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Cricket: Ashes Test 4, SA v India (Day 3)


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content on 28 Dec 2010 at 05:00
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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.

After Day 2:

Australia 98 all out
England 444/5 and lead by 346 runs

India 205 all out

Teams:

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



50 Comments

  • Aus 98 & 85/1

    Eng 513

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.12.10 06:03:43 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Aus 99/2

    Eng lead by 316 runs

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.12.10 06:44:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : I like.

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.12.10 07:00:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Aus 103/3

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.12.10 07:03:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Aus 104/3 now

    7 wickets to go and Eng lead by 311 runs

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.12.10 07:03:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Make that 104/4 now!

    Ponting and Hussey gone!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.12.10 07:05:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 104/4

    I can’t keep up. :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.12.10 07:05:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : I LIKE!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.12.10 07:06:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Okay off to uShaka.

    Enjoy the day everyone. Unless of course you are an Aus supporter, then all you can do is bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.12.10 07:09:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Up the Pasty Poms! :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.12.10 07:34:32 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : howzit Rich saw you went missing after lunch yesterday so I filled in for ya! :)

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.12.10 07:40:59 by Ben Reply
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  • Think south africa has a chance to bowl india out today..guys what’s the weather like..

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.12.10 07:55:22 by shaniboi Reply

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  • Aus 166/6 and 249 runs behind

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.12.10 08:50:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The weather in Durbs looks great, lotsa sun around.

    Will go much the same way as yesterday with rain in the evening.

    I had hail last night in Toti!

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.12.10 08:52:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Stumps on day 3 of the Ashes:

    Aus 169/6 and 246 runs behind

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.12.10 08:54:21 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Morning everyone.

    Good start for us this morning. 94/5

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.12.10 09:43:34 by Puma Reply

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  • Rich..looks like kingsmead does not like batsmen..this test has seen too many wickets fall in too few days..think today might be the last chance to get lotsa wickets..pitch has to slow up sooner or later…this test was made for the quickies..if only we had a 3rd bowler who could fo 140km plus would be good..

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.12.10 09:43:44 by shaniboi Reply

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  • We need wickets badly now

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.12.10 10:21:32 by Ben Reply
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  • Dhoni gone! Tsotsie gets his man

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.12.10 10:33:29 by Ben Reply
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  • India now on 142 for 6

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.12.10 10:34:35 by Ben Reply
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  • Morkel gets harbajan! India now 151 for 7

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.12.10 10:49:22 by Ben Reply
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  • Ind 162/7 and lead by 236

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.12.10 11:02:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • India now on 188 for 7 and lead by 262 runs

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.12.10 11:31:17 by Ben Reply
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  • The referral system should be made complusory. Annoys me we don’t have it for this test series.

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.12.10 11:38:54 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 24) : sorry typo there. meant – compulsory :oops:

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.12.10 11:40:10 by Puma Reply

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  • Tomrrow 60% chance of rain. Maybe a draw. Then again if it is overcast not going to be good for batting. Think we will struggle, so bring on the rain :smile:

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.12.10 11:41:53 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 24) : I agree with you on that 1

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.12.10 11:45:45 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 27) : Yip, think we had better hope for rain for tomorrow if it is overcast. Though think we will come in to bat later today. No clouds about by me so don’t think any rain for later, we had better bat well and not lose any wickets.

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.12.10 11:54:56 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 28) : lol no I meant I agree with you about the referrals that it should be in all tests

  • Comment 29, posted at 28.12.10 11:57:08 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 29) :oops: Okay then…hehehehe.

    Just watching the Ashes umpires got plenty wrong there and the referrals work well. I heard India never wanted the referrals during this series. We should have none of that and it should be compulsory now for all teams to have it.

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.12.10 12:10:16 by Puma Reply

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  • Aus & Eng use all available tech as it should be.

    It makes the SA India series look amateur.

    Absurd not to have the same conditions for all tests. ICC probably more concerned that lunch & tea breaks are strictly adhered to than whether the correct decisions are made on field. Decisions by the way that can make or break a player/coach’s career or series.
    :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 31, posted at 28.12.10 12:16:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 31) : We should have had the referrals in this test. Morkel got a absolute plum lbw about a hour or so ago and umpire just would not lift his finger… :roll:

    Daft if have tech we must use it. Remember Oz never wanted it when we played there two years back either. All has changed since then though.

  • Comment 32, posted at 28.12.10 12:26:58 by Puma Reply

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  • What is everyones opinion on the Kingsmead pitch? Pro-Green Mamba or is the pitch too hot for its own good?

  • Comment 33, posted at 28.12.10 12:33:00 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 33) : I reckon it’s a good one. :cool:

  • Comment 34, posted at 28.12.10 12:43:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 34) : IMO I think its a touch too green. A few centuries could do. The groundsman asked a few players what pitch they want. All of them agreed on the Green Mamba except home boy Amla, who said a tad bit more batting friendly would suit them

  • Comment 35, posted at 28.12.10 13:10:56 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 35) : They did not listen To Amla

  • Comment 36, posted at 28.12.10 13:17:36 by Mocho Reply

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  • SA on 49 without loss. Target is 303 to win.

  • Comment 37, posted at 28.12.10 14:26:59 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 37) :
    Gonna need a good ole dose of bloody-mindedness in our batting to hit this target.

    Hope the boys can show the cojones, but very wary of the Turbinator over the next 2 days…

  • Comment 38, posted at 28.12.10 14:37:42 by Big Fish Reply
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  • 303 is reachable within 50overs..2 days we should crack this one..

  • Comment 39, posted at 28.12.10 14:42:04 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 38) : I don’t think the 5th day wil play a part I think if were gonna win it will happen tomorrow

  • Comment 40, posted at 28.12.10 15:03:59 by Ben Reply
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  • We need to keep our cool and just score the runs slowly but surely. We have 3 days to score the runs.

    Punish the bad balls and ignore the rest.

  • Comment 41, posted at 28.12.10 15:12:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 82/3

    Collapse started? :roll:

  • Comment 42, posted at 28.12.10 15:17:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • 82/3 :(

  • Comment 43, posted at 28.12.10 15:17:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Need 221 more.

  • Comment 44, posted at 28.12.10 15:17:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Kallis and AB should see this through now! ;)

  • Comment 45, posted at 28.12.10 15:28:12 by Ben Reply
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  • Like I said…

  • Comment 46, posted at 28.12.10 15:29:23 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 45) : Better is a more appropriate word. :)

  • Comment 47, posted at 28.12.10 15:41:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : haha yeah or else….

  • Comment 48, posted at 28.12.10 15:46:23 by Ben Reply
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  • Not sure we will see this through, 3 wickets down and overcast weather with rain forecast for tomorrow. Going to be very tough out there.

    Pleased to see Kallis is still there with AB, that gives me a bit of hope.

  • Comment 49, posted at 28.12.10 16:44:39 by Puma Reply

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  • England bowled out Australia for 258 to win the fourth Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground by an innings and 157 runs

  • Comment 50, posted at 29.12.10 08:01:22 by SharksRTB Reply

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