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Post by sirfredperry on Thu 27 Feb 2014, 2:19 pm

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So, a decider at Cape Town where, I gather, big crowds are expected. The only bad thing about this match is that it's the last in the series. This really would have made for a great 5-Test series.

Difficult to call this one. SA did wonderfully to come back at PE after the drubbing in the 1st Test. Much will depend on who bats first. Could be that the team that bats first will win the match. Interesting sidebar is the form of Clarke, who (I think) has not passed 24 in the last five tests. Until PE, they were winning without his contributions, but he may well be needed in Cape Town.

Who am I going for? Almost too close to call. Who are you going for?


South Africa:
GC Smith*, AN Petersen, D Elgar, HM Amla, AB de Villiers†, F du Plessis, JP Duminy, KJ Abbott, VD Philander, DW Steyn, M Morkel

Australia:
DA Warner, CJL Rogers, SR Watson, AJ Doolan, MJ Clarke*, SPD Smith, BJ Haddin†, MG Johnson, RJ Harris, JL Pattinson, NM Lyon

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Post by Gerry SA on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 10:31 am

alfie wrote:
Gerry SA wrote:Get Warner out and we'll skittle the rest under 250. 

Bowling has been pretty shoddy and Warner's enjoying the dead pitch.

Not bowling like this you won't.

100  + at lunch one down...flat pitch ...and a couple of handy players to come in later : Clarke overdue for a big score...

I think SA might have an uneasy luncheon.
Clarke averages 30 in South Africa. 

Get Warner out. Clarke Smith and Watson could all be out within 5 overs.

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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 10:32 am

118/1 very much Australia's session. All gone their way from the important toss...

SA will need to reassess over the sandwiches...pretty ordinary bowling display so far.

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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 10:38 am

Gerry SA wrote:
alfie wrote:
Gerry SA wrote:Get Warner out and we'll skittle the rest under 250. 

Bowling has been pretty shoddy and Warner's enjoying the dead pitch.

Not bowling like this you won't.

100  + at lunch one down...flat pitch ...and a couple of handy players to come in later : Clarke overdue for a big score...

I think SA might have an uneasy luncheon.
Clarke averages 30 in South Africa. 

Get Warner out. Clarke Smith and Watson could all be out within 5 overs.

They could. But (a) Warner doesn't look like getting out. And (b) This looks a much more batting friendly pitch than I had expected. And the SA bowlers really haven't built pressure at all. If they bowl like that later I doubt they will get Clarke Watson and Smith out before lunch tomorrow...

Of course we know these bowlers are better than this. But they better start showing that soon or this game will run away from them.

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Post by Duty281 on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 10:41 am

Good start for Australia this.

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Post by guildfordbat on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 11:08 am

alfie wrote:
Gerry SA wrote:
alfie wrote:
Gerry SA wrote:Get Warner out and we'll skittle the rest under 250. 

Bowling has been pretty shoddy and Warner's enjoying the dead pitch.

Not bowling like this you won't.

100  + at lunch one down...flat pitch ...and a couple of handy players to come in later : Clarke overdue for a big score...

I think SA might have an uneasy luncheon.
Clarke averages 30 in South Africa. 

Get Warner out. Clarke Smith and Watson could all be out within 5 overs.

They could. But (a) Warner doesn't look like getting out. And (b) This looks a much more batting friendly pitch than I had expected. And the SA bowlers really haven't built pressure at all. If they bowl like that later I doubt they will get Clarke Watson and Smith out before lunch tomorrow...

Of course we know these bowlers are better than this. But they better start showing that soon or this game will run away from them.

Exactly, Alfie.

Had expected South Africa to start on the money and with confidence. Surprising and disappointing they didn't.

South Africa can turn things round at this stage but it'll be a lot more difficult if the second session is a repeat of the first.

As for Warner - for all his many character faults, on his days he sure can bat and entertain. Those days seem to be getting more frequent.

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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 11:11 am

His overall ave is naturally climbing, but for the last ten Tests since he came back from Rootgate his ave must be nigh-on 80.

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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 11:14 am

Doolan needs to rotate the strike a bit more now he is set.

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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 11:14 am

The difference is this time he (Warner) is doing it in the first innings...


