clarke 23, but there was still plenty of work to do to get the team to safety. After winning the toss Ricky Ponting said his senior batsmen had to stand up, but within 32 balls three of them, including the captain, had departed.

Ntini and Steyn were nervous initially, spraying their opening deliveries, and then suddenly, with help from the edgy Australians, they were world beaters. Matthew Hayden hit three fours from over-pitched Ntini deliveries, including two in the first over, before his career crisis worsened on 12 when his feet were stuck and his bat waved a catch to Graeme Smith at first slip. Hayden was stunned at the error to a reasonable delivery and it was the eighth time in the past ten innings against South Africa that Ntini had removed him.

Next ball Ricky Ponting took just a small step to an attempted off drive and his push was well taken by AB de Villiers at third slip. Ponting was too adventurous too soon and Ntini was on a hat-trick, with the following delivery being left by Michael Hussey.

Hussey received the best ball of the dismissed trio when Steyn angled one across him and the batsmen was forced to play, nibbling to de Villiers who accepted a stunning catch diving forward from third slip. It was Hussey’s second zero of the season and the South Africans could not believe their situation.

Clarke’s quick single from his first ball almost added to the home team’s woes, but Katich’s desperate dive saved him by a few centimetres. Once Katich was settled he started to score more freely.

He drove hard and well, starting with a push through cover off Steyn for a boundary, and then swung three fours in a row off Jacques Kallis. One was all-run to midwicket and then he pushed Kallis through cover and down the ground in a swift counter punch. Australia needed his fight on a pitch that was not as brutal as expected, but still offered enough bounce to make the fast men smile.

While Katich hit four crisp boundaries, Clarke was happier to work the ball around and was a mostly calm figure. He was hit on the thigh by Morne Morkel, who was gaining sharp lift, and the bowler will remain a threat during the game. At lunch Ntini had 2 for 18 from six overs and Steyn returned 1 for 13 from six.

South Africa were forced into a late change when the key batsman Ashwell Prince was ruled out with a cracked thumb suffered in the nets on Tuesday. Prince’s spot was filled by the debutant JP Duminy and he is expected to bat at No. 6.



119 Comments

  • C’mon SA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I will be working from home today. :cool: :wink:

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.12.08 07:02:07 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • But first I have to go for a spin and a run. :cool:

    See ya later

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.12.08 07:04:16 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Good morning…

    Another wicket would be nice…

    Australia 113/3 (36.1 ov)

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.12.08 07:56:18 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply
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  • Australia 144/3 (43.6 ov)

    We’ve let them back into it…

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.12.08 08:33:22 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply
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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 4) :

    Morkel and Harris need to step up to the plate NOW!

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.12.08 08:38:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : Yep…the runs are starting to flow easily now…

    Australia 1st innings

    ML Hayden c Smith b Ntini 12
    SM Katich not out 81
    RT Ponting c de Villiers b Ntini 0
    MEK Hussey c de Villiers b Steyn 0
    MJ Clarke not out 58
    Extras (lb 4, w 2, nb 3) 9

    Total (3 wickets; 48.5 overs) 160 (3.27 runs per over)

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.12.08 08:52:42 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Finally… :mrgreen:

    From cricinfo.com

    Katich goes for an excellent 83, South Africa have been boosted just before the tea break.

    50.5 Morkel to Katich, OUT, Katich has missed a full toss and he’s lbw! Morkel delivers a low full toss from round the wicket and angles it into the left-hander, Katich moves across his stumps to flick but misses, the ball thuds into the pad in front of middle, would it have missed leg? Close call, it might have clipped leg stump

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.12.08 09:01:18 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • GO Morkel!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.12.08 09:01:44 by wpw Reply
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  • Australia 166/4 (51.1 ov)

    Andrew Symonds is on.
    I hope he won’t reach the 20′s.

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.12.08 09:02:48 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • 166/5 :grin:

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.12.08 09:03:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • And Clarke is out???

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.12.08 09:06:30 by wpw Reply
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  • 51.5 Harris to Clarke, OUT, the double breakthrough! Clarke gives it away just before tea! He charges Harris and tries to go down the ground, he hits it with the inside part of the bat and lofts it straight to Smith who takes an easy catch at mid-on, he’s thrilled, what a strike just before tea
    MJ Clarke c Smith b Harris 62 (141b 7×4 0×6) SR: 43.97

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.12.08 09:06:47 by wpw Reply
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  • I think it is time to bring Steyn or Ntini back into the attack.

