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Aus 375 v SA 1st test (SA 243/8 – Stumps Day 2)


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 18 Dec 2008 at 06:24
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Round one of the battle between the world’s top-ranked teams could not have been more magnetic on a first day when the sides swayed between being in control and needing to catch up. At stumps in the absorbing tug-o-war South Africa and Australia were eyeballing each other, with the hosts scraping and, at times, exploding towards 9 for 341.

Peter English writes for Cricinfo that for the first 29 minutes South Africa opened with a flamethrower, burning Australia to 3 for 15 after they won the toss, but then they countered with a 149-run partnership between Simon Katich and Michael Clarke. It felt as though the brutal start had never happened and that the batting side reaching 400 was as certain as the wind picking up in the afternoon.

Looking ahead, or trying to decide which side would finish on top, was not wise. With Katich and Clarke appearing untouchable while picking up half-centuries, both departed within two runs before tea and Australia’s position was a wonky 5 for 166.

South Africa were back in front but it does not look like their preferred position. Having chased Australia since their readmission in the early 1990s, they entered this series with their best chance of success. Twice on the first day they had their opponents in tender positions before allowing them to escape to a more comfortable pose through a mix of defensive settings and an insecure outlook.

Andrew Symonds and Brad Haddin emerged for the third session determined to attack and did it so comfortably. The situation was tense but they weren’t fazed, with 93 runs coming at more than five an over. The momentum, which lapped like the edges of the Swan River, was on Australia’s bank. Then, once again, the tide changed briefly as Symonds, whose 57 from 68 balls was a blast from his pre-fishing past, miscued in a similar manner to Clarke. Both players were horrified.

For the teams it was a game of tag. Whenever one side was caught the other sprinted away. Haddin kept Australia ahead as the shadows from the light towers grew across the ground, looking a high-class batsman, especially when hitting Jacques Kallis for a straight six. His lapse came on 46 when Ntini took the second new ball and he slashed to deep point.

Like Katich’s display in the morning, Australia were desperate for the contributions of Clarke, Symonds and Haddin to secure their total. South Africa’s bid to topple the world champions, who are still trying to prove they are an all-conquering force, started in stunning style with Dale Steyn and Makhaya Ntini frightening the home batsmen. However, Katich wasn’t scared and despite some uncomfortable fends he out-performed his more highly-respected team-mates during a crucial 83.

Clarke was streaky at times during his 62, but his exit was costly. An over after Katich was lbw to a Morne Morkel full toss that was heading for leg stump, Clarke chose a poor time to loft the spinner Paul Harris and was caught at mid-on.

Australia needed Katich’s fight on a pitch that was not as brutal as expected, but still offered enough bounce to make the fast men smile, especially when running in to the tail-enders. Katich, who grew up in Perth before moving to New South Wales, made his first Test at his old home ground memorable, settling well after watching Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey depart by the sixth over.

He drove hard, relaxing with a push through cover off Steyn for a boundary, and then swung three fours in a row from Kallis. A sliced cut carried over the rope at third-man to bring up his half-century and he followed with a textbook shot through the gully.

While Katich hit seven mostly crisp boundaries and a six, Clarke was happier to work the ball around before lunch and then became more desperate to follow through after the break. His fifty came when he skipped down the pitch to Harris and chipped a boundary over the spinner’s head. An attempt at a repeat caused his downfall.

In a surprise move Harris delivered 21 overs on the first day, earning two wickets, while Ntini was the most successful with 3 for 66. Morkel, who ended the day with Mitchell Johnson’s lbw, took 2 for 62 and appeared the most difficult to negotiate. Steyn was better when the ball was shiny and his head-to-head with Brett Lee started well. Lee (29) popped an awkward delivery to point as Steyn collected a couple of victims.

At the toss Ponting said his senior batsmen had to stand up, but within 32 balls three of them 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.

The career crisis of Hayden, who hit two fours off Ntini in the first over, worsened on 12 when his feet were stuck and his bat waved a catch to Graeme Smith at first slip. Next ball Ponting attempted an off drive and his push was well taken by de Villiers at third slip. Ntini was on a hat-trick, but Hussey was allowed to leave his first delivery.

Hussey received the best ball of the dismissed trio when Steyn angled one across him and the batsman was forced to play, nibbling to de Villiers who accepted a stunning catch diving forward from third slip. The pace of the action slowed, but something was always happening throughout the day. It could be a classic series.



160 Comments

  • C’mon Proteas.

