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Chaos without Smith


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 16 Jan 2009 at 06:40
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South Africa are just not the same cricket team without Graeme Smith at the helm.

Christo Buchner writes for Beeld that, that was the opinion on Thursday of Ricky Ponting when he was asked whether he noticed a difference in the South Africans without Smith leading the side.

“Oh yes, definitely,” said the Australian captain. “It’s only natural that they won’t be as intense with their captain absent. He commands respect and is a strong leader.

“The difference in the field is visible with a new captain. It was particularly evident in Brisbane the other night when there were about four or five captains by the end and everybody had something to say.

“However, it’s their problem and we just observe it from afar. It’s not my job to give them advice,” he added with a smile.

Australia last played one-day cricket in September and Ponting was not even part of the squad then. He said it would be a new experience with the rule changes that have come in since last season.

“We spoke about it this morning and it’s quite a strange situation with the senior players in the Australian team having to get advice on tactics from the younger guys that have come out of the provincial set-up,” said Ponting.

“We’ll discuss the tactics because everything is a little new to us. There are some exciting changes (such as the power play for batsmen).”

He added the energy and enthusiasm from the new players has been important and is making a difference to the Aussies.

When he was asked whether he thought one-day cricket and Twenty20 both have a right to existence, he said one of the two would have to be scaled down over time.

“I think both versions can survive because there is a market. The cricket authorities will have to remain switched on to keep stimulating interest in both,” he said.


380 Comments

  • I agree.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.01.09 06:41:37 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • And just as they finish showing the missed chances at dismissing Ponting, HE IS OUT.

    103/2 after 20 over

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.01.09 06:43:06 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 28.4 M Morkel to Marsh, 1 run, dropped! Marsh leans forward to flick the slower ball but ends up mis-hitting it in the air towards midwicket, McKenzie dives to his left but ends up diving over the ball, he only just got fingertips to it, South Africa have not matched their usual high standards in the field

    🙄

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.01.09 07:13:40 by wpw Reply
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  • Aus 146/2 after 30.6 overs

    Clarke 19*
    Marsh 70*

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.01.09 07:15:31 by wpw Reply
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  • Clarke OUT

    Caught by Amla in the deep off Albie Morkel’s bowling…

    147/3

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.01.09 07:21:09 by wpw Reply
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  • Johan Botha has taken 31 ODI wickets in 37 matches at an average of 40.

    How the hell could they make such an average player captain??? 😯

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.01.09 07:23:21 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : Is jonty still in charge of the fielding?

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.01.09 07:34:51 by Reds Reply

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  • @Reds (Comment 7) :

    I’m not sure Reds. I think he might still be.

    34.6 Steyn to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, dropped! And it’s a sitter! Steyn dug the ball in short again outside off stump, Hussey went back and cut the ball high in the air over cover point, van Jaarsveld ran in from the boundary, slid on to his knees as he reached the ball but spilled it, that’s his second drop of the day, what a poor debut he’s having in the field 🙄

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.01.09 07:41:15 by wpw Reply
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  • Marsh OUT

    Caught Boucher bowled Morkel (Morne) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.01.09 07:45:36 by wpw Reply
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  • Good morning…
    210/4 (43.4 ov)

    6 wickets in hand…about 60 runs to come…so 280 ?

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.01.09 08:12:06 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 10) :

    Hey Blackshark.

    In my opinion there’s quite a few ‘passengers’ in our ODI side:

    Botha, Gibbs, Van Jaarsveld (he dropped 2 catches today) and McKenzie.

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.01.09 08:15:18 by wpw Reply
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  • A few wickets falling I see… nice!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.01.09 08:21:37 by wpw Reply
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  • Botha to White, OUT, bowled him! That was a fast ball in the blockhole, 106 kmh! White tried to swat the ball towards midwicket but missed, Botha hit off stump

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.01.09 08:21:50 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : Great..

    A Morkel to DJ Hussey, OUT!

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.01.09 08:22:22 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • 44.6 Botha to White, OUT, bowled him! That was a fast ball in the blockhole, 106 kmh! White tried to swat the ball towards midwicket but missed, Botha hit off stump
    CL White b Botha 21 (24b 2×4 0x6) SR: 87.50
    😎

    45.6 JA Morkel to DJ Hussey, OUT, knocked him over! Albie bowls a good length ball on off and middle stump with a hint of swing into the right-hander, Hussey tries to hit across the line towards midwicket but misses, the ball crashes into off and middle stump
    DJ Hussey b JA Morkel 52 (50b 5×4 0x6) SR: 104.00

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.01.09 08:23:01 by wpw Reply
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  • 231/6 after 46 overs :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.01.09 08:23:58 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) :

    BOTHA is useless as a player and worse as a captain…
    2/50…please! I bet he won’t do much with the bat as well…

    GIBBS is there because we are desperate – if he doesn’t perform Down Under- then I would drop him for the local series.

    VAN JAARSVELD has a good record in but he’s just given himself a bad start by dropping those sitters. He better score runs and score them fast. The T20 performance doesn’t count really- so I’m willing to give him a chance cos technically it’s his debut.

    MCKENZIE – you know what I think about him.

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.01.09 08:28:21 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 17) :

    Do have have no better players in SA??

    What about Bodi???

    Henry Davids??

    Morne Van Wyk???

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.01.09 08:34:13 by wpw Reply
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  • 47.6 M Morkel to Hopes, OUT, van Jaarsveld finally catches one! He has relief written all over his face and he turns to the MCG crowd and gives them a stare. Hopes made room to hit over the off side but didn’t get enough muscle behind the shot, he lofted the ball towards long off, van Jaarsveld ran in from the boundary and judged it well
    JR Hopes c van Jaarsveld b M Morkel 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.01.09 08:34:31 by wpw Reply
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  • I actually think Prince would have been a better option that McKenzie.

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.01.09 08:36:26 by wpw Reply
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  • 48.6 Steyn to Haddin, OUT
    BJ Haddin run out 19 (12b 2×4 0x6) SR: 158.33

    😆 😎

    Aus 259/8 with 1 more over to be bowled. 😉

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.01.09 08:37:22 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : van Jaarsveld finally catches one! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.01.09 08:38:46 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • OK, so we need to score 272 to win. I wonder if it is doable with McKenzie in the team… 🙄

    No watch him score some runs to prove me wrong!!! 👿

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.01.09 08:42:42 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) : Henry Davids?Thats pushing it Wes, that opener from the Titans is one to keep an eye on.

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.01.09 08:44:43 by PJLD Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) : Those guys are not exactly up-an-coming … me-thinks they’ve missed the train…or they were at the station but the train doors didn’t open for them…

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.01.09 08:49:42 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 24) :

    As far as I know Davids has been scoring loads of runs since last season. What is the opener’s name???

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.01.09 08:50:26 by wpw Reply
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  • Roelaf vd Merwe or something like that.McKenzie also scores loads of runs at home.

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.01.09 08:53:26 by PJLD Reply
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  • Australia were 10-15 runs short…we’re going to win this in the 48th over by 3 wickets… 😎

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.01.09 08:53:30 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • I thought there was a place for Loots Bosman in the T20 team…the dude can strike the ball ala Warner…

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.01.09 08:55:00 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 25) :

    Bodi is what 29 now?? I think he still has a lot to offer.

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.01.09 08:56:55 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 30) : Just turned 30 – but as you know- it’s a huge step from Domestic to International. You have to feel for the guy cos he’s been performing consistently…he should’ve been given a “long-term” chance years ago.

