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Cricket: Aus v Eng and S.A v India (Day 2)


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Posted in :Original Content on 17 Dec 2010 at 06:00
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Today is the second day of the third Ashes test between Australia and England as well as the second day of the first test between India and South Africa. Join us here for some live updates and general cricket ‘kak’ praat.

After Day 1:

Australia 268 all out
England 29/0

Australia lead by 239 runs

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

India 136/9

South Africa:

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

India:

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


222 Comments

  • Australia are fighting back this morning..

    Johnson taking 4 wickets in the morning session.

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.12.10 08:01:51 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Eng 157/6 after 49 overs

    Swann 2*
    Bell 35*

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.12.10 08:02:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Go Proteas!!
    Go Poms!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.12.10 08:03:37 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Oz are fighting back I see. Huge surprise to see England 163/3

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.12.10 08:28:20 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 4) : mistake there. Eng 163/6 😳

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.12.10 08:28:46 by Puma Reply

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  • Eng 170/6 after 55 overs

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.12.10 08:29:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Go Protea. Let us get stuck in from where we left off yesterday.. πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.12.10 08:29:52 by Puma Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : Richard have you caught my typo bug? πŸ˜› Think you mean England there buddy.. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.12.10 08:31:37 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 5) :

    The Poms had a horrid first session..

    Mitchell Johnson bowled like a machine..

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.12.10 08:35:06 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 8) :

    Where?

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.12.10 08:36:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) : hehe, so you have changing power πŸ™‚ See Eng up there now πŸ˜‰

    England now in a bit of trouble. 181/7

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.12.10 08:41:25 by Puma Reply

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  • Harris get Swann!

    Caught by Haddin

    Eng 181/7

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.12.10 08:41:28 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 11) :

    Hehe.. you didn’t see anything..

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.12.10 08:41:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : Sorry I missed it. Got up a bit late this morning.

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.12.10 08:42:11 by Puma Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : Must be the age thing then.. 😎 Or gremlins at work here…hehehehe.

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.12.10 08:43:23 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 14) :

    It was a collapse similar to the Indian top order yesterday, except that it went a bit quicker before Bell stood firm..

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.12.10 08:46:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Eng 184/7 after 60 overs

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.12.10 08:51:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • If England manages to get 269 for the innings, I’ll be happy, but 310 or so would be better.

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.12.10 08:54:27 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Harris gets danger man Bell!!

    Caught Ponting

    Bell goes for 53

    Eng 186/8

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.12.10 08:55:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 18) :

    England wont get 200 here..

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.12.10 08:56:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : Unfortunately that seems to be the case πŸ™

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.12.10 08:59:30 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 19) : Looks liek game on. Those Aussie will never give up, fighters they are, especially in the cricket. Crici is the number one sport over there, their pride must have taken a dent the last few tests.

    Actually hope Oz win this test to make it more interesting. Also don’t really want them to lose to England this series, cause if we lose to India England leap frog us into number two. So can’t have that. SO GO AUSSIE.. πŸ™‚ Never thougth I would support Oz but there you go, for a good cause, need SA to get to number one or stay at two. πŸ˜›

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.12.10 09:00:04 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 22) : liek = like

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.12.10 09:00:31 by Puma Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 21) :

    I think an Aus victory here will keep the series interesting..

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.12.10 09:01:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Johnson bowls Tremlett!!

    Eng 186/9

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.12.10 09:01:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 22) :

    South Africa won’t lose the test series to India here.. I am willing to put money on it!

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.12.10 09:02:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Johnson gets Anderson!!

    Eng 187 all out..

    Aus lead by 81 runs

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.12.10 09:04:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 24) : Maybe so, but imo the Aussies shouldnt win anything ever 😈

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.12.10 09:04:13 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Johnson gets 6 wickets for 38 runs in 17.3 overs

    Great bowling after being dropped for the last test.

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.12.10 09:04:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • My Superbru pick was for Aus to lead by 80 runs after the first innings.. how close was that?!

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.12.10 09:05:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 27) : Damn!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.12.10 09:07:18 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 26) : I don’t think we will either, but you never know. It could all change today and with so much rain about we have to win this one, cause in the next test here in Durbs I bet we wont see the full 5 days due to rain. See Cape Town also getting plenty rain and that is unusual for this time of year. So taking all that in to consideration. Remember too when India play here in Durbs it is like a home test for them. 😑 We had a damn good start yesterday so hope we keep it up for this test at Centurion. Might all come down to just this test.

