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Aus (394 & 247) v SA (459) 2nd Test (30/0 – Stumps Day 4)


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 29 Dec 2008 at 02:21
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JP Duminy’s outstanding maiden century provided more evidence for South African claims they are the best side in the world on a day when Australia flopped, fumbled and allowed a stunning recovery that almost certainly ended their chances of winning the series.

Peter English writes for cricinfo that while the hosts were lifeless, the visitors were inspired by Duminy’s fresh 166 in his second Test and Dale Steyn and Paul Harris followed in exceptional and irritating stands that stole the game from Australia.

South Africa started the morning 196 behind with only three wickets – and a wobbly tail – remaining and wanted a miracle to avoid a large deficit in reply to Australia’s 394. It came through Duminy and his bowlers as they controlled an under-manned attack and posted a magnificent 459. Even a year ago this sort of charity would have been unthinkable, but the Australians had another long day in the field to consider their revised position in the world order.

Ricky Ponting was missing Brett Lee, who had a sore left foot, but given the way he has bowled during the series it was not as costly as it would have been six months earlier. Most of their pain came from Duminy, but he was joined by the No. 10 Steyn, who gathered an unlikely 76 in a performance that exposed the young attack and rallied South Africa to the point where when they were finally dismissed they owned a 65-run lead.

A day earlier there was the threat of the follow-on, but at stumps they were in charge. Australia survived three overs and picked up four runs, while Matthew Hayden gained a bruise on his chest from Makhaya Ntini.

In a courageous partnership of 180, the third-highest ninth-wicket stand in history, Duminy stayed cool and Steyn battled through the pain of a stinging blow on each hand to frustrate the home side and delight their own. Duminy, 24, continued his amazing start after being a key component in the record-breaking chase in Perth last Sunday.

Duminy looked as nerveless as a veteran such as Graeme Smith or Jacques Kallis while he carefully added to his collection and continued his rapid development. A couple of pull shots went for four off Nathan Hauritz, but it was not really a day for flourishes, and he nudged and scampered towards three figures. He spent half an hour in the 90s – not that the time mattered – and there was relief when he cut Peter Siddle through gully for four, raised both arms and kissed his helmet badge.

His team-mates lined up to cheer as they wondered at the effort that gone into the recovery. Duminy appeared fresh despite staying throughout the day, facing 340 balls and hitting 18 fours, including fine cover drives from Siddle and Mitchell Johnson after his century. A sweep to Hauritz (3 for 98) lobbed to Siddle to extinguish the excellence and Duminy left the ground with people lining up to congratulate him.

Steyn, who could have retired hurt after being struck on the left hand by Johnson, continued to expand on his personal best. His peak came when he hit Johnson for two straight drives for four and mirrored the shot off Siddle to bring up his half-century. His memorable innings, which ended when bowled by Siddle, took 191 balls and included nine fours and the six off Hauritz.

Not only did South Africa add 261 runs on the third day, but they took significant time away from Ponting’s team, which needs a victory to level the three-match contest. Ponting is unlikely to be generous with a target following South Africa’s pursuit of 414 at the WACA, although he might be left with no option with only six sessions remaining. However, these scenarios rely on Australia’s under-pressure order performing strongly.

If the batsmen copy the effort in the field South Africa will own the series by Tuesday. The same attack that was so potent on day two was able to manage only one wicket – the No. 9 Harris – in the first four hours. It was Michael Hussey, the most casual of part-timers, who broke through the 67-run stand that started the revival, with Johnson taking a fine running catch when Harris (39) heaved to deep mid-on.

There were misfields, penalty runs for hitting an unused helmet, overthrows and missed catches, including Ponting dropping Steyn on 32. Poor Hussey could not get within two metres of a Steyn shot that went straight up and followed the path of the sun, and Hauritz spilt a caught-and-bowled.

Siddle finished with 4 for 81, taking a day between his third and fourth wickets, while Johnson was used heavily in gaining 2 for 127 in 39 overs. The inexperienced men tried but were ineffective in dealing with a side that is more talented and committed than its hosts.



243 Comments

  • Commentators: There are some good headlines around today, one of the better ones being about Hussey’s missed catch yesterday. “Mr Cricket now Mr Sitter” :lol: :lol:

    Aussie ARE good with their puns.

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.12.08 02:24:50 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Mr Cricket now Mr OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hussey out caught off the head

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.12.08 02:30:16 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Yesterday we were upset at ourselves for not getting up.

    I think we are glad we made the effort today. :razz:

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.12.08 02:32:09 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 49/3

    effectively -16/3 :wink:

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.12.08 02:34:27 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • :lol: Commentator: “I have no sympathy, noooo SYMPATHY WHATSOEVER for the Australians.” And then he goes on to explain the culture of walking when you are out and says the Aussies refuse to do it and this is payback :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.12.08 02:38:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • LMAO at Dar giving that out! So so sweet!

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.12.08 02:38:39 by klempie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 6) :

    Ponting’s face on the replay is worth a million dollars.

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.12.08 02:39:56 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I’m listening to the Aussie commentators KSA. Who said that?

    LOL @ the weasel Punter’s reaction to the decision.

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.12.08 02:41:32 by klempie Reply
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  • @ comment 7. You beat me to it.

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.12.08 02:42:55 by klempie Reply
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  • Geez…Chapell’s whinging about a gully position Biff’s got in saying it’s a stupid position! Helloooo! You’re 3 down with a deficit still! :roll:

    You know I don’t even think a series win for SA will shut that blowhard off!

