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South Africa vs Australia – 3rd ODI


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news on 9 Apr 2009 at 14:19
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It was as good a start as Graeme Smith could have asked for. After losing every toss against Ricky Ponting over the summer, he finally won one and had no hesitations in batting on a good Newlands track under sunny skies. So far Australia’s tour has been a mirror image of when South Africa visited, and if things stick to sequence Australia will take back the No. 1 tag in one-day cricket. Smith, however, was determined to break the pattern and win the series.

South Africa fielded an unchanged side from Centurion, where they squared the five-match series 1-1. “We don’t need wholesale changes,” was Ponting’s assessment after Dale Steyn and Wayne Parnell blew Australia away for 131 in 40.2 overs. And indeed there were no massive modifications, except that Australia brought in Brett Geeves for Ben Laughlin.

Two days ago Ponting blamed himself for Australia’s batting predicament, saying it was about time he scored another ODI century. It’s not just Ponting, but the makeshift opening pair of Brad Haddin and Michael Clarke who will need to provide a platform.

South Africa: 1 Graeme Smith (capt), 2 Herschelle Gibbs, 3 AB de Villiers, 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 JP Duminy, 6 Roelof van der Merwe, 7 Mark Boucher (wk), 8 Albie Morkel, 9 Johan Botha, 10 Wayne Parnell, 11 Dale Steyn.

Australia: 1 Michael Clarke, 2 Brad Haddin (wk), 3 Ricky Ponting (capt), 4 Michael Hussey, 5 David Hussey, 6 Callum Ferguson, 7 James Hopes, 8 Mitchell Johnson, 9 Nathan Bracken, 10 Brett Geeves, 11 Nathan Hauritz.

Jamie Alter is a senior sub-editor at Cricinfo



39 Comments

  • Go Proteas!!! :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.04.09 14:20:42 by wpw Reply
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  • Heeheeheeheeheehee

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.04.09 14:24:42 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 2) :

    Huh?? :???:

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.04.09 14:31:57 by wpw Reply
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  • 4-1

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.04.09 14:33:28 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 4) :

    What are you talking about??

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.04.09 14:34:40 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : 3-1 and Gerrard is injured

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.04.09 14:40:01 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 6) :

    Bru, this is a cricket thread. Please stick to the topic at hand. :twisted:

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.04.09 14:50:13 by wpw Reply
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  • Wanted to go but a bloody sell out. Hope we eat them.

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.04.09 14:52:33 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 7) : Thats the last you will hear of it. :smile:

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.04.09 14:55:53 by Rahul Reply

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  • Was wondering why they playing on a Thursday, Then I realised its easter and Ive arranged work for tomorrow and Monday :oops:

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.04.09 14:57:00 by Rahul Reply

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  • Gibbs OUT

    SA 51/2 after 14.5 overs

    Kallis 15*
    AB 0*

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.04.09 15:36:09 by wpw Reply
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  • cricket is a tosser sport

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.04.09 15:43:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • c’mon Kallis

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.04.09 16:18:06 by Rahul Reply

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  • YEEEESSSSSS

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.04.09 16:19:17 by Rahul Reply

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  • SA 112/2

    Kallis 50*
    AB 26*

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.04.09 16:19:49 by wpw Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 8) : Aussies are too rubbery and taste like sh…

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.04.09 16:24:29 by Rahul Reply

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  • AB bowled behind his legs…. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.04.09 16:29:12 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 10) : hey there Rahul, sure the Easter Bunny will pop in for a visit work or no work :oops: :wink: :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.04.09 18:06:18 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Hey why u flirting with Rahul?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.04.09 18:34:27 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : hey there wpw … you jealous :lol: :roll:

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.04.09 18:38:13 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • asalaam wa luikoem

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.04.09 18:47:12 by Claytie Reply
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  • Come Parnell…and the rest..

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.04.09 19:01:15 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 21) :

    Aleikum Salaam. :wink:

    These Aussies are going to be 2 – 1 down after this match. They are batting slower than Boucher did in Aus.

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.04.09 19:06:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • True that Andries!Is it ok to have a whisky now?

  • Comment 24, posted at 09.04.09 19:13:06 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 24) :
    Aiwa on the whiskey. :wink:

    Duminy does a direct hit for an excellent run out.

  • Comment 25, posted at 09.04.09 19:27:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 24) :

    I discovered a new beer in Egypt. “Meister” it’s a local beer but has an 8% :shock: alcohol content. :cool: drinking was cheap. :wink:

    kette on the otherhand went all the way to Cairo to drink a South African Wine. :oops: Only coz the local wine “Obelisk” was only available as a dry red.

  • Comment 26, posted at 09.04.09 19:32:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 26) : hey I wasn’t the only one asking about SA wine as a preference, many many many colleagues all swear by it – we make good wine, whats wrong with that :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 09.04.09 19:43:59 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 26) :EIGHT?!

  • Comment 28, posted at 09.04.09 19:46:33 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 28) :

    JA BOET!!!!!!!! EIGHT!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :cool:

  • Comment 29, posted at 09.04.09 19:53:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ok, what did i miss?? Where is klempie vanaand?? Just had a lekker stukkie pickled fish now. Mmmm :grin:

  • Comment 30, posted at 09.04.09 19:54:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) :

    @Claytie (Comment 28) :

    http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/boozer.htm

    Meister Max.

    Meister

    Meister is a European brand, but the beers is licensed for, and produced in Egypt. However, it has the European quality and taste. It attracted many drinkers because of this, and its alcohol content which is higher than many of the other beers. It comes in two varieties, the first of which is Meister regular which is a good traditional strong beer with strong flavor.

    Alcohol content: 5.2 %
    Bitterness: 13 EBU
    Height: Bottle 249 mm, Can 117mm

    The second type is Meister Max which is the strongest beer in Egypt, even though it has a very smooth flavor

    Alcohol content: 8 %
    Bitterness: 20 EBU
    Height: Bottle 241 mm, Can 117mm

  • Comment 31, posted at 09.04.09 20:01:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Botha gets Ponting’s wicket. Caught and bowled!! Hell yeah!

  • Comment 32, posted at 09.04.09 20:02:16 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 30) :

    No more than I have missed.

    My connection is about to give my laptop wings. :evil:

    Ponting out after a great caught & bowled by Botha. :cool:

  • Comment 33, posted at 09.04.09 20:05:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Clarke bowled by Roelof vd Merwe! :cool:

  • Comment 34, posted at 09.04.09 20:16:29 by wpw Reply
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  • Aus 80 for 3 wickets down. Both Hussey brothers at the wicket!

  • Comment 35, posted at 09.04.09 20:17:39 by wpw Reply
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  • im drinking windy lite and u talking 8

  • Comment 36, posted at 09.04.09 20:18:21 by Claytie Reply
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  • Mike Hussey OUT! Another wicket for vd Merwe

  • Comment 37, posted at 09.04.09 20:21:21 by wpw Reply
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  • bad call ump!WELL DONE!

  • Comment 38, posted at 09.04.09 20:21:33 by Claytie Reply
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  • We got one of those inside edge shockers in the previous match so its all good…

  • Comment 39, posted at 09.04.09 20:27:50 by blackshark Reply

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