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Aus 375 v SA 281 1st Test (Aus 228/7 – Stumps Day 3)


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Posted in :In the news on 19 Dec 2008 at 06:52
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Mitchell Johnson captured the eighth best figures by an Australian to put his side in a dominant position and by lunch it had a 143-run lead over South Africa.

Peter English writes for cricinfo that Johnson’s 8 for 61 from 24 overs ensured the hosts gained a first-innings advantage of 94, but they sustained a setback when the out-of-form Matthew Hayden (4) was the victim of a poor decision.

At lunch Australia were 1 for 49 during a streaky 12 overs that continued an entertaining opening session. Johnson earned his eighth breakthrough with a bouncer to Dale Steyn, who ducked but didn’t drop his hands and the ball hit his glove on the way to Brad Haddin. Haddin was about a metre away from giving Johnson a ninth when Mark Boucher top-edged a pull and it fell between the diving wicketkeeper and Brett Lee, who was running around from fine-leg.

Instead of the best return by an Australian in an innings, Johnson had to settle for a spot on a list including Glenn McGrath, Bob Massie and Shane Warne. Johnson started the day with 7 for 42, following his blast of 5 for 2 late on the second evening that turned the game Australia’s way.

South Africa’s tail was a nuisance for the home team with Boucher reaching 24 and working the bowling – and the strike – cleverly as Australia allowed some easy runs. The 25 added for the final wicket could be valuable as the match goes on, even though South Africa gave up a significant deficit. Peter Siddle got the final breakthrough, his first in Australia, when Boucher cut to Simon Katich, who then sprinted off the field to prepare for his innings.

Katich was much more lively than his struggling partner Hayden, who was fortunate to escape an lbw appeal from Steyn, and also edged just short of AB de Villiers at third slip before he scored. When he finally got off the mark, with a push through midwicket for four from his 20th delivery, he raised his bat in mock celebration.

Two balls later he was the victim, balancing the previous mistake, when Steyn’s delivery hit Hayden’s pad and rebounded to the bowler. Aleem Dar said it was a caught-and-bowled and will do well to make a bigger mistake in the next year.

Hayden left with more scrutiny on his position after a double failure. Katich was much more confident and raced to 29 while Ricky Ponting avoided a pair with a flick off his pads. He also started in a hurry and was 15 off 11 at the interval.



135 Comments

  • 143 run lead by Lunch time :shock:

    The Proteas are going to have to pull finger to stay in this match.

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.12.08 07:00:00 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Aai, if only Dale Steyn can do a ‘Mitchell’ we might just be able to play for a draw. Ja right!! :roll:

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.12.08 07:16:24 by wpw Reply
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  • Mr Cricket nicks Katich off. I’m feeling marginally more positive today.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.12.08 07:34:27 by klempie Reply

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  • 64/2

    C’mon proteas bowl these shackle draggers out.

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.12.08 07:42:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 3) : Mr Cricket???

    I thought that was Hussey’s nickname??? :shock:

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.12.08 07:43:04 by wpw Reply
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  • We have a problem.

    if the pitch is already starting to bounce unevenly it is going to be all over the place when we have to bat tomorrow.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.12.08 07:44:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : It is. But it shouldn’t be. Katich should be called Mr Cricket Batsman. Kallis is the best all round cricketer in the world. It’s not even close.

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.12.08 07:47:12 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 7) :

    Now if only Kallis can become less of a sour puss then I’d like him.

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.12.08 07:53:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 7) :

    It’s actually the Aussie media who labeled Hussey Mr Cricket.

    Tendulkar is without doubt the best player in the world for the last 30 years!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.12.08 07:54:34 by wpw Reply
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  • Que pasa !?

    Not as excited as I was yesterday – but this is test cricket so anything can still happen. By anything – I mean lighting and heavy rain… for 2 days…

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.12.08 07:56:42 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 9) : How many wickets has he got?