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.12.08 09:07:51 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 13) : Almost tea time …so Biff will probably bring them back when they return.

    A bit weird listening to the game on radio. :sad:

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.12.08 09:09:42 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Symonds 1*
    Haddin 4*

    To bat B Lee, JJ Krejza, MG Johnson, PM Siddle

    And we’re back in it again…come on Proteas!!!

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.12.08 09:12:49 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 15) :

    If we can get these two we might knock them over for less than 250.

    We can only hope our batsmen do well this time around. A lead of at least 150 is non negotiable.

    Come On Proteas!!! :cool: :cool:

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.12.08 09:17:04 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 16) : We need to work on Symonds – he’ll try his best to hurt us so we need to win the mental battle with him upfront.

    I really hope the batting will not let us down. We do have a long line.
    The skipper must really lead by example and put the pressure on the Aussies.

    Where’s everybody else anyway?

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.12.08 09:20:27 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 17) : I’m here

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.12.08 09:23:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : Oh, there you are… :smile:

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.12.08 09:24:39 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) :

    Hey Rob.

    How long before ‘mini me’ makes an appearance???

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.12.08 09:25:52 by wpw Reply
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  • Okay i am back. :oops:

    C’mon proteas!

    A few more wickets now please.

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.12.08 09:35:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 19) : oh here I am :)

    @wpw (Comment 20) : About 5 weeks, Wezza…

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.12.08 09:36:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : There’s a “Mini-me” coming ?

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.12.08 09:40:35 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) :

    5 weeks? That soon? Time flies when you having fun. :shock:

    Are you gonna call him Wezza? :shock: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.12.08 09:44:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Kallis and Ntini in attack.
    2 slips and a gully waiting…

    Aus 191 for 5.

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.12.08 09:44:48 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) :

    Well I hope it all goes well Rob. :wink:

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.12.08 09:44:48 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) :

    hehehe

    How about calling him Luke???

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.12.08 09:46:30 by wpw Reply
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  • Luke-Robert Otto.

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.12.08 09:54:31 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 25) :

    Symonds seems to be breaking out of his shell… we need to be careful that he doesn’t take the game away from us. :evil:

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.12.08 09:55:37 by wpw Reply
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  • Australia 232/5 (65.6 ov)

    Haddin 20*
    Symonds 44*

    Morkel back on.
    One slip and one gully :yawn:

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.12.08 10:23:18 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 27) :

    Maybe Duke would be a good name a combo of Luke and something else.

    But that is only if a father doesn’t like his kid :razz:

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.12.08 10:27:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Last 10 Over 48 Runs. :shock: :evil:

    Wakker Wakker die dag raak al hoe kakker!!!!!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.12.08 10:28:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Symonds goes to 50. :evil:

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.12.08 10:32:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 51 off 63 balls

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.12.08 10:32:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) :

    Spot on!

    I know a guy called Andre… :shock:

    I mean really now… how can you do that to your kid by naming her Andre?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.12.08 10:34:33 by wpw Reply
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  • Starting to go a bit pear shaped now

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.12.08 10:35:31 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 35) :

    :lol: :lol: I mean yeah which true Saffa would give his kid a French name.

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.12.08 10:36:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 250 comes up with a 6.

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.12.08 10:36:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Symonds OUT caught by Kallis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.12.08 10:37:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Luke was an option, but given the recent soiling of that name, we’ll call him something else, if he happens to be a boy.

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.12.08 10:38:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 39) : Better – now we must knock them over for under 3 hundred – we have let it slip after 175/5

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.12.08 10:39:14 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • 9.5 Harris to Symonds, OUT
    A Symonds c McKenzie b Harris 57 (68b 6×4 0×6) SR: 83.82

    Thank you!!!! :evil:

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.12.08 10:39:17 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • cricket is dumb :twisted:

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.12.08 10:40:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • Jeez here i was hoping theyd be all out for 200

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.12.08 10:42:43 by PJLD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : Cricket is currently all we have.

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.12.08 10:43:03 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 44) :

    Me as well, then i changed to 250 now 300 will do. :roll:

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.12.08 10:44:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) :

    NOPE!

    I think it is cool in all forms of the game but especially double wicket comps.