    GC Smith 10 40balls
    HM Amla 6 9balls

    Dismissed batsmen is McKenzie c Krejza b Johnson 2 (31b)

    2 runs off 32balls :shock: He must have been uncomfortable out there.

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.12.08 06:27:24 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Lunch

    GC Smith 12runs 44 balls
    HM Amla 6runs 16 balls

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.12.08 06:32:48 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • off to spin.

    Go proteas!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.12.08 07:19:52 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Some good news??? :roll:

    ‘There’s an injury concern for Australia, Michael Clarke has gone to hospital for a precautionary x-ray on his right thumb after he dived to stop an edge from Neil McKenzie in the first session. Shane Watson is on the field and has taken Clarke’s spot at third slip.’

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.12.08 07:28:27 by wpw Reply
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  • SA 82/1 after 26 overs

    Smith 35*
    Amla 36*

    Come on Boys!!! :cool:

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.12.08 08:01:34 by wpw Reply
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  • KSA…can you post a picture on this blog for me?

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.12.08 08:10:11 by klempie Reply

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  • And the 100 comes up for SA. :cool:

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.12.08 08:11:42 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : There’s also an injury concern for Biff. :sad: Physio was on earlier. Elbow again.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.12.08 08:12:19 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 7) : I’ve been up both mornings at 4.30. :cool:

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.12.08 08:12:49 by klempie Reply

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  • 1st 50 came in 129 balls, 2nd in 45! :eek:

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.12.08 08:13:14 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 9) : nooit bru!

    I need all the sleep I can get. Our son is 6 months old now and just loves waking his mother at 4 in the morning…

    What does ‘pajama drill’ mean btw??? :?: :roll:

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.12.08 08:15:18 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) : You’re approaching this the wrong way. You should be up at 4.15 and watching the cricket with the nipper in the cot next to you. Your wife will love you to bits. Kill three birds with one stone.

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.12.08 08:17:23 by klempie Reply

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  • Amla gone for 47. Krejza beats the bat and cleans bowls him. 106/2…2/106 if you’re a criminal.

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.12.08 08:24:49 by klempie Reply

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  • Mr Cricket taking guard. Come on Jacques! A century now!

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.12.08 08:26:16 by klempie Reply

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  • Good morning…

    Smith and Amla did well to up the pace there…just disappointed that Amla missed the 50 – I hope he’ll go all the way to 100 in his next innings.

    Perfect time for Biff and Jacques to show what they are made of…these guys can win it or lose it for us. All the best!

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.12.08 08:30:10 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Kallis needs to score some runs!!! :evil:

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.12.08 08:31:03 by wpw Reply
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  • Shit! Smith dragged one on! 48.

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.12.08 08:31:11 by klempie Reply

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  • Now Smith is OUT! :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.12.08 08:31:19 by wpw Reply
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  • Two new batsmen at the crease. :roll:

    This is exactly why we wont beat the Aussies in their own backyard!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.12.08 08:34:59 by wpw Reply
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  • We need to hit Krejza out of the attack.

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.12.08 08:36:38 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 17) : @wpw (Comment 18) : :evil:

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.12.08 08:46:29 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • AB just carts Krejza to Castle Corner for 6. Sorry, XXXX Corner. Or is it Fosters Corner?

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.12.08 09:05:25 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 22) : :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.12.08 09:06:53 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Tea. 151/3. Not sure what to make of that. The most appropriate word would probably be ‘uneasy’. Worried about our tail.

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.12.08 09:13:34 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 6) : Klempie.

    Yes i can. provided it is suitable.

    mail it to me or send me the webpage where it is and i’ll put it up

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.12.08 09:26:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Kallis on 28
    De Villiers on 16

    Resumes after tea

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.12.08 09:31:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • AB De Villiers gets 2 fours. :cool:

    Love the way he has his website URL on his bat. abdevilliers.com

    Things have certainly changed from the days when gary kirsten was fined for wearing a bandana in the SA flag colours under his helmet.

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.12.08 09:50:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA…sent.

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.12.08 09:50:47 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 24) :
    151/3 is ok – 200/3 would be better though… :smile:

    Our tail is a bit longer than theirs but I’m hoping we won’t need to rely on the bowlers to the job job with the bat anyway.

    It’s important that we keep forming stubborn partnerships and not allow them to take wickets in succession.

    Gotta love test cricket! :cool:

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.12.08 09:54:38 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • South Africa 172/3

    Moving along nicely….for now…

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.12.08 09:58:14 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 28) :

    received.