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.12.08 07:59:00 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 11) :

    Who??? Tendulkar??

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.12.08 08:02:25 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : Yeh.

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.12.08 08:09:14 by klempie Reply

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  • Harro nicks Ponting off. 88/3

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.12.08 08:18:43 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 13) : Not too many…but who cares?

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.12.08 08:18:45 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 14) : Awesome.

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.12.08 08:19:14 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • so 182/3 effectively.

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.12.08 08:19:34 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 13) : 42 Test and 142 ODI

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.12.08 08:21:07 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 17) : Yeah…but we were also 234/3 at one point… :roll:

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.12.08 08:23:02 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Mr Cricket Batsman…bowled! Go Makhy! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.12.08 08:24:41 by klempie Reply

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  • Ntini gets another one! Woohoo!

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.12.08 08:24:52 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Come on boys!!!

    Why isn’t Ntini bowling??? :roll:

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.12.08 08:25:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 15) : Well in my opinion, if you call someone Mr Cricket, it should indicate a good level of competence in all aspects of the game. To be honest, Tendulkar and Kallis are more or less equals in batting prowess anyway. I’ll break it down excluding the current games.

    Tendulkar has 12413 runs in 155 matches at 54.58. Kallis has 9801 in 125 matches at 55.06.

    Tendulkar has 42 wickets. Kallis has 245.

    It’s not even a contest.

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.12.08 08:25:10 by klempie Reply

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  • Game on!

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 21) : Welcome Vinny! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.12.08 08:26:23 by klempie Reply

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  • Someone please tell Robbo to stay the hell out of this thread now! :evil:

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.12.08 08:26:49 by klempie Reply

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  • Did I call it or did I call it???

    Damn but I’m good!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.12.08 08:27:30 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 23) :

    I don’t know dude. You need to look further than the averages.

    As an all-rounder Kallis is without peer in world cricket. As a batsman though I’d have Sachin anyday. He just scores more runs when it really counts. I’ve stop counting how many times Kallis has “almost” got us there.

    My humble opinion of course.

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.12.08 08:29:45 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 25) :

    Thanks buddy. I’m not normally up this early but slept all day yesterday thanks to a bou of manflu and woke up at 5-30 this morning.
    So wathcing a bit of cricket…

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.12.08 08:30:32 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 23) : That’s one way of looking at it…

    Kallis doesn’t even have a double-century… :grin:

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.12.08 08:31:15 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 23) :

    You are either stirring or totally insane.

    Kallis might be a better allrounder but he doesn’t come close to being as good as Tendulkar.

    Maybe you should compare their batting stats against the various nations.

    And one also has to take into account the WAY in which they play.

    Kallis even though a good batsman is boring to watch and hasn’t even scored a test double century (in 125 tests!!!)

    Some players who are better batsman than Kallis – Ponting, Lara, Hayden.

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.12.08 08:31:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 28) : SA hasn’t traditionally had the top order India has though which would suggest that Tendulkar has had a leg up in “getting there” from Dravid, Ganguly, Sehwag, et al. Anyway, the argument we’re having is about who’s the best cricketer in the world. And the stats say it’s Kallis.

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.12.08 08:32:45 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 31) : Dude I’m not stirring. I’m looking at the stats. The facts don’t lie.

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.12.08 08:35:27 by klempie Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 28) : I was just about to add that Sachin is a Test-Match winner…he’s just proved that…

    I have a lot of respect for Kallis – but I think Sachin adds more value to a Test match with “just” his batting than Kallis does with bat and ball, IMO anyway…

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.12.08 08:37:20 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 32) : In your opinion – a person has to be an all rounder to be the best cricketer?

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.12.08 08:39:35 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Look at it this way. If a five-for is the equivalent of a century (which most cricket experts would more-or-less agree on) then converting Tendulkar’s wickets to runs we get 840 + 12413 = 13253. Doing the same for Kallis, it’s 4900 + 9801 = 14701…in 30 fewer matches!