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.12.08 02:47:52 by klempie Reply
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  • BRETT LEE appears to have paid a heavy price for his gruelling 2008 campaign. The leader of the Australian pace attack was stood down from bowling yesterday, and will miss the Sydney Test and possibly the tour of South Africa with a stress reaction to his left foot

    I wonder if he will be able to bat in this innings?

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.12.08 02:48:50 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 8) :

    I’m listening to the SA Audio, whoever is in there with Mbangwa at the moment, I think it is Grieg.

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.12.08 02:51:07 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Aus have a 1 run lead now.

    66/3 and if Lee can’t bat then it is actually 66/4

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.12.08 02:56:17 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Yeh. I said that in the last thread when I was talking to fresh air.

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.12.08 03:02:08 by klempie Reply
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  • Comments on an Aussie site. :razz:

    I cant understand why commentators call this test between 1 & 2 nations try 1 an last grrrrrr
    tragic (29/12/08 – 11:41 AM)

    Is it 1983 again? Are we the worst team in the world again? What a terrible couple of days.
    kc (29/12/08 – 11:41 AM)

    Ed, was the decision erally that bad – I have heard Huss should never have been out.
    Ange (29/12/08 – 11:40 AM)

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.12.08 03:03:19 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Given the situation though I would think he’ll bat with a runner.

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.12.08 03:04:27 by klempie Reply
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  • @ 17 -Beautiful. Hehe

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.12.08 03:06:08 by klempie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 16) :

    A yorker or six at his feet would be the way to get him out

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.12.08 03:06:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 17) :

    from:
    http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/popup.html

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.12.08 03:08:04 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Are you working today boet?

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.12.08 03:10:08 by klempie Reply
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  • Haydos, Karma is a bitch isn?t..?Not long ago, you blamed India’s Third World status,for the loss and turned around and acted as an obedient slave to make the most of the IPL riches, again from a Third World pay master.
    If anyone, gave back his own medicine?they are obnoxious weed..!

    Mate, according to me, you are just an ordinary cricketer with an extra ordinary ego. When you first came in to the International arena, you could not match up to the skills of Mark Waugh, Allan Border facing up quality bowling from Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Allan Donald etc and made your come back when the quality of bowling stock was depleted. Yes, you would be remembered for one thing,for being a “flat track bully” be with your bat or mouth!

    Onya bike,Mathew!

    Kraj (29/12/08 – 12:03 PM)

    Someone doesn’t like Hayden. :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.12.08 03:12:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 20) :

    yes, I am. :sad: will be there, but don’t know how much work will get done. :smile:

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.12.08 03:13:52 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • HAHA! Hayden’s copping it big. When you’ve got fans like Aussies who needs enemies. It’s wonderful seeing all of them turn on each other. :)

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.12.08 03:19:26 by klempie Reply
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  • @ 22 I dunno how you do it! How many hours are you ahead of us? 2?

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.12.08 03:21:40 by klempie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 24) :

    only 1 hour ahead.

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.12.08 03:23:53 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Geez man. How much sleep are you getting? :shock:

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.12.08 03:26:43 by klempie Reply
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  • :shock: mcKenzie get’s killed at what can only be called a suicide spot. :shock:

    OUCH

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.12.08 03:28:12 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 26) :

    enough. :smile:

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.12.08 03:29:11 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Mac is standing at ridiculously stupid mid off. Like 1.5m from the bat and Ponting smashes it straight into his mid riff. Didn’t seem hurt.

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.12.08 03:30:16 by klempie Reply
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  • LUNCH

    86/3

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.12.08 03:31:06 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • see ya in a bit

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.12.08 03:32:14 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Right. Time for a wake up shower and a shave. I loathe facial hair. Itchy. Plus I don’t think I can bear listening to Ngam’s “insights”.

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.12.08 03:34:07 by klempie Reply
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  • OK I’m back and feeling a gazillion times better.

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.12.08 04:24:03 by klempie Reply
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  • Ponting gets 50.

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.12.08 04:25:19 by klempie Reply
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  • Double strike from Steyntjie! Clarke swats his kak first ball to short cover and 5 balls later nicks Symmonds off. 145/5!

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.12.08 05:12:02 by klempie Reply
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  • Come on boys!

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.12.08 05:14:34 by klempie Reply
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  • Aus have to shut up shop now. They have to bat time IMO.

  • Comment 37, posted at 29.12.08 05:17:15 by klempie Reply
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  • Aus lead by 100 with 5 wickets left.

  • Comment 38, posted at 29.12.08 05:47:16 by klempie Reply
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  • Make that 4 wickets. ;) Haddin goes after a wide one from Makhy.

    Lee is out there now without a runner and apparently he’s said he will try and bowl a few overs in the last innings.

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.12.08 05:50:56 by klempie Reply
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  • Haddin out.

    165/6

    100 lead

  • Comment 40, posted at 29.12.08 05:50:59 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Ah. You’re back.

    Greig and Lawry nearly got into a lover’s spat over Ponting’s position as captain.

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.12.08 05:59:03 by klempie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 41) :

    :lol: :lol: I love in-fighting amongst the opposition. :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.12.08 06:01:14 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Okay, my turn for a shower and then i’m off to work.

    back in a bit.

  • Comment 43, posted at 29.12.08 06:02:11 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • HAHA! Now Greig is taking the piss at Lawry touring SA when Greig was a boy and talking himself up and getting soundly whipped by the Pollocks and Richards et al.

  • Comment 44, posted at 29.12.08 06:06:35 by klempie Reply
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  • Lee Bowled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 45, posted at 29.12.08 06:12:06 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Tea

    180/7

    Aus lead by 115 with 7 wickets down.

