SAF v AUS – 3rd Test : Day 3

PROTEAS WITHOUT THEIR SKIPPER 

Another rearguard action – by the Aussies this time – saw the last four wickets contributing 208 to the score, probably taking a third Protea victory out of the equation. Graeme Smith broke a finger in his right hand and will in all probability play no further role in the test.
AUS 445 (Clarke 138, Johnson 64; Harris 3/84, Steyn 3/95)
SAF 125/1 (Kallis 36*, Amla 30*).

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38 comments for “SAF v AUS – 3rd Test : Day 3

  1. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 4, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Hard to see them winning
    from here. Draw looks like
    the best option.

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  2. Profile photo of JT_BOKBEFOK!
    January 4, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    SA are 125/1 – just to be pedantic

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  3. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 4, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Reply to JT – http://www.rugby-innsbruck.at @ 9:38 pm:

    Yes, you are right. So they will
    be all out with 9 wkts down.
    I’ve changed it.

    Waiting for :em48: When is it 21:00
    in Frogland?

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  4. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 4, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Still no sign of the :em48:
    Thought we had a date?

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  5. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 4, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    ..S
    ..H
    :brownie:
    ..R
    ..K
    ..S

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  6. Profile photo of JT_BOKBEFOK!
    January 5, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 9:48 pm:

    no, we will declae on 9 wickets :-)

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  7. Profile photo of JT_BOKBEFOK!
    January 5, 2009 at 1:08 am

    declear :oops:

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  8. Profile photo of JT_BOKBEFOK!
    January 5, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Kallis gone :cry:

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  9. Profile photo of JT_BOKBEFOK!
    January 5, 2009 at 1:46 am

    McKenzie now captain??? OMG who did that? Why not Kallis or Boucher?

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  10. Profile photo of JT_BOKBEFOK!
    January 5, 2009 at 2:12 am

    SA have the 150 up! AB and Amla at the crease.
    151/2

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  11. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 2:38 am

    Still a moerse long way
    to go before we are out
    of trouble.

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  12. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 2:41 am

    “Ponting is back at silly mid-on, looking animated”
    =========
    Someone must have stuck a spring
    up his ass.

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  13. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Michael: “Talking about form, Sachin Tendulkar arrived in Australia in 2004 on the back of a string of failures.
    When asked, by a journalist, about his form slump, his reply was
    “There’s nothing wrong with my form, I am actually batting very well, unfortunately, I just keep getting out”
    =========
    Applies to McKenzie too.

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  14. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Three maidens in a row!

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  15. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Amla gets his 50.
    “Its been a positive innings, with classy shots meshed with watchful leaving.”

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  16. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 2:52 am

    AB de Villiers run out 11 (70m 52b 1×4 0x6) SR: 21.15

    de Villiers was always struggling after he called Amla for the single and his bat was short of the line when Johnson’s bullet throw made contact.
    South Africa slump further. JP Duminy comes to the crease.
    ====
    A run is never worth a wicket, :asshole:

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  17. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 2:54 am

    JP in. And his ma is watching, having
    been flown all the way to Oz by a
    well-doer.
    Let’s hope he entertains her.

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  18. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Pathetic running by AB… I was just thinking the two before that Amla was hitting the turn quicker… and trues Bob… the next ball he still wasn’t taking off with the incoming bowler… schoolboy error and he has let the team down big time!

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  19. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Now Duminy plum LBW… but umpire saves him…

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  20. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Aus going to do an Ellis Park on us…

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  21. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 3:08 am

    59.2 McDonald to Amla, OUT, maiden wicket for McDonald, and a good piece of bowling too! Pitches in line and slants back into beat the bat as Amla falls forward, thats a stump-to-stump delivery to undo him

    HM Amla lbw b McDonald 51 (202m 134b 7×4 0x6) SR: 38.05

    167/4 (50

    Writing’s on the wall.
    Can they avoid the follow-on
    at 246?

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  22. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Boucher playing Russian
    Roulette.

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  23. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 3:13 am

    And a not so good morning
    to Bryce-in-Oz.

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  24. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 3:14 am

    The complexion has changed the last hour. Amla and de Villiers became defensive and Australia barged in. Fascinating game, this cricket.

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  25. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 3:15 am

    Michael: “Where are the doubters now? Criticize Ponting all you like but look at the scoreboard now.”
    ========
    Must have heard it from
    Oom Boy Louw.

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  26. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 3:35 am

    176/4 (5) LUNCH

    :em27:

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  27. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 3:48 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 3:15 am:

    Michael who?

    Good very early morning to you Boertjie…

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  28. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 3:35 am:

    And only 180 still…

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  29. Profile photo of Boertjie
    January 5, 2009 at 5:48 am

    And there explodes another
    SA sports myth.

    Ali Bacher’s team would have
    finished both these pretenders
    off in four days.

    If nobody agrees, Dawie will.
    Richards, Pollock, Barlow, Irvine,
    Lindsay, Goddard, Procter, Pollock.

    Daai span het nie kak van kabouters
    gevat nie.

    And they did not build their
    fame on exceptional once-off luck.

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 3:48 am:

    Michael somebody on the cricinfo team,
    got the quotes there.

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  30. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Boucher looking solid on a tough wicket… hard fought 50… getting a bit cheeky trying to continually cut the off-seamer…

    Morkel looking good too… (touch wood)…

    Trail by 168 (5/277)… well 6 for really as there is no way Smith will be back…

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  31. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 7:10 am

    All the luck with the Japies… ball has smashed into Boucher’s wicket and amazingly the bails stayed on… and now ditto with Morkel… Tony Greig probably applied a wee bit of superglue at this mornings pitch report… :wink:

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  32. Profile photo of newbokshields
    January 5, 2009 at 7:18 am

    And a good evening to you too Brycie.

    Hamburger Boucher frustrating the Ozzie but he owes us a big innings. C’mon SA just bat through without loss.

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  33. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Howzit NBS… still peeved with AB throwing his wicket… but jeez these guys are doing alright…

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  34. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Bummer match swung the Aussies way now… just Steyn and Ntini to come… and around 130 behind…

    Siddle gets right up my nose!

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  35. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 8:20 am

    8/316 :rant:

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  36. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Bummer Boucher was well on his way to 100… hits a 6 to retain the strike…

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  37. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Then runs a 3… needed Steyn there for a few more…

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  38. Profile photo of bryce_in_oz
    January 5, 2009 at 8:27 am

    And there he goes trying to force a boundary… all out Boucher 89… fark…

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