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SA vs AUS – 3rd Test (Day 2)


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news on 20 Mar 2009 at 10:05
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The final figures may not indicate it, but this was a day of rock climbing. Australia would scuttle a couple of meters only to be roped in; South Africa started sloppily but found their footing; Australia briefly regained stability but before they could inch ahead the home side pulled the ground from beneath. With each burst of wickets South Africa improved and at the end of an engrossing opening day the honours lay firmly in their hands.

After a fraught first hour, when everything went against them, they hit back with three bursts – the biggest being when they dismissed Australia’s top order for 23 runs in nine overs. Aided by 16 fiery overs from Dale Steyn, South Africa rounded off the day with their new opening pair jogging unscathed to stumps through 14 busy overs.

After sloppy (78 for 3 in Johannesburg) and authoritative (119 for 0 in Durban) mornings having won the toss, Australia began their quest for a whitewash by surviving a tricky start and gaining in confidence only to slip. And therein lay the impetus South Africa needed. Stroke-making wasn’t easy against a springy new ball and a vigorous opening spell but Australia were helped by a slew of missed chances and dropped catches. The openers had scrapped through the first hour – in which only 29 runs were scored – but once Phillip Hughes was out in the 23rd over, Australia’s top order folded.

Paul Harris had Hughes in his first over, sweeping one that pitched just outside off stump, and next over Australia were dealt a massive blow when Ricky Ponting drove loosely at a full and late away-swinging delivery from the debutant Albie Morkel and feathered a thin edge to Mark Boucher.

Makhaya Ntini’s exemplary yet wicketless opening spell of 7-5-6-0, at a consistently good pace to keep the two left-handed openers guessing, was better, but Steyn’s burst just after lunch yielded wickets. Steyn rattled the stumps of Michael Hussey – the ball after he raised 3000 Test runs, the 33rd Australian to do so – and Michael Clarke in consecutive overs to further dent Australia.

Steyn ran in hard during that passage but Morkel and Jacques Kallis weren’t as threatening, and Simon Katich and Brad Haddin prospered, one steadfast, the other counter-attacking. Katich had been the chief beneficiary of South Africa’s sloppiness in the morning – reprieved on 4 when Kallis failed to refer what looked a plumb lbw shout and on 9 when the debutant Imraan Khan dropped a sitter at point – and the sole survivor of Australia’s top-order wobble. Efficiently, he cut out all flash as he gritted and grimaced along. South Africa’s two double-strikes had forced Katich to cut out most of his strokes and he held up one end well. As the bowlers slacked he cashed in on a spate of wide deliveries to move through the forties and on to his half-century, from 138 balls. The runs-to-deliveries quotient reflected his graft.

The pair had added a promising 71 and Australia seemed to have found a solid footing. Everything changed when Harris was reintroduced. Having faced a few strangling overs, Katich attempted his first aggressive shot and top-edged a sweep to the man who had earlier reprieved him at point.

The responsibility now grew on Haddin, who until this time had played well under pressure. His placement fetched him a flurry of boundaries after he came to the middle and a stroke-filled 42 helped pull Australia out of a tight situation. But, as the second session, the final began South Africa’s way. Harris rapped Haddin in front of middle and leg and the appeal was upheld, even after the batsman referred it to the third umpire.

Andrew McDonald nudged uncertainly and held his ground to add 32 with Mitchell Johnson, only for Ntini to take two in two balls, becoming the highest wicket-taker at Newlands – the ground on which he made his debut – with 53. Steyn added Johnson, attempting to hit another one over the infield, and the journeyman debutant Bryce McGain became the last man to be dismissed, at 209.

The manner in which Ashwell Prince, opening for the first time in Tests, and Imraan went about their task in the shadows of stumps reflected the good work done by a rejuvenated home side in the field. Imraan showed few nerves in accumulating an unbeaten 15, while Prince slipped into his new role with assurance to make a sparkling 37 not out – so much so, that he lofted McGain for six minutes before stumps.

South Africa have every reason to be pleased with their day’s work. The jitters at base camp look miles below now.

Jamie Alter is a senior sub-editor at Cricinfo



145 Comments

  • Game on.