  • Comment 46, posted at 29.12.08 06:13:12 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Yehhhhh! KALLIS gets Lee to inside edge onto to stumps in the last over before tea! :mrgreen:

    181/7 with a lead of 150.

  • Comment 47, posted at 29.12.08 06:14:33 by klempie Reply
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  • KSA. Kind request boet. Please keep Rob OFF this thread today! :twisted: Ta.

  • Comment 48, posted at 29.12.08 06:16:43 by klempie Reply
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  • Right. Bacon and eggs for me. See you in a bit.

  • Comment 49, posted at 29.12.08 06:18:06 by klempie Reply
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  • Woohoo! Come on South Africa!!! I love it when we give it to the Aussies. Do you think Punter’s job is on the line?

  • Comment 50, posted at 29.12.08 06:40:38 by wpw Reply
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  • I wouldn’t think so. I mean, who else is there? That said, Aus haven’t been in this position since before Ponting debuted. Who knows HOW they will react? But then again why do WE care?? :)

  • Comment 51, posted at 29.12.08 06:48:07 by klempie Reply

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  • Not too shabby bacon and eggs if I do say so myself.

    wes are you listening to the Aussie commentary and HOW THEY ARE EQUATING 5-FORS TO CENTURIES?? :razz:

  • Comment 52, posted at 29.12.08 06:53:22 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 48) :

    :lol: By the time he wakes up the day’s play will have ended.

    Hopefully. :wink:

  • Comment 53, posted at 29.12.08 06:59:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 50) :

    I don’t think so. He is batting very well and the guy who has been told that he has to take over once Ponting calls it a day is having a shocker as well so, Ponting will be there as captain in the next test.

  • Comment 54, posted at 29.12.08 07:00:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 52) :

    Bacon. :grrrr: I am Jealous.

  • Comment 55, posted at 29.12.08 07:01:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) :

    From the same site.

    WHAT DO YOU CALL AN AUSTRALIAN PLAYER…WHO HAS 100 RUNS AGAINST HIS NAME…???

    AN OPENING BOLWER…!

    NED KELLY (29/12/08 – 3:20 PM)

    :lol:

  • Comment 56, posted at 29.12.08 07:04:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Aus 200 up. 135 run lead.

  • Comment 57, posted at 29.12.08 07:06:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @ comment 55: And I don’t even have a wife! :grin:

  • Comment 58, posted at 29.12.08 07:10:13 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 57) :

    I would be happy with 250 to chase anything above that I would be concerned about time catching us.

  • Comment 59, posted at 29.12.08 07:10:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Get PONTING!!!

  • Comment 60, posted at 29.12.08 07:11:11 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 59) :

    Having said that I don’t think we will chase more than 200.

  • Comment 61, posted at 29.12.08 07:11:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Good morning…

  • Comment 62, posted at 29.12.08 07:12:40 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 55) :

    I have the wife, it’s the Bacon that is illegal in this country.

    if i had bacon I”d be at home watching Kette cook it for me right now. :smile:

  • Comment 63, posted at 29.12.08 07:12:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Oh sorry. You meant bacon fullstop! :lol: Unlucky bro. :razz:

  • Comment 64, posted at 29.12.08 07:13:14 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 62) :

    Good Morning,

    I am glad i got up early this am. :cool:

  • Comment 65, posted at 29.12.08 07:13:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 64) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 66, posted at 29.12.08 07:13:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Looks like Ponting will get his 2nd century of the match so i suppose he wont get fired. Hey Blackshark, we are now 3 points clear of Chelsea!!!

  • Comment 67, posted at 29.12.08 07:15:58 by wpw Reply
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  • Aus
    205/7

  • Comment 68, posted at 29.12.08 07:16:04 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Come on Proteas! Welcome BS. I must say, i’m disappointed with yours and wes’s commitment. I’ve been up since start of play! :roll:

  • Comment 69, posted at 29.12.08 07:17:05 by klempie Reply

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  • KSA fix my spelling oops please and I may just forgive you for leaving me in bed at what hour to go watch cricket :wink: :oops:

  • Comment 70, posted at 29.12.08 07:17:50 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Klempie – in reply to #52 – what do the Aussies know about cricket?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 71, posted at 29.12.08 07:19:40 by wpw Reply
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  • @ comment 67. I hope he gets 2 centuries in a LOSING CAUSE! :twisted:

  • Comment 72, posted at 29.12.08 07:19:49 by klempie Reply

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  • @ comment 71: :roll:

  • Comment 73, posted at 29.12.08 07:22:00 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 70) :

    Done.

    All is forgiven now I hope. :wink:

  • Comment 74, posted at 29.12.08 07:22:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • ponting facing – this could bring him up to his century :mad:

  • Comment 75, posted at 29.12.08 07:22:24 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • and he is OUT :mrgreen:

  • Comment 76, posted at 29.12.08 07:22:57 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • HAHAHAHAHA! Ponting caught in the covers on 99! ROFL!

  • Comment 77, posted at 29.12.08 07:23:20 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 74) : thankyou muchly kind sir

  • Comment 78, posted at 29.12.08 07:23:42 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 72) :

    Accoring to the SMH scoreboard: There have been eight occasions on which a batsman has scored two centuries in losing Test team. A Strauss in Chennai last month the latest.