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.12.10 09:09:04 by Puma Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 30) : I have Oz to be lead by 90 runs I think. Have to check cause I put it in a hurry.

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.12.10 09:10:33 by Puma Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 30) : Had England by 55 about πŸ™

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.12.10 09:11:04 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • 20 minutes until the Australia innings begins..

    Tea was taken as well, so one long session to come..

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.12.10 09:12:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 32) :

    What does a drawn test series mean for the rankings? Im sure we need to win it to stay second, am I right?

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.12.10 09:13:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Okay just checked the bru pool I am playing in. Have Oz by 88

    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 36) : Not sure about a draw, think we have to win it to stay 2nd. If we lose and England win I know they leap frog us to 2nd.

    Will find out.

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.12.10 09:24:24 by Puma Reply

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  • Australia innings has gotten underway..

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.12.10 09:26:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 39 overs to come still during today..

    Anderson gets off to a maiden start..

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.12.10 09:28:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 36) : Actually if we win this test series, think we gain the number one spot back from India. Think we do.

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.12.10 09:29:31 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 40) :

    That would be quite cool.

    I need to do some research into how the points system works..

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.12.10 09:33:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Anderson need one wicket to join the 200 club..

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.12.10 09:36:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 5 minutes until play start for South Africa..

    We need one last wicket!

    Ind 136/9

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.12.10 09:52:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Go AUssies!!
    As much as I dislike the Aussies the Poms are way worse when it comes to both whinging and being arrogant!!

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.12.10 10:00:57 by wpw Reply
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  • All over

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.12.10 10:01:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hope we make 500 now.

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.12.10 10:01:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • Morkel gets us under way, completing his over from last night.

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.12.10 10:02:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Morkel gets Dhoni, and with that his 5 wicket haul..

    Ind all out 136 runs..

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.12.10 10:03:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 45) :

    Im back at work today, so my feed is so horribly delayed, that you will know 5 minutes before me when a wicket goes.. So sad..

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.12.10 10:04:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 49) : If only I knew before the bookies knew. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.12.10 10:06:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • Aus 30/0 after 10 overs

  • Comment 51, posted at 17.12.10 10:06:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 50) :

    Good point!

  • Comment 52, posted at 17.12.10 10:06:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Smith and Petersen will be opening the batting for South Africa in about 5 minutes..

  • Comment 53, posted at 17.12.10 10:07:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Gotta love those Poms. Going to be moer funny when they lose the ashes. 😈

  • Comment 54, posted at 17.12.10 10:13:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 54) :

    If the Aussies come back from yesterday to win it.. will be classic!

  • Comment 55, posted at 17.12.10 10:20:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Finn gets the first wicket for England, getting Hughes out for 12.

    Aus 31/1 after 12.2 overs

  • Comment 56, posted at 17.12.10 10:21:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 55) : At the beginning of the series I kind of wanted Eng to win, but with the media hype after only one win they already got on my nerves. So now would like an Aussie win. 😈

  • Comment 57, posted at 17.12.10 10:23:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • Will Ponting get some runs in this innings?

  • Comment 58, posted at 17.12.10 10:23:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 57) :

    I hear you.

    I want the Aus to win here so that the series opens up and its a battle all the way to the last game!

  • Comment 59, posted at 17.12.10 10:25:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Go england!!!(C’mon,they playing the aussies lol)

  • Comment 60, posted at 17.12.10 10:26:35 by bergshark Reply

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  • Aus 34/1 after 15 overs

  • Comment 61, posted at 17.12.10 10:35:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SA 9/0 after 5 overs

    Smith 7*
    Petersen 1*

  • Comment 62, posted at 17.12.10 10:39:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Finn gets Ponting out.. Disaster for the captain!

    Aus 38/2 after 16 overs

  • Comment 63, posted at 17.12.10 10:43:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Haysman of all people having a dig at the Indians bowlers’ long hair. πŸ™„

  • Comment 64, posted at 17.12.10 10:44:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • SA opening batsmen settling in. No drama so far.

