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Post by Duty281 Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:16 pm

First topic message reminder :

The equation is simple. If England win, they remain number 1. If South Africa avoid defeat, they move up to number 1 and will officially be the best Test team in the World.

England: 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Alastair Cook, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Ian Bell, 5 James Taylor, 6 Jonny Bairstow, 7 Matt Prior (wk), 8 Stuart Broad, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 James Anderson, 11 Steven Finn

South Africa: 1 Graeme Smith (capt), 2 Alviro Petersen, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 Jacques Kallis, 5 AB de Villiers (wk), 6 Jacques Rudolph, 7 JP Duminy, 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Imran Tahir

Are you ready?


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Post by mystiroakey Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:09 pm

I dont noramlly buy into sportsmen being unlucky- especially over a series- but Anderson hasnt been the luckiest of bowlers. And lets be honest here Broads figures are only half decent due to that 5 wicket spell towards the end of the 2nd test..


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Post by Mike Selig Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:15 pm

Finn looking sharp, Amla with another couple of slices of luck in that over.

Omens that it's going to be his and not England's day? Or will luck turn around?

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Post by Biltong Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:17 pm

Steyn justvneed to frustrate the bowlers for an hour, even if he scroes 15 runs it will be fine
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Post by eirebilly Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:21 pm

So we should write off the excellent piece of bowling that Broad had in the second test, turning the match on its head and call him average then?

He has been down on pace but he has also down very well, first test apart when no England bowler had sucess against Amla, Kallis and Smith.
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Post by alfie Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:21 pm

Well you can see what Jimmy is up to , but I would like to see a few more full balls in between the "push him onto the back foot" stuff. It isn't swinging , but Steyn just might chance his arm at a straight one...

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Post by Biltong Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:22 pm

There seems to be a lot of bounce in the pitch.
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Post by trebellbobaggins Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:22 pm

This Amla guy really has proven too good for Eng bowling resources hasn't he.



how on earth do you remove a rock like that?

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Post by eirebilly Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:24 pm

Finn is truely bowling well here. A matter of time i think...


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Post by msp83 Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:25 pm

Finn looks like he would blast through the batsmen any moment, Hashim Amla has no idea of what is going on, and that takes some real serious skill!.

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Post by Mike Selig Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:25 pm

Finn bowling beautifully. He's probably bowled better in this innings than in the previous one.

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Post by eirebilly Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:26 pm

Whats even better is that they are both rooting the Amla down.
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Post by liverbnz Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:29 pm

Short and wide at Steyn and he'll nick one.

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Post by eirebilly Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:32 pm

I was thinking a few short ones and then a yorker for Steyn myself... Hell anything as long as he gets out Very Happy
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Post by eirebilly Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:38 pm

Its ever so slowly slipping away for England unless they make a breakthrough soon, very soon.
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Post by Biltong Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:38 pm

Give Steyn abreak, he is there to entertain me. Whistle
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Post by alfie Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:39 pm

Finn indeed bowling beautifully . How Amla has managed to avoid nicking one is beyond me...

Trouble is a lot of good bowling for forty minutes has brought no reward , and still AB , Rudolph and Duminy to follow. And Philander.

At least runs are hard to score , but England need a change of luck.

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Post by Biltong Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:43 pm

Steyn gone, shame on you billy.

Now my fun has been spoilt. steam
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Post by Mad for Chelsea Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:45 pm

England have bowled pretty well this morning (Finn very well indeed, desperately unlucky not to get a wicket) and finally the barrage of short stuff gets rid of Steyn.

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Post by Mike Selig Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:45 pm

Broad gets the breakthrough.

Anyone notice Taylor take the bails off after taking the catch, presumably in case it was a no-ball?

If England can get one of these two out in the next half-hour or so they've given themselves a chance.

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Post by alfie Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:46 pm

And the short pitched attack does the trick eventually ! Steyn did a great job for his team soaking up all that clap

And poor old Broad does something right , eh , KP fan Whistle

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Post by Mad for Chelsea Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:46 pm

Mike Selig wrote:Broad gets the breakthrough.

Anyone notice Taylor take the bails off after taking the catch, presumably in case it was a no-ball?

If England can get one of these two out in the next half-hour or so they've given themselves a chance.

yes I did in fact, Steyn was walking off (and out of his crease). Good thinking by the youngster clap

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Post by msp83 Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:47 pm

De Villiers comes in after Steyn frustrated England long and then gloved a short won to the close in fielder on the leg side. Broad the wicket taker. AB away first ball with a 4.

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Post by msp83 Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:48 pm

8 of 2 balls for AB.