  • Comment 79, posted at 29.12.08 07:24:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Aus
    212/8

  • Comment 80, posted at 29.12.08 07:24:57 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 79) :

    Scrap that Comment he hasn’t made 2 centuries. :oops:

    GO Proteas!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 81, posted at 29.12.08 07:25:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 76) :

    @klempie (Comment 77) :

    @KSA Sharkette (Comment 80) :

    Maybe i shoulda refreshed before posting that 2 century stat. :smile:

  • Comment 82, posted at 29.12.08 07:26:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :lol: :lol: From Cricinfo

    “The fans have started to stream out after Ponting’s dismissal,” says our man at the MCG, Brydon Coverdale “Maybe they were waiting for the century and are all just going to get more beers. More likely they’re so disillusioned they’re heading home to beat the traffic.

  • Comment 83, posted at 29.12.08 07:28:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • finally some new score ….
    216/8

  • Comment 84, posted at 29.12.08 07:29:28 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 60) : Yeah!!!

  • Comment 85, posted at 29.12.08 07:31:31 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • guess i’m gonna miss the bus and not go shopping to see the rest of this then huh :oops:

  • Comment 86, posted at 29.12.08 07:32:33 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 85) :

    Now you need to Say Get Johnson. :wink:

  • Comment 87, posted at 29.12.08 07:34:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • That four from Johnson took them past a 150 lead.

  • Comment 88, posted at 29.12.08 07:35:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • LMAO @ the replay of the Aussie crowd when he gets out.

  • Comment 89, posted at 29.12.08 07:36:41 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 67) : Yeah…thanks to Fulham – also love the way we demolished Newcastle with all the changes that were made …looks like the whole team is starting to gel… YNWA!

  • Comment 90, posted at 29.12.08 07:37:00 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • they lead by 155 now
    Aus
    220/8

  • Comment 91, posted at 29.12.08 07:37:05 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 86) : Hey Kette…who needs new stuff anyway?

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 87) : Get Johnson!!! :mad: :lol:

  • Comment 92, posted at 29.12.08 07:38:53 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 90) :

    YNWA?

    You’ll Never Win Anything?

    :oops: :smile:

  • Comment 93, posted at 29.12.08 07:39:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 91) : Don’t want to chase anything more than 199…

  • Comment 94, posted at 29.12.08 07:39:40 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • What gives? Ever since Kette came on the formatting on my phone has gone screwey. Kette what are you doing to distract KSA from his duties? ;)

  • Comment 95, posted at 29.12.08 07:39:46 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 86) :

    :smile:

  • Comment 96, posted at 29.12.08 07:39:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 95) : oops sorry

  • Comment 97, posted at 29.12.08 07:41:09 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 86) :

    Just think how proud Cynthia will be of you staying home to watch the Proteas set up a victory over her side. :razz:

  • Comment 98, posted at 29.12.08 07:41:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 93) : :evil: No comment – don’t wanna spoil this jolly Proteas thread. :wink:

    Speaking of spoiling threads- have you banned Rob from this one ? But then again he seems to be our lucky charm these days…

  • Comment 99, posted at 29.12.08 07:42:07 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • new ball due
    Aus lead by 159

  • Comment 100, posted at 29.12.08 07:44:29 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Warnie’s going all YMCA on Slats telling him how good he looks with his shirt off. :roll:

  • Comment 101, posted at 29.12.08 07:46:18 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 100) : Did someone say Hurricane Steyn?! FrankenSTEYN?!

  • Comment 102, posted at 29.12.08 07:46:30 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 99) :

    I have changed his alarm clock setting so he will only wake up after the play has finished. :wink:

  • Comment 103, posted at 29.12.08 07:47:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Score anyone?

  • Comment 104, posted at 29.12.08 07:48:09 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 104) : Aus 228/8, lead by 163

  • Comment 105, posted at 29.12.08 07:49:35 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Who got Punter’s wicket? Steyn?

  • Comment 106, posted at 29.12.08 07:49:51 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 101) :

    Maybe he sent a photo via text message to his girlfriend to show her what he looks like :oops:

  • Comment 107, posted at 29.12.08 07:50:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 77 overs, 3 overs before the new ball

  • Comment 108, posted at 29.12.08 07:50:28 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Fanks Mrs KSA Shark :grin:

  • Comment 109, posted at 29.12.08 07:51:22 by wpw Reply
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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 102) :

    I think the Aussies know that when Steyn and Ntini get that new ball in 3 overs time, they are going to be up Sh1t creek without a paddle, so they are trying to score as many runs now as they can.

  • Comment 110, posted at 29.12.08 07:52:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 106) :

    Bowled Morkel caught by Smith

  • Comment 111, posted at 29.12.08 07:52:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 106) : Morkel caught Smith

  • Comment 112, posted at 29.12.08 07:53:13 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • So is is true that Michael Slater slept wiff the wife of one of his teammates?

  • Comment 113, posted at 29.12.08 07:53:29 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 101) :

    Seems someone else also heard that.

    The only thing that worries Shane Warne is hair loss. Maybe he should listen to some of his comments. Id be worried about them if I was him.

    Armitage Shanks (29/12/08 – 4:50 PM)

  • Comment 114, posted at 29.12.08 07:54:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Yeah!!! Woohoo! Kallis!!!

  • Comment 115, posted at 29.12.08 07:56:43 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol:

    Heeeeeeehehhehehehehe

    Our new years resolution is to smoke less drugs before selecting national sporting teams…

    Australian Selectors (29/12/08 – 4:48 PM)

  • Comment 116, posted at 29.12.08 07:56:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hauritz bowled!

