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Cricket: Auz v Eng and SA v India (Day 1)


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Posted in :Original Content on 16 Dec 2010 at 05:00
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Today is the start of the third Ashes test between Australia and England as well as the start of the India series in South Africa. Join us here for some live updates and general cricket ‘kak’ praat.

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, GP Swann, JM Anderson, ST Finn, CT Tremlett


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  • Comment 1, posted at 16.12.10 08:40:48 by grant10 Reply
     
  • Oz were deep in the hits this morning but look to have recovered a bit

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.12.10 08:59:13 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Aus 173/6 after 51 overs

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.12.10 09:02:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Watson 13
    Hughes 2
    Ponting 12
    Clarke 4
    Hussey 61
    Smith 7
    Haddin 51*
    Johnson 21*

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.12.10 09:03:59 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The weather up in Centurion does not look to good.

    We will be lucky to see any kind of play today.

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.12.10 09:11:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Aus 179/6 at Tea time

    Haddin 52*
    Johnson 25*

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.12.10 09:12:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Johnson gets the last session of the day underway with a six off Swann!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.12.10 09:34:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Anderson gets Haddin!

    Aus 189/7 after 57.3 overs

    Haddin out for 53

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.12.10 09:43:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Harris comes in now, and the English will be hoping to scittle the tail out quickly

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.12.10 09:44:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The SA game probably wont get started today,according to Pommy its raining something awful out there

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.12.10 09:45:22 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 10) :

    Ice said it was coming down buckets up there yesterday.

    Its sad, we will probably not see a result in the first two tests.

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.12.10 09:52:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Anderson bowls Harris!!

    Aus 201/8 after 60 overs

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.12.10 09:53:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • England playing like machines..

    The Aussies are in deep kak now

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.12.10 09:53:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Another 30 overs remaining in the day.

    Great start to the 3rd test.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.12.10 09:55:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Back in Centurion, the filed is a mini dam..

    Play might not get under way at all today.

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.12.10 10:04:28 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 5cm of rain in the morning alone so far.

    Haysman notes that it is a fast draining outfield.

    The pitch is under a tent with heaters and is bone dry.

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.12.10 10:05:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 11) : Nooit, seeing as Im sick in bed today some crokey would have been nice

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.12.10 10:06:41 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Oh well, Oceans 13 it is

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.12.10 10:07:31 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 17) :

    Its coming down in Durban as well, so it would have been a nice day staying in and watching the cricket. Oh well..

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.12.10 10:09:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Aus 216/8 after 65 overs

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.12.10 10:11:51 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • What`s going on with the weather?

    Rain in Cape Town . .. Rain in P town . .

    Hardly feels like summer at all. πŸ˜₯

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.12.10 10:21:30 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 21) :

    And pissing buckets in Durban!

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.12.10 10:22:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • It is stil raining in Centurion, and it’s not a light drizzle..

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.12.10 10:27:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Tremlett bowls a great delivery and Eng have asked for a review for LBW..

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.12.10 10:35:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Umpire’s call of not out stands..

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.12.10 10:37:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • And in Centurion:

    The groundsman, Hilbert Smith, says we can play about three hours after the rain stops. It needs to stop though … Again, the forecast for tomorrow is brighter.

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.12.10 10:37:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Aus 229/8 after 70 overs

    20 overs remain in the day.

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.12.10 10:38:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Finn get the big wicket of Johnson!!

    Caught Anderson, out for 62.

    Aus 233/9 after 70.3 overs

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.12.10 10:41:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Siddle and Hilfnehaus going at the English bowlers now! scoring some much needed runs!

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.12.10 11:00:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 31 runs from 3 overs for the Aussies..

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.12.10 11:02:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Aus 267/9 after 75 overs

    15 overs remain in the day, and 5 overs until the new ball.

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.12.10 11:03:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Don’t look like we will get any in any cricket today at Centurion. Just saw on tv the whole field looks like it is under water. Plenty rain up there. What a pity was really looking forward to the test starting today.

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.12.10 11:05:25 by Puma Reply

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  • Swann takes the last Aussie wicket.. caught at silly..

