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Cricket: Ashes test 4, SA v India (Day 1)


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Posted in :Original Content on 26 Dec 2010 at 06:00
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First up is the early start to the Ashes test, where we have two matches to go and the series is level at 1-1. Here at home, we have the second test in a three match series with South Africa leading 1-0. Join us here for updates and some good holiday cheer for our team.

Australia:

SR Watson
PJ Hughes
RT Ponting
MJ Clarke
MEK Hussey
SPD Smith
BJ Haddin
MG Johnson
RJ Harris
PM Siddle
BW Hilfenhaus

England:

AJ Strauss
AN Cook
IJL Trott
KP Pietersen
PD Collingwood
IR Bell
MJ Prior
TT Bresnan
GP Swann
JM Anderson
CT Tremlett

South Africa:

GC Smith
AN Petersen
JH Kallis
HM Amla
AB de Villiers
AG Prince
MV Boucher
LL Tsotsobe
PL Harris
DW Steyn
M Morkel

India:

M Vijay
V Sehwag
R Dravid
SR Tendulkar
VVS Laxman
MS Dhoni
CA Pujara
I Sharma
Z Khan
Harbhajan Singh
S Sreesanth



89 Comments

  • Go Proteas!

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.12.10 07:01:28 by RuckingFun Reply
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  • Good Show Australia. Bwhahahahahahahahaha

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.12.10 07:29:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Aus
    All out for 98.

    Eng
    48/0 after 13 overs.

    Ponting must be pouting.

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.12.10 07:33:23 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • aus were destroyed…98 all out.

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.12.10 07:34:07 by Megatron Reply
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  • Raining here in Ptn this morning.

    Not raining in Dbn though.

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.12.10 07:35:17 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Morning all!

    What a start to the Ashes test.

    Eng 58/0 and trailing Aus by only 40 runs now..

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.12.10 08:01:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Overcast day in Durban. The rain will definetly have an impact on this game.

    Toss will be very important.

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.12.10 08:05:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Aus get their first wicket!

    Cook is reviewing the decision.

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.12.10 08:14:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Big inside edge and the decision will be overturned.

    Eng 70/0 and only 28 behind Aus now. Still another 13 overs to go!

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.12.10 08:16:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) :
    How did the ump miss that inside edge to give a LBW?

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.12.10 08:23:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) :

    That was a terrible call.. even I saw that, and I am hardly awake..

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.12.10 08:29:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Eng 90/0 after 29 overs

    Scores almost level with only a day played..

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.12.10 08:36:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Eng 98/0 and scores are level..

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.12.10 08:41:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • England leading the Aussies now with 10 first innings wickets still to go..

    Eng 103/0 after 30.4 overs

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.12.10 08:45:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Cook gets his half century.

    Cook 53 off 93 balls.

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.12.10 08:48:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Strauss gets his 6000th run in test cricket.

    Well done!

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.12.10 08:59:28 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • aus really under the pump!

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.12.10 09:38:13 by Megatron Reply

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  • Eng 157/0 at Stumps on day 1

    They lead by 59 runs

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.12.10 10:00:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Delayed start at Kingsmead.

    There is some spit in the air..

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.12.10 10:01:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Pitch looks good, but it has started spitting again, and the covers are provisionally on.

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.12.10 10:04:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • More than just spit in the air in Ptn. :(

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.12.10 10:08:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 21) :

    I was out for a while now and its not raining in Durban North.

    Over to Durban its looking okay, and apparently the covers are off..

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.12.10 10:20:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 21) :

    You have a good day yesterday?

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.12.10 10:21:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The toss will happen at 10h30..

    Conditions are good to go!

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.12.10 10:21:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Covers are back on apparently..

    Its that type of day today!

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.12.10 10:30:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • We should have a 11am start

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.12.10 10:40:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SA have won the toss and will bowl first!

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.12.10 10:44:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SA team is unchanged.

    India have made three:

    Vijay, Pujara and Zaheer come in for Gambhir, Raina and Unadkat

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.12.10 10:46:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The SA team is on the park and the batsmen joining them soon.

    Lots of support in the stadium.

    Amla playing in his 50th test! Congrats mate!

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.12.10 10:59:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn to get us started, here we go!

    Gets Sehwag smack on the fingers..

    Pitch bouncing like a bastard!