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.12.08 08:40:25 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 35) : No no. It’s who is the most valuable. Post 36 proves who is.

    Another point. Runs don’t win test matches. Wickets do!

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.12.08 08:41:34 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 36) : Such reasoning is just plain ridiculous.

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.12.08 08:46:22 by wpw Reply
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  • Sachin Tendulkar has been the most complete batsman of his time, and arguably the biggest cricket icon as well. His batting is based on the purest principles: perfect balance, economy of movement, precision in stroke-making, and that intangible quality given only to geniuses, anticipation. If he doesn’t have a signature stroke – the upright, back-foot punch comes close – it is because he is equally proficient in each of the full range of orthodox shots (and plenty of improvised ones as well) and can pull them out at will.

    Though he has adopted a noticeably conservative approach in the last quarter of his career, there are no apparent weaknesses in Tendulkar’s game. He can score all around the wicket, off both front foot and back, and has made runs in all parts of the world in all conditions.

    Some of his finest performances have come against Australia, the overwhelmingly dominant team of his era. His century as a 19-year old on a lightning fast pitch at the WACA is considered one of the best innings ever to have been played in Australia. A few years later he received the ultimate compliment from the ultimate batsman when Don Bradman confided to his wife that Tendulkar reminded him of himself.

    Blessed with the keenest of cricket minds, and armed with a loathing for losing, Tendulkar set about doing what it took to become one of the best batsmen in the world. This was after he was turned away from a fast-bowling camp in Chennai by Dennis Lillee.

    Tendulkar’s greatness was established early: he was only 16 when he made his Test debut. He was hit on the mouth by Waqar Younis but continued to bat, in a blood-soaked shirt. His first Test hundred, a match-saving one at Old Trafford, came when he was 17, and he had 16 Test hundreds before he turned 25. In 2000 he became the first batsman to have scored 50 international hundreds, and in 2008 he passed Brian Lara as the leading Test run-scorer and the first to 12,000 runs. He currently holds the record for most hundreds in both Tests and ODIs – remarkable, considering he didn’t score his first ODI hundred till his 79th match.

    Tendulkar’s considerable achievements seem greater still when looked at in the light of the burden of expectations he has had to bear from his adoring but somewhat unreasonable followers, who have been prone to regard anything less than a hundred as a failure. The aura may have dimmed, if only slightly, as the years on the international circuit have taken their toll on the body, but Tendulkar remains, by a distance, the most worshipped cricketer in the world.

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.12.08 08:47:15 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 38) : What other method can be used to consolidate the contribution of bat and ball then?

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.12.08 08:48:53 by klempie Reply

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  • ‘A few years later he received the ultimate compliment from the ultimate batsman when Don Bradman confided to his wife that Tendulkar reminded him of himself.’

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.12.08 08:49:04 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 41) : Narcissism. LOL!

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.12.08 08:51:02 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 40) :

    Klempie

    I think one should compare apples with apples.

    Tendulkar is not a genuine allrounder. He is a batsman who can bowl a bit.

    Kallis is the better bowler but he doesn;t come close to Tendulkar as a batsman. I think most would agree with me on that one.

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.12.08 08:51:12 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 36) : Not sure I agree with that method of calculation.

    What I know is that Tendulkar has “won” more Tests than Jacques Kallis.

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.12.08 08:51:36 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 43) : If you are required to compare apples with apples, then this argument is completely pointless as you are neglecting the nutritional contribution of the pears!

    How can you say he doesn’t “come close”?? Kallis’ stats are more than comparable!

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.12.08 08:56:11 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 44) : How do you know?

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.12.08 08:56:39 by klempie Reply

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  • I don’t deny Kallis is boring. Tendulkar is far more pleasing to watch. But I don’t use entertainment as a measure.