  • Comment 117, posted at 29.12.08 07:58:07 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 115) :

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

    78.6 Kallis to Hauritz, OUT, bowls em with the off cutter! Hauritz stands rooted and pushes at one that pitches back of a length and breaches his defences, making 9 for 231

    NM Hauritz b Kallis 3 (31m 23b 0×4 0×6) SR: 13.04

  • Comment 118, posted at 29.12.08 07:58:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • grrr kids missed the wicket :evil:
    Aus
    234/9
    new ball is due now !

  • Comment 119, posted at 29.12.08 08:01:22 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Maybe we won’t need Steyn to bowl ‘em out now… he might be opening the batting with Biff :mrgreen:

  • Comment 120, posted at 29.12.08 08:01:40 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • 79.5 Harris to Siddle, 1 run, his home side chant their support as Siddle opens his account with a clipped single to the man at midwicket

    And now he will have to face the new ball in the next over if it is taken.

    The crowd should rather have groaned when he took the single

  • Comment 121, posted at 29.12.08 08:02:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Isn’t it nice seeing the Aussies so deep in the sh*thole? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 122, posted at 29.12.08 08:03:02 by klempie Reply

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  • Siddle is spared that new ball…… for now. It seems Johnson will face it.

    79.6 Harris to Johnson, 1 run, frees the arms and clips that one from outside off down the ground

    The new ball is available and has been taken by Smith. Steyn duly takes it up. Can he get ten?

  • Comment 123, posted at 29.12.08 08:04:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • new ball coming in now – mid over ????

  • Comment 124, posted at 29.12.08 08:04:17 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 120) : :razz: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 125, posted at 29.12.08 08:04:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • So if we win who will the MOTM be? Steyn for his 9 or 10 wicket hail and 76 runs or JP for his 166?

  • Comment 126, posted at 29.12.08 08:06:47 by wpw Reply
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  • Hope the last wicket goes to Steyn…crossing fingers…

  • Comment 127, posted at 29.12.08 08:07:30 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • yeah bring back warne..
    it will def bring mroe single mothers to the game… WE LOVE WANRE!!
    dicko (29/12/08 – 4:52 PM)

    Bowling attack in my backyard at the moment better than current Aussie bowling attack!
    Anonymous (29/12/08 – 4:53 PM)

    Mitchell Johnson is the hottest spunk ever to play the game for Australia. I want his lovechild. Yes I am a gay man who is also a cricket lover – scary ! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
    Stephen B (29/12/08 – 4:54 PM)

  • Comment 128, posted at 29.12.08 08:07:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • lead is up to 175
    Ntini coming in to bowl

  • Comment 129, posted at 29.12.08 08:07:45 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 126) : Really hard to choose – but I’d go with Steyn…

  • Comment 130, posted at 29.12.08 08:08:29 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 128) : Aussies are a funny bunch! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 131, posted at 29.12.08 08:09:29 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 124) :

    I saw that??????????????

    80.6 Steyn to Johnson, no run, presses him on the crease and he defends off the back foot

    80.5 Steyn to Johnson, 2 runs, well played, Johnson, pushing the ball through cover and point

    80.4 Steyn to Johnson, no run, comes back in with the angle and Johnson defends

    80.3 Steyn to Johnson, no run, pitches well wide of off stump and Johnson leaves well enough alone

    Immediately Smith asks Aleem Dar for the new ball. Steyn changes the angle.

    80.2 Steyn to Johnson, FOUR, too wide and Johnson slashes it over backward point for four

    80.1 Steyn to Johnson, no run, short of a length, pitches outside leg, Johnson tries to flick it away but ends up playing it back to a revved-up Steyn

    The new ball is available and has not been taken by Smith. Steyn comes back. Can he get ten?

  • Comment 132, posted at 29.12.08 08:10:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 131) :

    Damn Right

  • Comment 133, posted at 29.12.08 08:11:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • From cricinfo :

    Wilbs: “Here’s a twist – weather forecast for Melb tomorrow: “Cloudy. The chance of thunderstorms during the morning. Areas of rain easing to isolated showers by the afternoon. Winds northwesterly averaging up to 30 km/h tending southwesterly up to 45 km/h during the morning”.

    :twisted: The Aussies have already started doing the rain-dance…

  • Comment 134, posted at 29.12.08 08:13:31 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 134) :

    Let’s hope the Aussie weather forecasters are as good as their cricket team. :wink:

  • Comment 135, posted at 29.12.08 08:16:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • lead is up to 182 :evil:
    247/9

  • Comment 136, posted at 29.12.08 08:20:10 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • 84 overs done
    247/9

  • Comment 137, posted at 29.12.08 08:21:43 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 135) : :lol:

    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Steyn!!!!

  • Comment 138, posted at 29.12.08 08:22:19 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • and they done !!!!
    247 all out ! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 139, posted at 29.12.08 08:22:27 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Steyn! Centuries in each innings and a 76! Target is 182.

  • Comment 140, posted at 29.12.08 08:23:16 by klempie Reply

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  • 4.2 Steyn to Siddle, OUT, 150 wickets from 30 Tests! Steyn bursts into tears after Siddle tickles a shorter off cutter through to Boucher, capping a wonderful Test match, ten wickets and a fifty

  • Comment 141, posted at 29.12.08 08:25:46 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO

    Go Proteas.

    How many overs do they loose for an innings switch?

  • Comment 142, posted at 29.12.08 08:27:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steyn now has ten wickets and a fifty in this Test, joining a fairly elite list of players. Prior to his achievement only 21 players had done this, and just one – Daniel Vettori – since 2000.