    Do you only want the video screen posted or the whole screen?

    It will have to be made smaller if it is the whole screen and you won’t be able to read anything

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.12.08 09:59:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 30) :

    I would be more than happy if we could emulate the Aus performance for the 3rd wicket.

    Aus Fall of wickets
    1-14 (Hayden, 2.4 ov),
    2-14 (Ponting, 2.5 ov),
    3-15 (Hussey, 5.2 ov),
    4-164 (Katich, 50.5 ov),
    5-166 (Clarke, 51.5 ov),
    6-259 (Symonds, 69.5 ov),
    7-298 (Haddin, 80.4 ov),
    8-303 (Lee, 81.5 ov),
    9-341 (Johnson, 88.6 ov),
    10-375 (Siddle, 98.5 ov)

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.12.08 10:05:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) : The whole screen. I measured it in pixels and it should fit the width othe comment blocks.

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.12.08 10:08:38 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 30) : You had to…

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.12.08 10:09:34 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 33) :

    okayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.12.08 10:13:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Klempie’s screen shot?

    klempie screenshot

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.12.08 10:16:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 35) : :wink:

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.12.08 10:16:48 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) : :?:

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.12.08 10:17:09 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 38) :

    Seems you forgot about the avatar space. :wink:

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.12.08 10:20:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) : There it is! :mrgreen:

    How awesome is that?? I’m streaming the cricket to everyone’s machine on the network. Going to be fantastic for S14 Fridays. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.12.08 10:21:23 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 39) : But your avatar is off the side anyway. :wink:

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.12.08 10:22:23 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 34) :

    I was resisting saying anything incase I jinxed them, but now that BS has already jinxed them………

    We ARE going along nicely.

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.12.08 10:25:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 42) : Ugh! :roll:

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.12.08 10:29:18 by klempie Reply

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  • With how many overs left in the day do the boys start protecting their wickets?

    I like what the commentators were saying. If these two are there at the start in the morning then they will be in great shape after 6 overs to face the new ball.

    200 UP

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.12.08 10:32:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Mr Cricket pulls the spinner for 6 to bring up the 200. Takes him to 47. Come on Jacques!

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.12.08 10:33:29 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) : I think there’s about 14 left in the day. Play finishes at 12 our time.

  • Comment 46, posted at 18.12.08 10:35:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 42) :

    :mrgreen:
    Good thing I jinxed them all the way to 200…

    250/3 would be better…

  • Comment 47, posted at 18.12.08 10:36:05 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • ABdV gets 50 off 86.

  • Comment 48, posted at 18.12.08 10:36:38 by klempie Reply

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  • I see no comments on post 36. Jealous guys?

  • Comment 49, posted at 18.12.08 10:37:58 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 49) :

    Why should i be jealous when I don’t work on Fridays and can watch the match on a 42″ flatscreen at home. :grin: :cool: :oops:

  • Comment 50, posted at 18.12.08 10:40:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : OK fine. But if it was Thursday you’d be jealous…

  • Comment 51, posted at 18.12.08 10:42:04 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 51) :

    :lol:

    You keep picking the wrong days. My weekends are Thursday – Friday.

    Now the Saturday morning matches would really make me jealous :sad:

  • Comment 52, posted at 18.12.08 10:44:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 50 up for Mr Cricket! :mrgreen: Go Jacques! Maiden double hundred!

  • Comment 53, posted at 18.12.08 10:51:20 by klempie Reply

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  • this silly game still on? Have we choked yet?

  • Comment 54, posted at 18.12.08 10:52:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) : OK Saturday then.

  • Comment 55, posted at 18.12.08 10:52:31 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) :

    for another hour and 4 days.

    And then it starts all over again. :razz:

  • Comment 56, posted at 18.12.08 10:53:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 55) :

    Damn!! Now I AM jealous. :wink:

  • Comment 57, posted at 18.12.08 10:53:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : What are you doing in here?

  • Comment 58, posted at 18.12.08 10:55:25 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 58) :

    he seems to be trying to undo our jinxes with that comment of his. :smile:

  • Comment 59, posted at 18.12.08 10:59:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) :

    I’m jealous – can’t stream anything in this place… :evil:

  • Comment 60, posted at 18.12.08 11:05:24 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Hope we bat all day tomorrow. :cool:

  • Comment 61, posted at 18.12.08 11:06:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 60) : YES!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 62, posted at 18.12.08 11:08:50 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 59) : He needs to leave this place. :wink:

  • Comment 63, posted at 18.12.08 11:09:41 by klempie Reply

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  • I need a leak. But I’m afraid if I get up we’ll lose a wicket. :shock: Wait! A Nestea bottle… :???:

  • Comment 64, posted at 18.12.08 11:11:02 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 62) :

    :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 65, posted at 18.12.08 11:13:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 64) : :shock: :shock: :grin:

    0nly 8 overs left.