    South Africa trail by 151 runs with 10 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.03.09 10:32:55 by McLovin Reply
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  • It are officially the first day of Spring today. :cool:

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.03.09 10:34:54 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 2) :

    Huh???

    Oh, in Pomland!!! :???: :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.03.09 10:38:12 by wpw Reply
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  • SA 61/0

    Khan 18*
    The Prince 38* :cool:

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.03.09 10:39:08 by wpw Reply
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  • 16.3 Hilfenhaus to Prince, no run, loud shout for lbw but Asad Rauf is not impressed. Hilfenhaus looked at Ponting whether he wants to go for review; Ponting looked at haddin and they don’t go for it. It landed on the middle stump line and straightened but Prince high on the pad. It would have gone over the off stump. Asad Rauf suggested to the bowler that he didnt give it because of the height. Height? said Hilfenhaus as he walked away

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.03.09 10:42:37 by wpw Reply
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  • Siddle to Khan, OUT, What a sharp effort from Siddle to hold on to the return catch. Khan tried to bottom-hand the length delivery to the on side but ended up scooping it straight down the wicket and Siddle dived low to his right to take a one-handed catch. He had to change directions from his follow through and also go low. Fine effort.
    I Khan c & b Siddle 20 (71m 64b 1×4 0×6) SR: 31.25

    :evil:

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.03.09 10:46:50 by wpw Reply
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  • Morning all!!!

    @wpw (Comment 6) : Aussies trying to intimidate the umpires…again???

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.03.09 10:54:00 by Me2 Reply

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  • I hope Prince makes 200 so we don’t have to be subjected to McKenzie’s batting again. :twisted:

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.03.09 10:58:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • But his missus should get free tickets.

    Dresscode: Bikini.

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.03.09 10:58:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • SA 75/1 :???:

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.03.09 11:04:48 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 9) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.03.09 11:22:14 by Claytie Reply
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  • anyone use Twitter?

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.03.09 11:28:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : No. But have you checked out google street view. Freaky. :shock: But cool.

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.03.09 11:29:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 8) :

    Oh yes!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.03.09 11:31:13 by blackshark Reply

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  • RSA 93/1

    Amla 21*
    Prince 45*

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.03.09 11:33:13 by blackshark Reply

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  • Prince 50 up. :cool: :cool: :cool:

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.03.09 11:41:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • 52 rubs 76 balls 6×4 1×6

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.03.09 11:42:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • 101/1

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.03.09 11:42:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : I do I do, but you already know that.

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.03.09 11:43:35 by Claytie Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 17) : 52 RUBS?? :shock:

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.03.09 11:44:13 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 20) : :oops: :lol: The b is right nextdoor to the n on my keyboard. :evil:

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.03.09 11:50:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • Good morning from an uncharacteristaly sunny Pomland…I see the Bulls won. :sad:

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.03.09 11:52:18 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 22) : Geez I am tired. “uncharacteristically”

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.03.09 11:53:06 by klempie Reply

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  • Current partnership 55 runs, 18.0 overs, RR: 3.05 (Prince 16, Amla 35)

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.03.09 12:04:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • South Africa trail by 89 runs with 9 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.03.09 12:05:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • 120/1

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.03.09 12:06:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 19) : true… I have created a twitter account for Sharksworld, though

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.03.09 12:08:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 24) : @McLovin (Comment 25) : Why jinx it? :???:

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.03.09 12:11:57 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 28) : It’s a dead rubber. We’re going to smash ‘em. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.03.09 12:13:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • 150 in sight.

    144/1

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.03.09 12:25:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 29) : It’s not a dead rubber. A win for SA levels the series.

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.03.09 12:29:26 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 21) :

    For a minute there i thought you were going all x-rated on us. :shock: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.03.09 12:29:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 31) :

    HUH??????????? I thought the Aussies were 2 – 0 up.