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.12.10 11:02:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Sehwag edges through an empty 4th slip..

    Morkel bowling really well!

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.12.10 11:09:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Morning everyone.

    Pleased we won the toss. Rain totally stopped now in Umhlanga. Hope that is the rain for today.

    Go Proteas.

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.12.10 11:10:43 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 32) :

    Apparently we will be seeing some more rain in the afternoon.

    We can only hold thumbs..

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.12.10 11:13:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn gets the edge off Vijay, but goes through 2nd slips hands..

    Not sure if it carried to slip..

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.12.10 11:19:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 33) : Probably could but for no rain in Umhlanga. Don’t think we will see a full 5 days here, far too much rain this time of year.

    Hope we bowl well and take some wickets before the rain comes back.

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.12.10 11:19:39 by Puma Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 34) :

    Daffy Duck Harris standing at first slip, but standing about 2m behind Boucher..

    Should have been taken!

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.12.10 11:20:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 35) :

    It will be raining every day if the recent weather is anyting to go by.

    Are you going to the game any of the days?

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.12.10 11:21:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 34) : Richard, I don’t have tv in my study, so will be back and forward to post. Going now to watch the cricket.

    Thanks for putting the crici thread up again.

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.12.10 11:21:46 by Puma Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 37) : No not going to any. Would have, but too much rain on and off, so rather just sit relaxed at home to watch.

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.12.10 11:23:23 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 38) :

    Cool man.. enjoy!

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.12.10 11:25:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • India 23/0 after 7 overs

    Lonwabo Tsotsobe into the attack now..

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.12.10 11:33:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn is a man on a mission.. chirping Vijay with every delivery..

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.12.10 11:40:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 35) : That plus bad light at the end of the day is always a problem in Durban.

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.12.10 11:45:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steyn gets Sehwag!!

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.12.10 11:50:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Sehwag only gets 25 and is caught by Kallis.

    India 43/1

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.12.10 11:50:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • YES FINALLY a wicket. Shewag gone.. :cool:

    Richard, some dark clouds building up by me, hope it stays away from the cricket.

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.12.10 11:51:11 by Puma Reply

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  • Dravid strolls in with exactly 12000 runs to his name

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.12.10 11:52:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Morkel back into the attack..

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.12.10 11:53:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) : Yeah for sure that too. We should actually have summer and winter time here in Durbs like they do in Europe. Light at 4.30am in the summer crazy, we should change our clocks.. :smile: I smile but serious it would be great to have it light here until 8pm during the summer months. I love us getting a test here. but really Durbs not the place to hold a test this time of year cause of the summer rains we get. Winter the weather is a cert. But no crici at home that time of year. Pity.

  • Comment 49, posted at 26.12.10 11:55:34 by Puma Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 48) : Another wicket or two before lunch would be a plus for us. Keeping fingers crossed :smile:

    Looks like the rain could be back sooner than I thought.

  • Comment 50, posted at 26.12.10 11:58:19 by Puma Reply

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  • Edged through the slips again, this time through AB de Villiers..

    Steyn gets his man the very next ball!!

    Ind 48/2

  • Comment 51, posted at 26.12.10 12:02:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Vijay gone for 19 off 42 balls

  • Comment 52, posted at 26.12.10 12:03:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Heeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaa another one for Steyn. :cool:

    Nice going, need another wicket looks like rain could be coming back.

  • Comment 53, posted at 26.12.10 12:04:49 by Puma Reply

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  • Great spell by Steyn..

    8 overs, 2 wickets for 19 runs

  • Comment 54, posted at 26.12.10 12:20:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ind 62/2 after 17 overs

    2 more overs until lunch

  • Comment 55, posted at 26.12.10 12:22:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • NZ beat Pak by 5 wickets in the ODI.

  • Comment 56, posted at 26.12.10 12:22:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Consecutive top edges from Tendulkar, both going over the slips for four..

    Very lucky!

  • Comment 57, posted at 26.12.10 12:30:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) :

    I completely missed the mark with that game. I chose Pak by 5 wickets.. NZ on the comeback?

  • Comment 58, posted at 26.12.10 12:30:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ind 74/2 after 19 overs and LUNCH..

    Ends with a huge shout for LBW.

  • Comment 59, posted at 26.12.10 12:31:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 54) : Yes very good there by Steyn.

