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Beeno1

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First test versus England
July 19, 2012, 12:17:59

Thought it would be nice to have thread for the 5 day test.

England will bat first but there has been a bit of a delay in starting. AB will take the gloves and Duminy comes in andwill be at 7. Alviro is opening - the rest is as expected.

Viva Proteas!


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 19, 2012, 12:28:38

Great start - Engalnd 4 for 1 wicket - Strauss out lbw bowled Morkel!

Way to go!

 


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 19, 2012, 12:57:52

I see that oz fatboy Warnie is predicting England will win 2 nil:

Ex Sport 24:

 
Shane Warne (AP)
 

Cape Town - Australian spin-legend Shane Warne believes England will win the upcoming Test series against South Africa 2-0, with rain possibly ruining at least one of the Tests.

According to Beeld, Warne said he cannot see the Proteas prevailing. "Both are good teams, but England's home ground advantage and their bowlers' knowledge of how to utilise the conditions will prove the decisive. The English bowlers know exactly what lengths to bowl and will exploit it," said Warne.

Warne also gave England advice on where to bowl to South Africa's key batsmen. (Thanks Warnie!)

"Against Graeme Smith you have to bowl wide outside off stump because he can't drive (Ek one of the tecnical issues in his game). You'll have trouble if you bowl on his pads because he's very strong hitting on the leg-side. The English bowlers shouldn't even think about getting him out leg before wicket.(Nonsense he goes out that way fairly often with the ball that swings back at him.)

"Hashim Amla is very good at placing the ball in gaps with his excellent wrist-work. England should frustrate him by shutting down his run-scoring areas.

"When Jacques Kallis comes in I'll let Stuart Broad (England quickie) bowl and target him with short balls - because that's where he's vulnerable. (Amazing to have this vunerability and yet have such a great test average etc. Maybe he thinks age is getting to Kallis?)

"AB de Villiers is also not good against spin bowling, so I'll immediately let Graeme Swann (England off-spinner) bowl to him." (what AB is fine against spin bowling!)

The Proteas slipped to third in the ICC Test rankings over the weekend but a series victory over No 1-ranked England will propel them to the top spot.

Should England either draw or win the series, though, they will stay on top - and if they were to whitewash the tourists, South Africa would drop to fourth in the rankings.

The first Test starts at The Oval in London on Thursday (12:00 SA time).
 

Hmmm ou warnie must be getting paid to talk up the poms and give them some tips!! Go home to oz warnie and mind your own business please. Your business should be to get yourself onto a proper diet. Bwahahahaha. What a cheek this oak has.
 

 


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 19, 2012, 13:21:22

I see Philander is going at a tad over 2 runs per over and is in his 6th over. Very tidy stuff and maybe an indication a wicket is at hand.

Steyn just come on.


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 19, 2012, 13:40:47

Well hope the boykies can prove warnie wrong, everyone entitled to their opinion, and It don't think it such a shock if he predicts what he does, england are very strong. but so are we. 


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RE: First test versus England
July 19, 2012, 14:19:37

Real nice o him to give advice to england a st ohow to get our guys out.

England going along well at 70 for 1


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 19, 2012, 14:24:29

 Ja we need another breakthrough after lunch. 


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 19, 2012, 16:22:16

England still going along merrily at 142 for 1.

EK Steyn may be out man to get break through . He so often bowls  well later in the day.  Look forward to getting home and watching some cricket.  Interested to see Tahir has already bowled 9 over for 25.

England going at just over 3 per over. 


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 19, 2012, 16:56:30

 Beens, forget about run rate, this is test cricket. wickets and crease occupation time are the keys here. We need to get the wickets so we can occupy the crease. plain and simple. How fast you bat, is really not that important at this stage.

We need wickets wicket wickets, bowling cheaply is irrelevant. It actually just helps them to still occupy the crease.


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RE: First test versus England
July 19, 2012, 17:03:48

Ek three is about par for test cricket. If it were 4 or more it becomes more worrying. Compiling a big score quickly gives you time to bowl a side out twice. Score too slowly and that because more difficult. At least the score is not running away too badly.

Agree we need wickets badly. Hate them to close out with 1 down!

 


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 07:46:55

 267/3 on the first day is a good fight. I wouold not say it was our day, but at least England did not run away with it. Would have liked to see better but wehave to take it as it is. Kallis gave us a good breaktrhough last night. Hopefully the guys can get as another two or three in the morning session, that will bring us into the game good. Id say a score of say around 400 should be a good score for England here, so if we can restrict them to below that it would be wonderfull. but i doubt it.


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 12:14:25

Ek given the current condition it was probably not a bad effort to restict England to this score.

Worrying is the comments made that the wicket could take turn later and we lost the toss. Isee play has jus started and its 270 for 3.

Lets trust that those early wickets will fall as the ball is still new.


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 12:35:24

Steyn strikes with two wickets and England 275 for 5!!!!!!!!!!!

Cook and Bopara out!

 


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 12:36:25

 Good start, just another quick one and we are on top.

Beeno as you said in the other thread you don't feel we can win this. I say it's way to early to tell. You cannot make a judgement like that until both teams have had a bat at least.


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 12:55:37

 Suddenly 284/6 looks sooo much better. Kallis you beauty.


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 13:16:46

3 wickets down for a mere 23 runs amazing! Ek please note my escape clause - cricket being a funny animal and things can change in a flash.