    Knyp boetie! Knyp!

  • Comment 66, posted at 18.12.08 11:14:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • AB :evil:

  • Comment 67, posted at 18.12.08 11:15:49 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 64) :

    I blame YOU!!!

  • Comment 68, posted at 18.12.08 11:16:26 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • F%^K

    AB De villiers caught behind

  • Comment 69, posted at 18.12.08 11:16:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Damnit. AB nicks one. 63.

  • Comment 70, posted at 18.12.08 11:16:44 by klempie Reply

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  • Disaster. :evil:

  • Comment 71, posted at 18.12.08 11:16:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 61) :

    There is the Jinx comment. :razz:

  • Comment 72, posted at 18.12.08 11:17:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Robs fault

  • Comment 73, posted at 18.12.08 11:17:28 by PJLD Reply
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  • Duminy in for his Test Debut

  • Comment 74, posted at 18.12.08 11:18:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 68) : HEY! YOU called 250/3. We’re at 234. Not far off….

  • Comment 75, posted at 18.12.08 11:18:56 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 72) : I should’ve posted a joke instead. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 76, posted at 18.12.08 11:19:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • Duminy survives a good LBW appeal :oops:

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  • @McLovin (Comment 76) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 78, posted at 18.12.08 11:19:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 73) : I agree. Nice avatar.

  • Comment 79, posted at 18.12.08 11:20:44 by klempie Reply

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  • AARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!

    So JP Duminy is in next???

    Hope he does well cos he was BORN to play test cricket!!!

    JP’s dad sent my wife a text yesterday to inform her of his son’s debut… she worked for him about 2 years ago. :roll:

  • Comment 80, posted at 18.12.08 11:22:22 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 80) : You better bloody be right. I’d be feeling far more comfortable if Prince was there.

  • Comment 81, posted at 18.12.08 11:24:18 by klempie Reply

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  • JP gets off the mark with a nicely glanced 4.

  • Comment 82, posted at 18.12.08 11:25:39 by klempie Reply

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  • ha ha!

  • Comment 83, posted at 18.12.08 11:26:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • what’s the score?

  • Comment 84, posted at 18.12.08 11:26:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Kallis OUT!!!!

    What was that earlier about losing wickets in groups. :cry:

  • Comment 85, posted at 18.12.08 11:26:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • That’s it. Game over. Kallis gone.

  • Comment 86, posted at 18.12.08 11:26:41 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 83) : JINX!!! :evil:

    Kallis edge…gone…

  • Comment 87, posted at 18.12.08 11:26:54 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 84) :

    237/5

  • Comment 88, posted at 18.12.08 11:27:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 7.5 hours to go.

  • Comment 89, posted at 18.12.08 11:27:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • 237/5

  • Comment 90, posted at 18.12.08 11:27:16 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 82) :

    You musta blinked. It got stopped on the boundary. :smile:

  • Comment 91, posted at 18.12.08 11:27:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 81) :

    I know dude. Did you hear Prince is out of the 2nd test as well??? :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 92, posted at 18.12.08 11:28:06 by wpw Reply
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  • Just when you think things are looking up, then we go and lose two wickets.

    Time for Duminy to enter the test stage with a bang. :grin:

  • Comment 93, posted at 18.12.08 11:28:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • Boucher and Duminy need to steady the ship NOW!

  • Comment 94, posted at 18.12.08 11:28:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 85) :

    Hey…only the first innings…the boys should just get as close as they can to that 375.

    Boucher and Duminy – come on!!!

  • Comment 95, posted at 18.12.08 11:29:05 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 89) : :?:

  • Comment 96, posted at 18.12.08 11:29:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 94) : This is gonna be fun

  • Comment 97, posted at 18.12.08 11:30:11 by PJLD Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 96) : Until I can go home. :oops:

  • Comment 98, posted at 18.12.08 11:30:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 95) : We can’t concede a deficit. If we do we will lose.