    17/0

  • Comment 65, posted at 17.12.10 10:54:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • Aus 63/2 after 20 overs

    Aus lead by 144 runs

  • Comment 66, posted at 17.12.10 10:58:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Aus on the ropes @38 for 2!!swing low,sweet chariot..

  • Comment 67, posted at 17.12.10 10:59:44 by bergshark Reply

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  • Tremlett bowls Clarke for 20

    Aus 64/3 and leading by 145 runs

  • Comment 68, posted at 17.12.10 11:03:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Looks like there will definitely be a result in this (Eng v Aus) test macth. 😎

  • Comment 69, posted at 17.12.10 11:04:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • SA 19/0 after 10 overs

    India still lead by 117 runs

    Smith 12*
    Petersen 6*

  • Comment 70, posted at 17.12.10 11:04:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 69) :

    Its just which result it will be…

    Who wants to put a bet on?

  • Comment 71, posted at 17.12.10 11:05:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 71) : Not me. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 72, posted at 17.12.10 11:07:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 72) :

    Im gonna put my head on the chopping block and call an Aussie win here.

  • Comment 73, posted at 17.12.10 11:14:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Drinks in the Ashes game:

    Aus 69/3 after 23 overs

    Aus leading by 150 runs

  • Comment 74, posted at 17.12.10 11:16:15 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 73) : Probably the safest bet of the two. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 75, posted at 17.12.10 11:17:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • Really surprised too see the majority likes the poms more than the aussies? Bleh!

  • Comment 76, posted at 17.12.10 11:20:48 by Crock Reply

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  • Drinks

    SA 42/0

  • Comment 77, posted at 17.12.10 11:24:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • Aus 79/3 after 25 overs

    160 run lead now

  • Comment 78, posted at 17.12.10 11:26:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SA batting well, and if lunch can be reached without too much damage, it will be a long day in the field for the Indians..

  • Comment 79, posted at 17.12.10 11:29:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Crock:swing low,sweet chariot…

  • Comment 80, posted at 17.12.10 11:29:28 by bergshark Reply

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  • Swann into the attack for the English now..

    To early for some spin isn’t it, only the end of day 2?

  • Comment 81, posted at 17.12.10 11:32:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SA 47/0 after 15 overs

    Smith 25*
    Petersen 21*

    80 overs remain in the day

  • Comment 82, posted at 17.12.10 11:33:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Kp to score a second double hundred..

  • Comment 83, posted at 17.12.10 11:44:01 by bergshark Reply

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  • Aus 105/3 after 30 overs

    Aus lead by 186

    9 overs remain in the day..

  • Comment 84, posted at 17.12.10 11:47:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SA 79/0 after 20 overs

    Thats 60 runs in the last 10 overs..

    Petersen 30*
    Smith 46*

  • Comment 85, posted at 17.12.10 11:59:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Harbhajan came on to stem the flow of runs but has been hammered!!

    19 runs in 2 overs from the spinner..

  • Comment 86, posted at 17.12.10 12:03:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Aus 119/3 after 33 overs at STUMPS

    Aus lead by exactly 200 runs with 3 days more to play!

  • Comment 87, posted at 17.12.10 12:04:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Smith 50. 😎

  • Comment 88, posted at 17.12.10 12:09:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • Time for my firm’s Christmas party..

    Over and out..

  • Comment 89, posted at 17.12.10 12:09:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 53 from 72 balls

    Smith’s 29th test fifty.

  • Comment 90, posted at 17.12.10 12:09:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 89) : Enjoy. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 91, posted at 17.12.10 12:10:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • SA cruising along at just over 4 an over.

  • Comment 92, posted at 17.12.10 12:11:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • SA 100 & 100 partnership up in the 24th over. 😎

    100/0

  • Comment 93, posted at 17.12.10 12:16:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • Smith gone for 62. πŸ‘Ώ

    SA 111/1

  • Comment 94, posted at 17.12.10 12:28:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • Amla next man in.

    Only 3 balls to face till lunch.

  • Comment 95, posted at 17.12.10 12:30:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • Lunch – Day 2

    SA 111/1 – 27 overs

    Petersen 45*

    Amla 0*

  • Comment 96, posted at 17.12.10 12:31:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • Okay can finally watch some of the crici. See Smith is gone.

