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Pakistan v South Africa: Test 2, Day 5


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content on 24 Nov 2010 at 07:00
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South Africa take on Pakistan in the second and last test match in Dubai. Follow live updates here.

South Africa will be seeking revenge after the Pakistan team managed a draw in the first test.

South African team:

Graeme Smith
Alviro Petersen
Hashim Amla
Jacques Kallis
AB de Villiers
Ashwell Prince
Mark Boucher
Johan Botha
Paul Harris
Dale Steyn
Morne Morkel



91 Comments

  • SA have continud batting at the start of the 5th day.

    SA 173/4 and lead by 323 runs

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.11.10 08:04:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • And Boucher goes in the second over of the day.

    Boucher gone for 15 from 40 balls.

    Really cannot see the point of this.

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.11.10 08:08:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Botha is the new man..

    Looking forward to the declaration now.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.11.10 08:11:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The longer SA bat, the easier we are making it for Pakistan

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.11.10 08:12:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SA 199/5

    Botha 4*
    Prince 46*

    SA lead by 349 runs with 5 wickets in hand.

    There is a maximum of 85 overs remaining today! :???:

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.11.10 08:25:09 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) :

    Whoever is making this call has no balls whatsoever.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.11.10 08:29:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) :

    Hey Rich!! ;-)

    Just saw an article on news24 claiming that Dale Steyn could lose top spot to Graeme Swann.

    Graeme Swann??? :shock: :evil:

    What is his record like??

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.11.10 08:30:30 by wpw Reply
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  • Smith has finally declared, with the magic number being 353 runs as the lead.

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.11.10 08:33:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) :

    Swann single handedly demolished South Africa in the last test series vs England. Let me have a look at the ratings quick.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.11.10 08:34:15 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) :

    http://www.supersport.com/cricket/rankings/test-bowling

    If you have a look here, they are pretty close. Remember though that Steyn has been injured and will likely drop a spot after an average series v Pakistan.

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.11.10 08:35:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 84 overs to get 10 Pakistani wickets.

    Last test we had 2 days, I hope Steyn and Morkel come out firing!

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.11.10 08:37:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Correction.. 82 overs after the innings swop..

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.11.10 08:39:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) : Still ignoring me? :razz:

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.11.10 08:42:31 by klempie Reply

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  • Pakistan off to a good start, 6 off the first over..

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.11.10 08:44:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • “Pakistan have never chased over 350 to win a Test. Their previous best has been 315 for 9 against Australia at Karachi in 1994. Against South Africa, their highest successful chase has been 191 at Port Elizabeth in 2007.”

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.11.10 08:45:31 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) :

    But, also read:

    Graeme Smith declared once in both the innings and the result was a win for Australia

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.11.10 08:48:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 13) :

    Depends if you’re still going to call me ‘you know what’ :???:

    Ever notice that I dont call you names?? Well, i havent for quite some time!!

    Its called ‘respect’ ;-)

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.11.10 08:52:38 by wpw Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting (Comment 16) :

    Dude, you’re not allowed to say anything negative about Sir Graeme Biff Smith. Klempie is around!! :roll: :|

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.11.10 08:54:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) :

    Look, Smith is a great player, but he has had some dodgy captaincy moments.

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.11.10 08:56:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Pak 14/0 after 6 overs

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.11.10 09:07:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 16) : Smith shouldn’t have declared in the first innings. He should have let AB take the bowlers apart for as long as he could. That could have meant 50 or so more runs in lets say 10 overs.

    Yesterday we scored 11 runs in 10 overs. Why would you stop that kind of run flow? It would have made the follow on more likely, I just don’t get why he was in such a rush to declare there, but when we really need to declare he sits on in.

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.11.10 09:21:20 by Letgo Reply
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  • Pak 28/0 after 10 overs.

    Harris bowled the last over and he is too easy to defend.

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.11.10 09:26:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 22) : They should bowl Botha a little more. Harris went 45 over or something like that yesterday for I think 3 wickets.

    They gave Botha 14 overs for his one wicket. I they never bowled him for extended spells. I don’t get that. He’s more attacking of the two spinners. Why not give him more of a go?

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.11.10 09:35:34 by Letgo Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 17) : When did I call you names? :| “Pensie?”

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.11.10 09:38:57 by klempie Reply

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  • They should take Harris of. He’s a pretty useless spinner. I’ve never been impressed with him. Not that the pitch is helping.

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.11.10 09:43:52 by Letgo Reply
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  • Love it when I’m right. :twisted: Yesterday I said that SA will declare between 300 and 350 run lead.

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.11.10 09:45:09 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Pak 52/0 after 15 overs

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.11.10 09:49:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Harris just bowled another maiden. Whoop-whoop. :???: :|

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.11.10 09:54:47 by Letgo Reply
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  • Draw

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.11.10 09:55:04 by Letgo Reply
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  • Kallis comes on and leaks 10 runs in the first over.

