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Aus (394) v SA 2nd Test (198/7 – Stumps Day 2)


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 27 Dec 2008 at 06:31
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Dale Steyn breathed some fire to hurt the Australian tail but Michael Clarke was able to drag the team towards a satisfying first-innings total of 394.

Peter English writes for Cricinfo that Clarke’s 88 not out delayed the South African push until the lunch break came when Peter Siddle finally exited after an important last-wicket stand of 42.

Steyn arrived in Australia with a reputation for high-quality speed and after a quiet game in Perth – by his 2008 standards – he has clicked over the first two days of this crucial contest. The haul of 5 for 87 kept the pressure on the hosts and took his tally for the year to 69 victims at 20.49.

Having collected Simon Katich and Michael Hussey on Boxing Day, he followed up by removing Brett Lee and Mitchell Johnson in the same over before finishing with Nathan Hauritz. However, South Africa could not secure a quick end to the innings and were held up by Clarke as he marshalled the tail, which combined for 114 in the first session.

Clarke and Lee resumed at a delicate 6 for 280 but spread 45 at more than a run a ball, with the two senior men showing Australia would not be backing down. After crawling throughout the latter stages of the first day, Clarke almost turned his overnight 36 into a century, swinging his bat powerfully and effectively.

On Boxing Day he did the building, but before lunch he was decorating with pulls, fierce cuts and smart use of the tailenders. He stayed for 208 balls and collected only four fours and a top-edged six from Makhaya Ntini, preferring to find the gaps and run hard.

Lee left with 21 when he edged Steyn to Jacques Kallis at second slip while Johnson played-on third ball with the bowler coming around the wicket, a tactic which also worked for Matthew Hayden, Katich and Hussey on the opening day. Hauritz’s nick went to Graeme Smith at first slip, but the captain was unsure about the low take and the umpires referred the decision, which confirmed the batsman’s departure for 12.

Siddle continued to expand the target with Clarke and registered 19 before edging Kallis to AB de Villiers. Ntini was expensive in his opening spell and was unable to add to his two wickets on day one, while Kallis, Paul Harris and Morne Morkel had one victim each.



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  • Smith (48) and De Villiers (0) at the wicket.

    Fall of wickets
    1-1 (McKenzie, 1.4 ov),
    2-39 (Amla, 8.3 ov),
    3-102 (Kallis, 26.4 ov)

    Dismissed Batsmen
    ND McKenzie b Siddle 0 :sad:
    HM Amla c Symonds b Johnson 19
    JH Kallis c Haddin b Hauritz 26

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.12.08 06:38:28 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Okay I have to go to work now :sad:

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.12.08 06:39:16 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Smith on 55 not out with AB yet to score. Come on gents!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.12.08 06:56:14 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) :

    Just as I was walking out the door at home Symonds dropped a catch.
    Who was that?

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.12.08 07:11:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :

    No Worries, I found it.

    31.4 Johnson to de Villiers, no run, another one just falls short! Johnson drops it slightly short outside off stump and de Villiers flashes a rather cramped cut, and the ball drops a couple feet in front of Symonds at backward point

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.12.08 07:13:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :sad:

    I miised this.

    37.6 Siddle to Smith, OUT, edged and taken! Siddle dismisses Smith by following up with a half-volley, real wide of off stump and Smith admonishes himself for falling to such a poor delivery, nicking to Haddin

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.12.08 07:19:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :

    Smith c Haddin b Siddle 62

    So we have never lost a test where Smith scored a century. Now the question arises ” Have we won one when he hasn’t scored a century?” :razz:

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.12.08 07:21:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :???:

    41.5 Siddle to de Villiers, OUT, he’s on a roll is Siddle, and he’s being mobbed in the middle! He pitches on a length, jags it back ever so little and, like McKenzie, de Villiers is beaten for pace and hears the ball clip off stump

    AB de Villiers b Siddle 7 (51b 0×4 0×6) SR: 13.72

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.12.08 07:30:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • ai ja

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.12.08 07:48:28 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 9) :

    of in die geval,

    Ai Nee man. :wink:

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.12.08 07:56:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 46.4 Hauritz to Boucher, OUT, and he goes sweeping! Hauritz picks up a second wicket with a batsman perishing to this shot, though Boucher’s attempt was far more attacking than what Kallis had tried to play, he gave the ball a mighty thump but straight to Hussey at square leg who intercepted it

    Boucher c Hussey b Hauritz 3 (22m 15b 0×4 0×6) SR: 20.00

    142/6

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.12.08 07:56:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • morning all, this is NOT good …… 152/6 :shock:

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.12.08 08:03:27 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • 153/6 only 41 more needed to avoid the follow-on :roll:

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.12.08 08:05:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 12) :

    Hey, How’s the body? Maybe we shoulda let the kids play on their Wii rather than taking over. :wink:

    Everybody in the office thinks I am hungover, coz I am moving a little slower than usual. :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.12.08 08:07:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) : nothing wrong with me :oops: :???:
    and if ashton’s comments about the Christmas cake are to be believed, maybe its a combination of the Wii and the hangover :lol: :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.12.08 08:10:31 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 15) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.12.08 08:25:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 57.1 Johnson to Morkel, OUT, and he cleans up Morkel first ball! A punchy innings comes to an end with a Johnson specialty, the full attempted yorker, drawing the thinnest of inside-edges onto off stump

    M Morkel b Johnson 21 (39b 4×4 0×6) SR: 53.84

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.12.08 08:38:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 184 for 6

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.12.08 08:40:40 by wpw Reply
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  • Aaaarrrggggghhhh!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.12.08 08:41:24 by wpw Reply
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  • Make that for 7

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.12.08 08:43:12 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) :

    no, :wink: 186/7 :smile: :sad:

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.12.08 08:43:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 21) :

    oops I was a little slow. :smile:

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.12.08 08:44:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • morning gents

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.12.08 08:46:27 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 23) :

    Hey, how’s the Holidays?

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.12.08 08:48:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 23) : hey what am i, chopped liver ? :wink:

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.12.08 08:54:30 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Aus lead by only 200 now. :oops:

    Follow on avoided. :oops:

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.12.08 08:55:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 198/7 Stumps Day 2

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.12.08 09:04:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • go proteas :-)

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.12.08 10:03:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • Trying to jinx the aussies Rob?

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.12.08 10:38:01 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 29) : You were right about McKenzie.Him and Hayden are useless. Hope Ash will be good for the decider.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.12.08 10:56:35 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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