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.12.08 08:58:56 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 46) : Because I’ve been watching cricket for over 15 years… :grin:

    I’ve been praying for Kallis to get his 200 for years…and now would be the perfect time for him to do it and get himself a bit of respect. What’s the point of being ” Mr. Concentration” if you can’t even put 200 on the board ??? :twisted: If he does that…maybe he can ” draw” this game for us…

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.12.08 09:03:10 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Nelson… :shock:

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.12.08 09:04:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 48) : I’ve been watching for 23 years. In fact, for 3 of those I watched practically every single ball SA played in SA when I worked for Hawk-Eye. :wink:

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.12.08 09:05:42 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 47) :

    Let’s rather agree to disagree.

    :cool:

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.12.08 09:06:04 by wpw Reply
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  • two complete overs on nelson now… :eek:

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.12.08 09:06:46 by klempie Reply

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  • Come on boys! One more before tea!

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.12.08 09:07:20 by klempie Reply

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  • Damn! 2. :sad:

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.12.08 09:07:58 by klempie Reply

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  • Tea. 209/4 effective.

  • Comment 55, posted at 19.12.08 09:10:52 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 50) : Then it should be easy for you to remember Kallis’ long line of match-winning innings and wickets…

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.12.08 09:13:43 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 56) : Anyone that knows me knows I have the memory of a goldfish. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 57, posted at 19.12.08 09:36:27 by klempie Reply

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  • Back from tea…

    Australia 375 & 117/4 (42.0 ov)

    Australia lead by 211 runs with 6 wickets

  • Comment 58, posted at 19.12.08 09:38:08 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 57) : My goldfish had a very good memory…until they all died… :cry:

  • Comment 59, posted at 19.12.08 09:40:07 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 59) : Forgot to breathe?

  • Comment 60, posted at 19.12.08 09:41:42 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 59) : Or did you forget to feed them?

  • Comment 61, posted at 19.12.08 09:42:01 by klempie Reply

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  • I guess they forgot to breathe…cos I followed all the instructions.
    The last one did survive for over a year though…

  • Comment 62, posted at 19.12.08 09:46:45 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Proteas = lüz0rZ!!

  • Comment 63, posted at 19.12.08 09:52:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 22) :

    Smith needs to be investigated for match fixing. :razz:

    Same thing at the start of the 2nd day. Bowl with kak until they have a nice score and then bring Ntini in when he wants the wicket.

  • Comment 64, posted at 19.12.08 09:53:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I thought I aked someone to please tell Rob to stay off this thread… :???:

  • Comment 65, posted at 19.12.08 09:56:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 65) : He are the bos.

  • Comment 66, posted at 19.12.08 09:58:37 by PJLD Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 65) : The only alternative is to give up on them like I have. Life will be much easier

  • Comment 67, posted at 19.12.08 10:00:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 64) :

    I’m actually disappointed in Dale Steyn. He hasn’t bowled as well as we know he can.

  • Comment 68, posted at 19.12.08 10:06:05 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 67) : For some reason i cannot go all the way.

  • Comment 69, posted at 19.12.08 10:07:59 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 69) : it helps that I never really liked cricket much to begin with.

  • Comment 70, posted at 19.12.08 10:10:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • I can’t wait to hear what Robbo has to say should SA win. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 71, posted at 19.12.08 10:11:22 by klempie Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Just saw two guys with a sign that appeared to read.

    “Please put us on TV we should be at work”

    Then as the commentators start laughing at the guys’ reasoning they show the sign again and it says “Please DON’T put us on TV we should be at work” :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 72, posted at 19.12.08 10:11:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 71) : you’d better be patient…

  • Comment 73, posted at 19.12.08 10:12:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 69) : Same problem here – I can only ignore them for a couple of sessions… :oops:

    @wpw (Comment 68) : Me too – him and Morkel are not showing any aggression whatsoever. They are bowling like the game is still in the balance. And as i say that…he get a wicket!

  • Comment 74, posted at 19.12.08 10:13:45 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Clarke OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 75, posted at 19.12.08 10:14:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Clarke goooooooooooooone.