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  • We’re going nicely. 158/1 with Peterson on 71 and Amla on 21. Harbajan the only Indian bowler that looks remotely likely to take a wicket.

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  • 187/2 – 45 overs

  • Comment 99, posted at 17.12.10 14:32:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • Who out,mclovin?

  • Comment 100, posted at 17.12.10 14:33:34 by bergshark Reply

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  • 50 odd overs still to be bowled today. 😎

  • Comment 101, posted at 17.12.10 14:33:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • Mclovin,you go for tea??

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  • @bergshark (Comment 100) : Petersen for 77.

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  • @bergshark (Comment 102) : Watching the snow come down. I’m easily distracted. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 104, posted at 17.12.10 14:35:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • New batsman is?

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  • @bergshark (Comment 105) : King Kallis.

  • Comment 106, posted at 17.12.10 14:35:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Comment 107, posted at 17.12.10 14:40:24 by bergshark Reply

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  • 200 up. 😎

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  • You in england,then?

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  • 201/2 47 overs

    Amla 40*

    Kallis 17*

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  • @McLovin (Comment 104) : Where are you? I’m watching blue skies over snow-white landscape – last night’s blizzard lying thick on the ground. Beaut!

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  • @bergshark (Comment 109) : Affirmative. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 112, posted at 17.12.10 14:41:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 111) : Stopped snowing now. Only a cm or two but just about enough to whiten the landscape. 😎

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  • Nice ,guys πŸ™‚ ..I like the scottish highlands..never been there ,though πŸ™

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  • I love the rain and mountains

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  • @McLovin (Comment 113) : I love the snow and the awesomeness of it all, but having lived in Germany for 3 years now it has started to lose it’s lustre.

    Not that I don’t appreciate the beauty, because I do, but I’m not the all smiles early riser, so shovelling my sidewalk every morning before first light, so that one friggin pedestrian can safely walk his matkakkertjie, is “working on my tietspiere”.

    Then I have to scatter salt everywhere before I can go back inside to defrost in the shower.

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 116) : Fortunately it’s not quite that bad by me, but I can imagine all the work being a pain. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 117, posted at 17.12.10 14:57:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 116) : Why do you have to clear the sidewalk? Are you liable if some poor soul slips and falls in front of your house?

  • Comment 118, posted at 17.12.10 14:59:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • Kallis 37 from 43 balls so far. 😎

  • Comment 119, posted at 17.12.10 15:02:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rhineshark: how big is rugby in germany?do they even show the odd game on tele?ever read an article in the local paper?

  • Comment 120, posted at 17.12.10 15:03:53 by bergshark Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 116) : @McLovin (Comment 118) : I don`t get that either. You have to clean up in front of your house so people can loiter in front of your house? πŸ˜•

  • Comment 121, posted at 17.12.10 15:04:25 by Original Champion Reply
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  • SA still ticking along at over 4 to the over.

  • Comment 122, posted at 17.12.10 15:07:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 118) : YIP, unfortunately that’s how it works.

    I have to clear a strip of 1,5m of the sidewalk and keep it clear of snow, ice, leaves and other crap. It has to be wide enough so two people can walk past one another without treading in snow and I have 100m of sidewalk to clear, hence the grumble.

    If someone slips and falls on your stretch you are liable, so just about everyone has Public Liability Insurance.

  • Comment 123, posted at 17.12.10 15:09:42 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Amla 50 up. His 19th test fifty.

    78 balls. 3 fours & 1 six.

  • Comment 124, posted at 17.12.10 15:11:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • And that’s tea.

    236/2 55 overs

  • Comment 125, posted at 17.12.10 15:12:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 123) : 100m? 😯

  • Comment 126, posted at 17.12.10 15:12:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 123) : Who enforces this? Does a neighbour have to make a complaint?

  • Comment 127, posted at 17.12.10 15:13:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rhineshark: do you follow a special training program in summer to get you into shape for all the sweeping in summer??

  • Comment 128, posted at 17.12.10 15:15:43 by bergshark Reply

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  • Amla has so far scored 1110 runs in 2010 at an average of 85.38. 😎

  • Comment 129, posted at 17.12.10 15:17:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 120) : Buggerall, mate πŸ™ .

