Originally Posted by GingerFurball
If we want to add to the list of South African chokes, we might as well look at their Test record since beating Australia in Australia and having a chase to climb the mountain to number 1:
vs Australia (h) - L 1-2
vs England (h) - D 1-1 (failed to close out 2 Tests and had to win the last to salvage the series)
vs India (a) - D 1-1 (blew a 1-0 lead)
vs West Indies (a) - W 2-0
vs Pakistan (n) - D 0-0 (cost themselves a Test with a defensive declaration)
vs India (h) - D 1-1 (blew a 1-0 lead)
You're really stretching the definition of 'choke' there.. it was not as if they failed to take the last wicket after having plenty of overs/time to do it. And Pakistan looked like they had an outside chance of chasing down that target at one stage IIRC before they agreed on a draw.
However, they must be annoyed that they cannot seem to put India away after taking the series lead against them every time in recent series. Very irritating when that happens, especially at home. Overall, they haven't really built on that excellent year they enjoyed in 2008.