    Aus 268 all out..

    Hilfenhaus the batsman out for 13.
    Siddle 35 not out

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.12.10 11:06:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Have a look at the outfield at Centurion:

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/image/492842.html

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.12.10 11:09:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The English innings has started with a Maiden over..

    Second over gives a catch to slip which falls just short..

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.12.10 11:20:59 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Good news from Centurion is that it has stopped raining..

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.12.10 11:28:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Eng 21/0 after 6 overs

    We should see another 5 or 6 overs today..

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.12.10 11:35:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 32) : I was really looking forward to watching some cricket today.

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.12.10 11:44:01 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 34) : Those pics don’t look good for any cricket today.

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.12.10 11:45:29 by lostfish Reply
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  • Skies are clearing up and the sun is coming through some of the clouds..

    This is good news!

    The groundsman is under the impression that the field just needs 3 hours after rain to be playable..

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.12.10 11:46:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The tent over the pitch has now been removed..

    Start times will be discussed soon..

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.12.10 11:50:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Eng 29/0 after 11 overs

    1 or 2 more overs to go for the day..

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.12.10 11:56:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Shadows now visible at Centurion.. meaning sunshine..

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.12.10 11:58:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Eng 29/0 after 12 overs and Stumps on day 1.

    Cook 17*
    Strauss 12*

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.12.10 12:00:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The Super Sopper is now out on the outfield doing it’s thing..

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.12.10 12:09:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The Proteas are now on their way to the stadium and the Indians are believed to be leaving JHB at 12h30

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.12.10 12:13:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • In the mean time, this is the South African squad:

    GC Smith*, HM Amla, J Botha, MV Boucher†, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, PL Harris, JH Kallis, R McLaren, M Morkel, WD Parnell, AN Petersen, AG Prince, DW Steyn, LL Tsotsobe

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.12.10 12:24:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The covers are now coming off the rest of the square..

    No rain and some sunshine.. good stuff!

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.12.10 12:37:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • There will be an umpires inspection at 13h35

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.12.10 12:53:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The teams have arrived at the stadium..

    Pitch inspection in 20 minutes

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.12.10 13:15:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The winner of the toss will most likely put the other team in to bat.

    Could be very difficult batting conditions!

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.12.10 13:24:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Wow the ground looks amazing after this morning!

    Live pictures on SuperSport now..

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.12.10 13:36:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Preliminary start time is 14h30..

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.12.10 13:39:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Today and the next two days should be rain free..

    Sunday we will see some thundershowers again, unfortunately..

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.12.10 13:41:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Next inspection will be at 14h20..

    Hopefully the start time will be latest 15h00, leaving us with play until 18h30

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.12.10 13:43:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The next inspection coming up now..

    Let’s hope it’s good news..

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.12.10 14:19:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Sounds like a draw..unless the wicket plays some serious tricks!!not that much into cricket really,but hope sa can win the series.

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.12.10 14:24:23 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 57) :

    We should get a few overs in today, I hope SA can win the toss, coz the pitch will be lively..

  • Comment 58, posted at 16.12.10 14:26:06 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I wouldn’t wanna face dale steyn on a lively pitch with overcast conditions and dodgy light !!hope we win that toss and send them,get a good few overs in at them..they have always been found wanting on our pitches against our pace attack..hope it is more of the same this time.

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.12.10 14:30:23 by bergshark Reply

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  • Toss should be very soon and play should get under way at 15h00

  • Comment 60, posted at 16.12.10 14:30:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 59) :

    There are no overcast conditions, the sun is shining full!

  • Comment 61, posted at 16.12.10 14:31:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • We won the toss and will bowl.

  • Comment 62, posted at 16.12.10 14:32:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • Graeme Smith has won the toss and SA will bowl first..

  • Comment 63, posted at 16.12.10 14:32:21 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Do you have match xi,richard?how does our bowling attack look like?

  • Comment 64, posted at 16.12.10 14:32:49 by bergshark Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 62) :

    Welcome!

    Did you watch this morning?

  • Comment 65, posted at 16.12.10 14:33:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 64) :

    Match XI will be updated as soon as I know..