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.01.09 09:03:10 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Bodi played 2 ODI’s for SA. 83 runs, 1 fifty @ average 41.5

    Van Wyk played 6 ODI’s for SA. 195 runs, 2 fifties @ average 32.5

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.01.09 09:06:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 32) : Minnows here and there but they did well and were dropped like they never existed…

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.01.09 09:12:30 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • morning, Cricketworld 🙂

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.01.09 09:28:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Howzit!?
    You mean Smithsworld?

    (***whistling that Kenny Rogers number***) 😆

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.01.09 09:30:59 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • OK I’ve finally arrived at work, got the cricket on in media player and best of all 271 = not enough. 😎

    Come on Hersch! Show us what you’re made of! 🙂

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.01.09 09:35:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : Proteasworld. 🙄

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.01.09 09:35:43 by klempie Reply

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  • Amla. 🙄 What the freaking hell? 👿

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.01.09 09:36:53 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 36) :

    You’re streaming again? 👿

    I bet you’re happy now- show off!!!

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.01.09 09:40:42 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 38) : Eish…

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.01.09 09:41:28 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 39) : 🙂

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.01.09 09:42:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 40) : Doesn’t matter. Remember Boeta in the 438 game. 😉

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.01.09 09:44:44 by klempie Reply

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  • Gibbsy slaps one over mid on off Tait off the FRONT foot… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.01.09 09:47:39 by klempie Reply

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  • Gees…what’s with all the Bracken maidens ?

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.01.09 09:56:04 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Nice little glance down leg side from Kallis for 4. Saffers in the crowd go mozzy. 😎

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.01.09 09:56:26 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 41) : All I have is Radio 2000 – have to say my knowledge of fielding positions has improved since I started listening to the game on Radio. :mrgreen:

    @klempie (Comment 42) : Yeah…and we need just over half of that total today 😉

    Ok…I don’t wanna jinx anyone…let me do a bit of work…will be back later…

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.01.09 10:00:20 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 46) : Saw that last night. Incredible that there were no fatalities. Good job by the pilots. 😎

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.01.09 10:02:55 by klempie Reply

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  • ANOTHER DRAG ON!!! AAAAARRRRGGGHHH. Gibbs typical with no feet. 🙄

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.01.09 10:04:15 by klempie Reply

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  • Well at least Duminy is at the wicket. 🙄

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.01.09 10:07:54 by wpw Reply
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  • Aargh…Gibbs… 👿

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.01.09 10:08:04 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Come on Kallis…

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.01.09 10:08:35 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 49) : If Gibbs does not perform during this series then he should go!!! 👿

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.01.09 10:08:39 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 48) : now THAT was a true miracle.

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.01.09 10:10:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 53) : go where? To the bar? 😉

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.01.09 10:11:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Kallis thinks he is playing in a test match… 👿

    8 off 20 balls.

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.01.09 10:13:39 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 55) : Below the belt again. 😐

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.01.09 10:17:42 by klempie Reply

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  • SL have recovered to 35/5 against Bang….if you can call that a recovery. 😛 They were 18/5. 😯

  • Comment 58, posted at 16.01.09 10:18:29 by klempie Reply

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  • ‘Someone in the crowd has just thrown a shoe onto the ground at fine leg. Must have thought it was George W Bush fielding down there, says Brydon from the MCG.’

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.01.09 10:23:46 by wpw Reply
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  • And now Kallis is out to prove me wrong. 2 fours in one over which moves him to 21 off 29 balls. 😯

  • Comment 60, posted at 16.01.09 10:25:48 by wpw Reply
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  • RR is 4.5…hmmmm

  • Comment 61, posted at 16.01.09 10:25:59 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 60) : hehe. There goes a nick down to fine third man for another.

  • Comment 62, posted at 16.01.09 10:30:52 by klempie Reply

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  • Australia have never beaten South Africa in an ODI at the MCG. The teams have met at the venue five times.

  • Comment 63, posted at 16.01.09 10:31:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • OK. The worms have just come up and after some erratic wiggling at the start the Saffer worm is about to meet the Aussie one. 😎

  • Comment 64, posted at 16.01.09 10:32:05 by klempie Reply

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  • The MCG has been far from a happy hunting ground for Australia recently – they have lost three of their past four one-day internationals there.

  • Comment 65, posted at 16.01.09 10:32:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • It is nearly two years since the teams last met in an ODI, when Australia eliminated South Africa in a World Cup semi-final in the blistering heat of St Lucia.

  • Comment 66, posted at 16.01.09 10:32:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • South Africa’s most recent victory over Australia was in the unforgettable 400-plus match in Johannesburg in 2005-06.

  • Comment 67, posted at 16.01.09 10:33:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • If we can get a decent partnership going and one player scored a ton we’ll be home and hosed. 😎

  • Comment 68, posted at 16.01.09 10:36:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 60) : Make that 32 off 36. 😎

  • Comment 69, posted at 16.01.09 10:36:41 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 67) : I was at that game. 😎

  • Comment 70, posted at 16.01.09 10:38:59 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 69) :

    I just noticed that Kallis is nearing 10 000 ODI runs. WOW!!! 😎

  • Comment 71, posted at 16.01.09 10:39:07 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 70) : Only saw some of the Aus innings live on tv. Didn’t see any of our run chase (live). Still haunts me to this day. 😥

  • Comment 72, posted at 16.01.09 10:42:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 71) : He are good. 😎

  • Comment 73, posted at 16.01.09 10:42:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • 50 partnership up!!

    Well done so far boys!!! 😕

  • Comment 74, posted at 16.01.09 10:44:38 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 72) :

    Why don’t you buy the DVD?? You do know there’s a DVD out don’t you???

    🙄

  • Comment 75, posted at 16.01.09 10:45:30 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 75) : Fortunately it has since been shown a millions times. Seen it more than once. 😀

  • Comment 76, posted at 16.01.09 10:46:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • KALLIS 👿

    We were going along nicely…at a decent rate… ag…

  • Comment 77, posted at 16.01.09 10:47:03 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 71) : If he gets there today he will be the 4th fastest to 10000 ODI runs of all time.

  • Comment 78, posted at 16.01.09 10:47:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • NOOIT

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  • @wpw (Comment 75) : I always pick it up and then put it back on the rack… 😐

  • Comment 80, posted at 16.01.09 10:48:13 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 77) : That’s the only thing that will stop us from winning today. Losing wickets. 👿

  • Comment 81, posted at 16.01.09 10:48:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 72) : I almost took my ex home to watch some DVD’s after the first innings but thankfully work commitments kept me there. :mrgreen:

    It was also the first game she had ever gone to. I told her after that I’d never take her to another one as it would never be able to top that. 😆

  • Comment 82, posted at 16.01.09 10:48:30 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 75) : Whenever I have a really bad day and need a cheer up, I put it on and fast forward to the last 5 overs. Works a treat! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 83, posted at 16.01.09 10:50:57 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 78) : Not today, he won’t…just went out …bowled by Clarke 😡

  • Comment 84, posted at 16.01.09 10:51:27 by Me2 Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 83) : Although, everytime Hall lobs one to mid on my heart still drops. 😐

  • Comment 85, posted at 16.01.09 10:51:59 by klempie Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 84) : Why did I not keep quiet… 🙄

  • Comment 86, posted at 16.01.09 10:53:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • Will the Duminy come to the rescue again? Hope so.

  • Comment 87, posted at 16.01.09 10:54:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 78) : YOU JINXED HIM!!! 👿

  • Comment 88, posted at 16.01.09 10:54:29 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 82) :

    DVD’s with an ex ?
    I bet you’d still be seeing a shrink had you gone that route… 🙂

  • Comment 89, posted at 16.01.09 10:55:29 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 87) : Don’t jinx HIM!!! 👿

  • Comment 90, posted at 16.01.09 10:55:57 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Why does McKenzie bat in the middle order in the one day side? I’m sure the coach has a logical reason, but would like to hear him explain it to the public.

