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SA vs AUS – 3rd Test (Day 3)


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 21 Mar 2009 at 11:04
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Another day with plenty for the home crowd to cheer. After being outplayed in the first two Tests South Africa continued to boss Australia in Cape Town thanks to an imperious century from Ashwell Prince in his first international outing in over four months and a captain’s innings from Jacques Kallis.

Cricinfo reports that Prince, a mainstay of the South African middle order over the last couple seasons before he was sidelined by injury, was their leader for the most of the day. He led the charge with his second-highest Test score, a marathon innings that finally came to a close in controversial manner during the final session. Taking a cue from the man he replaced as stand-in captain, Kallis weighed in with his 31st Test century.

He may not have figured in South Africa’s plans when the series began, but Prince slotted in to the unfamiliar opening role with a stylish, collected ton. He continued where he left off yesterday, in confident, authoritative fashion, to stride to his second-highest Test score. He did the hard work last evening and this morning, seeing off the new ball, and forged stands of 65 with Imraan Khan, 97 with Hashim Amla, and 150 with Kallis. Prince and Amla joined after an acrobatic reflex catch from Peter Siddle sent back Imraan and immediately found each other compatible. With scores of 47, 53, 30*, 51, 59, 57 and 43 to go with two failures in his last five Tests – all against Australia – Amla brought to the crease a degree of confidence and responded to Prince’s solidity with a typically punchy innings.

Prince’s only blemish came in the same over Amla edged a leaden-footed drive off Mitchell Johnson – another aborted half-century against Australia – when he flashed an edge over the slip cordon. Passing 3000 Test runs along the way, Prince ticked through the seventies and eighties without throwing his weight around, but the legspinner Bryce McGain was given a warm welcome on his introduction an hour into the session. With a three-card trick of boundaries, Prince moved from 93 to 105. The first was a touch risky as the ball sliced off the bat and raced away to the third-man boundary, but the next two were dismissive – a twinkle-toed hit over mid-off and a dismissive sweep in front of square.

With the series lost South Africa had not just proverbial pride to play for but also needed to sort out a reliable opening alternative to the injured Graeme Smith. In compiling an assured, unfussy 11th Test century, his second against Australia, Prince has shown that he has the necessary quality.

Kallis’ start had been unlike Prince’s. He was given the once-over by Johnson, copping nasty short deliveries on the shoulder and helmet that prompted an assortment of replacement helmets. At one stage 4 from 39 balls and struggling to find a run, Kallis channelled his ire on McGain.

In five balls he jumped to 18 with three disdainful shots, the biggest of the lot being a pull over midwicket for six. McGain’s trash was littered to all part of Newlands, his penchant for half-trackers and juicy full tosses fodder for Kallis – that five-over spell cost 51. When Ricky Ponting tossed the ball to McGain after tea, Kallis welcomed him back with a six and four. To rub it in Prince clipped a six off his pads in an over that cost 18. A rare maiden was followed by a 13-run over. McGain took his cap and skulked out to the deep, having haemorrhaged 93 in ten disastrous overs; debuts don’t come crueller.

Prince was cut off on 150 after six minutes of largely inconclusive replays. Australia felt he had gloved a Ben Hilfenhaus delivery down the leg side but Steve Bucknor sided with Prince. Hot Spot didn’t show an impact on the glove but the third umpire Billy Bowden advised Bucknor to rule it out.

Kallis then duly marched to his century – though there was some confusion as to when he actually reached the landmark. Kallis stole an inside-edged single and broke into exuberant celebrations only to look back at Asad Rauf, who signalled leg-byes. Rauf and Bowden conferred and the decision was overturned. It didn’t go down well with Ponting, who had words with Rauf as the electronic scoreboard rolled back Kallis’ score to 99. When it finally went back to the correct figure, the crowd erupted louder than the first time.

Australia’s attack, apart from the enthusiastic Siddle, bowling at a lively pace and not offering anything, was the weakest it has been all series. In the lead-up to this Test there was talk of how Johnson had found the inswinger and was even more dangerous against right-handers. However, he had no impact on Amla, who clipped and drove him with ease, or Kallis, who left alone without fuss. There was no swing for Hilfenhaus, Andrew McDonald was steady without ever threatening, and the last over before stumps summed up the day – McGain was called on and AB de Villiers, without a second thought, danced down and deposited him over the ropes



64 Comments

  • 447-5

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.03.09 11:26:06 by McLovin Reply
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  • Lead 239

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.03.09 11:26:21 by McLovin Reply
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  • Duminy & Kallis out today.

    Kallis 102

    Duminy 7

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.03.09 11:27:18 by McLovin Reply
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  • AB 71 not out.

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.03.09 11:27:37 by McLovin Reply
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  • not bad

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.03.09 11:31:27 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Boucher given out. Referred. NOT OUT.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.03.09 11:46:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Boucher gone.