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.03.09 12:30:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 31) : Oh yes. Good point. :smile:

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.03.09 12:30:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 33) : 3-2 including the Aus series. :wink:

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.03.09 12:31:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 32) : I only have clean thoughts. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.03.09 12:32:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 35) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.03.09 12:32:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Lunch

    148/1

    Amla 44
    Prince 70

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.03.09 12:32:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • Cheers all…going away for the weekend…GO SHARKS!!!!! :grin:

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.03.09 12:35:51 by Me2 Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 36) :

    After 52 Rubs most pipes WOULD be clean. :razz: :oops:

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.03.09 12:37:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) : Thats below the belt :grin:

  • Comment 41, posted at 20.03.09 12:41:07 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 41) :

    :razz:

  • Comment 42, posted at 20.03.09 12:44:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 41) : I’m personally shocked. :shock:

  • Comment 43, posted at 20.03.09 12:45:07 by klempie Reply

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  • :shock:
    Ok…back to the CRICKET ->>>>>>>>>>>>>> 153/1

    Amla 48*
    Prince 71*

    Keep going ASH!!! You’re the man!!!

  • Comment 44, posted at 20.03.09 13:19:20 by blackshark Reply

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  • Amla out

  • Comment 45, posted at 20.03.09 13:24:33 by Claytie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : i not finds it

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.03.09 13:25:13 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 45) : @blackshark (Comment 44) :

    Sorry…Amla was on 46…

    Kallis batting with Ashwell now…

  • Comment 47, posted at 20.03.09 13:26:53 by blackshark Reply

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  • Go Proteaaaaaaaaaaaaaas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 48, posted at 20.03.09 13:27:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I just had me a Dr Pepper.. :cool:

  • Comment 49, posted at 20.03.09 13:28:34 by klempie Reply

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  • 51.3 Hilfenhaus to Kallis, no run, Hit on the helmet again! They are giving the bumper barrage to Kallis. His first movement is to press the left foot across, then tries to go back and duck. Too late. The ball crashes into the helmet and pops up the slip cordon. he is also holding the bat high in the air when he ducks. Two men in the deep and he doesn’t want to pull but is not leaving them well. Kallis has asked for a new helmet.

    You know…screw these okes! Why the hell don’t we do this to them??

  • Comment 50, posted at 20.03.09 13:53:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 49) :

    Awesome………not!
    Have a beer or something… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 20.03.09 14:00:50 by blackshark Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 50) :

    Because we haven’t been accurate enough…

  • Comment 52, posted at 20.03.09 14:01:43 by blackshark Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 50) : Because we are PU….

  • Comment 53, posted at 20.03.09 14:04:54 by Claytie Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 51) : I told you muppets. Never had a dop in my life and don’t plan to. Stoney’s MY beer of choice. :twisted: And Dr Peppers rock. I make sure I have at least one everytime I am here. :cool:

  • Comment 54, posted at 20.03.09 14:08:25 by klempie Reply

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  • McGain on…I sense a run flow starting. :cool:

  • Comment 55, posted at 20.03.09 14:09:57 by klempie Reply

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  • Ash takes advantage of McGain being so crapped and hoiks him over backward point for 4 off his first ball….and goes to his hundred. Talk about making a point!

  • Comment 56, posted at 20.03.09 14:11:48 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 56) : crap * :oops:

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.03.09 14:13:19 by klempie Reply

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  • Prince get his TON… :mrgreen:

    He’s ripping McLoss apart…

    Now why wasn’t this man playing in the first and second Tests?:evil:

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.03.09 14:13:40 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 58) : KSA! Clean up on aisle 4! :roll:

  • Comment 59, posted at 20.03.09 14:16:11 by klempie Reply

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  • Well done Prince.

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.03.09 14:26:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • McGain to Kallis, FOUR, bit of rubbish, short and on the leg side, Kallis pulls it away to the recycle bin :lol:

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.03.09 14:42:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • McGain has bowled 6 overs for 48 runs. :roll:

  • Comment 62, posted at 20.03.09 14:42:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • McGain to Kallis, FOUR, oh boy they are laying into McGain. Slightly short in length and Kallis goes back to punch it through extra cover. No need to chase that.

  • Comment 63, posted at 20.03.09 14:45:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • 14 runs off the last McGain over.

  • Comment 64, posted at 20.03.09 14:48:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • He’s now bowled 7 overs for 62 runs.

  • Comment 65, posted at 20.03.09 14:49:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • Klempie…where are you staying while you over here? And are you supposed to be working? Or just watching cricket? :wink: :lol:

  • Comment 66, posted at 20.03.09 14:53:39 by Villie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 59) :

    Klemp – I think it would have been much cheaper for them to just let you sit at work in SA and blog than buying a plane ticket to Pomland for you to sit and blog… :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 67, posted at 20.03.09 14:57:05 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • No tenpin bowling on this thread. :mrgreen: Whats the score?