  • Comment 91, posted at 16.01.09 10:56:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • Right I have to go. Some moron has scheduled an office birthday party in the middle of the cricket. 🙄

  • Comment 92, posted at 16.01.09 10:56:51 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 91) : Because they don’t know what to do with him…

  • Comment 93, posted at 16.01.09 11:00:53 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • The required rate is climbing now…I blame McKenzie…

  • Comment 94, posted at 16.01.09 11:05:10 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 94) : And he hits two FOURS in a row… 🙄

  • Comment 95, posted at 16.01.09 11:08:26 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 91) : I think Mac is there to keep one side up while Duminy does the damage…he will hit the bad balls & try & give Duminy as much of the strike as possible…some one must stay there for the rest of the innings.

  • Comment 96, posted at 16.01.09 11:19:32 by Me2 Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 92) : Clearly they don’t their priorities in order!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 97, posted at 16.01.09 11:20:38 by wpw Reply
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  • Required run rate: 6.63

    Come on guys!!!!

    If only we had a player like Zulu who could take ANY attack apart!!!

    He wouldve been handy in this a situation!!!

  • Comment 98, posted at 16.01.09 11:28:59 by wpw Reply
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  • Hmmmm….ok. We haven’t lost a wicket since I left. Should I leave? 😕

  • Comment 99, posted at 16.01.09 11:34:37 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 89) : She wasn’t my ex at the time! 🙄

  • Comment 100, posted at 16.01.09 11:35:46 by klempie Reply

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  • A few more boundaries for McKenzie…seems like he’s grown a pair… 🙄

  • Comment 101, posted at 16.01.09 11:35:52 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 100) : Still… 😆

  • Comment 102, posted at 16.01.09 11:36:41 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 94) : :mrgreen: He’s looking good isn’t he?

  • Comment 103, posted at 16.01.09 11:38:39 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 102) : Oh sorry. I didn’t read your whole post. Yes, I would’ve needed a shrink if I’d missed the victory DVDs. In fact, the relationship would probs only have lasted half the two months it did with the strain it would’ve gone through. hehe

  • Comment 104, posted at 16.01.09 11:42:17 by klempie Reply

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  • “Duminy hasn’t hit a boundary thus far for his 41 runs, but has still maintained a decent strike-rate. Sensible batting,” says Dave.

    😯 😯

  • Comment 105, posted at 16.01.09 11:42:17 by wpw Reply
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  • JP on 49 now…

    I hope he opens up a bit after reaching 50. 😎

  • Comment 106, posted at 16.01.09 11:43:13 by wpw Reply
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  • South Africa need 108 off 96 balls, the ball has been changed.

  • Comment 107, posted at 16.01.09 11:43:30 by wpw Reply
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  • 50 up for JP…. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 108, posted at 16.01.09 11:43:57 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Duminy gets 50. 😎 Without a BOUNDARY! 😯

  • Comment 109, posted at 16.01.09 11:44:29 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 107) :
    New ball…great!
    Whiter and easier for the Aussies to find when it goes for FOUR or SIX… 🙂

  • Comment 110, posted at 16.01.09 11:45:32 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • What I don’t get is how people can rate T20 over this stuff. They just can’t produce the tension ODIs can.

  • Comment 111, posted at 16.01.09 11:46:02 by klempie Reply

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  • 53% of Channel 9 viewers think SA are in front at this point. 😎

  • Comment 112, posted at 16.01.09 11:47:04 by klempie Reply

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  • We need a few big hits don’t we???

    I take it Boucher is next and then Albie. Heaven forbid we end up with Botha or Morne Morkel at the crease…

    We CAN’T lose more wickets!!! 👿

  • Comment 113, posted at 16.01.09 11:47:06 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 111) : I dont rate that nonsense

  • Comment 114, posted at 16.01.09 11:47:35 by PJLD Reply
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  • ‘Bracken will take over from Clarke, he’s bowled only four overs so far, for seven runs.’

    Now we are in deep kark!!!

  • Comment 115, posted at 16.01.09 11:47:52 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 113) : Nee wat, we’re solid. Still under 7 an over. easy. as long as we don’t lose wickets…

  • Comment 116, posted at 16.01.09 11:48:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • Last 5 ovs 34/0 RR 6.80

  • Comment 117, posted at 16.01.09 11:48:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • Required RR 6.68

  • Comment 118, posted at 16.01.09 11:49:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 113) : Botha can tonk it boet.

  • Comment 119, posted at 16.01.09 11:49:52 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 113) : Correct-these guys have to kep it together…

    Credit to McKenzie – he’s picking up the pace a bit… 🙄

  • Comment 120, posted at 16.01.09 11:50:33 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 116) :

    I hope you right!!!

    I must say I am HUGELY impressed by Duminy of late. What a freakin player!!! 😎

  • Comment 121, posted at 16.01.09 11:50:59 by wpw Reply
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  • ‘Adam Parore’s 96 against India in Baroda in 1994 is the highest ODI score without a boundary. Eighty-four is the next-best.’

    JP on 58 not out WITHOUT hitting a boundary… 😯

  • Comment 122, posted at 16.01.09 11:51:49 by wpw Reply
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  • Adam Parore’s 96 against India in Baroda in 1994 is the highest ODI score without a boundary. Eighty-four is the next-best.

  • Comment 123, posted at 16.01.09 11:51:49 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 122) :
    @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 123) :

    YNWA!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 124, posted at 16.01.09 11:52:37 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 124) : Identical time 😯

  • Comment 125, posted at 16.01.09 11:53:14 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 115) : 6 singles from Bracken…not too bad for the rate…

  • Comment 126, posted at 16.01.09 11:55:54 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 120) : Maybe I got it wrong…Duminy to stay & Mac to strike 🙄

  • Comment 127, posted at 16.01.09 11:58:43 by Me2 Reply

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  • Only 3 runs off the last over from Tait. 🙄

    Run rate required has crept up to 7.

  • Comment 128, posted at 16.01.09 12:01:34 by wpw Reply
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  • Have we got any Powerplays left?

  • Comment 129, posted at 16.01.09 12:02:25 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 129) : Answered. One more Powerplay.

  • Comment 130, posted at 16.01.09 12:05:23 by klempie Reply

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  • 100 partnership up. Fantastic stuff okes. Keep going!

  • Comment 131, posted at 16.01.09 12:06:23 by klempie Reply

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  • We need a couple boundaries now to ease the pressure

  • Comment 132, posted at 16.01.09 12:07:54 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 132) : Mac obliges by scoring two fours in the V. Thanks boet.

  • Comment 133, posted at 16.01.09 12:09:10 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 133) : That brings up his 50 btw. I’m chuffed for him after the Test series. 😎

    69 needed off 60.

  • Comment 134, posted at 16.01.09 12:10:24 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 121) : As are I. Seems we have a great in the making. 😎

  • Comment 135, posted at 16.01.09 12:11:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • Haddin does a Bouch and tries a backhand flick from the throwin for the runout. To no avail though. 😳

  • Comment 136, posted at 16.01.09 12:13:35 by klempie Reply

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  • Duminy gone. 😡

  • Comment 137, posted at 16.01.09 12:15:50 by klempie Reply

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  • Well done JP…well played boy…

  • Comment 138, posted at 16.01.09 12:16:12 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • 40.2 Bracken to Duminy, 3 runs, Duminy jumps across stumps and pulls the ball into the gap at deep backward square leg, they run two but want the third, Haddin collects the throw and flicks the ball back on to the stumps, McKenzie is safe though, a huge boo goes round the MCG

  • Comment 139, posted at 16.01.09 12:16:19 by wpw Reply
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  • Duminy 71 c White b Bracken. Well played boetie.

