Originally posted by pawnpawfor Pakistan v England, it's painful watching at the moment!
Watch the scoreboard changes ball by ball.
Originally posted by Crowleyand yet, for all this 1 day brilliance, no World Cup in the SA trophy cabinet!
What a great tour so far. Obviously easier if you are a South African. AB de Villiers is a monster!
We really are doing very well now.
2nd time SA has had 3 centurions in an ODI innings, in India no less. The only team to have done this.
I thought that surely this was India's largest defeat ever. I forgot about Jayasuriya, Vaas and Murali in their he ...[text shortened]... T20s and ODIs. Now onto the REAL test.
The rugby is a wash, let's watch the Proteas dominate.
Originally posted by Crowleyreally!!
It's an irritation, for sure.
But I'm happy with being rated the best side, if we never win a trophy.
Originally posted by st dominics previewSmith? He was a good enough player, but most pundits are happy enough he retired. There are more then enough talent coming through to replace him.
Be interesting to see how you are without Smith later in the Winter. Thought he was a truly great, slightly underated player. have some great middle order batters with AB, Amla, new guy. Just think your openers MAY be slightly vulnerable.
Steyn is a truly , all time great bowler ~ but a little long in the tooth? Over here, we are amazed at Philanderer's success ~ he was v v ordinary as a County bowler. Morne also a little past it?
Originally posted by CrowleySA staring down the barrel in this Test. Gutted for less than 100 in the first innings.
Smith? He was a good enough player, but most pundits are happy enough he retired. There are more then enough talent coming through to replace him.
Faf is developing well and AB and Amla are just absolute class.
Both openers have very good first class careers and just need the backing from the selectors. I also like that they both bring an extra bowling o ...[text shortened]... Kyle Abbott and Kagiso Rabada on the sidelines now and both look very promising as replacements.
Originally posted by st dominics previewNot sure about Vilas. He's a solid first classer, but maybe not a test player. Stiaan is solid and will be class in future.
SA staring down the barrel in this Test. Gutted for less than 100 in the first innings.
You sure Van Zyl is a Test opener. And your new keeper (Vilas?) making many mistakes behind and not scoring runs up front...
maybe you will win
Originally posted by st dominics previewWasn't a good tour for us, but none of the figures of this series means much.
SA just been rolled over for just over 100 in the latest Test, and it isn't , apparently, an awful pitch.
See they swapped an opener, but stuck with the WK. Faf DP's tumbling average must also be a worry?
Originally posted by Crowleyshows you can block and block and block (and block!)
Wasn't a good tour for us, but none of the figures of this series means much.
India prepared 3 horrible pitches and one barely passable one in the last test, loaded their side with decent spinners, and won 4/4 tosses.
So this tour doesn't really reflect anything, except that the Proteas cannot play 'park cricket' very well.
Originally posted by st dominics previewIt was disgusting!
shows you can block and block and block (and block!)
that's the sort of cricket to bring the fans back to Test cricket