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Post by alfie Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:49 pm

Yes , big half hour coming up ( how many times have we said that in this match !)

de Villiers has come out smoking...really taking the fight to Swann. One of them will have to go ...

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Post by eirebilly Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:50 pm

Biltong wrote:Steyn gone, shame on you billy.

Now my fun has been spoilt. steam

Sorry about that. That Broad is one average bowler isnt he Whistle
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Post by Biltong Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:51 pm

I think Steyn will be smirking by the time he comes to bowl. He'll be looking forward the have the last say for the series.

AB looks like he isn't going to dilly dally here, it does provide the English bowlers with a chance, but if it works it will go a long way to establish huge pressure on England
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Post by alfie Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:53 pm

Mad for Chelsea wrote:
Mike Selig wrote:Broad gets the breakthrough.

Anyone notice Taylor take the bails off after taking the catch, presumably in case it was a no-ball?

If England can get one of these two out in the next half-hour or so they've given themselves a chance.

yes I did in fact, Steyn was walking off (and out of his crease). Good thinking by the youngster clap

Wouldn't count though , would it ? Unless they have changed the laws again you can't be run out when walking off after apparently being given out ...

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eirebilly wrote:
Biltong wrote:Steyn gone, shame on you billy.

Now my fun has been spoilt. steam

Sorry about that. That Broad is one average bowler isnt he Whistle
Yep, if KPfan was about he would have called Broad lucky and would have demanded Broad thanks Finn for softening up Steyn.

(Luckily he is watching his hero play elsewhere Whistle
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Post by eirebilly Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:55 pm

Did i just hear correctly, is Broad now the leading test wicket taker in 2012?
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Post by eirebilly Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:55 pm

Biltong you tart Laugh
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Post by Mad for Chelsea Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:55 pm

ach Sad

can't afford to drop those, by Anderson's standards a bit of a dolly that

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Post by eirebilly Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:56 pm

Jimmy Sad
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Post by Mike Selig Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:56 pm

Oh dear. That was the test match right there I'm afraid.

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Post by alfie Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:57 pm

Unbelievable. Anderson of all people spilling a sitter...

Maybe England just are not meant to win this Sad

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Post by Biltong Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:58 pm

eirebilly wrote:Biltong you tart Laugh
Biltongtart, something savoury instead of those cucumber sarmies. Whistle
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Post by Biltong Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:59 pm

alfie wrote:Unbelievable. Anderson of all people spilling a sitter...

Maybe England just are not meant to win this Sad
Alfie aren't you Australian? Erm
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Post by eirebilly Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:00 pm

Somebody is looking for a Poesklap Wink
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Post by Mad for Chelsea Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:01 pm

England bowled pretty well in that first hour, and should have had two wickets, but for that poor drop. Desperately need a couple of quick wickets to put the pressure back on SA.

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Post by Biltong Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:03 pm

eirebilly wrote:Somebody is looking for a Poesklap Wink
Gimme, gimme England v South Africa, Lords, 3rd Test Thread - Page 19 3933776953

Promises, promises. Whistle
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Post by liverbnz Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:04 pm

England's fielding in this series has been mediorce by their high standards. It's likely gonna cost them dear.

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Post by msp83 Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:05 pm

South Africa is getting the score moving, the more they score the more pressure on England. And they can't drop catches like that, I thought they were done with the distractions!.

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Post by Biltong Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:07 pm

I was just realising AB owes us a big score, he hasn't yet really come off this series, hopefully today is that day.
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Post by Duty281 Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:07 pm

So Anderson has dropped a sitter, we need wickets fast.

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Post by KP_fan Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:08 pm

@ one moderator...you stole words from my mouth.....your smilies notwithstanding.

@anderson's dropped catch......ahhh....it will be forgotten for he is no Monty and won't get dropped for it next game........
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See, you guys think us Mods don't know you.
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Post by Mad for Chelsea Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:13 pm

Swann bowling well, nice little contest between him and De Villiers here...

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Post by alfie Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:18 pm

England have unfortunately developed the habit this season of dropping the wrong people at the wrong times...
Should have been like Smith just dropping the last man at virtually no cost but embarrassment Very Happy

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Post by Shelsey93 Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:20 pm

Very disappointing to see catches going down, particularly from Anderson who has spilt a few this series.

Amla is a superb player of spin... I think we're lacking a plan against him.

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Post by alfie Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:21 pm

Amla gets away with another miscue.

He seems to be leading a charmed life here. Maybe one wicket will bring three , but the faith is being tested now.

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Post by Mike Selig Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:22 pm

Has Amla middled one this morning yet? This is getting ridiculous...

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