  • Comment 140, posted at 16.01.09 12:16:37 by klempie Reply

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  • Oh no!!!

    Well played JP Duminy!!! You are officially my new hero/lovechild.

    Who is Eddie Andrews??? 🙄

  • Comment 141, posted at 16.01.09 12:17:11 by wpw Reply
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  • Remember. We still have a PP in our back pocket.

  • Comment 142, posted at 16.01.09 12:18:07 by klempie Reply

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  • I suppose the powerplay will be the last 5…

    Boucher, Morkel, Vaughn…should be able to handle a RR of 6.00

  • Comment 143, posted at 16.01.09 12:18:47 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 141) : He’s going to be SA’s Lara.

  • Comment 144, posted at 16.01.09 12:19:25 by klempie Reply

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  • Boucher …duck!!! 👿

  • Comment 145, posted at 16.01.09 12:19:50 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Boucher. 🙁

  • Comment 146, posted at 16.01.09 12:20:16 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 145) : royal too.

  • Comment 147, posted at 16.01.09 12:20:53 by klempie Reply

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  • Game’s even now.

  • Comment 148, posted at 16.01.09 12:21:35 by klempie Reply

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  • Boucher = Duck

  • Comment 149, posted at 16.01.09 12:21:47 by PJLD Reply
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  • Come on Vaughn!

  • Comment 150, posted at 16.01.09 12:22:15 by klempie Reply

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  • Eish Boucher…

    He’s played well for us, saved and won a lot of games with but maybe it’s time to hand the gloves over to AB…

  • Comment 151, posted at 16.01.09 12:22:25 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 150) : He better…he owes us!!!

  • Comment 152, posted at 16.01.09 12:23:12 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Hot stopping moment as Vaughn mishits one over mid off! 😳

  • Comment 153, posted at 16.01.09 12:24:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 153) : heart

  • Comment 154, posted at 16.01.09 12:25:37 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 151) : I still reckon Bouch is alot safer than AB behind the stumps.

  • Comment 155, posted at 16.01.09 12:26:36 by PJLD Reply
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  • What’s going on!!!!! I look away for a few minutes and……. ❓ ❓

  • Comment 156, posted at 16.01.09 12:26:51 by Me2 Reply

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  • I’ll say it again. This kicks T20 arse.

  • Comment 157, posted at 16.01.09 12:27:14 by klempie Reply

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  • Ag, McKenzie had to go and run the poor kid out… 😡

  • Comment 158, posted at 16.01.09 12:27:45 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Stupid run although there was interference from Bracken. Vaughn goes. Aussie in front now.

  • Comment 159, posted at 16.01.09 12:29:10 by klempie Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 155) :
    Yeah…let’s say he saves a total of 30 byes/wides…
    I’d rather have AB and another batsman…

  • Comment 160, posted at 16.01.09 12:29:56 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • 😡

  • Comment 161, posted at 16.01.09 12:29:57 by Me2 Reply

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  • I would take the Powerplay now.

  • Comment 162, posted at 16.01.09 12:30:28 by klempie Reply

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  • McKenzie is gone….and perhaps the game too…

  • Comment 163, posted at 16.01.09 12:32:57 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Game over.

  • Comment 164, posted at 16.01.09 12:33:47 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 162) : I was just about to say the same thing…at this rate we’ll be bowled out before we take it…

  • Comment 165, posted at 16.01.09 12:33:51 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Chaos without Smith!!!

  • Comment 166, posted at 16.01.09 12:34:22 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Oh hang on. I forgot about Botha. :mrgreen: Give it an over and take the PP.

  • Comment 167, posted at 16.01.09 12:36:13 by klempie Reply

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  • Albie needs to deliver now. 5 boundaries in the next 2 overs. Come on boy!

  • Comment 168, posted at 16.01.09 12:37:55 by klempie Reply

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  • 50 from 33…ag nee man…

  • Comment 169, posted at 16.01.09 12:40:27 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • OK this is Tait’s last over which is good news. He’s the danger man.

  • Comment 170, posted at 16.01.09 12:40:47 by klempie Reply

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  • I step away for a while and it all goes tits up. 👿

  • Comment 171, posted at 16.01.09 12:40:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • Only 1 run from the over??? With the Powerplay on?

  • Comment 172, posted at 16.01.09 12:42:15 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • At least 10 per over boys!!! 😡

  • Comment 173, posted at 16.01.09 12:44:31 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Albie gets a four off the first ball of the over.

  • Comment 174, posted at 16.01.09 12:45:27 by klempie Reply

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  • Come on Albie!

    Who is the Man Of The Match here?

  • Comment 175, posted at 16.01.09 12:46:07 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • He SMASHES another through the covers and just like that we have our 10 for the over. Martyn reckons that is the biggest hotspot he has ever seen on Morkel’s bat.

  • Comment 176, posted at 16.01.09 12:48:09 by klempie Reply

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  • Botha gets a single off the first ball of the over to Albie on strike. Albie gets two to long mid on.

  • Comment 177, posted at 16.01.09 12:50:49 by klempie Reply

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  • SIX!!! :mrgreen: Albie!

  • Comment 178, posted at 16.01.09 12:52:40 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • This is exciting stuff

  • Comment 179, posted at 16.01.09 12:52:40 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 179) : Very!!!

  • Comment 180, posted at 16.01.09 12:53:44 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIXXXXXXX!!!! Albie launches Hilfenaus STRAIGHT back over his head!

    25 needed off 18! COME ON BOOOOOOOOOOOOOYSSSS!!!

  • Comment 181, posted at 16.01.09 12:53:50 by klempie Reply

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  • Botha 4

  • Comment 182, posted at 16.01.09 12:54:53 by PJLD Reply
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  • BOTHAAAAA….first ball goes for four. Follows up with a risky run that would have been gone if he hit.

    20 needed off 16!!

  • Comment 183, posted at 16.01.09 12:55:27 by klempie Reply

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  • misfield- FOUR!!!

  • Comment 184, posted at 16.01.09 12:55:39 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • YEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH!!!! Come on!!!

  • Comment 185, posted at 16.01.09 12:56:21 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Another 4!!!

    16 needed of 15!!! We’re gonna do this!!! We’re AHEAD now!!

  • Comment 186, posted at 16.01.09 12:56:28 by klempie Reply

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  • Two FOURS in a row by Albie!!!

    GO ALBIE!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 187, posted at 16.01.09 12:57:00 by wpw Reply
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  • My ole heart is taking strain 🙄

  • Comment 188, posted at 16.01.09 12:57:08 by Me2 Reply

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  • Who are the chokers now?

  • Comment 189, posted at 16.01.09 12:57:33 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • We just need to play it cool. Don’t wanna lose another wicket.

  • Comment 190, posted at 16.01.09 12:57:49 by wpw Reply
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  • Braken to bowl last over?

  • Comment 191, posted at 16.01.09 12:58:05 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 188) : My young heart is taking strain

  • Comment 192, posted at 16.01.09 12:58:07 by PJLD Reply
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  • Ok…let me chill now…it’s not over yet… 😳

  • Comment 193, posted at 16.01.09 12:58:09 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • We need 10 off 13 balls. We can do it!!! 😎

  • Comment 194, posted at 16.01.09 12:58:22 by wpw Reply
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  • This is good stuff man!

  • Comment 195, posted at 16.01.09 12:58:41 by PJLD Reply
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  • Albie “guides” another 4 past Haddin’s gloves!