  • Comment 68, posted at 20.03.09 14:59:48 by Rahul Reply

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  • 246/2

  • Comment 69, posted at 20.03.09 15:01:55 by Claytie Reply
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  • 250 up

  • Comment 70, posted at 20.03.09 15:04:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 68) :

    i think he meant ten pinbowling.. :wink: :lol:

  • Comment 71, posted at 20.03.09 15:07:31 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 69) : Thanks

    @Prof. Ice (Comment 67) : Who came up with the word BLOG? sounds too much like bog

  • Comment 72, posted at 20.03.09 15:08:16 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 66) : @Prof. Ice (Comment 67) : You people are pretty cheeky.

    Villie I am in Regents Park tonight and tomorrow night. Then up to Northants til Wed. Hey are you busy tomorrow morning? I am going to Temple Walkabout for the game.

  • Comment 73, posted at 20.03.09 15:10:03 by klempie Reply

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  • BLOG – weB LOG
    A BLOG refers to a private webpage which is published by either an individual or a group of individuals.

    BLOGS are commonly personal journals/diaries and are used to comment on all sorts of topics depending on the interests of the blogger (author).

  • Comment 74, posted at 20.03.09 15:13:15 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 74) : :?: :?: :?:

    You crazy bokdrol! :roll:

  • Comment 75, posted at 20.03.09 15:17:22 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 75) : I take that back. I just saw post 72. :oops:

  • Comment 76, posted at 20.03.09 15:19:22 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 76) : You’re still a bokdrol though. Just not a crazy one. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 77, posted at 20.03.09 15:19:45 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 77) :

    From YOU..that must be a compliment…and I did not even FISH for it!! :lol:

  • Comment 78, posted at 20.03.09 15:21:29 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • Tea

    256/2

  • Comment 79, posted at 20.03.09 15:22:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • 262/2 :cool:

  • Comment 80, posted at 20.03.09 15:43:23 by wpw Reply
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  • Kallis moves to 51*

    Well done boytjie!!! :cool:

  • Comment 81, posted at 20.03.09 15:48:03 by wpw Reply
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  • 274/2 :smile:

  • Comment 82, posted at 20.03.09 15:51:27 by wpw Reply
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  • 74.3 McGain to Kallis, SIX, Smashed! Kallis is again down the track and lofts it cleanly over long-off for a cracking six
    74.2 McGain to Kallis, FOUR, SA refuse to shut the tap. Kallis steps down the track, takes it on the full and drives inside-out through extra cover

    :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 83, posted at 20.03.09 15:52:07 by wpw Reply
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  • And ANOTHER one!!! :cool: :mrgreen:

    74.5 McGain to Prince, SIX, They are looting McGain, No mercy. Day light robbery. Prince advances down the track and whips a lofted delivery over wide midwicket region.

  • Comment 84, posted at 20.03.09 15:54:39 by wpw Reply
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  • OMG the Proteas are awesome again. :cool:

  • Comment 85, posted at 20.03.09 15:54:40 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 83) : @wpw (Comment 84) : Poor McGain! ROFL!

  • Comment 86, posted at 20.03.09 15:55:44 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 85) :

    But not when it matters hey??? :roll:

    They should NEVER have dropped Prince!!! :evil:

  • Comment 87, posted at 20.03.09 15:55:48 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 86) :

    More like McCain chips!!! :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 88, posted at 20.03.09 15:57:10 by wpw Reply
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  • 300 fast approaching. :cool:

  • Comment 89, posted at 20.03.09 15:57:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 87) : He got injured. They didn’t drop him. GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT! :evil:

  • Comment 90, posted at 20.03.09 15:57:28 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 89) : VERY FAST!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 91, posted at 20.03.09 15:57:45 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 89) : They’re milking him before the new ball. :cool:

  • Comment 92, posted at 20.03.09 15:58:11 by klempie Reply

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  • Current partnership 130 runs, 31.0 overs, RR: 4.19 (Kallis 62, Prince 53)

  • Comment 93, posted at 20.03.09 15:58:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • McGain bowled a maiden. :shock:

  • Comment 94, posted at 20.03.09 15:59:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 90) :

    For this series dude.

