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Saffex

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What the hell happened in the cricket
October 14, 2013, 23:08:10

There is no coverage in the UK sadly but judging by day ones play it might not have been a bad thing.......245 for 8 ah nee man with Amla on 118 and JP having made 50 odd........I see AB got run out, which is sinful in a test match and the rest of the bats failed.



Faf continues his bad form, I have a feeling his honeymoon year is over and he has been found out at the highest level.



We need to somehow scrape together 350 runs


clevermike

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RE: What the hell happened in the cricket
October 14, 2013, 23:26:11

Ok

 

Let me clear up the issue - SA won the toss and decided to bat - the score at the end of day one is 245 for 8.

 

Petersen failed as opener and so did Smith and Kallis.   Amla is still batting at 174 not out.   De Villiers ran himself out through losing concentration with 18 runs on the board - the way he was out was the stupidest I have ever  seen.   Duminy made 38 run before he was caught.   The rest all went cheaply - and at this stage Steyn and Amla is batting.

 

Just before the last over - Steyn hit a huge 6 - but the net ball was caught on the boundary and because the catcher was about to go over the boundary - he through the ball back into the field - not out the result.  


Saffex

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RE: What the hell happened in the cricket
October 14, 2013, 23:39:35
Mike I know the scores, I followed it on cricinfo.......Amla is on 117 and JP made 57 not 38


clevermike

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RE: What the hell happened in the cricket
October 15, 2013, 05:10:40

Sorry

 

I should have checked the scores of individuals before writing the above.   However, it remains the same insofar as performances were concerned.  The batting failures of Petersen, Smith and Kallis was clear - De Villiers made a major flop as well by getting himself run out like he did.  Matter of fact De Villiers made no real effort to score runs - he was blocking all the time and ended up scoring 18 runs at a rate of about 1,5 runs per  every 6 ball bowled at him.   That normally results in a low score and loss of wicket by the batsman in any event.

 

That was followed by a no show by Du Plessis and Robin Peterson with the bat.  From a batting perspective Amla saved the day for the Proteas - with support by  Duminy.  The rest was poor and the reason given was that they played no test cricket since the English games earlier this year - and Kallis and Smith virtually no cricket at all.

 

I may be wrong - but I think there are weaknesses in batting in the team and that all of Peterson, Smith and Kallis is on the way out.   Du Plessis was never a really good batter despite his heroics in Australia last  year.    


DbDraad

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RE: What the hell happened in the cricket
October 16, 2013, 22:01:29
 We [removed]ed up even further today. Looks like a case of major over confidence. 


redsman

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RE: What the hell happened in the cricket
October 16, 2013, 22:08:42
Yep Saffas are the chokers of the cricket world.......  


Saffex

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RE: What the hell happened in the cricket
October 16, 2013, 22:32:31
 We have really [removed]ed this test up


clevermike

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RE: What the hell happened in the cricket
October 17, 2013, 00:03:10

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I think there is a problem with Kallis - he plays very little cricket and he flopped in both innings in this test.   Is he still up to it - or is he purely playing on reputation.   Maybe it is time for him to stop playing international cricket.

 

Peterson is also a really insecure option as an opening batsman - don't we have any better opener?   Then we also have players like Du Plessis - who did well in Australia - but since then has been a serial flop.  We certainly have better batsmen in players like Miller, Rilee Rossouw and Quinton de Kock - why stick with the serial flops?  


Saffex

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RE: What the hell happened in the cricket
October 17, 2013, 00:15:28
Kallis cant have long left but he will know when its time to go. Greatest cricketer to play the game in my books.......to average 56 and bowl at 140 kph + and take as many slip catches as him.......well, you just cant beat that. But he is an old man now.


I dont rate Peterson as an opener, its time to invest in Elgar instead and agreed Faf is not a test standard player, his technique is flawed. The man to replace him is David Miller.


Robin Peterson is no test spin bowler either, he is no better than JP Duminy, who is a part time spinner.


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