  • Comment 196, posted at 16.01.09 12:58:46 by klempie Reply

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  • 18 off that over!!!

    whoo whoo!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 197, posted at 16.01.09 12:58:54 by wpw Reply
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  • 7 off 12 bru!

  • Comment 198, posted at 16.01.09 12:59:12 by PJLD Reply
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  • Ricky taking his time setting the field…as per usual??

  • Comment 199, posted at 16.01.09 12:59:40 by Me2 Reply

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  • 6 needed off 11. Remember the last over will NOT be a PP.

  • Comment 200, posted at 16.01.09 13:00:27 by klempie Reply

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  • Only 6 runs needed off 11 balls!!!

    If we lose this one dan weet ek darem nie!!! 🙄

  • Comment 201, posted at 16.01.09 13:00:40 by wpw Reply
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  • 😎 😀 😎

  • Comment 202, posted at 16.01.09 13:00:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • Wasting the PP over… 🙄 Chicken Botha!

  • Comment 203, posted at 16.01.09 13:01:09 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 191) : 😳 got that wrong 😆

  • Comment 204, posted at 16.01.09 13:01:19 by Me2 Reply

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  • ok no more dot balls please

  • Comment 205, posted at 16.01.09 13:01:33 by PJLD Reply
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  • two dot balls off Bracken. 6 off 9 😯

  • Comment 206, posted at 16.01.09 13:01:44 by klempie Reply

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  • 4 dot balls 👿

  • Comment 207, posted at 16.01.09 13:02:13 by PJLD Reply
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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 203) : Not really…wait for the BAD ball, no good getting out now!!

  • Comment 208, posted at 16.01.09 13:02:57 by Me2 Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 205) : Another dot from a near runout.

  • Comment 209, posted at 16.01.09 13:03:08 by klempie Reply

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  • Calm down Johan!

  • Comment 210, posted at 16.01.09 13:03:43 by Me2 Reply

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  • 2 from the last over…come on…

  • Comment 211, posted at 16.01.09 13:04:29 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • keep 😎 manne

  • Comment 212, posted at 16.01.09 13:04:40 by Me2 Reply

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  • 3 off the last ball of the over. Which means just 2 needed off the last over.

  • Comment 213, posted at 16.01.09 13:05:00 by klempie Reply

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  • 2 runs off the last over. easy. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 214, posted at 16.01.09 13:05:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hilfenhaus to bowl last over 😀

  • Comment 215, posted at 16.01.09 13:05:32 by Me2 Reply

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  • That’s 6 in a row for us at the MCG. 😎

  • Comment 216, posted at 16.01.09 13:05:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • We can’t lose now :mrgreen:

  • Comment 217, posted at 16.01.09 13:05:51 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Scores level with 5 balls left. Least we can’t lose. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 218, posted at 16.01.09 13:06:22 by klempie Reply

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  • And we win!!! Lovely stuff Proteas!!!
    Well done Albie…and well done sloppy Aussie fielders…

  • Comment 219, posted at 16.01.09 13:07:22 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Keep your cool johan

  • Comment 220, posted at 16.01.09 13:07:44 by Me2 Reply

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  • A misfield and SA WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!!

    WHAT A CRACKER!!!!!!! ALBIE YOU BEAUTY!!!!

  • Comment 221, posted at 16.01.09 13:07:47 by klempie Reply

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  • Fantastic! 😀 😀 😎 😎

  • Comment 222, posted at 16.01.09 13:08:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • 49.3 Hilfenhaus to Botha, 1 run, South Africa have won! Botha pushes a low full toss towards mid-off and runs frantically, David Hussey runs in to try and score a run out, but he fumbles, he doesn’t pick up, the batsmen complete the single, what scenes of celebration! Botha pumps his fists

  • Comment 223, posted at 16.01.09 13:08:43 by wpw Reply
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  • Phew…that was good…I’m afraid they still managed to do it with out Biff…..chaos??? maybe alittle panic towards the end BUT WE DID IT!!
    Well done chaps!

  • Comment 224, posted at 16.01.09 13:09:44 by Me2 Reply

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  • 10.07 pm: Phew, what entertainment! South Africa were cruising when Duminy and McKenzie were batting. Then their middle order collapsed and Australia were on top with four overs remaining. However, Albie Morkel played a fiery cameo and made superb use of the final Powerplay. He finished with 40 off 18 balls and gave South Africa a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 225, posted at 16.01.09 13:11:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @Me2 (Comment 224) : It is ALWAYS panic at the end when we play Aus in ODIs. I’m sounding like a stuck record but T20 can kiss my @SS!!

  • Comment 226, posted at 16.01.09 13:12:02 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 28) : Well we pushed it to the last over but we still won by 3 wickets… 😎

  • Comment 227, posted at 16.01.09 13:12:09 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 225) : @wpw (Comment 225) : I guess we know the Man Of The Match!

  • Comment 228, posted at 16.01.09 13:12:50 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Any idea who is MOTM?

    Albie took 2/50, a run out and 40 off 18 balls.

    😯

  • Comment 229, posted at 16.01.09 13:15:03 by wpw Reply
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  • 40 from 18 and 2 wickets…Well Done Albie!

  • Comment 230, posted at 16.01.09 13:15:12 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 228) : McKenzie for his knock as well as leadership qualities??? NOT!!! 👿

  • Comment 231, posted at 16.01.09 13:16:01 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 229) : Albie!

  • Comment 232, posted at 16.01.09 13:16:14 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 226) : Agreed..I think it is a waste of time!

  • Comment 233, posted at 16.01.09 13:16:24 by Me2 Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 229) : Albie got it. Duhhhh. 😛

  • Comment 234, posted at 16.01.09 13:17:14 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 231) :

    Still not adding him as a friend on facebook…but McKenzie’s 63 from 80 was very useful…

  • Comment 235, posted at 16.01.09 13:17:51 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 233) : and when they ban the “composite” bat, it will be an even bigger farse!

  • Comment 236, posted at 16.01.09 13:18:31 by Me2 Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 36) : Read it ‘n weep. 😉

  • Comment 237, posted at 16.01.09 13:18:57 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 235) : That is an understatement!

  • Comment 238, posted at 16.01.09 13:19:32 by Me2 Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 235) : Hard to please eh? 😉

  • Comment 239, posted at 16.01.09 13:20:06 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 226) :
    Different strokes for different folks I guess…as far as I’m concerned nothing beats Test cricket…although I enjoy everything really…

  • Comment 240, posted at 16.01.09 13:20:47 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 240) : Agreed…just wish I had time to watch a full test….enjoy listening on radio….

  • Comment 241, posted at 16.01.09 13:22:46 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 236) : I hope that will just fall away…it’s a disgusting idea…

  • Comment 242, posted at 16.01.09 13:23:48 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 240) : Tests AND ODIs for me. They’re both formats which require skills in different areas. T20 on the other hand is just a lottery. It’s hit-and-hope stuff.

  • Comment 243, posted at 16.01.09 13:26:17 by klempie Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 241) : Honestly, I’ve only just started listening to the game on Radio – I thought it was a waste of time but it’s pretty entertaining in it’s own way. Picturing all the shots and catches…great!

  • Comment 244, posted at 16.01.09 13:27:12 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 242) : Sorry…do you mean the banning of the bat or the bat itself?

  • Comment 245, posted at 16.01.09 13:29:18 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 245) : Either will do. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 246, posted at 16.01.09 13:30:51 by klempie Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 240) : and here I thought you were Mac’s biggest fan!!! 😈

  • Comment 247, posted at 16.01.09 13:32:04 by wpw Reply
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  • “However, it’s their problem and we just observe it from afar. It’s not my job to give them advice,” he added with a smile.

    I wonder if he is smiling now????