    Pakistan could end up winning this game.

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.11.10 09:57:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 28) :

    Harris is bowling well, but the others are leaking way too many runs!

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.11.10 09:58:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 29) :

    If we keep this up, Pakistan will win this with at least 10 overs to spare..

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.11.10 10:01:06 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 66/0 Lunch

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.11.10 10:02:51 by Letgo Reply
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  • Lunch – Pakistan 66/0

    Pak need 288 runs to win

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.11.10 10:04:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 32) : No chance. They need to go about 4.5 an over. They’re going just over 3. I wish they did have a chance, then they would have been more attacking and we may have had more chances for wickets.

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.11.10 10:04:39 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 34) : from 60 overs. That’s almost 5 an over. That’s a tough ask in an ODI.

  • Comment 36, posted at 24.11.10 10:05:59 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 26) : But you’re not right! we declared on 353 :lol:

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.11.10 10:17:39 by Letgo Reply
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  • Botha got one!

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.11.10 10:46:17 by Letgo Reply
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  • Harris and Botha resuming after lunch

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.11.10 10:46:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 66/1 LBW

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.11.10 10:46:48 by Letgo Reply
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  • And Harris gets another in the following over!!

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.11.10 10:51:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Harris got one!

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.11.10 10:51:18 by Letgo Reply
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  • Both set batsmen are gone, LBW to each of the spinners!

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.11.10 10:51:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 41) : And it’s Hafeez so 2 new batsman at the wicket. Good for us. Hope this continues.

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.11.10 10:52:27 by Letgo Reply
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  • 66/3 Another for Harris.

  • Comment 45, posted at 24.11.10 10:56:04 by Letgo Reply
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  • This is good. Keep it up boys! :smile:

  • Comment 46, posted at 24.11.10 10:56:41 by Letgo Reply
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  • WHOO WHOO !!!! GO S A !!!!!

  • Comment 47, posted at 24.11.10 11:02:19 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Dammit I switched over to watch some of the saracens bath game and miss 3 wickets … :twisted:

    Now can we go and and start a middle order collapse :?:

  • Comment 48, posted at 24.11.10 11:04:12 by CSB Aplon's Biggest Fan ! Reply

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  • Daffy Duck strikes again!

  • Comment 49, posted at 24.11.10 11:05:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @CSB Aplon’s Biggest Fan ! (Comment 48) : Switch back! :grin:

  • Comment 50, posted at 24.11.10 11:08:18 by klempie Reply

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  • Dale Steyn to start a new spell. C’mon, get a few wickets Dale!

  • Comment 51, posted at 24.11.10 11:18:13 by Letgo Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 50) :

    I have :mrgreen: , Schalk Brits is looking in fantastic form ..the new rules suit him down to a T ..

  • Comment 52, posted at 24.11.10 11:19:57 by CSB Aplon's Biggest Fan ! Reply

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  • The slow bowlers are doing the job and steyn is back,how stupid

  • Comment 53, posted at 24.11.10 11:21:15 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • I feel kind of bad for Pakistan they think that PH is going to spin the ball and plays the spin,when it just goes straight even though he tries to spin :roll:

  • Comment 54, posted at 24.11.10 11:23:08 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 54) :

    The double bluff googly ;-)

  • Comment 55, posted at 24.11.10 11:24:17 by CSB Aplon's Biggest Fan ! Reply

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  • @CSB Aplon’s Biggest Fan ! (Comment 55) : :lol: :lol: Yes every delivery.
    I don’t know why so many people say that Imran Tahir is not the answer,Darryl Cullinan just said if he was good enough he would have played for Pakistan.
    Maybe he peaked later in his life and maybe he doesnt want to play for them.

  • Comment 56, posted at 24.11.10 11:27:20 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 56) : Actually he *did* play for Pakistan. Pakistan A.

  • Comment 57, posted at 24.11.10 11:31:19 by klempie Reply

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  • Imran Tahir got 30 wickets in 5 4day games for the dolphins,sorry but he is not the answer :roll: ,just give him a chance when he can.

  • Comment 58, posted at 24.11.10 11:31:22 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 57) : Darryl Cullinan,needs to think before he speaks.
    Look at his record against spin bowlers :lol:

  • Comment 59, posted at 24.11.10 11:32:54 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Jeez, I’ve never seen such an attacking field for a spinner for SA. Two leg slips, a short leg, a slip and a silly point :shock:

  • Comment 60, posted at 24.11.10 11:57:15 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 60) : Amla just took a massive body blow – pity he didn’t hang onto it…

  • Comment 61, posted at 24.11.10 12:01:59 by lostfish Reply
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  • That is why you don’t have a field like that for harris,now the top sa batsmen is probably going to have an injury.
    What a [email protected] ball.