If we can get them out for less than 350 and then make a big total it will take Swann out of the game to an extent. Maybe we could get them to bat last.

But I better not run ahead of myself. Hahahaha

Amazing start to the day. England have a fairly long tail. Its now 290 for 6.


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 13:27:35

 If we can get either Bresnan or Prior out quick now. then we will be into the tail.


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 13:37:58

Like to see if Tahir can wrap up the tail - the ymight find him a handful.

Are you watching the game Ek or a score board like me?

 


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 13:42:50

 Tahir Strikes! Drifta at the office.

Broad Looks really uncomfortable facing Tahir.


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 13:49:16

Now who Ek was on the right rack I ask with tears in my eyes!!!  Good stuff Tahir!

Go guys bundle the rest out quickly.


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 13:56:38

 Hopefully your 350 prediction comes to fruitition. Anything below 400 i'll take cause there is nothing in this track. I just hope our batsmen are on. Bowlers took a wile to get into it as yesterday's bodylanguage from them was not good. but they are aggresiive and fighting today.


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 14:05:19

350 was a wish rather than a prediction Ek. They should get at least  400? Only 76 more to get that.

Am I right in saying Broad has a test hundred and Swann a fifty? Good tailenders if you can call them that.

 


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 14:06:44

I am out for a while catch up with you later.


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 14:15:53

 Yeah they are good tailenders. I think Swann's average is about 21 and Broad is around 30 wich is really good. They only broad has a 100 I don't think Swann has one. then Anderson just makes up the numbers. 

cheers

 


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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 14:37:26

I have been wanting to get myself a DSTV Walka, so that I can keep up with things at work. Anyway, thanks to both of you for keeping the updates coming.

 


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 20, 2012, 14:45:59

 yeah the walka is actually the best as you can take it to the rugby or cricket and hear the commentary as well. But I got my Drifta when they originally came out. Been wanting to shift to a walk since they came out but haven't really gotten to it yet. Was also thinking of getting it on my phone though.


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 21, 2012, 14:14:50

Great hundred by Smith. Things going along very well. Amla next too 100!

Bluebok if you go to supersport.co.za at least you get the scoreboard


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RE: First test versus England
July 22, 2012, 11:45:03

I honestly expected the boys to lose the first one and win the second reason being I believed them to be underdone whereas the English team had recently completed a series against the Ozzies. What a pleasant surprise, if they can go onto score 600 runs plus weather permitting they should win big.


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 22, 2012, 12:31:13

Didnt expect this either.

Still going great guns at 418 for two. Amla near double century and Kallis at 87. Amazing stuff. Huge egg lands on brycy the egg magnet!


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 22, 2012, 12:43:10

AMLA GETS HIS 200 !!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS AND GO YA 'BEAUTY'

Kalis on 89

Warnie at sea!


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 22, 2012, 12:51:00

Warnie we know you have to say something but putting pressure on the batsmen at 432 for 2 is abit much. The horse has bolted Warnie. The pressure is on England and will remain on them.

Yes warnie Tair may come into play. Is an opportunity for him.

Proteas rule and bycy druels        


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 22, 2012, 12:52:40

Wonder when last we had such a massive score for 2 down?


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 22, 2012, 13:27:43

CONGRATS TO JAQUE 104 NOT OUT.AMLA ALSO GOING STRONG.

 


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RE: First test versus England
July 22, 2012, 15:53:34

 All sounds a bit plastic to me Warnie!


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 22, 2012, 16:18:12

Lol Flash

Amla has the test record now and is 298!!! 600 for 2!!!! Go Amla get that 300


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 22, 2012, 16:21:04

AMALA 303 NOT OT. Magnificent effort. First triple hundred they said for 22 ears.

 Can Kallis get a double!

Now guys hit the hammer


flashdakota

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RE: First test versus England
July 22, 2012, 17:30:43

 First triple in 22 years at the Oval.

Great stuff hash!

Goosebump stuff here.

When he scored it, he celebrated as if it was just another half century.

What a humble genuine oke.


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 22, 2012, 18:40:25

Brillaint performance Flash as a number of records tumbled. Only pity was Kallis not getting a double.

Amazing to watch this history being made.

Now England 3 down!


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 23, 2012, 08:17:40

 i hope the bowlers can now back the excellent performance by our top order.


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 23, 2012, 13:02:30

Ek England are now 131 for 5 so one more wicket and we are into the tail. Hate no tto win from here.About 50 overs up so we also have another new ball to help out later on.

 


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RE: First test versus England
July 23, 2012, 15:18:56

We desperately need a wicket or 2 now. If England draw this test, then they will take the world of confidence into the 2nd test. We need a win. Once again we cannot wrap it up


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 23, 2012, 15:32:26

 Tahir  gets Prior.!!!

207/6

Now we are into the Tail Tahir should clean here. New ball coming. Steyn at full thrttle don't think the tail no matter how good will withstand this.


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 23, 2012, 15:51:39

 Steyn get the wicket of Bell. Now it's the tail left. we can do this.


Beeno1

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RE: First test versus England
July 23, 2012, 16:50:44

England 228 for 9!!! We have to get this last wicket. Plenty of overs and a new ball.
Steyn 5 for 56. Tahir picks up 2 for 57 in 30 overs - nice tidy effort.

 


Ek

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RE: First test versus England
July 23, 2012, 16:58:47

 Tahir Catches Anderson for LBW. We win!


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