SA v AUS : 1st Test – Day 3

December 18, 2008
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The Proteas have their backs to the wall after a dismal showing when Mitchell Johnson ploughed through the batting order, taking 5/5 in 21 balls. It seems a draw is the best the South Africans can hope for.
AUSTRALIA 375
S AFRICA 243/8 with Boucher and Dale Steyn at the wicket and only Ntini to come.

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19 Comments

  1. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 4:44 am

    256/9 – Steyn gone for 8. Johnsons 8th wkt.

  2. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Arthur Mailey is the only Australian to have taken nine wickets in an innings. He took 9-121 against England at the MCG in 1921. Johnson could be the second if he takes both today.

  3. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 5:07 am

    Touch-wood Boucher playing them with ease… but only Ntini on the other end… fortunately he’s not swinging wildly…

  4. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 5:07 am

    Betfair paying $9 for RSA to draw… worth the punt?

  5. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 5:13 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 5:07 am:

    Don’t put too much one. Worth a few quid.
    What’s the odd for OZ winning?

  6. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 5:20 am

    280/9
    Boucher 26*
    Ntini 5*

    Gonna hit the sack again

  7. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Got up to see SA got 281 – how the hell did that happen? I did not think they would get to 250 :lol:
    Anyway, Just saw Harris get Ponting, obvious nick and Ponting stands there as if nothing happened – come on guys!! Walk if you know you are out, the TV replay will show it anyway!!
    Aus 88/3 (lead by 182)

  8. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Hussey out!! Ntini bowls him!
    Aus 88/4 :wave:

  9. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Again 2 wickets in quick susession 8O – this test is full off those! If one guy gets out the other should not even bother and just start walking :wink:

  10. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Maybe Aus should start their innings with Lee and Johnson for example ;-)

    I am impressed with Harris! He has improved hugely since the last time I saw him bowl.

  11. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 10:48 am

    About this time yesterday Johnson tore into our batting line-up and took 5 wickets in 40min. Come on Proteas, Morkel/Steyn/Ntini we need a performance like that from you guys. Especially now with 19 over of the day left. :rant:

  12. avatar JT - www.rugby-innsbruck.at says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Thanks you!! Symonds is gone
    Aus157/6 :wave:

  13. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Well, if the tailenders don’t
    score another 100 like usual
    we may have a test on our hands!

  14. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:05 am

    176/7

  15. avatar Namboer says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Blommetjies (sies, en hulle wil nou kastig hê ons moet van die Bokke ook so praat) kom nie te slag aan nie, seems almost like there’s light of a fighting chance.

  16. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Reply to Namboer @ 11:15 am:

    Nee man, Bokke sal Bokke bly. Sal
    help as iemand Cheeky en Frolick en
    Komphela se harspanne inslaan, maar
    die handelsmerk gaan voorlopig bly.
    Hy moet net na regs skuif, wat sommer
    ook stront is.

    Nêrens in die wêreld het ‘n regering
    bepaal watter embleem sportspanne
    moet dra nie.

  17. avatar Namboer says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Ek sal beslis nooit van ‘Bokke’ afsien nie, nes ek ook nie van Pretoria afgesien het nie. Noem my dan maar agter die klip, beide val net sagter op die tong…

    Cheeky blyk al meer van ‘n probleem te wees, hoop van harte OP se rugby reik na nuwe laagtepunte. Nogal hartseer dat mens die hele provinsie verwens agv ‘n induvidu.

  18. avatar Namboer says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Lyk my die krieket is eers klaar – wat is die score?

  19. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Sukkel al weer om die stert
    af te kap.
    BJ Haddin 39*
    JJ Krejza 28*
    228/7
    + 94
    So ons kort al 323 om te wen.

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