    The only sport we see on TV are soccer, handball, cycling, the winter sports and maybe some golf. I catch the odd game on BBC but mostly watch on the internet.

    Germany does have a rugby league with many clubs but it’s very amateur with little funding.

    Here is the German Rugby Association’s website. http://www.rugby-verband.de/cms/

    Click on Vereine/Teams>Vereine and check out how many there are.

  • Comment 130, posted at 17.12.10 15:18:21 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 123) : What about old people, surely they can’t be expected to clear the sidewalk every morning?

  • Comment 131, posted at 17.12.10 15:20:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 126) : Ja, I have a long, narrow garden that runs parallel to the street. The local council enforces it but anybody can make a complaint. Our neighbours on both sides are very cool, so it won’t be them – they have the same work and I could nail them in revenge :mrgreen:

  • Comment 132, posted at 17.12.10 15:21:36 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Kallis has also now gone past 1000 runs for 2010. 😎

  • Comment 133, posted at 17.12.10 15:21:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 123) : I can`t believe what I`m reading here.
    Surely some company must have seen the opportunity to offer this service?
    Rock up with like a miniature snow plow on a self driven lawnmower and just charge the people a monthly fee or something?

  • Comment 134, posted at 17.12.10 15:22:33 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 128) : No, I’m too lazy for that. But by summer I’ve got a sixpack πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 135, posted at 17.12.10 15:22:44 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 131) : Nobody’s exempt. If you can’t do it yourself you must get someone to do it for you. But the old people here are super fit (probably from all the sweeping). The old tannie next door sweeps the sidewalk every single morning and I guess her age at about 103. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 136, posted at 17.12.10 15:25:24 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 136) : Who does the road?

  • Comment 137, posted at 17.12.10 15:30:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • In glorious England everything comes to a standstill whenever more than a dozen snowflakes hit the ground. πŸ™„

  • Comment 138, posted at 17.12.10 15:32:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Original Champion (Comment 134) : Remember, we’re talking from a Saffer viewpoint.

    To ze Germans it’s a matter of pride to have a neat, clean sidewalk so they don’t mind doing it. One can buy self-propelled lawnmower-type machines everywhere but they still prefer to do it manually. There is also the chance that someone will complain about the noise and air pollution, so that’s probably a consideration.

  • Comment 139, posted at 17.12.10 15:32:22 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark: thanks for the link πŸ™‚

  • Comment 140, posted at 17.12.10 15:32:48 by bergshark Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 137) : The council. Snow plows drive up and down in winter and sweeper trucks the rest of the time. They also have people doing manual cleaning like bush-cutting, mowing sidewalk areas with grass on and picking up the odd paper.

  • Comment 141, posted at 17.12.10 15:34:22 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 139) : Why would the noise bother them? They’re all up anyway sweeping the sidewalk. πŸ˜‰ 😈 πŸ˜†

  • Comment 142, posted at 17.12.10 15:34:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 140) : You’re welcome – pretty interesting, hey?

  • Comment 143, posted at 17.12.10 15:34:49 by rhineshark Reply
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  • As we speak at least 800 schools in Wales, 500 in Scotland and 600 in Northern Ireland are closed.

  • Comment 144, posted at 17.12.10 15:36:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 142) : πŸ˜€ Noise pollution is noise pollution. They are seriously against any kind of pollution here. If your car spews out more than a certain amount of CO2 exhaust gases you can’t enter certain cities.

  • Comment 145, posted at 17.12.10 15:37:20 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 145) : I’m a big fan of silence myself. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 146, posted at 17.12.10 15:39:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rhineshark: hope there a team there that wants a janitor/coach lol

  • Comment 147, posted at 17.12.10 15:47:41 by bergshark Reply

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  • Will Kallis get his maiden double ton this time?

    Thought I’d get that out the way early. 😈

  • Comment 148, posted at 17.12.10 15:48:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • 250 up

    253/2

  • Comment 149, posted at 17.12.10 15:53:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hope he does..hope he gets a triple ton πŸ™‚

  • Comment 150, posted at 17.12.10 16:01:20 by bergshark Reply

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  • Kallis gets his 55th test 50.

    50 from 72 balls.

  • Comment 151, posted at 17.12.10 16:09:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • Score ?

