Richard Ferguson

Cricket: SA v India (Day 5)


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content on 20 Dec 2010 at 08:26
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It’s the fifth day of the first test and South Africa can sniff victory. South Africa need to take two wickets today to claim a victory and take a 1 – 0 lead in the 3 match series.

Sachin Tendulkar became the first test player to score 50 centuries, but he will be disappointed that no other batsmen stood their ground to pull of a draw. Dale Steyn is the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets, and Harris getting 2.

India 136 all out

South Africa 620/4 declared

India 454/8

SA lead by 30 runs and require 2 wickets for victory.



26 Comments

  • Why imran tahir isn’t in the team is a big wonder..leading wicket taker in the supersport series n mtn 40 yet we have harris who can’t turn a ball…

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.12.10 08:28:35 by shaniboi Reply
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  • @shaniboi (Comment 1) :

    Do you rate Tahir? I have read mixed reviews about the guy. It’s a shame he cannot get a chance.

    That said, Harris has now got more than 100 wickets, so he can’t be that bad.

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.12.10 08:31:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • tahir can turn well..he knows how to keep the batsmen wonderin..100 test wickets in 35 games..na I don’t rate him hey…I think we goin to struggle in the world cup if we can’t find a good spinner..look at the england games n the pakistan game we couldn’t bowl them out..we can’t keep up with just pace n no proper spinner..I rate tahir is needed..but then again the selectors see somethin in harris..

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.12.10 09:30:18 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 3) :

    The Pakistan games were played on shoddy pitches in Dubai that weren’t really going to result in anything.

    Harris doesn’t bowl ODI’s for us, so World Cup will be Botha, who is a great player and is in a leader role. We will do well in the World Cup.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.12.10 09:39:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @shaniboi (Comment 1) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) :

    I think Tahir was initially selected for the test squad a year or so ago but then CSA realised he was not eligable (sp?) yet.

    Rich: I dont think Harris is that good. he takes NB wickets at times but he averages about 37 runs per wicket. Thats just not good enough imho. ;-)

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.12.10 09:53:13 by wpw Reply
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  • I hope Steyn/Morkel puts a dent in Sreesanth’s head.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.12.10 10:00:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 5) :

    Its not good enough, but he is the selectors favourite, what can we do about it?

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.12.10 10:02:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Play has started.

    This should be over soon!

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.12.10 10:02:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • One down, one to go. :cool:

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.12.10 10:15:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • nobody talks about Tsotsobe being crap ?

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.12.10 10:17:48 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) :

    Bitch and moan about it… you know, the way you Sharks supporters moaned about those players in the Bok side who were NOT from the Sharks!!

    Spies, Steyn, JDV, Basson, Hougaard!! :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.12.10 10:18:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 10) :

    He was bowling uselessly yesterday..

    Is it just me or is he slow?

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.12.10 10:21:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) :

    Looking to stir a bit today are you?!

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.12.10 10:21:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 10) :

    I suspect that Parnell will more than likely replace Tsosobe if he doesnt perform soon.

    I think people are frustrated with Harris because he has been in the team for so long and guys like Botha or Tahir deserve a chance!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.12.10 10:22:12 by wpw Reply
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  • Morkel got the 9th wicket..

    Who will get the last one?

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.12.10 10:22:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) :

    i have a suspicion that harris gets told not to be attacking and instead do a holding job .. ?

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.12.10 10:26:54 by Zibbie Reply
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  • All over. Steyn finishes them off. :cool:

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.12.10 10:27:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • Victory by an innings and 25 runs.

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.12.10 10:27:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • Steyns gets his man!

    SA win by an innings and 25 runs!

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.12.10 10:29:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 16) :

    Thats exactly it!

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.12.10 10:30:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Good start to the series. Next two matches could easily be draws.

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.12.10 10:35:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 21) :

    Especially in Durban with the weather as it has been over the last few weeks..

    Rain every day!

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.12.10 10:36:59 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Not surprisingly, Kallis gets man of the Match

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.12.10 11:08:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • What a win.

    Taahir is like Bosman – goes for the kill all the time. Can get pasted sometimes, but can also take loads of wickets. I would play him in the tests.

    Harris is decent, but no match-winner.

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.12.10 11:09:19 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Harris and Morkel each got a Fridge for passing 100 test wickets

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.12.10 11:16:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 24) : Harris is a pork pie bowler

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.12.10 11:57:33 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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