    Anyway, ‘McCain Frozen Foods’ just bowled a maiden!!! :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 95, posted at 20.03.09 16:00:29 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 95) : They layed off him so his economy figures would look a bit better. They don’t want Pouter to take him off. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 96, posted at 20.03.09 16:01:51 by klempie Reply

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  • HAHA. McGain getting clouted again this over. :twisted:

  • Comment 97, posted at 20.03.09 16:05:53 by klempie Reply

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  • That’s the 100 lead up and McGain is going at 9.3 an over. hehe

  • Comment 98, posted at 20.03.09 16:07:22 by klempie Reply

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  • McGain is having the time of our lives out there!

  • Comment 99, posted at 20.03.09 16:07:40 by Claytie Reply
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  • AWWWWWW….that’s the end of McGain. New ball due in his next over. :cry:

  • Comment 100, posted at 20.03.09 16:10:47 by klempie Reply

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  • Current partnership 152 runs, 34.3 overs, RR: 4.40 (Kallis 66, Prince 67)

  • Comment 101, posted at 20.03.09 16:10:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • Will McCain get free frozen peas to put on his bruised ego :mrgreen:

  • Comment 102, posted at 20.03.09 16:13:27 by Rahul Reply

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  • The lead is Nelson! :shock:

  • Comment 103, posted at 20.03.09 16:20:09 by klempie Reply

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  • Ash averts the danger with a single and goes to 150.

  • Comment 104, posted at 20.03.09 16:20:38 by klempie Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 74) : Thanks prof@klempie
    @klempie (Comment 75) : @klempie (Comment 76) : @klempie (Comment 77) :
    hehehehe

  • Comment 105, posted at 20.03.09 16:28:22 by Rahul Reply

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  • Ash has fallen….apparently to a dodgy referral decision. :sad:

  • Comment 106, posted at 20.03.09 16:35:23 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 106) :
    I thoughtthese referals were meant to take the dodgy out of dodgy. :?:
    Is it your technology, probably use it for your election campaign.

  • Comment 107, posted at 20.03.09 16:58:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • yawn

  • Comment 108, posted at 20.03.09 16:59:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 107) : LOL. I have nothing to do with it. Didn’t see the ball but cricinfo seem to suggest there was a fair amount of doubt.

    83.1 Hilfenhaus to Prince, OUT, appeal for a catch down leg side as Hilfy slips a length delivery down the leg side and Prince attempts to glance it. Bucknor says not out and Australia have asked for a review Prince took the bottom hand off the handle as he had a waft at it, can’t see whether there was any deflection. The ball was definitely very very close to the glove. did it touch? Nothing conclusive so far. Even Hot Spot doesn’t show any white spot (not that it shows all edges). I don’t think the third ump will reverse Bucknor’s decision. They are taking too long here. C’mon folks. Bucknor walks towards his spot behind the stumps, waits theatrically as he listens to the third ump on his ear piece and gives it OUT Oh boy that was some wait. Third ump has decided it has gone off the gloves. Prince has to go and he walks away to a thunderous reception. Well well well .. I didn’t think we had got enough evidence to overrule the initial decision but here we go.
    AG Prince c Haddin b Hilfenhaus 150 (358m 249b 19×4 2×6) SR: 60.24

  • Comment 109, posted at 20.03.09 17:00:54 by klempie Reply

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  • How’s this…I am in the ECB offices, following SA/Aus on cricinfo because they have WI v England on the TV. It’s all very surreal.

  • Comment 110, posted at 20.03.09 17:02:07 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 108) : Yawn away. We are 346/3. Keep yawning. :cool:

  • Comment 111, posted at 20.03.09 17:02:58 by klempie Reply

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  • Are you at Lords, their offices are there aren’t they.
    I want your job.

  • Comment 112, posted at 20.03.09 17:06:08 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 112) : I am. :cool:

  • Comment 113, posted at 20.03.09 17:06:47 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 112) : You don’t want my job. Have you ever tried to get into Lord’s? It’s worse than a Saffer trying to get through UK immigration.