  • Comment 248, posted at 16.01.09 13:32:12 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 248) : Ponting…is “he”

  • Comment 249, posted at 16.01.09 13:32:43 by Me2 Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 243) : I think you’ll find that in a few years we’ll be able to identify players who are suited to the T20 game…both bowlers and batsmen.

    All the different formats help each other in a way…we’re seeing more interesting boundary shots that have been invented through T20…

    And like it been said a lot…T20 is excellent for hooking up new victims…it’s easier to get newbies to sit for a T20 game than a full ODI…but before they know it…they’ll be upgrading to ODI and then Test.

  • Comment 250, posted at 16.01.09 13:33:06 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Before the match, Aus were on 131 points and SA 119. That has been reduced to 129 and 121 respectively. 😎

  • Comment 251, posted at 16.01.09 13:33:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 246) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 252, posted at 16.01.09 13:33:22 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 245) : I mean the 2-sided bat idea… it’s terrible…

  • Comment 253, posted at 16.01.09 13:35:00 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 250) : Some critics see it the other way round…T20 will kill test & ODI 😮

  • Comment 254, posted at 16.01.09 13:35:14 by Me2 Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 253) : Ohhh…that IS nonsence!!

  • Comment 255, posted at 16.01.09 13:36:16 by Me2 Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 250) : That is the only purpose I see of T20. Getting newbies in. Other than that it’s junk. Aus (#1 ODI side) losing to Zim (worst ODI team in the test playing nations) in the T20 World Champs bears perfect testament to the fact.

  • Comment 256, posted at 16.01.09 13:36:49 by klempie Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 254) :
    Nah…pessimists! How exciting was the recent Test series?

    The thing that will kill the game is the other Test nations dropping their standards.

  • Comment 257, posted at 16.01.09 13:43:31 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • JP batted to slow for 71 in my opinion…but he at least ensured that the runs kept ticking over…

    Neil surprised me…out batting JP from ball one…slowed down when we lost 3 quick wickets…

  • Comment 258, posted at 16.01.09 13:44:38 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 256) :

    Like you said…worst ODI team…

    The Zims played well that day hey…they deserved the victory…

  • Comment 259, posted at 16.01.09 13:45:24 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • One thing that will kill test cricket is too many draws.

    People want to see a results.

  • Comment 260, posted at 16.01.09 13:45:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • Great win and a perfect birthday precent for a 50* er!

  • Comment 261, posted at 16.01.09 13:46:18 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Go ‘Teas!

  • Comment 262, posted at 16.01.09 13:46:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • The fact that Kallis and Mackenzie were batting in the mid 80% strike rate and the fact that JP got a lot of singles means one did not realise his slow batting pace…
    He at least picked it up to the end…

    But too much was left for Albie…he batted at a 223% strike rate and it was just 3 balls good enough….

  • Comment 263, posted at 16.01.09 13:47:14 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 257) :

    “The thing that will kill the game is the other Test nations dropping their standards.”

    Yes Australia better pull up their socks….

  • Comment 264, posted at 16.01.09 13:48:18 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 258) :
    Dude…JP managed to keep a strike rate of 76…is that what you call too slow ?

  • Comment 265, posted at 16.01.09 13:48:28 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Kallis, MaC & the Duminy did a great job. Only thing that went wrong was the sudden loss of a few wickets.

    Otherwise we would have cruised home.

  • Comment 266, posted at 16.01.09 13:49:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 264) : He he…

  • Comment 267, posted at 16.01.09 13:50:11 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Hard to believe that Neil Mac played his first game today after an absence of 5 years. To all you that are calling for his head; I say that he still has enough class and skill to offer SA for a few more years.

  • Comment 268, posted at 16.01.09 13:52:50 by Ragged Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 260) :
    Some draws are pretty exciting mate… 🙂

    Had we managed to draw the last test- it would’ve been more exciting than most games with results. People just want to be entertained…runs and wickets…near-misses…tail-enders surviving at the crease…as long as there’s something happening…instead of easy games that finish on Day 3 or in the morning of Day 4.

  • Comment 269, posted at 16.01.09 13:53:26 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Think Pointing made a huge mistake not taking the power play when Duminy & Maccie was batting. That would have force them outta rythm. But well done and a great record of wins still in tact!

  • Comment 270, posted at 16.01.09 13:54:28 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • I was concerned that we left too much for A Morkel to do…in actual fact I did not think we were going to make it…especially when Botha came out to face 6 straight dot balls….and A Morkel not having played enough cricket of late after his shoulder injury late last year…

    But WoW…he is the most capable of all the players of the team to take us to a win from there…and he showed that he can…

  • Comment 271, posted at 16.01.09 13:54:46 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Ragged (Comment 268) :
    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while… :mrgreen: ( Hello Rob)…

  • Comment 272, posted at 16.01.09 13:57:34 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 270) : Aus took their Powerplay early…we just delayed our batting Powerplay…

  • Comment 273, posted at 16.01.09 13:58:50 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 262) : I think Rob is a convert. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 274, posted at 16.01.09 14:02:16 by klempie Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 270) :
    Have you seen the “A bloggers perspective” article – there are lots of birthday wishes there for you.

  • Comment 275, posted at 16.01.09 14:02:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Just got back from Reffing a match in Bahrain.

    Did we win the cricket?

  • Comment 276, posted at 16.01.09 14:03:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 265) :

    He ended on a 71% strike rate…and only reached that in his last ten runs…
    And for the game it was…we needed 5.44 per over and he batted at 4.26…and for a guy scoring over 50 that is slow…
    And it is not as if we were a lot of wickets down…both Kallis and Mackenzie out batted him…both scoring in the mid 80%…Mackenzie slowed down when we lost 3 wickets for 5 runs…but at the time he was going well…

    And that left too much at the end…if it was not for a monstrous performance from Morkel we would have lost…

  • Comment 277, posted at 16.01.09 14:05:02 by Hmmm Reply

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  • FFS – we beat the Convicts – Result is all that counts. 😀

  • Comment 278, posted at 16.01.09 14:06:14 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • But he did do very well to keep the runs ticking over…
    However….next time we might not be so lucky…

  • Comment 279, posted at 16.01.09 14:07:37 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 221) :

    Okay i see we won. 😆

    😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎

  • Comment 280, posted at 16.01.09 14:08:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 270) : Paarlbok. The new rule is that the batting side takes the PP not the fielding side.

  • Comment 281, posted at 16.01.09 14:08:16 by klempie Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 278) :

    LoL…run out of weed there!??!

    Yeh we are all happy about it…and great to see Morkel back…

  • Comment 282, posted at 16.01.09 14:10:15 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 278) :

    Amen to that. I’m gonna rub it in the Secretary at kette’s school just as hard, whether we won by 1 run or by 10 wickets.

    i’m gonna walk in there like a Cheshire cat tomorrow morning and she is going to need no telling while i am smiling. 😀

  • Comment 283, posted at 16.01.09 14:10:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Highest scores without a boundary:
    96 Adam Parore (NZ)
    84 Zaheer Abbas (PAK)
    84 KJ Barnett (ENG)
    76 DL Haynes (WI)
    74 A Bagai (CAN)
    71 JP Dumini (SA)

  • Comment 284, posted at 16.01.09 14:11:34 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 272) : Brilliant!!! 😆 😆

  • Comment 285, posted at 16.01.09 14:14:03 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 276) : OH MAN DID YOU MISS OUT BOY!! 😮

  • Comment 286, posted at 16.01.09 14:15:27 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 281) : The first PP is compulsory in the first 10 overs…the bowling side choses when to take their 5 over PP and the batting side also has another 5 over PP… 20 overs in total…

  • Comment 287, posted at 16.01.09 14:16:03 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 283) : Awesome. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 288, posted at 16.01.09 14:18:17 by klempie Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 277) : He got 71 from 93 at a SR of 76.34 and for a man who had to build the innings he did extremely well…I can’t fault him for anything…boundaries are overrated!!! 🙂

    @Hmmm (Comment 284) : Who is JP Dlamini? 😆

  • Comment 289, posted at 16.01.09 14:19:04 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 286) :

    Yip it seems like it. 👿

    I was reading the comments from the last few overs. 😎 😎 😎

  • Comment 290, posted at 16.01.09 14:20:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 289) :

    I don’t know….where did you get Dlamini from?