  • Comment 143, posted at 29.12.08 08:29:07 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 142) : Don’t know…but according to cricinfo we still have about 10 overs left…

  • Comment 144, posted at 29.12.08 08:30:46 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 143) :

    i wonder how many have 2 fifties and 10 wickets in a test. :wink:

  • Comment 145, posted at 29.12.08 08:31:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • STEYN to get at least 5 wickets to win us the game and win himself the MOM… Come on PROTEAS!!!

    Comment 49, posted at 28.12.08 08:15:15 by blckshrk – PROTEAS

    :cool:

  • Comment 146, posted at 29.12.08 08:32:55 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • right we’re in …
    lee is opening the bowling
    smith & mckenzie are facing

  • Comment 147, posted at 29.12.08 08:33:08 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 145) : I hope Steyn will not have to add to his 76… :grin:

  • Comment 148, posted at 29.12.08 08:33:36 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Smith opens with a four? :shock:

  • Comment 149, posted at 29.12.08 08:34:06 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • and we open with a 4 woo-hoo :mrgreen:

  • Comment 150, posted at 29.12.08 08:34:36 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • First Ball from Lee.

    0.1 Lee to Smith, FOUR

    :grin:

  • Comment 151, posted at 29.12.08 08:35:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • we have approximately half an hour of play left in the day
    :sad: Can’t we just keep playing :twisted: …hate waiting till tomorrow to win…

  • Comment 152, posted at 29.12.08 08:36:06 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Time for McKenzie to redeem himself…surely he’s under less pressure this time around…

  • Comment 153, posted at 29.12.08 08:37:25 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 148) :

    WHAT?????????? Is he not opening with Smith? :razz:

  • Comment 154, posted at 29.12.08 08:37:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Awesome test match..come boys its there for the taking…man I need to get some sleep..seeing 2 games at the same time :???:

    Well done to Steyn !

  • Comment 155, posted at 29.12.08 08:38:39 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 152) :

    It means I will have to get up early to watch the game tomorrow. :sad:

    I would gladly sacrifice sleep to have a view of Ricky Ponting.

  • Comment 156, posted at 29.12.08 08:39:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 154) : Maybe he’ll come on for that slow Kallis :lol:

  • Comment 157, posted at 29.12.08 08:40:11 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • The peach of this has been to listen how the aussie commentaors have waffled on throughout and some had to eat their words..

    Warne has been class though , nothing but praise for SA.

  • Comment 158, posted at 29.12.08 08:40:33 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 155) :

    :smile:

  • Comment 159, posted at 29.12.08 08:41:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 156) : Guess we’ll all have an early morning tomorrow…

  • Comment 160, posted at 29.12.08 08:41:32 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 158) :

    Which Showsport is it on? I only have 1 and 2. Would love to listen to the Aussie commentators tomorrow morning.

    (I have no control over the Superspot Audio) :sad:

  • Comment 161, posted at 29.12.08 08:43:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • May the boundaries keep flowing…

  • Comment 162, posted at 29.12.08 08:43:50 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 160) :

    Sharksworld won’t know what hit it that early in the morning. :razz:

  • Comment 163, posted at 29.12.08 08:44:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • what’s the state of play?

  • Comment 164, posted at 29.12.08 08:47:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • HAHA! Mc bowled off a Lee no ball!

  • Comment 165, posted at 29.12.08 08:48:20 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 164) : And it’s our talisman… :grin:

  • Comment 166, posted at 29.12.08 08:50:09 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Rob get the hell out of here!

  • Comment 167, posted at 29.12.08 08:50:37 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 165) : Thanks to Rob…even McKenzie’s luck is changing… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 168, posted at 29.12.08 08:52:27 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • :?: :?: :?: :?:

    Nothing has gone Australia’s way. McKenzie survives. Now Billy Doctrove reverses his decision and says dead-ball, so thats not a boundary and four are docked off the runs. Apparently Hayden ran from first slip and stopped the ball. The umpires have no clue as to whats happening.

    2.6 Lee to McKenzie, no run, thats a full length and McKenzie soundly stifles the ball to point

    2.6 Lee to McKenzie, 1 no ball, bowled him … no, its a no-ball! Frustration for Lee, who sneaks one past McKenzie, hitting the top of off stump identical to how he was cleaned up in the first innings but Lee has overstepped … what agony for the bowler .. hang on, the ball ricocheted down to fine leg and the umpires are debating whether its a boundary and then they call it a four … wow, its all happening at the MCG

  • Comment 169, posted at 29.12.08 08:53:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Smith – 25 runs from 18 balls :shock:

    Does he know it’s not 20/20 ?

  • Comment 170, posted at 29.12.08 08:54:24 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 164) :

    hey!!!!!!!!

    Go back to bed. That Mckenzie ALMOST dismissal was a warning :wink:

  • Comment 171, posted at 29.12.08 08:54:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • SA
    29/0
    target 183

  • Comment 172, posted at 29.12.08 08:56:08 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • anyone? Anyone? GO PROTEAS!

  • Comment 173, posted at 29.12.08 08:56:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 170) :

    He’s won the Test Series so he is starting to practice for the one dayers. :roll:

  • Comment 174, posted at 29.12.08 08:56:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Commentators on Radio 2000 saying Mc must just put bat to ball and run when Smith says YES… :lol:

  • Comment 175, posted at 29.12.08 08:58:09 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • thats it for the day ….
    seems it’ll be an early morning again tomorrow :roll: :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 176, posted at 29.12.08 09:03:44 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Right guys. 150 runs to glory with 10 wickets in hand. See you all tomorrow bright and early…except Rob of course.