  • Comment 99, posted at 18.12.08 11:30:51 by klempie Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 97) : I like that stripey outfit in your avatar. :twisted:

  • Comment 100, posted at 18.12.08 11:31:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 98) :

    OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 101, posted at 18.12.08 11:32:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Kallis out for 63. Nice one… NOT!!! :cry: :cry:

  • Comment 102, posted at 18.12.08 11:33:55 by wpw Reply
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  • Duminy gone. Very strange shot.

  • Comment 103, posted at 18.12.08 11:34:30 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • JP gone…we’ll be bowling tomorrow morning…

  • Comment 104, posted at 18.12.08 11:34:40 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Duminy OUT! :sad:

  • Comment 105, posted at 18.12.08 11:34:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Duminy gone. Rob get the hell off this thread!

  • Comment 106, posted at 18.12.08 11:34:53 by klempie Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 103) :

    NO Shot, came off the shoulder IMO and not the glove. :evil:

  • Comment 107, posted at 18.12.08 11:35:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • All going tits up very quickly. :evil:

  • Comment 108, posted at 18.12.08 11:36:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • Morkel coming with the torch…will he survive 3 overs?

  • Comment 109, posted at 18.12.08 11:36:33 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Morkel in Now.

    Let’s hope they missspelt his name and it is actually Moerkel

  • Comment 110, posted at 18.12.08 11:37:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 110) : Or worse. Moerkol. hehe

  • Comment 111, posted at 18.12.08 11:38:10 by klempie Reply

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  • Use the technology IT IS THERE!!!!!!!!!!

    Replay shows it was shoulder. :evil:

  • Comment 112, posted at 18.12.08 11:38:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 100) : Ag thanks man

  • Comment 113, posted at 18.12.08 11:38:47 by PJLD Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 111) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 114, posted at 18.12.08 11:38:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 107) :

    According to “the radio” you are right…

  • Comment 115, posted at 18.12.08 11:38:54 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 115) :

    According to Kepler and Pummy as well. :cool:

  • Comment 116, posted at 18.12.08 11:41:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • SA 240/6

    :evil:

  • Comment 117, posted at 18.12.08 11:42:14 by wpw Reply
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  • Morkel OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7/241

  • Comment 118, posted at 18.12.08 11:45:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Morkel gone. What a balls up.

  • Comment 119, posted at 18.12.08 11:45:37 by klempie Reply

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  • Morkel – —->>>>>>>>>>

  • Comment 120, posted at 18.12.08 11:45:38 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • …and that’s how the cookie crumbles… :cry:

    I’m going to eat…

  • Comment 121, posted at 18.12.08 11:46:34 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 119) : ‘scuse the French.

  • Comment 122, posted at 18.12.08 11:47:45 by klempie Reply

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  • Guess I can go take that leak now.

  • Comment 123, posted at 18.12.08 11:48:38 by klempie Reply

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  • Johnson takes his 7th

    8/241 :sad:

  • Comment 124, posted at 18.12.08 11:49:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 123) : This is enough to make me wet myself. :evil:

  • Comment 125, posted at 18.12.08 11:49:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • …feel sorry for the Saffas in Perth…

    We’ll be ALL OUT @ stumps…and over and a half left…

  • Comment 126, posted at 18.12.08 11:50:18 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Harris to make a 100. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 127, posted at 18.12.08 11:50:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • Harris gone.

  • Comment 128, posted at 18.12.08 11:50:31 by klempie Reply

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  • Maybe I should just shut up. :evil:

  • Comment 129, posted at 18.12.08 11:51:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • Bouch needs to slog now.

  • Comment 130, posted at 18.12.08 11:52:06 by klempie Reply

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  • Deficit of over 100 is way too much…
    Even if we start with 3 quick wickets we’ll still be going nowhere slowly…

  • Comment 131, posted at 18.12.08 11:52:21 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Aah same script as always.

  • Comment 132, posted at 18.12.08 11:52:23 by PJLD Reply
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  • Fall of wickets for SA :evil:

    1-16 (McKenzie, 7.6 ov),
    2-106 (Amla, 31.1 ov),
    3-110 (Smith, 32.3 ov),
    4-234 (de Villiers, 70.4 ov),
    5-237 (Kallis, 72.4 ov), :evil:
    6-238 (Duminy, 74.1 ov), :evil:
    7-241 (Morkel, 76.3 ov), :evil:
    8-241 (Harris, 76.6 ov) :evil:

  • Comment 133, posted at 18.12.08 11:52:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 127) :

    @klempie (Comment 128) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    At least you jinxed him AFTER he was out. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 134, posted at 18.12.08 11:54:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Stumps Day 2

    243/8

  • Comment 135, posted at 18.12.08 11:56:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 133) : So we lost 5 for 7. What a f**king joke!