  • Comment 62, posted at 24.11.10 12:03:15 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 61) : Going off. Whacked him on the forearm. Hope he’s OK.

  • Comment 63, posted at 24.11.10 12:03:18 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Amla has left the field.

  • Comment 64, posted at 24.11.10 12:03:24 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 61) : He is not at that position to take a catch from that sort of shot,he should take the defensive catches,that was a really poor delivery from harris.

  • Comment 65, posted at 24.11.10 12:06:36 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Latest score?

  • Comment 66, posted at 24.11.10 12:08:22 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 65) : I know, I was being a bit sarcastic. He will be lucky if he hasn’t broken anything.

  • Comment 67, posted at 24.11.10 12:11:17 by lostfish Reply
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  • 107/3. 42 overs left in the day.

  • Comment 68, posted at 24.11.10 12:13:22 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 67) : :roll:

  • Comment 69, posted at 24.11.10 12:14:19 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • And now an easy keeper/slip catch not taken off Morkel’s bowling. Your catch! No, your catch! EISH.

  • Comment 70, posted at 24.11.10 12:17:38 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 70) : It was MB catch,the best wicket keeper in SA I think is Daryn Smit from the dolphins

  • Comment 71, posted at 24.11.10 12:21:02 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 71) : It seems it wasn’t a nick anyway so all a bit of a nothingness.

    I think MB may be a little rusty. He still amazes me with his reflexes and agility, especially at his age.

  • Comment 72, posted at 24.11.10 12:25:05 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Nothing’s happening 137/3

  • Comment 73, posted at 24.11.10 13:31:24 by Letgo Reply
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  • 27 overs left.

  • Comment 74, posted at 24.11.10 13:32:44 by Letgo Reply
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  • Again…Draw. :|

  • Comment 75, posted at 24.11.10 13:33:15 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 75) : As predicted on day 2 ;-)

  • Comment 76, posted at 24.11.10 13:56:57 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 75) : I hate sub continent tests. Nearly always end in a draw.

  • Comment 77, posted at 24.11.10 14:58:12 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 77) : That’s what I said yesterday and then I got an earful from Big Fish about Biff’s decision making. :razz:

  • Comment 78, posted at 24.11.10 15:05:17 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 78) : Well Biff didn’t help either but it seems he didn’t quite trust his bowlers to do the job otherwise he would have declared when the runs dried up.

  • Comment 79, posted at 24.11.10 15:28:38 by lostfish Reply
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  • I would rather watch my computer defrag than watch today’s cricket :mrgreen:

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 80) : If you had a mac you wouldn’t need to defrag ;-)

  • Comment 81, posted at 24.11.10 15:50:00 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 81) : Unfortunately my company’s software doesn’t work on mac :sad:

  • Comment 82, posted at 24.11.10 15:52:42 by Pokkel Reply
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  • “The groundsman needs to ensure the game of Test cricket stays healthy and produces a good contest between bat and ball,” Kallis said. “It didn’t really live up [to expectations] and you can probably play another Test match straight away and not get a result. The pitch was really flat. Any team would have struggled to take 10 wickets, today, out there.”

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  • @lostfish (Comment 81) : @Pokkel (Comment 82) : Most companies’ software don’t work on Macs….which is why Mac only has 7% of the OS market….and they’re SECOND!! HAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Comment 84, posted at 24.11.10 20:00:08 by klempie Reply

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  • Hey! Why am I being moderated?? :evil:

  • Comment 85, posted at 24.11.10 20:04:56 by klempie Reply

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  • To all the Proteasworld bloggers…have a read.

    http://blogs.espncricinfo.com/andyzaltzman/archives/2010/11/mirror_mirror_wholl_win_the_as.php

    That dude is on crack or something! :lol:

  • Comment 86, posted at 24.11.10 20:05:42 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 85) : sorry – silly setting that I have now removed

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  • @robdylan (Comment 87) : % signs? :|

  • Comment 88, posted at 24.11.10 20:07:52 by klempie Reply

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  • This would have been a whole different type of match if AB was given out both times he was plum,but thats cricket.

    But what really peez me of is when he edged the one ball in the first and was caught he did not walk……He always says in interviews if he is out and knows it he walks,I have seen him multiple times not walking.What is up with that,I never walked but why say it?

  • Comment 89, posted at 24.11.10 22:57:26 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • A DRAW? :shock: :twisted: :lol: I love it when I’m right.

  • Comment 90, posted at 25.11.10 07:06:48 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • The Ashes started this morning with the Aussies demolishing the Poms!

    A hattrick in there as well!

    Good stuff!

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