    467-6

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.03.09 11:52:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • Lead 258

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.03.09 11:53:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • South Africa lead by 277 runs with 4 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.03.09 12:20:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • McGain bowling. :cool:

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.03.09 12:26:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 10) : Duly klapped for four. :lol:

    500 up. :cool:

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.03.09 12:27:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • Lead 295

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.03.09 12:27:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • Lunch 508-6

    Lead 299

    AB 90

    Morkel 27

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.03.09 12:31:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • going along nicely.

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.03.09 12:33:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • AB 102 :cool:

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.03.09 13:32:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • Current partnership 71 runs, 14.0 overs, RR: 5.07 (Morkel 45, de Villiers 25)

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.03.09 13:32:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • Morkel 45 from 49 balls

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.03.09 13:33:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • Make that 49 from 50

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.03.09 13:33:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • Lead by 333

    542/6

    Morkel on 49

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.03.09 13:34:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Morkel 50 :cool:

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.03.09 13:38:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • 50 on debut. Well done. :cool:

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.03.09 13:38:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • :cool: :cool:

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.03.09 13:38:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • declaration coming up soon

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.03.09 13:41:26 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Morkel going for it. 2 fours in a row.

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.03.09 13:42:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • Go Albie!

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.03.09 13:43:18 by Claytie Reply
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  • Last 10 ovs 60/0 RR 6.00

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.03.09 13:43:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • McGain still being allowed to bowl?Nice!And theres another 6.

  • Comment 27, posted at 21.03.09 13:46:07 by Claytie Reply
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  • And another

  • Comment 28, posted at 21.03.09 13:47:36 by Claytie Reply
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  • McGain bowled 18 overs so far for 150 runs. :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 29, posted at 21.03.09 13:49:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • World record for worst economy rate in a test!Debut at 36 yrs old and straight into the record book. :razz:

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.03.09 13:51:51 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 30) : Probably his last test too. Shame. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 21.03.09 13:53:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • Six! AB!

  • Comment 32, posted at 21.03.09 13:54:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • 100 partnership. :cool:

  • Comment 33, posted at 21.03.09 13:54:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • And another!! :grin: :grin: :grin:

  • Comment 34, posted at 21.03.09 13:55:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • 3 in a row!

  • Comment 35, posted at 21.03.09 13:55:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • 4 in row. Huge!

  • Comment 36, posted at 21.03.09 13:56:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • 4 in a row!

  • Comment 37, posted at 21.03.09 13:56:19 by Claytie Reply
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  • Between AB & Morkel the last 8 balls went for 6 sixes. :shock:

  • Comment 38, posted at 21.03.09 13:56:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • Current partnership 123 runs, 19.4 overs, RR: 6.25 (Morkel 58, de Villiers 64)

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.03.09 13:57:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • what? Sixes?@Claytie (Comment 37) :

  • Comment 40, posted at 21.03.09 13:57:47 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 38) : In fact it was all AB.

  • Comment 41, posted at 21.03.09 13:57:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 37) : Awesome to the power of sick!

  • Comment 42, posted at 21.03.09 13:58:11 by Claytie Reply
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  • Bowled. :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 43, posted at 21.03.09 13:58:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • 591-7

  • Comment 44, posted at 21.03.09 13:58:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • Albie out,job done!

  • Comment 45, posted at 21.03.09 13:59:17 by Claytie Reply
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  • Morkel b McDonald 58 (71b 10×4 1×6) SR: 81.69

  • Comment 46, posted at 21.03.09 13:59:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • Kallis has picked the ball. Declaration immenent.

  • Comment 47, posted at 21.03.09 14:03:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • South Africa lead by 385 runs

  • Comment 48, posted at 21.03.09 14:04:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • 600 up

  • Comment 49, posted at 21.03.09 14:07:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • AB needs 4 for 150

  • Comment 50, posted at 21.03.09 14:08:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • McGain needs 1 for his 150. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 21.03.09 14:09:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 51) : :lol:

  • Comment 52, posted at 21.03.09 14:18:30 by Claytie Reply
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  • AB goes to 150 with a four. :cool:

  • Comment 53, posted at 21.03.09 14:27:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • *AB de Villiers (rhb) 153 181 11×4 7×6 SR84.53

  • Comment 54, posted at 21.03.09 14:27:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • South Africa lead by 403 runs

  • Comment 55, posted at 21.03.09 14:28:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 53) : :cool:

  • Comment 56, posted at 21.03.09 14:28:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 56 extras :shock:

  • Comment 57, posted at 21.03.09 14:31:42 by McLovin Reply

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  • AB caught. :sad: 163.

    637 / 8

  • Comment 58, posted at 21.03.09 14:56:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 57) :

    EVERYBODY is scoring. :razz:

  • Comment 59, posted at 21.03.09 14:57:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steyn caught behind.

    637 / 9

  • Comment 60, posted at 21.03.09 15:00:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 651 All out

    SA lead by 442

  • Comment 61, posted at 21.03.09 15:10:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Aus 63/1

    effectively

    MINUS 379/1

  • Comment 62, posted at 21.03.09 16:43:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 83/2

  • Comment 63, posted at 21.03.09 17:18:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Stumps Day 3

    Aus 102 / 2

    Effectively MINUS 340 / 2

  • Comment 64, posted at 21.03.09 18:03:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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