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Post by guildfordbat on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 11:23 am

skyeman wrote:Doolan needs to rotate the strike a bit more now he is set.

Yes, but he needs to get set again after the lunch break. No rush. He and Australia will be happy if he's still there at tea.

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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 11:23 am

Doolan is working against Warner for now.

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Post by KP_fan on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 11:35 am

Gerry SA wrote:
KP_fan wrote:while the likes of warner and sehwag and gilchrist are on song....the pitch seems to have a diffrent color.

SA need to take out warner......if he doubles his score......he will put the game beyond SA
Even if Warner gets 150, the rest don't look like getting 200 between them...

you are talking like Duty281  Very Happy 
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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 11:37 am

Dolan rather threw it away there.

Cue Steyn to come back on for Clarke ? Yes...

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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 11:38 am

Doolan gone with a lazy pull. But in a weird way, that may be better for Aus.

Aus 138/2

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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 11:39 am

...but not yet...he was off the field too long.

Duminy ???

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Post by KP_fan on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 11:40 am

Doolan goes to an unforced error.....these are make or break moments for a young guy trying to settle himself in a side where there are more competitors than places.

He should have made this start count
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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 11:42 am

Clarke rotating the strike straight away. RR should steadily climb again now.

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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:17 pm

His 2nd Century of the series and this one chanceless  clap Along with two fifties.

Now a vital part of this team. He puts the other team under great pressure.

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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:28 pm

This hundred of Warner's rates ahead of second innings efforts ,notwithstanding the flat pitch and curiously lacklustre SA bowling.
Very important for his team ...chance to put them in an unassailable position by close of play.
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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:30 pm

Steyn still off the field, could be huge for the game if he does have a problem.

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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:33 pm

Morkel looking to work Clarke over with the short ball. Not a bad tactic ; the Australian skipper hasn't looked comfortable. And he hasn't made runs for a while...important spell if SA are to get back into this. Really need to saw Clarke off before he does get going.

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Post by msp83 on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:41 pm

Clarke has taken a painful blow on the elbow, but importantly for Australia, he's still there.
Australia well placed at 166-2.

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Post by Gerry SA on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:42 pm

Michael Clarke gets hit on the jaw by Morne Morkel...

Dare I say it, Clarke's got the scared eyes going...

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Post by Gerry SA on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:43 pm

Clarke absolutely clueless against fast short pitched bowling. Rabbit in the headlights.

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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:45 pm

Clarke taking a battering here. He keeps taking his eye off of the ball. NOT like him, the bad run must have gotten to him.

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Post by msp83 on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:45 pm

Clarke is getting battered here, one on the helmet, next on the gloves.......
But again, he's still there.

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Post by Pal Joey on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:45 pm

Still hanging in there. He's tougher than I thought. A character building experience for him.
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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:47 pm

What an over ! Some bombardment...indeed Clarke looks all at sea : but you have to give him marks for still being out there ...somehow...


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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:47 pm

Gerry SA wrote:Clarke absolutely clueless against fast short pitched bowling. Rabbit in the headlights.

Not normally though. But here yes.

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Post by Gerry SA on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:48 pm

Clarke should've gone off. 

The bruising around his jaw looks pretty bad.

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Post by Gerry SA on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:48 pm

skyeman wrote:
Gerry SA wrote:Clarke absolutely clueless against fast short pitched bowling. Rabbit in the headlights.

Not normally though. But here yes.
Clarke isn't a great player of short pitched bowling.

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Post by msp83 on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:49 pm

Clarke may be struggling against Morkel, but he and Warner are still together, and Australia are looking good on the scorecard. Even more concerningly, Dale Steyn is getting treated for a hamstring complaint.

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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:49 pm

Steyn does indeed have a hamstring problem.

They normally don't get better Crying or Very sad

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Post by Pal Joey on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:51 pm

Gerry SA wrote:Clarke should've gone off. 

The bruising around his jaw looks pretty bad.

He'll survive. The Doc checked it and nothing was broken. It was more on the neck area under his ear.