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.12.08 10:45:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : I tend to agree. But Better than round ball.

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.12.08 10:46:03 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : :mrgreen:

    I hate Brett Lee :evil:

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.12.08 10:46:04 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 48) :

    All sports are equal – but others sports are more equal than others.

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.12.08 10:51:44 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Mum, can I please have a cat for Christmas?

    Ans: No. You’ll have turkey the same us the rest of us.

  • Comment 51, posted at 17.12.08 10:53:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 50) : AJAX CT !!!!!!!!

  • Comment 52, posted at 17.12.08 10:54:02 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 52) : Dude, you subscribe to Behind The Times ? :evil:

  • Comment 53, posted at 17.12.08 10:55:51 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 53) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 17.12.08 10:56:36 by PJLD Reply
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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 50) : Thanks George, how the eighties?

    @robdylan (Comment 40) : Jeez give him a sporting chance – no need to saddle him with baggage from birth…. How about Bradley Jean Otto – that way he is named after both of your love childs and they won’t be hurt :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 55, posted at 17.12.08 10:57:15 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 54) :
    Lucky buggers… :twisted:
    I thought the Sharks had broken the curse…eish…

  • Comment 56, posted at 17.12.08 11:00:20 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • How do snails keep their shells shiny?

    They use snail varnish.

  • Comment 57, posted at 17.12.08 11:04:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • Australia 288/6 (76.3 ov)

    Kallis and Harris bowling…

    2nd new ball coming shortly…hope Ntini and Steyn can cause some damage…

  • Comment 58, posted at 17.12.08 11:08:49 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Aus will probably make 350-400. :evil:

  • Comment 59, posted at 17.12.08 11:15:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • …and at a rate of 3.5 – 4 runs an over.

  • Comment 60, posted at 17.12.08 11:15:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ntini gets Haddin off the new ball. :smile:

  • Comment 61, posted at 17.12.08 11:22:36 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 61) : Excellent. :grin:

  • Comment 62, posted at 17.12.08 11:23:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • Australia 298/7 (80.4 ov)

    80.4 Ntini to Haddin, OUT, caught in the deep! The new ball does it for South Africa! Ntini bowls a short and wide ball, Haddin goes after it and slashes, he slices it in the air towards deep backward point where Duminy holds the catch, yet another batsman gets caught in the deep after getting well set
    BJ Haddin c Duminy b Ntini 46 (68b 4×4 2×6) SR: 67.64

  • Comment 63, posted at 17.12.08 11:23:38 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • New Batsman – JJ Krejza

    A year before his Test call-up, Krejza was caught drink-driving and speeding, and lost his licence for seven months. Tasmania imposed their own punishment on him – he was suspended from their pre-season training and banned from alcohol for the whole summer.

  • Comment 64, posted at 17.12.08 11:26:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • 300 up…
    Australia 303/7 (81.2 ov)

    Steyn is back… :cool:

  • Comment 65, posted at 17.12.08 11:28:41 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 65) : …and he gets Lee… :cool:

  • Comment 66, posted at 17.12.08 11:30:22 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 66) : Yeah baby! :grin: :grin: :grin:

  • Comment 67, posted at 17.12.08 11:31:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • Australia 303/8 (81.6 ov

    81.5 Steyn to Lee, OUT, Lee is steyned. Kicks up from a length, 143 kmph delivery and the pace and the bounce off a length did the job. Lee stabbed it off the outside edge to gully. Gone. Eight down. 300 up. Runs and wickets. Lovely Test match day.
    B Lee c Duminy b Steyn 29 (46b 4×4 0×6) SR: 63.04

    Nothing over 330 pleeeeaaase!!! :mad:

  • Comment 68, posted at 17.12.08 11:32:27 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 68) : Actually…make that 320.

  • Comment 69, posted at 17.12.08 11:33:02 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Did you hear about the optometrist who fell into a lens grinder and made a spectacle of himself?

  • Comment 70, posted at 17.12.08 11:35:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • JP Duminy doing well on the field – hope he’ll do the same with the bat….