  • Comment 114, posted at 20.03.09 17:07:40 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 114) : I should know as I’ve managed both. :razz:

  • Comment 115, posted at 20.03.09 17:08:46 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 113) :
    Go out onto the players balcony, visiting team, and drape a South African flag over the railings. It gives the Poms the heebies, will start arranging bail in the meantime.

  • Comment 116, posted at 20.03.09 17:10:13 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 116) : :razz:

  • Comment 117, posted at 20.03.09 17:10:48 by klempie Reply

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  • Kallis coming up for another hundred! Go Jacques!

  • Comment 118, posted at 20.03.09 17:11:49 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 114) :
    Thats probably because they are scared you will drape a flag over their railings ……… or that you might be planning to assassinate KP.

  • Comment 119, posted at 20.03.09 17:13:10 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 119) : KP is at the crease in WI so there goes that theory. :razz:

  • Comment 120, posted at 20.03.09 17:14:27 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 120) :
    Note I said planning, as in a recce of the place for future reference, escape routes, stairs, gas cylinders etc.

  • Comment 121, posted at 20.03.09 17:18:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Proteas are looking good. :cool:

    Nice 150 by Prince.

  • Comment 122, posted at 20.03.09 17:20:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 122) : SHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Comment 123, posted at 20.03.09 17:27:11 by klempie Reply

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  • Extras (b 18, lb 16, w 3, nb 10) 47 :shock:
    Good batsman that.

    Anyway, home Jerome.
    Have a good one all of you, and especially you Shark players.

  • Comment 124, posted at 20.03.09 17:39:18 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 123) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 125, posted at 20.03.09 17:39:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Kallis get’s his 100 but Umpire give a LB.

  • Comment 126, posted at 20.03.09 17:45:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :grin: and then it seems the 3rd umpire steps in and the Ump changes it.

    And then Ricky is up in arms. And if you can lip read then Ricky tunes the umpire, “That is bullshit” :shock:

    A win and for the Proteas and a fine for Ponting would go down a treat. :lol:

  • Comment 127, posted at 20.03.09 17:48:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • reversed the call and JK gets the ton.Ponting loses his cool.nice

  • Comment 128, posted at 20.03.09 17:48:38 by Claytie Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 127) :Whoeva said test match cricket is boring

  • Comment 129, posted at 20.03.09 17:50:05 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 129) :

    Now if only they’d allow us to hear the stump mics. :wink:

  • Comment 130, posted at 20.03.09 17:52:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Someday soon

  • Comment 131, posted at 20.03.09 17:54:13 by Claytie Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 130) :

    Who cares if cricket has to have a seperate PG channel? :wink:

  • Comment 132, posted at 20.03.09 17:54:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Stumps.

    SA 404/3

  • Comment 133, posted at 20.03.09 18:01:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ponting doing a HEAVY suck up to the umpire.

    Maybe he actually NEEDS his match fee. :lol:

  • Comment 134, posted at 20.03.09 18:02:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • thats sum good going

  • Comment 135, posted at 20.03.09 18:02:38 by Claytie Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 134) : Morning!

  • Comment 136, posted at 20.03.09 19:18:47 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 136) :

    Hey!

  • Comment 137, posted at 20.03.09 19:56:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • yo

  • Comment 138, posted at 20.03.09 20:01:58 by Claytie Reply
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  • ahoy

  • Comment 139, posted at 20.03.09 20:04:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Aweh

  • Comment 140, posted at 20.03.09 20:08:58 by wpw Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 138) :

    @robdylan (Comment 139) :

    @wpw (Comment 140) :

    okay now that we’ve all said hello. What now?

  • Comment 141, posted at 20.03.09 20:54:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Now we be merry,ok you be merry,im exhausted.

  • Comment 142, posted at 20.03.09 21:34:44 by Claytie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 73) : Good choice to watch the game. One of my old hangouts!

    Unfortunately I’m not in London or else would definitely have joined you.

  • Comment 143, posted at 20.03.09 22:01:34 by Villie Reply
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  • Kallis gone.

  • Comment 144, posted at 21.03.09 10:41:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • 415/4

    Kallis 102

  • Comment 145, posted at 21.03.09 10:41:34 by McLovin Reply

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