    Very good tactical bowling by Steyn. Just kept on putting it a little too wide and made him chase it.

    Five down. This is turning into a cracking game. Looking like a definite result.

  • Comment 76, posted at 19.12.08 10:14:52 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Clarke…GONE!! Well done Daley! 148/5

  • Comment 77, posted at 19.12.08 10:15:00 by klempie Reply

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  • Effectively 242/5. I don’t want to chase more than 320.

  • Comment 78, posted at 19.12.08 10:16:25 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 74) :

    Tactical bowling guys…

  • Comment 79, posted at 19.12.08 10:16:28 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • who’s Daley?

  • Comment 80, posted at 19.12.08 10:16:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 80) : Steyn.

  • Comment 81, posted at 19.12.08 10:17:38 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 80) : Why are you still here anyway? :evil:

  • Comment 82, posted at 19.12.08 10:18:04 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 80) :

    I think he is a golfer :roll: :razz:

  • Comment 83, posted at 19.12.08 10:18:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Did somebody gut some fish on the pitch before the start of play?

    I’ve never seen so many seagulls together!

  • Comment 84, posted at 19.12.08 10:19:50 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • HEY DON’T FORGET YOUR GUINNESS PREMEIRSHIP SB PICKS FOR TONIGHTS MATCHES!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • Comment 85, posted at 19.12.08 10:20:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steyn coming into his own.

    Just got Symonds in a spot with a good yorker.

  • Comment 86, posted at 19.12.08 10:21:05 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 83) : There was an Aussie prop called Daley…

  • Comment 87, posted at 19.12.08 10:21:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 86) : Wow. I’ve got some serious delay! LOL. It’s all the buffering it’s doing. Only just saw that ball now. :razz:

  • Comment 88, posted at 19.12.08 10:22:14 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 88) :

    Ah you’re watching online…

    Where you based klempie?

  • Comment 89, posted at 19.12.08 10:24:50 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 89) : Pretoria. I have the DStv feed streaming to everyone on the office LAN. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 90, posted at 19.12.08 10:25:49 by klempie Reply

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  • Right, see you lot bit later.

    Gotta drop off the car for a service.

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 79) : 6 balls outside off stump :yawn: The Aussies are not in a hurry so they’ll be happy to leave 4 and take 2 singles just to keep the score ticking.

    How about mixing it up ? Attack the ribs, the helmet…make them play – that’s how you get wickets.

  • Comment 92, posted at 19.12.08 10:27:14 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Oooooooooh. Steyn induces a false shot. Falls short of gully.

  • Comment 93, posted at 19.12.08 10:29:38 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 86) : Saw the Morkel / Harris spell for a few minutes…wasn’t impressed.

    I hope Steyn will do something special…

  • Comment 94, posted at 19.12.08 10:30:36 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 93) : Steyn has a great slower ball – he must use that too…

  • Comment 95, posted at 19.12.08 10:31:21 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Symonds OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 96, posted at 19.12.08 10:46:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Harris!!

  • Comment 97, posted at 19.12.08 10:47:07 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 96) : Woohoo… Harra!!!!

  • Comment 98, posted at 19.12.08 10:47:21 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Come on okes!! You can do it…no matter WHAT ROB SAYS!!

  • Comment 99, posted at 19.12.08 10:47:40 by klempie Reply

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  • Once again the wickets fall in groups. :mrgreen:

    Brett Lee comes in to bat

  • Comment 100, posted at 19.12.08 10:48:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Come on- bring back Makhaya to finish the tail !!!

  • Comment 101, posted at 19.12.08 10:49:31 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • LOL! Check out the field placing. Short leg, silly mid off, short mid off, slip. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 102, posted at 19.12.08 10:50:23 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 99) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 103, posted at 19.12.08 10:50:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • what’s the score? We’ll fold for 87 in our second innings :)

  • Comment 104, posted at 19.12.08 10:52:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 104) : “What’s the score?”