  • Comment 291, posted at 16.01.09 14:21:45 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 287) : Oh. You learn something new everyday. My apologies to PaarlBok.

  • Comment 292, posted at 16.01.09 14:22:30 by klempie Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 279) : Dude, JP has been THE player of the tour so far!!! Maybe with the exception of Smith.

    He has however scored runs in each of his last 3 innings and basically carried the side on his own. Give the guy a break!!! 👿

  • Comment 293, posted at 16.01.09 14:22:55 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 283) : lol an Aussie in your office after a win is as good as it gets 😆

  • Comment 294, posted at 16.01.09 14:24:00 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • Reg mense. Ek moet waai. Going to the barber. Got a wedding tomorrow. Not mine fortunately. 😉

  • Comment 295, posted at 16.01.09 14:27:07 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 292) : Ponting took the 2nd PP straight after the compulsory one – from 10.1 to 15.

  • Comment 296, posted at 16.01.09 14:28:48 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 295) :
    You mean fortunately? 😉
    Cheers Klempie…kick an Aussie in the shins if you happen to meet one in Tshwane…

  • Comment 297, posted at 16.01.09 14:30:10 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 289) :

    Yeh but he still scored at 4.58 when we needed 5.44…and doing so when we had 7 wickets in hand…

    And by the way I was not knocking him…HE STILL SCORED 71…was just stating that he needs to look at that…and be more aware of what the situation is…

  • Comment 298, posted at 16.01.09 14:30:48 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I’m bored… 🙄

  • Comment 299, posted at 16.01.09 14:31:11 by wpw Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 294) : 😎

    @wpw (Comment 299) :

    Ohoh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please not on here? 😉

  • Comment 300, posted at 16.01.09 14:32:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 293) :

    Yes…why does it seems like you are trying to convince me? He has really stepped up and it would be near impossible leaving him out of any of the sides no matter who is fit…but that does not take away from what is fact…
    Merely stating he needs to be aware of that…remember Kepler in the mid 90’s scoring a half century every second ODI but we still ended up losing cozz he scored it too slow…

    Yes Amla could have scored more…Kallis should have scored a 50 + at the rate he was going…was merely making an observation about JP…not anything he cannot work on…it is only his 5th year in ODI and his 39th game….

  • Comment 301, posted at 16.01.09 14:35:15 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 298) : I think Gibbs, Boucher and the other guys need to look at the situation…he actually played perfectly for the situation…

    36/2 = trouble
    213/3 = cruising

    The trouble only started after he was dismissed.

    I don’t know how to explain this any further…JP did well to keep his wicket during the crucial rebuilding phase. I would’ve been happy with him scoring at rate of around 70 for all I care. If Morkel hadn’t played so well…I was gonna pick him as my MOM.

  • Comment 302, posted at 16.01.09 14:43:51 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 302) :

    If Morkel did not play as well…we would not have won then…so an Ausie (Marsh) would have been MOM…

    71 is a good score…in spite of him not scoring a single boundary…but it did leave a lot for Morkel to do at the end (and Vaughn/Botha added to that problem too)…

  • Comment 303, posted at 16.01.09 14:52:09 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 302) :

    Bru, trust me when I say this: Arguing with Hmmm is like disagreeing with a Bulls supporter. They just don’t get it. 😆

  • Comment 304, posted at 16.01.09 14:58:13 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 304) :

    Get what? That Duminy is a great player…that was never a matter of the conversation…maybe if you were more attentive you would know what the discussion is about…

  • Comment 305, posted at 16.01.09 15:08:02 by Hmmm Reply

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  • This is how cricinfo start their bulletin:

    JP Duminy and Neil McKenzie set up South Africa’s sixth win from six ODIs against Australia at the MCG…..

  • Comment 306, posted at 16.01.09 15:13:42 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 305) : I agree with
    @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 302) :
    You need one batsman to keep the score board rolling & his wicket intact while the other hits out….. as I see it, this time Mac was the one who hit out and JP played the supporting role, I actually thought the opposite might happen …..

  • Comment 307, posted at 16.01.09 15:14:11 by Me2 Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 306) :
    QED!!!!

  • Comment 308, posted at 16.01.09 15:14:53 by Me2 Reply

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  • This from cricket Australia’s site:

    ‘a 123-run stand off 135 balls between the irrepressible Jean-Paul Duminy and the hitherto out-of-form Neil McKenzie returned the ascendancy to the Proteas…’

  • Comment 309, posted at 16.01.09 15:17:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 303) : Morkel had to play that well because Boucher decided to get a Royal duck…and Vaughn also fell quickly. There was a situation where Botha had to find his feet and balls were waisted.

    Going into the last 10 overs , 3 wickets down, Powerplay in hand, required rate around 7 …the match was safe on our side all because of JP and yes Neil as well!!! The end.

  • Comment 310, posted at 16.01.09 15:24:48 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 309) : Only the Australians can start a match report like that…after a loss… 😆

    irrepressible Jean-Paul Duminy and the hitherto out-of-form Neil McKenzie

  • Comment 311, posted at 16.01.09 15:27:48 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • OK back from the barber. I saw something disturbing. On the counter in front of me, I saw a bottle labeled “PLACENTA”. 😯

  • Comment 312, posted at 16.01.09 15:29:23 by klempie Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 307) : Me2 :mrgreen: – I thought JP was gonna free his arms after the 50 but it was Neil who batted with more intent.

    JP got his 50 from 73 so his last 21 runs came from 20 balls 🙂

  • Comment 313, posted at 16.01.09 15:29:57 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 311) : yeh lol.

  • Comment 314, posted at 16.01.09 15:31:52 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 312) : It’s good for you. Good source of protein. Not sure what a barber uses it for.

  • Comment 315, posted at 16.01.09 15:32:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 306) : Beautiful. 😎

  • Comment 316, posted at 16.01.09 15:33:07 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 312) : Seems it good for your hair too…

  • Comment 317, posted at 16.01.09 15:34:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 315) : Can’t they call it something else though? 😳

  • Comment 318, posted at 16.01.09 15:39:48 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 318) : How would people then know what it is? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 319, posted at 16.01.09 15:44:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 319) : Exactly! I don’t want to know what it is!

  • Comment 320, posted at 16.01.09 15:59:31 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 320) : Agree. Not a nice thought. Haven’t tried it myself yet. Might be quite pleasant.

  • Comment 321, posted at 16.01.09 16:10:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 315) :

    Hair growth…it is for people going bold….

  • Comment 322, posted at 16.01.09 16:20:31 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 322) :

    You spray it onto your scalp 2 times a day…

  • Comment 323, posted at 16.01.09 16:24:59 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Oooooooo. Summer of ’69 on Highveld. 😎

  • Comment 324, posted at 16.01.09 16:25:25 by klempie Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 322) : @Hmmm (Comment 322) : @Hmmm (Comment 323) : Sounds like snake oil to me.

  • Comment 325, posted at 16.01.09 16:31:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 324) :
    One of the best live shows Ive seen and long as well.

