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Old 01-01-2006, 09:33 PM   #76
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Oh good, South Africa is batting first. I was hoping that would happen.
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So far 69/2.

McGrath has been bowling well. (gosh, imagine that!)
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:48 AM   #78
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shaun pollock - the most overrated bowler to ever take 400 wickets
Of course he doesn't have 400 yet. But when he does he will be far more worthy than McGrath, Dev, Kumble, Warne and Lillie.
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after day 1 of the final test it appears that the south africans are playing for a draw

interestingly in today's modern era of cricket, where test matches are over in three and a half days, four days, early fifth day, the south africans like to play for draws

it appears they want to bat 5 sessions, score 450 or something, but the problem lies in their bowling attack, with ntini out they dont appear to have a bowling lineup capable of bowling australia out twice in the match
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They aren't playing for the draw, their run rate is above 3 for goodness sake.
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Not any more.

South Africa RR: 2.84


It's 310/4 at lunch on day 2. This test needs some wickets!
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Near enough.

I think South Africa are subscribing to the theory that Australia struggle badly batting last on day 5. There is a mountain of proof behind this and on a spinning Sydney wicket what is the rush? Make Australia bowl you out, rather than hang yourself. Smith & Co have this one under control.
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422/7

It's entirely possible that South Africa will bat for the rest of the day, and reach 500. A result in this test isn't impossible, but right now it doesn't feel very likely.
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I'd say it was a pretty good day for Australia. They got to within a respectable distance of South Africa's number, and they did it at a much faster pace. That de Villiers wicket at the very end could be a sign of things to come tomorrow.
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this game is threatening to boil over

if this was a baseball game i'd swear that if someone got hit by a ball a brawl could very well break out

this situation could have been averted had the match referee from the last match done something about the overappealing of one team

now both teams are overappealing

the umpires have had poor games

smith given not out caught behind to a ball he totally smashed

smith given out to an lbw appeal to a ball he hit

kallis not out in the first innings to an lbw appeal

prince given out to an lbw appeal that hit him 30 cms outside offstump

boucher given out to a catch that hit the ground

hussey given not out to an lbw appeal

ponting given not out to an lbw appeal

ponting given out to an lbw appeal with a ball which he hit

symonds given not out to an lbw appeal then out to a ball that would've missed leg stump

gilchrist given not out to an lbw appeal

andre nel complaining against racial sledging by the crowd

also andre nel is just asking for trouble trying to think that he is the antihero of the crowd




the only way for both teams to shake hands again is for south africa to lose by tomorrow evening, but you can bet your bottom dollar south africa will look to bat really slowly tomorrow
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Add Ponting bleating to the umpires for 5 minutes after the close of play yesterday.
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They're playing day 5 today. Looks it will be fairly anti-climactic though.
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Okay guys, South Africa declared with a lead of 286, but there are still 5 and a half hours left today!! Is it just me, or was that a massive mistake?
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Langer gets bowled right before lunch. However, it seems like Australia is on the right path. This next session could potentially be fantastic!
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After 30 overs, Australia 151/1. Their run rate is over 5, and they're more than halfway to the target. They only need 136 more runs.

South Africa, can you say "oops"? You're about to lose a test where the end of Day 2 looked like this: South Africa 451/9d, Australia 54/3.
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