    What do you care?? :evil:

  • Comment 105, posted at 19.12.08 10:53:20 by klempie Reply

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  • Kallis bouncer only JUST avoided by Lee. :razz:

    Almost had a headache

  • Comment 106, posted at 19.12.08 10:54:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 105) : I enjoy comedy

  • Comment 107, posted at 19.12.08 10:55:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lee OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 108, posted at 19.12.08 10:55:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • YEEEESSS!!!!!!

  • Comment 109, posted at 19.12.08 10:56:03 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Kallis!!!!! :mrgreen: Suck on that Rob!!

  • Comment 110, posted at 19.12.08 10:56:13 by klempie Reply

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  • Right. Office party downstairs. Hopefully the LAN points down there are working.

  • Comment 111, posted at 19.12.08 10:58:49 by klempie Reply

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  • Rob

    Do you want me to ban you from this thread??? Passop outjie!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 112, posted at 19.12.08 10:59:12 by wpw Reply
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  • Come ON!@!!!

  • Comment 113, posted at 19.12.08 10:59:39 by wpw Reply
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  • Hadden 2 sixes now. :evil:

  • Comment 114, posted at 19.12.08 11:02:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Dammit Harris!!! :evil:

  • Comment 115, posted at 19.12.08 11:03:18 by wpw Reply
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  • Aus to make 300. :twisted:

  • Comment 116, posted at 19.12.08 11:10:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 116) :

    300 LEAD yes but only JUST.

  • Comment 117, posted at 19.12.08 11:13:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • What’s the story with Rob and cricket threads?

    Do you need me and KSA to play policeman?

  • Comment 118, posted at 19.12.08 11:17:02 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Wish Smithers would play a bit more aggressively now.

    He’s wasting a good opportunity here.

  • Comment 119, posted at 19.12.08 11:24:18 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 118) :

    :razz: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 120, posted at 19.12.08 11:27:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • NTINI giving away too many runs!!! :evil:

  • Comment 121, posted at 19.12.08 11:29:21 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • 300 run lead just achieved. :evil:

  • Comment 122, posted at 19.12.08 11:30:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 121) :

    only in the last over really. :sad:

  • Comment 123, posted at 19.12.08 11:32:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • We need Morkel to step up to the plate!!! :evil:

  • Comment 124, posted at 19.12.08 11:33:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 124) :

    i’m gonna step onto the couch for a midday snooze. :roll:

  • Comment 125, posted at 19.12.08 11:35:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 125) :

    Is ‘snooze’ the code word for something else?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 126, posted at 19.12.08 11:41:30 by wpw Reply
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  • We’re 300 runs behind. It’s only day 3. We win this one & I’ll eat my socks.

  • Comment 127, posted at 19.12.08 11:43:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 126) : :lol: no thats napping :mrgreen:
    ksa is just old, he needs all the rest he can get to keep up with me :wink: :roll: :twisted:

  • Comment 128, posted at 19.12.08 11:44:11 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • In 1898 Tests, only 24 times have teams chased in excess of 300 to win.

  • Comment 129, posted at 19.12.08 11:46:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 129) : two of those chases happened within the last couple of months.

  • Comment 130, posted at 19.12.08 11:47:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 130) : since 2000, this feat has been performed eight times

  • Comment 131, posted at 19.12.08 11:47:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • I’m giving up for now…will catch up with the game tomorrow…

    The guys are doing that frustrating bit…letting the tail wag in their faces… :mad:

  • Comment 132, posted at 19.12.08 11:49:56 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • waahaaahaaa

    L to the OSERS! :)

  • Comment 133, posted at 19.12.08 12:02:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m outta here. For those of you who will be away next week, Merry Christmas!

  • Comment 134, posted at 19.12.08 12:13:00 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 133) : You sound Australian… :evil:

  • Comment 135, posted at 19.12.08 13:10:15 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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