  • Comment 326, posted at 16.01.09 16:34:00 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 325) :

    LoL

  • Comment 327, posted at 16.01.09 16:45:45 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Well played Bodi!

  • Comment 328, posted at 16.01.09 21:24:55 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Anybody up for the cricket?

  • Comment 329, posted at 18.01.09 01:11:26 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Warner out for 5 – bowled Steyn caught Boucher!

  • Comment 330, posted at 18.01.09 01:23:13 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 329) : Watching, but not sure for how long. Need my beauty sleep. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 331, posted at 18.01.09 01:32:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • Steyn to Marsh, no run, 145.5km/h, pitches short of a length and Marsh decides he’d like to pull that one, but the ball stays a touch low and angles across to hit him on the box, ouch.

  • Comment 332, posted at 18.01.09 01:37:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • 40/1 – 9ov

  • Comment 333, posted at 18.01.09 01:38:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • He he…i had an all-nighter last night but i hope i can do it again today…

  • Comment 334, posted at 18.01.09 01:41:28 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • 332- too many replays of that…

  • Comment 335, posted at 18.01.09 01:43:11 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Mckenzie drops ponting…aargh!

  • Comment 336, posted at 18.01.09 01:51:59 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Another wicket would be nice…

  • Comment 337, posted at 18.01.09 01:59:54 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • 100 up for aus… 20.3 overs.

  • Comment 338, posted at 18.01.09 02:30:27 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • 50 for Marsh off 70 balls…

  • Comment 339, posted at 18.01.09 02:31:33 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Ponting almost run out…and ntini drops him now…wtf?

  • Comment 340, posted at 18.01.09 02:45:43 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Its raining runs right now…aus going for 300 imo…

  • Comment 341, posted at 18.01.09 02:52:25 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Ponting gone for 64 bowled Kallis caught by AB!

  • Comment 342, posted at 18.01.09 03:05:00 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Marsh out for 78 – bowled JP and good catch by Gibbs…

  • Comment 343, posted at 18.01.09 03:21:05 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • 2 new batsmen- the Hussey brothers…hope that will slow their run rate down…

  • Comment 344, posted at 18.01.09 03:22:33 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • BOB MARLEY – Is this love…playing at the oval…didnt know some aussies have a good taste in music 😆

  • Comment 345, posted at 18.01.09 03:33:52 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Ok…aus are now 197 for 5 after 40 overs

  • Comment 346, posted at 18.01.09 03:52:13 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Run Rate has gone down to 4.82…there was a shot of a couple gettin married at the stadium 😯

  • Comment 347, posted at 18.01.09 04:05:52 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Aus are now 232 for 6 after 47 overs…credit to sa for keeping them quiet…

  • Comment 348, posted at 18.01.09 04:22:43 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • AUS finish on 249 for 9…game on!!!

  • Comment 349, posted at 18.01.09 04:41:42 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • DUDE!!!!!!! Did you wake up that early????????????

  • Comment 350, posted at 18.01.09 06:33:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 81/2

    We require 169 off 29 overs.

    That’s 5,8 an over. We can do this.

  • Comment 351, posted at 18.01.09 06:38:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 334) :

    Seems not. 😉

  • Comment 352, posted at 18.01.09 06:40:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Last 4 Overs. 😎

    This is what you call keeping the scoreboard ticking over

    1 1 1 4 1 1 | . 1 . . 1 1 | 1 . 1 1 . . | . 1 1 1 1 1

  • Comment 353, posted at 18.01.09 06:47:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 100 up in the 26th Over.

    C’mon Proteas.

  • Comment 354, posted at 18.01.09 06:53:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • And just to put us in the mood for celebration.

    Giniel De Villiers has won the Dakar Rally

  • Comment 355, posted at 18.01.09 06:57:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Kallis goes to 50 off 74 Balls

  • Comment 356, posted at 18.01.09 06:59:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • back from my nap…lets go proteas…

  • Comment 357, posted at 18.01.09 07:14:26 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Scoreboard still ticking over nicely but the RR us creeping up slowly.

    6,8 required per over now.

    136/2 after 33,3 Overs

    Wickets in hand will be our saving grace. 😎

  • Comment 358, posted at 18.01.09 07:17:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Well done de villiers… I hope Ab will get a century…well kallis too…

  • Comment 359, posted at 18.01.09 07:18:55 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Kallis is 16 runs away from 10,000 Runs

  • Comment 360, posted at 18.01.09 07:21:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 360) :

    Kallis will have to wait for his next innings to score those 16 runs. 🙁

    Out on 72.

    145/3 after 34,5 overs

    We need 103 off 15 overs with 7 wickets in hand.

  • Comment 361, posted at 18.01.09 07:24:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Come on JP!!!

  • Comment 362, posted at 18.01.09 07:26:00 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • Dynamite Duminy the new Batsman and he scores 2 runs off the first ball.

  • Comment 363, posted at 18.01.09 07:26:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 357) :

    Feeling all refreshed now. 😉

  • Comment 364, posted at 18.01.09 07:27:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • NOoooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    36.1 Hilfenhaus to de Villiers, 1 run, OUT, AB trips and he’s gone! Hilfenhaus pitches on the stumps, AB shuffles and taps the ball just wide of midwicket and harries off down the track, he gets the first in good time but stumbles as he turns back for the second, still he continues sprinting and dives full stretch but a good flat throw from Harris comes back to Haddin in time, that was a terrific throw and well taken too

    AB de Villiers run out 44 (78m 62b 2×4 0x6) SR: 70.96

  • Comment 365, posted at 18.01.09 07:32:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 364…and sober…

  • Comment 366, posted at 18.01.09 07:33:53 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • 365- that was soooo unnecessary…

  • Comment 367, posted at 18.01.09 07:35:15 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 367) :

    It sounds like it. (I am in the office so no TV 🙁 )

    AND that wicket has killed our momentum. 😥

  • Comment 368, posted at 18.01.09 07:38:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 84 runs from 66 balls…

  • Comment 369, posted at 18.01.09 07:44:02 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • 82 off 10 overs and suddenly the RR is above 8.

    C’mon Guys!!!!!!!!!!!!

    168/4

  • Comment 370, posted at 18.01.09 07:48:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 4 runs of that over. 😕

    Swing the bat boys. C’mon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    78 Runs off 9 Overs needed.

  • Comment 371, posted at 18.01.09 07:52:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • McKenzie Out as Harris takes his 1st International wicket.

    172/5 41,1 Overs

  • Comment 372, posted at 18.01.09 07:53:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 372) :

    Not only was that Harris 1st international wicket, it was his first international ball that he bowled. 😯

  • Comment 373, posted at 18.01.09 07:58:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 71 runs needed off 42 balls (7 overs)

    RR 10,14

  • Comment 374, posted at 18.01.09 08:02:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Duminy FOUR 😎

  • Comment 375, posted at 18.01.09 08:03:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Morning all. (Bleary-eyed) 😳

    2 things.

    1. Can someone explain to why JP called AB for that second run when the ball was a couple of metres from the fielder.

    2. KSA, any chance you can start a new thread? I’m on 3G dialup and it’s taking forever to refresh the page. Ta.

  • Comment 376, posted at 18.01.09 08:06:59 by klempie Reply

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  • 11 off the over

    60 runs needed off 6 overs.

    Duminy batting, Boucher playing the fool 😉

  • Comment 377, posted at 18.01.09 08:07:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 376) :

    Okay Will do.

    Gimme a sec

  • Comment 378, posted at 18.01.09 08:08:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 376) :

    Done

  • Comment 379, posted at 18.01.09 08:12:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 373) : No it wasn’t.

  • Comment 380, posted at 18.01.09 08:15:10 by klempie Reply

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