  • Comment 177, posted at 29.12.08 09:04:38 by klempie Reply

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  • STumps Day 4

    Australia 394 & 247
    South Africa 459 & 30/0

    South Africa’s target is 183 they need 153 more runs with 10 wickets in hand

  • Comment 178, posted at 29.12.08 09:04:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • hey now – didn’t I say I’m actually supporting them this time around?

  • Comment 179, posted at 29.12.08 09:07:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 177) : You think my boss will mind if I’m late for work tomorrow…get here around 10 or something? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 180, posted at 29.12.08 09:20:00 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 180) :

    I think it will be over well before 10. :smile:

    I expect it to be wrapped up in two sessions if things continue the way they started today.

  • Comment 181, posted at 29.12.08 09:27:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 181) : I know…but I need time to celebrate as well… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 182, posted at 29.12.08 09:33:07 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Some interesting stats from cricinfo:

    The 180-run partnership between JP Duminy and Dale Steyn is the third-highest for the ninth wicket, just 15 short of the record stand between Mark Boucher and Pat Symcox against Pakistan in 1998. It’s the highest by any team against and in Australia.

  • Comment 183, posted at 29.12.08 12:08:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • South Africa’s last four wickets put together 318, which is a record for them, and only the 11th instance in Test cricket – and the second in 2008 – of the last four adding more than 300. Ironically, the Australians, who were at the receiving end this time, had begun the year by inflicting similar misery on the Indians in the controversial Sydney Test, when Andrew Symonds’ unbeaten 162 had helped the team add 329 for the last four wickets.

  • Comment 184, posted at 29.12.08 12:08:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • Duminy was the recognised batsman, but Steyn, whose previous highest Test score was an unbeaten 33, proved his batting credentials quite convincingly. During the 63.4 overs that the partnership lasted, Steyn took exactly 50% of the strike, facing 191 deliveries, and struck ten boundaries (nine fours and a six). Duminy was only slightly more aggressive, scoring 92 during the stand.

  • Comment 185, posted at 29.12.08 12:08:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • Steyn’s 76 is the second-highest score by a South African No.10 batsman, and only the fifth time one of them has reached a half-century

  • Comment 186, posted at 29.12.08 12:09:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • The heroics from Duminy and Steyn ensured that Australia conceded the first-innings lead in Melbourne for the first time in 12 years. The last team which managed this was West Indies, in 1996, when they bowled Australia out for 219 and then scored 255 in a match they eventually won by six wickets.

  • Comment 187, posted at 29.12.08 12:09:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ponting became only the second player – Geoffrey Boycott is the other – to score 99 and a century in the same Test.

  • Comment 188, posted at 29.12.08 12:12:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • Jacques Kallis will soon become the eighth man to score 10,000 Test runs – he is only 53 short – and he will be the only one of the group with 100 Test wickets to his name as well. In fact, Kallis has been such an enduring allrounder that he now has 250 Test victims. He brought up the milestone with the last ball before tea, when he bowled Brett Lee.

  • Comment 189, posted at 29.12.08 12:13:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 189) : Certainly he’d have to be considered one of the greatest all-rounders ever?

  • Comment 190, posted at 29.12.08 12:39:57 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 190) : Statistically he certainly is. Don’t think many come even close. :cool:

  • Comment 191, posted at 29.12.08 12:47:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 191) : In terms of runs scored that is. Sobers scored around 8000 runs & took 235 wickets.

  • Comment 192, posted at 29.12.08 12:50:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • But then again I dont think sobers ever played against Zim, Bangladesh etc.

  • Comment 193, posted at 29.12.08 12:51:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • Only two players, excluding Kallis, have taken 250+ wickets and scored more than 5000 runs.

    Botham scored 5200 & took 383 wickets &

    Kapil Dev scored 5848 & 434 wickets.

  • Comment 194, posted at 29.12.08 12:55:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • Kallis needs 5 more hundreds to go 3rd of all time in terms of hundreds scored. :cool: But still no double ton. :evil:

  • Comment 195, posted at 29.12.08 13:19:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • Mc, When is the last time Aus lost a series at Home?

  • Comment 196, posted at 29.12.08 13:30:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 196) : 1992/93 against WI. I think.

  • Comment 197, posted at 29.12.08 13:32:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • 1992/93 West Indies 2-1

  • Comment 198, posted at 29.12.08 13:34:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 198) :

    Thanks

    Okay, here’s one more and a cheeky one it certainly is.

    When is the last time they lost a series 3-0 in Aus? :roll:

  • Comment 199, posted at 29.12.08 13:39:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 199) : 1886 against Eng.

  • Comment 200, posted at 29.12.08 13:44:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 200) : No wait. That was in Eng. :oops:

  • Comment 201, posted at 29.12.08 13:45:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 199) : Never. :shock:

  • Comment 202, posted at 29.12.08 13:46:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 200) : :shock:

    @McLovin (Comment 201) : :smile:

  • Comment 203, posted at 29.12.08 13:48:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 202) : Thanks.

    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Well THAT There is the incentive Biff and the Boys need.

  • Comment 204, posted at 29.12.08 13:50:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 204) : They have only twice lost a three match series 3-0.

    1886 in Eng & 1982/83 in Pakistan.

  • Comment 205, posted at 29.12.08 13:52:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • Only lost 3-0 four times in their history.

  • Comment 206, posted at 29.12.08 13:54:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • And we shouldn’t forget we gave them their only 4-0 hiding in 1970. :cool:

  • Comment 207, posted at 29.12.08 13:54:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • They did lose a 6 test match series 5-1 to Eng in 1978/79 season. :shock:

  • Comment 208, posted at 29.12.08 13:56:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • Eng beat them 4-1 3 times in Aus – 1911/12; 1928/29 & 1932/33 seasons.