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) : Thought they were playing a T20??? Never watched so have no idea now.

  • Comment 60, posted at 26.12.10 12:35:22 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 60) : :oops: It was a T20 not ODI.

    “I” knew what I meant. :wink: :

  • Comment 61, posted at 26.12.10 12:39:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 58) : Not NZ on the comeback. More like Pak on the fix.

  • Comment 62, posted at 26.12.10 12:40:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 61) : :razz: Got ya…hehe

  • Comment 63, posted at 26.12.10 12:42:34 by Puma Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 62) :

    Ah yes.. makes sense now..

    About going to the cricket KSA, think we can delay until day 4 or 5 and see if the ankle gets better? The last thing I wanna do is go to Kingsmead on crutches..

  • Comment 64, posted at 26.12.10 12:42:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Still no rain here but dark clouds about. Just hope the rain stays away from cricket.

    Cheers Richard and KSA catch up after the lunch break.

  • Comment 65, posted at 26.12.10 12:51:30 by Puma Reply

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  • Back playing at Kingsmead, Tsotsobe get a four off him from the first ball..

  • Comment 66, posted at 26.12.10 13:11:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 64) : Yeah we can do that no problem. At least with the current weather we know there WILL be a day 5. :)

  • Comment 67, posted at 26.12.10 13:12:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Tsotsobe gets Tendulkar!!!

    Caught by kallis in the slips!

    Ind 79/3

  • Comment 68, posted at 26.12.10 13:14:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 68) : Nice!!!!

  • Comment 69, posted at 26.12.10 13:15:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 67) :

    Awesome, thanx man.. will let you know how it goes!

  • Comment 70, posted at 26.12.10 13:16:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Thats the start SA would have wanted!

  • Comment 71, posted at 26.12.10 13:17:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ind 93/3 after 26 overs

  • Comment 72, posted at 26.12.10 13:41:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Top edged pull shot lands meters away from a diving Amla.

    Very lucky!

  • Comment 73, posted at 26.12.10 13:44:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • We need another wicket now.

  • Comment 74, posted at 26.12.10 13:58:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steyn back into the attack! C’mon Protea!

  • Comment 75, posted at 26.12.10 14:01:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ind 102/3 after 30.2 overs

  • Comment 76, posted at 26.12.10 14:02:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Laxman spanks Steyn for a six!

    12 runs in 4 balls

  • Comment 77, posted at 26.12.10 14:04:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • India 138 for 5. Dhoni and pujara at the crease

  • Comment 78, posted at 26.12.10 15:05:12 by Ben Reply
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  • Lost the signal for about a hour. See Steyn has picked up another two wickets. Need to get Dhoni, we get him out think we could bowl them out today. That is if the rain don’t come. Huge big dard clouds about now.

  • Comment 79, posted at 26.12.10 15:07:55 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 79) : dard – dark

  • Comment 80, posted at 26.12.10 15:08:17 by Puma Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 78) : We doing well so far, hope we can get Dhoni next.

  • Comment 81, posted at 26.12.10 15:09:30 by Puma Reply

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  • Yip we need he’s wicket

  • Comment 82, posted at 26.12.10 15:39:54 by Ben Reply
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  • Ind 168/6 at TEA

  • Comment 83, posted at 26.12.10 15:47:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 4 wickets for Steyn

    2 wickets for Tsotsobe

  • Comment 84, posted at 26.12.10 15:49:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Just watched the replay of Tsotsobe’s catch. Brilliant, brilliant catch that. Having problems with my signal today. Always when the weather is bad, we need cable tv in this country… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 85, posted at 26.12.10 16:00:27 by Puma Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 84) : Just listening in the break there, that we have to win this series 3 zip to take the number one spot back. Wow!!! that will be tough, thought we just had to just win the series.

    We normally win in Cape Town, so hoping we win this test in Durbs. If the rain stays away, we just may.

  • Comment 86, posted at 26.12.10 16:03:15 by Puma Reply

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  • Steyn goes off… damn hope he is okay.

  • Comment 87, posted at 26.12.10 16:08:32 by Puma Reply

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  • play still on or finished.

  • Comment 88, posted at 26.12.10 16:48:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hope everyone had a merry christmas…is it just me or do we not have a plan b when it comes to having a 3rd strike bowler for tests..I mean tsostobe is too slow to be 3…

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