  • Comment 66, posted at 16.12.10 14:33:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • So we’ve lost about 3 or 4 hours of play today.

    But I guess they’ll only start about half an hour early tomorrow. πŸ™„

  • Comment 67, posted at 16.12.10 14:34:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 65) : Ashes? Only a little live.

    English gentlemen all over those uncouth Aussies. 😈

  • Comment 68, posted at 16.12.10 14:35:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 67) :

    Apparently they can play until 18h30 every evening..

  • Comment 69, posted at 16.12.10 14:37:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 68) :

    The Poms are playing really well.. The Aus top order is a joke at the moment!

  • Comment 70, posted at 16.12.10 14:38:28 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SuperSport are still showing highlites..

  • Comment 71, posted at 16.12.10 14:40:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 69) : Yeah, so they say, but will they do that everyday? And what are the odds of them going off before then for bad light? 😐

  • Comment 72, posted at 16.12.10 14:40:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • First of the team news is that Tsotsobe is playing and Zaheer Kahn is not playing..

  • Comment 73, posted at 16.12.10 14:40:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SA Team:

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

  • Comment 74, posted at 16.12.10 14:41:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • India Team:

    G Gambhir, V Sehwag, R Dravid, SR Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, MS Dhoni*†, SK Raina, I Sharma, JD Unadkat, Harbhajan Singh, S Sreesanth

  • Comment 75, posted at 16.12.10 14:41:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Hoping to have them at 3 down if we get in 25 overs..

  • Comment 76, posted at 16.12.10 14:42:31 by bergshark Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 72) :

    True..

    Why cant they start playing at 8am? Its light!

  • Comment 77, posted at 16.12.10 14:42:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn,tsotsobe,morkel and kallis ..and some spin with bounce from harris?

  • Comment 78, posted at 16.12.10 14:44:03 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 76) :

    3 hours could get us a good 35-40 overs

  • Comment 79, posted at 16.12.10 14:44:51 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 78) :

    Steyn will have to bowl his socks off!

  • Comment 80, posted at 16.12.10 14:45:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Looking forward to see Steyn bowl today. 😎

  • Comment 81, posted at 16.12.10 14:45:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • Finally we have some live picture..

  • Comment 82, posted at 16.12.10 14:45:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 81) :

    We he dominate or be taken apart.. We can only hope he is back to his best..

  • Comment 83, posted at 16.12.10 14:46:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Pitch report:

    Mike Haysman runs his hand over a track that has a healthy green tinge to it. This is not going to be easy to bat on, especially today, given how moist the pitch will be. What the wetness means, Shaun Pollock tells us, is that there could be indentations opening up as the game goes on. Hard grind coming up for the batsmen. Should be fun.

  • Comment 84, posted at 16.12.10 14:47:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Eng batting score?

  • Comment 85, posted at 16.12.10 14:48:26 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 85) :

    Eng got to 29/0

  • Comment 86, posted at 16.12.10 14:49:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Shit! 10cm of rain this morning and now they are ready to play.. Amazing!

  • Comment 87, posted at 16.12.10 14:52:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Tendulkar needs one more hundred to reach 50 test hundreds. 😯 Absolutely amazing.

  • Comment 88, posted at 16.12.10 14:53:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • Three of the top five test runs scorers of all time playing in this test.

    Kallis; Tendulkar; Dravid.

  • Comment 89, posted at 16.12.10 14:55:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 88) :

    Fantastic record that!

    Let’s hope he does not get it this series..

  • Comment 90, posted at 16.12.10 14:56:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Indian batsmen out on the park..

    Here we go!

  • Comment 91, posted at 16.12.10 14:57:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Six of the top 10 test runs scorers in 2010 playing in this match.

    Tendulkar; Sehwag; Amla; Kallis; Smith & AB. 😎

  • Comment 92, posted at 16.12.10 14:58:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • Gambhir and Sehwag opening for India..

    Steyn taking the ball first up..

  • Comment 93, posted at 16.12.10 14:59:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • What a beaut of a ball first up!!

  • Comment 94, posted at 16.12.10 15:00:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Gambhir gets India off the mark with a single..