Mitch will be licking his lips after watching this. Smith and Amla will be prime candidates again for sure.
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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:52 pm

Don't think anyone could doubt Clarke's courage or toughness. But he has a weakness against fast short pitched bowling ; and this has been a very fierce attack from Morkel.
How long can he sustain this intensity though ? With Steyn off the field , if Clarke survives this spell he may yet plunder the slower bowlers.

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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:54 pm

Gerry SA wrote:
skyeman wrote:
Gerry SA wrote:Clarke absolutely clueless against fast short pitched bowling. Rabbit in the headlights.

Not normally though. But here yes.
Clarke isn't a great player of short pitched bowling.

Just a short while back he murdered the short stuff. Century after double century.

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Post by Pal Joey on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:56 pm

skyeman wrote:
Gerry SA wrote:
skyeman wrote:
Gerry SA wrote:Clarke absolutely clueless against fast short pitched bowling. Rabbit in the headlights.

Not normally though. But here yes.
Clarke isn't a great player of short pitched bowling.

Just a short while back he murdered the short stuff. Century after double century.

He's being sarcastic again, skye. It might just be the shot in the arm (and neck) Clarke needs.  Smile 
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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 12:59 pm

Holding making the good point that Morkel should have tried a couple of pitched up deliveries in with that barrage of short stuff. Clarke had to be a bit shaky and looking to play off the back foot so the variation would have been a good chance to entice a nick...or maybe a miss.

Another Morkel over ...but Clarke off strike immediately. Running out of balls to get the break as he will need a rest soon...

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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:09 pm

SA bowling much better this session and even slowing Warner up. Morkel extremely aggressive against Clarke who looks under pressure (from himself} after a poor run. He is still there though and maybe no more Steyn? Should get easier for him.

Donald looks worried.

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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:11 pm

Philander now. So Clarke survived the barrage ...and SA will have to go back to the drawing board...

The sight of Steyn sat in the pavilion is not encouraging from their viewpoint. This is looking like a big first innings for Australia. SA will need to to respond with the bat later ; and rather better than they did in the First Test.

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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:14 pm

195/2 at Tea .

No wonder Donald looks concerned...

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Post by Pal Joey on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:16 pm

Despite the slow scoring rate and the assault on Clarke it was still Australia's session. SA will be feeling the pinch soon if they can't dislodge these two batsmen.
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Post by KP_fan on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:26 pm

alfie wrote:Don't think anyone could doubt Clarke's courage or toughness. But he has a weakness against fast short pitched bowling ; and this has been a very fierce attack from Morkel.
How long can he sustain this intensity though ? With Steyn off the field , if Clarke survives this spell he may yet plunder the slower bowlers.

EVERYONE in the world has a weakness against fast bowling....especially when dug in from round the wicket into the body at 150kph
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Post by KP_fan on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:28 pm

well....Warner is the diffrence bwteen two sides...look at his SR....a normal batsman would have score 65 runs less facing those many balls......and at 130-2 it would still be an even game
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Post by Pal Joey on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:31 pm

If he can hang around for another Morkel spell or two after tea - he might start to see them as well as Warner is. The mouthy one seems quite comfortable out there today.

True what you say say though. Not much time to react (or space to move) when they are travelling at 150km/h... at your head.
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Post by skyeman on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:37 pm

So Steyn still off, does not look like he will bowl again today and therefor three hours tomorrow. A huge problem for SA.

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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:52 pm

You'd have to wonder if Steyn will be able to bowl again the match. And I think any chance SA had of winning this match went off the field with him.
Australia look nailed on for 400 plus here (not to hex them ; but from this position they'd have to be careless to get bowled out for less !)
SA will then have a battle on their hands to ensure a drawn series ... but either way that home series drought against Australia continues...

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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:54 pm

And I think we can call this Warner's best Test innings.  clap 

I still don't like him much. But I take my hat off to his performance today.

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Post by Pal Joey on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:56 pm

Well that innings was worth the fine...  clap 
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Post by alfie on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:56 pm

Ok I apparently hexed Warner  Smile 

Sorry. Duminy gets the break. But Warner has set it up for the rest of them...

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Post by Pal Joey on Sat 01 Mar 2014, 1:58 pm

Yes, can you please keep your Aussie "compliments" to a minimum... or word them more ambiguously please, alfie?  Smile 
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