  • Comment 152, posted at 17.12.10 16:09:52 by bergshark Reply

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  • Also the 100 partnership from 147 balls.

    266/2

  • Comment 153, posted at 17.12.10 16:10:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • @mclovin: started snowing again?

  • Comment 154, posted at 17.12.10 16:11:06 by bergshark Reply

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  • All four SA batsmen have so far reach the fifty mark.

    2nd 100 partnership of the SA innings so far.

  • Comment 155, posted at 17.12.10 16:12:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Comment 156, posted at 17.12.10 16:12:44 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 154) : Nope. The sun’s out believe it or not, but about minus 2 outside. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 157, posted at 17.12.10 16:13:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • How has the indian fielding been like?

  • Comment 158, posted at 17.12.10 16:13:36 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 158) : Not too bad.

  • Comment 159, posted at 17.12.10 16:14:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • Last 10 overs only 33 runs scored.

  • Comment 160, posted at 17.12.10 16:20:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • Drinks

    274/2 67 overs

    Lead 138 runs.

  • Comment 161, posted at 17.12.10 16:22:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • Current partnership 108 runs, 26.5 overs, RR: 4.02 (Kallis 54, Amla 50)

  • Comment 162, posted at 17.12.10 16:23:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 146) : SNAP. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 163, posted at 17.12.10 16:24:20 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 147) : All the clubs are a little far away from where I live. Mainz is the closest and that’s an hour’s drive, if you’re lucky with the traffic and the roadworks.

    I actually just found out on that German rugby website that there is a club in Babenhausen – I lived 6km away from Babenhausen for a year and didn’t know about it. πŸ™

  • Comment 164, posted at 17.12.10 16:28:25 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Kallis second on list of six hitters in tests for 2010. 😯

  • Comment 165, posted at 17.12.10 16:28:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • Who tops that list? Gibbs?

  • Comment 166, posted at 17.12.10 16:38:55 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 166) : Harbhajan Singh

  • Comment 167, posted at 17.12.10 16:43:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • 300 up

    300-2

  • Comment 168, posted at 17.12.10 16:54:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • Kallis 73*

    Amla 80*

  • Comment 169, posted at 17.12.10 16:54:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • 5 more overs till the new ball becomes available.

  • Comment 170, posted at 17.12.10 17:03:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 170) : Won’t make a difference to the bowling attack. Harbajan’s the Lone Ranger out there for the Indians.

  • Comment 171, posted at 17.12.10 17:05:20 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 171) : Amen

  • Comment 172, posted at 17.12.10 17:07:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • 150 run partnership between Amla & Kallis. 😎

  • Comment 173, posted at 17.12.10 17:10:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • Drinks time

    SA 321/2

    Lead 185

  • Comment 174, posted at 17.12.10 17:12:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • @mclovin: oops misread that..thought it read which sa batsman has hit the most sixes in test..

  • Comment 175, posted at 17.12.10 17:17:07 by bergshark Reply

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  • In 2010 Kallis and Amla have so far scored 948 runs in partnerships with each other in only 8 innings at an average of 158.

  • Comment 176, posted at 17.12.10 17:17:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • In test career..

  • Comment 177, posted at 17.12.10 17:17:59 by bergshark Reply

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  • India wasting time. πŸ™„

  • Comment 178, posted at 17.12.10 17:19:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • Rather quiet on the blogging front..

  • Comment 179, posted at 17.12.10 17:19:19 by bergshark Reply

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  • Tendulkar bowls a wide. πŸ™„

  • Comment 180, posted at 17.12.10 17:19:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • Run rate?

  • Comment 181, posted at 17.12.10 17:20:44 by bergshark Reply

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  • Kallis smacks another 6

  • Comment 182, posted at 17.12.10 17:21:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 181) : 4.09

  • Comment 183, posted at 17.12.10 17:21:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • How many is that now for the year?

  • Comment 184, posted at 17.12.10 17:22:25 by bergshark Reply

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  • Run rate is fair,I suppose

  • Comment 185, posted at 17.12.10 17:23:42 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 184) : 14 I think.

  • Comment 186, posted at 17.12.10 17:24:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • New ball being taken.