  • Comment 71, posted at 17.12.08 11:35:56 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 70) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 72, posted at 17.12.08 11:36:17 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Australia have now raced to 323/8 (85.3 ov

    Few overs left in the day…

  • Comment 73, posted at 17.12.08 11:50:37 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 73) : this is my surprised face… they’ll get to 380 before we manage to get them out

  • Comment 74, posted at 17.12.08 11:55:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • 88.6 Morkel to Johnson, OUT, Morkel strikes with the last ball of the day! Finally he bowls a yorker which smashes into Johnson’s pad right in front of the stumps, that’s plumb, South Africa end on a high after a frustrating few overs
    MG Johnson lbw b Morkel 18

    Australia 341/9

  • Comment 75, posted at 17.12.08 12:06:06 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) :

    350 it will have to be then. :oops:

  • Comment 76, posted at 17.12.08 12:08:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 76) : we always do this… let the tail score a quick 80 runs.

  • Comment 77, posted at 17.12.08 12:09:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sounds like a great day of test cricket all round.

  • Comment 78, posted at 17.12.08 12:14:23 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 77) :

    I was having lunch so don’t know how it ended but I think if Amla, Smith and Kallis fire properly we could do well.

    I DO like that we have all but wrapped up their first innings in less than a day though.

    This game could have a result. :cool:

  • Comment 79, posted at 17.12.08 12:18:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I think this new poll is going to be a little onesided :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 80, posted at 17.12.08 12:19:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Working is seriously interfering with my cricket. :evil:

  • Comment 81, posted at 17.12.08 12:26:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 80) : I voted. Trying to bring some balance. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 82, posted at 17.12.08 12:27:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • damb aussies have a long tail, just like some monkeys! apes on the other hand, do not have tails at all.

    good days play, smith rotated his bowlers well and harris did a good job. hope the bowlers don’t think they have it in the bag already, still one wicket to get.

    if smith and mac can see off the new ball tomorrow we can get some good runs, 2nd and 3rd day will be the best time to bat on this pitch, before it starts deteriorating.

  • Comment 83, posted at 17.12.08 12:28:43 by knersboy Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 80) : ya reckon? :)

  • Comment 84, posted at 17.12.08 12:32:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • The big question is can the Proteas get to 400+?

    Will Smith be out LBW for little or no runs?

    Will Kallis come to the party?

  • Comment 85, posted at 17.12.08 12:32:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • Australia 341/9 (89.0 ov)

    I thought there was supposed to be 90 overs in a day? Surely they could have bowled one more over?

  • Comment 86, posted at 17.12.08 12:36:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • Yea, saw that and also wondered about it.

  • Comment 87, posted at 17.12.08 12:42:11 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 86) :

    Umpires must have felt the Aussies shouldn’t get bowled out on Day one.

    Interesting that. Would like to know how that happened.

  • Comment 88, posted at 17.12.08 12:44:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 88) : Heaven forbid they should go past close of play. :evil:

  • Comment 89, posted at 17.12.08 12:52:42 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 88) : They really need to sort that out. For the life of me cannot understand why they can’t start an hour earlier and simply keep going until 90 overs are bowled. :evil:

  • Comment 90, posted at 17.12.08 12:55:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 89) :

    I was of the impression you could bowl the required overs if the light was sufficient.

  • Comment 91, posted at 17.12.08 12:56:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 85) : will I stay awake long enough to notice? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 92, posted at 17.12.08 12:56:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • Minimum Overs in the Day
    Subject to clause 16.1.2 below:
    (a) On days other than the last day, play shall continue on
    each day until the completion of a minimum target of 90
    overs (or a minimum of 15 overs per hour) or the
    completion of the scheduled or rescheduled cessation
    time, which ever is the later but provided that play shall
    not continue for more than 30 minutes beyond the
    scheduled or rescheduled cessation time (permitted
    overtime). For the sake of clarity, if any of the
    minimum target number of overs have not been bowled
    at the completion of the permitted overtime, play shall
    cease upon completion of the over in progress. The
    overs not bowled shall not be made up on any
    subsequent day.

  • Comment 93, posted at 17.12.08 13:11:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 93) : Test match regulations is a real page turner. :roll:

  • Comment 94, posted at 17.12.08 13:22:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • I hope we can score some decent runs in the first innings. We need the likes of Kallis, Smith, AB and Amla to come to the party.

    COme on Proteas!!! Whoo whoo :roll:

  • Comment 95, posted at 17.12.08 13:24:39 by wpw Reply
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  • Thought of the day!!

    Did you know that in the human body there is a nerve that connects the
    eyeball to the anus? It is called the anal optic nerve. It is responsible
    for giving people a shitty outlook on life. If you do not believe it, Pull a
    hair from your ass, and see if it doesn’t bring a tear to your eye.