  • Comment 95, posted at 16.12.10 15:02:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Morkel opens the bowling with Steyn.

    He needs 2 wickets to reach his 100..

  • Comment 96, posted at 16.12.10 15:05:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The aim is to get 48 overs in for the day.

    The lights may be switched on to help..

  • Comment 97, posted at 16.12.10 15:06:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn gets Sehwag!!

  • Comment 98, posted at 16.12.10 15:10:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • Steyn gets Sehwag!!!

  • Comment 99, posted at 16.12.10 15:10:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn. What a beauty.

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  • Stupid shot by Sehwag, big edge to Amla at Third Man..

    Well done boys!

    1/1 after 2.1 overs

  • Comment 101, posted at 16.12.10 15:11:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Rahul Dravid comes in..

  • Comment 102, posted at 16.12.10 15:11:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn on fire with another great ball on the pads of Dravid..

  • Comment 103, posted at 16.12.10 15:12:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Dravid out??

  • Comment 104, posted at 16.12.10 15:15:24 by bergshark Reply

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  • @richard: ??

  • Comment 105, posted at 16.12.10 15:16:04 by bergshark Reply

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  • Have we lost transmission??

  • Comment 106, posted at 16.12.10 15:19:12 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 105) :

    No..

  • Comment 107, posted at 16.12.10 15:19:28 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Mclovin??

  • Comment 108, posted at 16.12.10 15:20:12 by bergshark Reply

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  • Ind 11/1 after 5 overs

    2 fours through the slips in that last over

  • Comment 109, posted at 16.12.10 15:23:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Morne with a beaut of a bouncer.. huge appeal..

    Replays indicate the ball hit the glove..

  • Comment 110, posted at 16.12.10 15:25:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • No review system in this test? πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 111, posted at 16.12.10 15:25:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • Bowl him a beamer!!!!!

  • Comment 112, posted at 16.12.10 15:27:32 by bergshark Reply

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  • Great maiden over from Morkel..

    Good to see the passion in the bowlers, not just going through the motions..

  • Comment 113, posted at 16.12.10 15:28:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Just kidding..

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  • @McLovin (Comment 111) :

    Shocking!!

  • Comment 115, posted at 16.12.10 15:28:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 110) : AAArrrrgggghhh, why no UDRS. It should be used and not left up to the teams to choose.

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  • @McLovin (Comment 111) : India haven’t figured out how to use it properly yet so didn’t want to use it.

  • Comment 117, posted at 16.12.10 15:29:22 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 116) : @lostfish (Comment 117) : Do the teams really have a say whether to use it or not? If so that makes it even more shocking. Should be compulsory. 😐

  • Comment 118, posted at 16.12.10 15:30:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 118) : Both teams have to agree to use it otherwise it isn’t used. I don’t see the point of using it in some tests and not others. I agree it should be mandatory now.

  • Comment 119, posted at 16.12.10 15:32:55 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 119) :

    Its proven to be invluable, just have a look at the Ashes!!

    Make it compulsory and get it over with!

  • Comment 120, posted at 16.12.10 15:38:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Tsotsobe into the attack, replacing Morkel..

  • Comment 121, posted at 16.12.10 15:42:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 120) : Smith was saying recently that it should be left up to the ICC rather than the individual cricket boards.

  • Comment 122, posted at 16.12.10 15:46:11 by lostfish Reply
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  • Dravid has just overtaken Lara as the 3rd leading run scorer in test cricket..

  • Comment 123, posted at 16.12.10 15:46:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 122) :

    I agree with that..

    What a silly system..

  • Comment 124, posted at 16.12.10 15:47:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ind 17/1 after 10 overs

  • Comment 125, posted at 16.12.10 15:47:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Morkel, who has replaced Steyn at the other end, battling with No-balls now..

  • Comment 126, posted at 16.12.10 15:50:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Morkel gets Gambhir!!

  • Comment 127, posted at 16.12.10 16:03:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Finally Gambhir goes.

    2 more wickets today and it’s job done for the day.

  • Comment 128, posted at 16.12.10 16:03:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • Great catch by Daffy Duck Harris in the slips..