  • Comment 187, posted at 17.12.10 17:24:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • Some more time wasting from India. πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 188, posted at 17.12.10 17:26:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • More boundaries!!!:-)

  • Comment 189, posted at 17.12.10 17:27:08 by bergshark Reply

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  • How many overs left ?

  • Comment 190, posted at 17.12.10 17:27:59 by bergshark Reply

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  • Interesting stat on Kallis. He has an average of 56. However, his average score, resuming the next day, is only 43. He really tends to battle to start again in the morning.

  • Comment 191, posted at 17.12.10 17:28:03 by Greg Reply

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  • Gregopedia πŸ™‚

  • Comment 192, posted at 17.12.10 17:29:23 by bergshark Reply

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  • The lead now 203. 😎

  • Comment 193, posted at 17.12.10 17:29:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • Amla 97

    Kallis 98

  • Comment 194, posted at 17.12.10 17:30:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • I reckon this sharks fan comp was flawed.shouldn’t have allowed for googling or checking sharksmags etc (lol)..what you say greg?

  • Comment 195, posted at 17.12.10 17:31:31 by bergshark Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 194) : Pretty good strike rates for a test as well

  • Comment 196, posted at 17.12.10 17:31:35 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 196) : Indeed.

  • Comment 197, posted at 17.12.10 17:32:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • Amla to score ton first

  • Comment 198, posted at 17.12.10 17:34:20 by bergshark Reply

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  • Kallis gets his ton. 😎

    100 from 131 balls.

  • Comment 199, posted at 17.12.10 17:34:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • ….

  • Comment 200, posted at 17.12.10 17:35:02 by bergshark Reply

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  • That’s Kallis’ 38th test century and also his fastest test 100. 😎

    Only Tendulkar and Ponting have scored more test centuries.

  • Comment 201, posted at 17.12.10 17:35:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • Nice kallis πŸ™‚

  • Comment 202, posted at 17.12.10 17:38:05 by bergshark Reply

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  • Amla hundred up. His 12th 😎

  • Comment 203, posted at 17.12.10 17:39:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • Now for his next ton..

  • Comment 204, posted at 17.12.10 17:39:23 by bergshark Reply

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  • 102 from 165 balls.

  • Comment 205, posted at 17.12.10 17:39:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • Also brings up the 350.

    352/2

    Lead 215

  • Comment 206, posted at 17.12.10 17:40:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 197) : Kallis still not gonna get his double ton though!

  • Comment 207, posted at 17.12.10 17:40:19 by Greg Reply

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  • Should bat the whole of tomorrow.how is the weather looking like? Weekend predictions?

  • Comment 208, posted at 17.12.10 17:41:10 by bergshark Reply

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  • In a match -winning position

  • Comment 209, posted at 17.12.10 17:42:42 by bergshark Reply

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  • Who is bowling?

  • Comment 210, posted at 17.12.10 17:44:24 by bergshark Reply

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  • Any dropped catches?

  • Comment 211, posted at 17.12.10 17:45:44 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 210) : Sreesanth & Sharma

  • Comment 212, posted at 17.12.10 17:47:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 211) : Not that I can recall.

  • Comment 213, posted at 17.12.10 17:47:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 207) : Probably not. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 214, posted at 17.12.10 17:48:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • Great shot through the slips by Amla :mrgreen:

  • Comment 215, posted at 17.12.10 17:50:38 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Amla so far scored 602 runs against India this year and only been out once. 😯 😎

  • Comment 216, posted at 17.12.10 17:50:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • Looks like we going to fall about 10 overs short of what should have been bowled today. πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„

  • Comment 217, posted at 17.12.10 17:57:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • 200 run partnership. 😎 😎 😎

  • Comment 218, posted at 17.12.10 18:00:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • 366/2

    Lead of 230

  • Comment 219, posted at 17.12.10 18:01:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • Stumps

    366/2

    A really poor over rate from India. Considering they started early and ended late they still didn’t bowl 90 overs. πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 220, posted at 17.12.10 18:02:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 220) :

    They are trying ANYTHING to prevent us from scoring a shedload of runs.

  • Comment 221, posted at 17.12.10 19:53:25 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 221) : now i’ve seen everything really had 2 look twice just to c if i’m seeing it right but must say what a chicken head this one is :mrgreen:

  • Comment 222, posted at 17.12.10 21:15:30 by chaz Reply

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