  • Comment 96, posted at 17.12.08 13:25:25 by wpw Reply
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  • The owner of a bar in Wanaka is holding a competition to find the ‘ perfect woman’ , the prize is $NZ 1,000 and tickets for a rugby game.

    Amongst the tasks the aspirants will be expected to undertake are:

    back a trailer load of hay
    change a car tyre
    clear a pool table
    darn a sock
    lift a ram into shearing position

  • Comment 97, posted at 17.12.08 13:26:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 96) : I can’t see shit.

  • Comment 98, posted at 17.12.08 13:27:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • Early this year, two employees at an airfield near Prestwick, Scotland, apparently decided to steal a life raft from one of the planes. They were successful in getting it out of the plane and home. Some days later they took it for a sail on the river. Soon they noticed a RAF rescue helicopter coming towards them.

    It turned out that the chopper was homing in on the emergency locator beacon that activated when the raft was inflated. They are no longer employed at the airfield

  • Comment 99, posted at 17.12.08 13:40:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan at 12:50am., flashed a gun and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn’t open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the cashier said they weren’t available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.

  • Comment 100, posted at 17.12.08 13:41:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • If all is not lost, where is it?

  • Comment 101, posted at 17.12.08 13:45:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 99) : you surf the coolest news sites :)

  • Comment 102, posted at 17.12.08 13:51:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 98) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 103, posted at 17.12.08 13:51:21 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 102) : Trying to pass the time without actually doing any work. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 104, posted at 17.12.08 13:57:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • My friend Eddie has kleptomania, but when it gets bad, Eddie takes something for it.

  • Comment 105, posted at 17.12.08 14:01:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • I read this bit as: play shall continue until all overs are bowled

    On days other than the last day, play shall continue on
    each day until the completion of a minimum target of 90
    overs (or a minimum of 15 overs per hour) or the
    completion of the scheduled or rescheduled cessation
    time, which ever is the later but provided that play shall
    not continue for more than 30 minutes beyond the
    scheduled or rescheduled cessation time

    Then this bit contradicts it unless OVERTIME is the key to this passage:
    For the sake of clarity, if any of the
    minimum target number of overs have not been bowled
    at the completion of the permitted overtime, play shall
    cease upon completion of the over in progress. The
    overs not bowled shall not be made up on any
    subsequent day.

  • Comment 106, posted at 17.12.08 14:02:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 96) :

    Duke must have a real strong anal optic nerve. :roll:

  • Comment 107, posted at 17.12.08 14:03:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Three animals were having a huge argument over who was the best.

    The first, a hawk, claimed that because of his ability to fly, he could attack anything repeatedly from above, and his prey had nary a chance.

    The second, a lion, based his claim on his strength … None in the forest dared to challenge him.

    The third, a skunk, insisted he needed neither flight nor strength to frighten off any creature.

    As the trio debated the issue, an alligator came along and swallowed them all … hawk, lion and stinker

  • Comment 108, posted at 17.12.08 14:04:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 105) : BRILLIANT!!! :lol:

  • Comment 109, posted at 17.12.08 14:05:18 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 97) :

    Is that a typo?

    Should it not read? lift a ram into shagging position.

  • Comment 110, posted at 17.12.08 14:05:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 108) : :roll: :roll:

  • Comment 111, posted at 17.12.08 14:06:33 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 110) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 112, posted at 17.12.08 14:06:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 106) : I’ve given up trying to understand it all. :neutral:

  • Comment 113, posted at 17.12.08 14:07:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 113) :

    I have sent the Cricinfo commentary guys an email. I hope they reply.

  • Comment 114, posted at 17.12.08 14:09:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 111) : Have you voted on the new poll?

  • Comment 115, posted at 17.12.08 14:25:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 115) :

    I did now.

    You better have voted for our team!!! :evil:

  • Comment 116, posted at 17.12.08 14:31:30 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 116) : Yip, indeed. :cool:

  • Comment 117, posted at 17.12.08 14:33:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • He – Go on, don’t be shy. Ask me out.

    She – Okay, get out.

  • Comment 118, posted at 17.12.08 14:33:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • Cricket in perth starts at 11:30 thats a bit different-lunch at 13:30

  • Comment 119, posted at 17.12.08 15:45:23 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

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