    Gambhir out for 5

    Ind 24/2

  • Comment 129, posted at 16.12.10 16:03:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The little master strolls in..

    These two batsmen are both very dangerous and the Proteas will be hoping to get another one quickly!

  • Comment 130, posted at 16.12.10 16:04:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Goooone!

  • Comment 131, posted at 16.12.10 16:11:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • Morkel gets another!!

    Dravid goes LBW!!!

  • Comment 132, posted at 16.12.10 16:11:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Another one for Morkel.

  • Comment 133, posted at 16.12.10 16:12:29 by lostfish Reply
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  • Ind 27/3

    Dravid got 14

  • Comment 134, posted at 16.12.10 16:12:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 100th wicket for Morkel. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 135, posted at 16.12.10 16:13:16 by lostfish Reply
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  • If SA can get another 2 wickets by the end of the day, we will be on top of this match

  • Comment 136, posted at 16.12.10 16:13:21 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 135) :

    Yes! Well done Morne!

    Now go get another few!

  • Comment 137, posted at 16.12.10 16:14:15 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • looks like we need to get into this cricket thing thats all we are talking about these days πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 138, posted at 16.12.10 16:15:39 by chaz Reply

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  • Morkel’s bowling figures:

    7 overs, 4 maidens, 4 runs and 2 wickets

  • Comment 139, posted at 16.12.10 16:16:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ind 35/3 after 16 overs

    32 overs remaining in the day.

  • Comment 140, posted at 16.12.10 16:20:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn back into the attack, replacing Morkel

  • Comment 141, posted at 16.12.10 16:21:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Kallis into the attack now..

  • Comment 142, posted at 16.12.10 16:32:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Kallis with more hair on his head than before? πŸ˜†

  • Comment 143, posted at 16.12.10 16:35:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 143) :

    He must have had something done.. He looks like a real chop..

  • Comment 144, posted at 16.12.10 16:37:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ind 55/3 after 20 overs

    TEA TIME

  • Comment 145, posted at 16.12.10 16:38:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 144) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 146, posted at 16.12.10 16:40:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 136) : I say if we can get Tendulkar before close today, we in the pound seats for sure. We need to get him out soon. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 147, posted at 16.12.10 16:53:35 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 147) :

    He is looking very dangerous.. I agree, he needs to go soon!

  • Comment 148, posted at 16.12.10 17:06:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I dont know if Kallis bowling here is the answer..

  • Comment 149, posted at 16.12.10 17:07:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn bowls Laxman!!

  • Comment 150, posted at 16.12.10 17:09:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn strikes again. 😎

  • Comment 151, posted at 16.12.10 17:10:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • What a ball!!

    Middle stump is out the ground!

  • Comment 152, posted at 16.12.10 17:10:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn does a magic trick – makes Laxman’s middle stump disappear. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 153, posted at 16.12.10 17:10:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ind 66/4 after 22.2 overs

    still another 25 odd overs to go this evening..

  • Comment 154, posted at 16.12.10 17:11:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 153) :

    Haha.. true that..

    He has to do it again, I didnt see it properly..

  • Comment 155, posted at 16.12.10 17:11:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 5 down.

  • Comment 156, posted at 16.12.10 17:15:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • Kallis gets him!!

  • Comment 157, posted at 16.12.10 17:15:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 157) :

    Kallis proving me wrong.. well bowled!

    Raina out for 1

    Ind 67/5

  • Comment 158, posted at 16.12.10 17:16:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • India crumbling. 😎

  • Comment 159, posted at 16.12.10 17:16:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • Is it just me or did kallis get som hair growth treatment?

  • Comment 160, posted at 16.12.10 17:18:16 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 160) :

    Yeah.. he looks like a real idiot..

  • Comment 161, posted at 16.12.10 17:20:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • We need to get Tendulkar out!

    Hopefully before he gets his 50..

  • Comment 162, posted at 16.12.10 17:21:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • mmmm should I go low on Tendulkar? What do you cricket followers think?