  • Comment 136, posted at 18.12.08 11:57:17 by klempie Reply

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  • ha ha! We’re getting stuffed

  • Comment 137, posted at 18.12.08 12:00:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 122) : fixed it for you klempie. :wink:

    From the cricinfo site:

    6.55 pm: Ten overs ago, South Africa were cruising on 234 for 3 with de Villiers and Kallis batting with ease. They were picking off the singles, hitting the bad balls for four, and gradually reducing the distance to Australia’s total of 375. Then Ricky Ponting threw the ball to Johnson and everything changed.

    So far in this match, every time a team has looked like taking the upper hand, the other would fight back. Batsmen played confidently to reach half-centuries but then gave it away. Johnson’s spell of 5-2-5-5 (7 for 42 overall) has given Australia a definite upper hand for the first time in the match. They lead by 132 runs and South Africa have only two wickets in hand.

  • Comment 138, posted at 18.12.08 12:04:18 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 136) : That’s just terrible…

  • Comment 139, posted at 18.12.08 12:04:34 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 138) : Yeah – can’t believe we were cruising at 234/3 :cry: :cry: :cry:

  • Comment 140, posted at 18.12.08 12:06:54 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • I’m sorry but the SA media and in particular SA cricket team needs to shut the hell up about their chances whenever we play the Aussies.

    How about focusing on playing cricket (and getting a ‘mind coach’ ala Jake White) and maybe just maybe we might win a series against the Aussies.

    If there’s one team i hate losing against it is them… :evil:

  • Comment 141, posted at 18.12.08 12:07:25 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 141) : Mind coach? I think we need a batting coach…

  • Comment 142, posted at 18.12.08 12:09:35 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Ag, we’ll come back tomorrow and knock ‘em over for 180… :roll:

  • Comment 143, posted at 18.12.08 12:11:00 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • …after Steyn and Ntini get 25 each + a fifty from Boucher …

  • Comment 144, posted at 18.12.08 12:12:11 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 141) : wpw. I believe we’re good enough on paper to beat them. Just a typical South African brain fart for 5 overs. Unfortunately, those 5 overs have probably won the series for Aus.

  • Comment 145, posted at 18.12.08 12:17:55 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 141) :
    Great summary – just shut up and play.

    Sadly, I expected this all along, and I don’t see any changes in the future until we get more professional.

  • Comment 146, posted at 18.12.08 12:47:45 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 145) : I agree.

    You should have a look at our combined batting average AGAINST AUSTRALIA since readmission in 1992.

    We average something like 31.00 runs per innings compared to their 55.00 per innings.

    :shock:

  • Comment 147, posted at 18.12.08 12:48:01 by wpw Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 146) :

    A compliment from Big Fish. Oh my Gawd!!! :shock:

  • Comment 148, posted at 18.12.08 12:49:21 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 147) : The whole tone of the series has deflated now. I’m not bothered waking up early tomorrow.

  • Comment 149, posted at 18.12.08 12:50:56 by klempie Reply

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  • I say
    I don’t like cricket oh no
    I love it
    I don’t like cricket no no
    I love it

  • Comment 150, posted at 18.12.08 12:52:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 150) : Wow. You really are a true supporter! :razz:

  • Comment 151, posted at 18.12.08 12:54:04 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 148) :
    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 152, posted at 18.12.08 12:58:17 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 151) : I draw the line at waking up before the sun’s up though. :wink:

  • Comment 153, posted at 18.12.08 13:00:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 153) :

    What sun bru? You live in England!!! :wink:

  • Comment 154, posted at 18.12.08 14:03:48 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 154) : Yes. That would impmly he only gets up for 4 weeks of the year. Maybe it’s like a hibernation thing. :???:

  • Comment 155, posted at 18.12.08 14:11:36 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 154) : True. :razz:

  • Comment 156, posted at 18.12.08 14:15:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 154) :

    Hehehehehhehehe

  • Comment 157, posted at 18.12.08 14:31:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 149) : You don’t want to see Steyn’s cover drive …and Makhaya’s reverse slog sweep…???

  • Comment 158, posted at 18.12.08 15:12:30 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 158) :

    Personaly I’d rather see Steyn slot it from his own 10m line. :wink:

  • Comment 159, posted at 18.12.08 15:17:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 159) : :roll:

  • Comment 160, posted at 18.12.08 15:31:50 by klempie Reply

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