  • Comment 209, posted at 29.12.08 13:57:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 205) :

    Now i’m really pushing my luck, :razz: but was there then maybe a whitewash in a 4 or 5 match Series in Aus at some stage?

  • Comment 210, posted at 29.12.08 13:58:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 210) : Nope. :smile:

  • Comment 211, posted at 29.12.08 14:05:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 211) :

    Cool.

    GO PROTEAS!!!!!!!!!

    Give ‘em some Biff.

  • Comment 212, posted at 29.12.08 14:09:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 206) : So too SA. But all four times were 3 match series.

  • Comment 213, posted at 29.12.08 14:15:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 212) : Steady…..we got to get those 150 odd runs tomorrow before we can start crowing…..remember what Farnie did to them some years back????

  • Comment 214, posted at 29.12.08 14:23:15 by Me2 Reply

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  • Glenn McGrath predicted Australia will whitewash South Africa 3-0 in the upcoming Test series. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 215, posted at 29.12.08 14:27:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 215) : I guess he forgot he wasn’t playing :twisted:

  • Comment 216, posted at 29.12.08 14:33:34 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 214) : :lol:

    If Lee was fit I would be worried, but I think we are safe, provided Rob stays in bed until the match is over. :wink:

  • Comment 217, posted at 29.12.08 14:38:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 216) : Yeah and Warne and Waugh etc. , but I think he always make those kind of predictions.. :smile:

  • Comment 218, posted at 29.12.08 14:38:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 218) : Talking of Warne..believe he & Biff are now great friends…maybe he’s been giving Biff some lessons in hoe to be a captain :lol:

  • Comment 219, posted at 29.12.08 14:41:28 by Me2 Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 217) : Surprised he hasn’t been on here maoning about…”this is a RUGBY site” etc. :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 220, posted at 29.12.08 14:42:44 by Me2 Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 215) :

    that’s Like Rob saying the Sharks will be undefeated in the 2009 S14. :smile:

  • Comment 221, posted at 29.12.08 14:45:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 221) : Talking about S14..I wish could push a “Fast forward” button to February :wink:

  • Comment 222, posted at 29.12.08 14:48:13 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 220) :

    He knows when he is outnumbered. :razz:

  • Comment 223, posted at 29.12.08 14:48:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 222) :

    I am looking forward to it, MIGHT be changing Jobs but hopefully it will only come AFTER the S14, so that I don’t miss any matches. :smile:

  • Comment 224, posted at 29.12.08 14:50:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • hey now… why all the picking on poor little me? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 225, posted at 29.12.08 14:51:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 225) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 226, posted at 29.12.08 14:52:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 225) : WOW…the “real”, power tool man has emerged…greetings!

  • Comment 227, posted at 29.12.08 14:53:21 by Me2 Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 224) : Are you thinking of coming back to SA or going elsewhere?

  • Comment 228, posted at 29.12.08 14:54:38 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 228) :

    Just changing companies in KSA. Have received a Job offer from Aramco but have to wait for my current employer to agree to an NOC.

    NOC is a No Objection certificate. In KSA if you want to change jobs your current (or previous if you have left the country) employer has to agree to you changing Jobs.

  • Comment 229, posted at 29.12.08 14:58:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 224) : hey why is there news ?????? :shock: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 230, posted at 29.12.08 14:59:59 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 230) : Ooooops!!!!
    Hi Kette…did u have a good Christmas? How was the Christmas pudding???

  • Comment 231, posted at 29.12.08 15:02:19 by Me2 Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 230) :

    No nothing yet, still dragging their heels as usual. :sad:

  • Comment 232, posted at 29.12.08 15:05:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 231) : Hey there Me2, Christmas was good, would have been better back home but then …..
    How was yours ?

  • Comment 233, posted at 29.12.08 15:07:30 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 233) : Had a lovely time with friends..but..missed my Daughter…did have a chance to chat 2 her twice though and have just finished chatting with her on Skype…now she is back in London, we can communicate more often. :smile:

  • Comment 234, posted at 29.12.08 15:11:16 by Me2 Reply

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  • Cheers all….out of here…chat again tomorrow!!

  • Comment 235, posted at 29.12.08 15:28:42 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 235) :

    Cheers.

    get up early and join us for the run in to the series victory.

  • Comment 236, posted at 29.12.08 15:34:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 161) :

    Sorry KSA succumbed to tiredness and passd out..its on showsports 2, I hope biff continues where he left off tomorrow so then I can get some sleep.

  • Comment 237, posted at 29.12.08 15:46:25 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 237) :

    that’s cool, so I can listen to the Aussies and their excuses. :cool:

  • Comment 238, posted at 29.12.08 15:56:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Seems I am the most committee of all of us! :mrgreen: Go Proteas! Give those convicts some mental scars!

  • Comment 239, posted at 30.12.08 01:22:45 by klempie Reply

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  • committed :oops:

  • Comment 240, posted at 30.12.08 01:25:02 by klempie Reply

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  • How big a committee are you? :wink:

  • Comment 241, posted at 30.12.08 01:26:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • LOL. Hardly anyone at the ground to see the Saffer win. :)

  • Comment 242, posted at 30.12.08 01:38:33 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 242) :

    I just said the same thing on the other thread. The support has gone away and just yesterday the Aussies were bragging, on the SMH live feed site, about their audiences regardless of the outcome of the game. :roll:

  • Comment 243, posted at 30.12.08 01:44:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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