  • Comment 163, posted at 16.12.10 17:24:47 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 161) : looks better than he did

  • Comment 164, posted at 16.12.10 17:25:28 by Ben Reply
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  • Steyn get Tendulkar!!!

  • Comment 165, posted at 16.12.10 17:25:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Steyn on fire! 😎

  • Comment 166, posted at 16.12.10 17:26:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Original Champion (Comment 163) :

    Go low for sure.. hehe

  • Comment 167, posted at 16.12.10 17:26:21 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Probably safe to say it’s SA’s day today.

  • Comment 168, posted at 16.12.10 17:26:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • One thing we need to be careful of is Harbhajan..

    He scored consecutive centuries against New Zealand..

  • Comment 169, posted at 16.12.10 17:27:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 3 wickets in 5 overs.. great bowling from SA!

  • Comment 170, posted at 16.12.10 17:30:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 167) : Thanx. Now we only have to work on your response time guys . . . sigh

  • Comment 171, posted at 16.12.10 17:37:41 by Original Champion Reply
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  • India 80/6 after 27 overs

    21 overs to go in the day

  • Comment 172, posted at 16.12.10 17:38:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Sheesh I go out to do a bit of shopping and I get back and 3 more wickets. Perhaps I should go out again πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 173, posted at 16.12.10 17:39:13 by lostfish Reply
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  • Will we see SA bat a bit later?

    That should be really interesting..

  • Comment 174, posted at 16.12.10 17:40:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ind 94/6 after 31 overs

    Dhoni 4*
    Harbhajan 17*

  • Comment 175, posted at 16.12.10 17:59:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Run out. 😯 πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  • Comment 176, posted at 16.12.10 18:06:42 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ind 110/7 after 32.1 overs

  • Comment 177, posted at 16.12.10 18:09:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Morkel gets the 8th wicket!!

  • Comment 178, posted at 16.12.10 18:09:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Morkel and Steyn cleaning up. 😎

  • Comment 179, posted at 16.12.10 18:09:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • Caught Kallis..

    India 110/8 after 32.3 overs

  • Comment 180, posted at 16.12.10 18:10:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 174) : Hope not.

    Always difficult to avoid losing wickets in the last half hour . . .

  • Comment 181, posted at 16.12.10 18:10:20 by Original Champion Reply
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  • C’mon boys!!

    Two more!!

  • Comment 182, posted at 16.12.10 18:12:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Tsotsobe is letting the bowling side down. Second 6 hit off him. He is starting to look deflated.

  • Comment 183, posted at 16.12.10 18:18:33 by lostfish Reply
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  • Morkel gets the 9th!!

  • Comment 184, posted at 16.12.10 18:22:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • He gets his 4th wicket. Well bowled buddy!

    Sreesanth goes for 0.

    Ind 116/9

  • Comment 185, posted at 16.12.10 18:23:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The light is fading fast now..

    One has to feel that the end of the day is in sight..

  • Comment 186, posted at 16.12.10 18:39:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • We still have 10 overs left to be bowled, but the light will not hold for all that..

  • Comment 187, posted at 16.12.10 18:40:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 143) : is it his hair or a rug?

  • Comment 188, posted at 16.12.10 18:40:50 by lostfish Reply
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  • The umpires have decided that the light is insufficient..

    India 136/9 after 38 overs.

    STUMPS

  • Comment 189, posted at 16.12.10 18:43:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Well done Proteas. Fantastic start to this series. Especially since we only started play at 3pm. That was a superb effort. 😎

    Now hoping no rain during the night or tomorrow.

    Good luck to our team.

  • Comment 190, posted at 16.12.10 18:45:36 by Puma Reply

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  • That will suit South Africa as they will not have to face a last few overs..

  • Comment 191, posted at 16.12.10 18:46:15 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 190) :

    No rain for the next two days as far as the weather is concerned..

  • Comment 192, posted at 16.12.10 18:46:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Right, thats me, over and out until tomorrow morning for the Ashes..

  • Comment 193, posted at 16.12.10 18:51:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 188) : Not sure. Will have to wait for the cheesy advert ala Shane Warne. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 194, posted at 16.12.10 18:57:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 193) : cheers :mrgreen:

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