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Amazing series for Kallis, three centuries and a fifty. Averaged over 200. Nice to see Smith notching up a century, his first in a while. Amla was terrible, and Gibbs wasn't much better. Get them out of the Test side, Neil McKenzie deserves another shot. Not too mention guys like JP Duminy, Zander de Bruyn and Martin van Jaarsveld, all classy batsman. Unfortunately Gibbs has carried on too long, he's been quite bad for the last couple of years now.
And Rao Iftikhar has also been bolded,something that I initially forgot to do while making the post.
Last edited by silentstriker; 13-10-2007 at 06:14 AM.
Pakistan wanted to spin South Africa out in this series and that was one decision that really backfired on them, in both the test they lost the toss and South Africa were able to set good 1st inning scores on both occasions and on the other hand Pakistan's batting crumbled in reply.
Kallis was out there in this series with a point to prove and he did just that in great style and he has well supported by other batsmen and bowlers too stuck to their tasks and did the basics right.
That's alright, we'll be back up in the rankings after we beat India in India.
Still, takes some doing dropping from 2nd all the way down to 7th. Not every team can manage that.
Last edited by shortpitched713; 13-10-2007 at 12:03 PM.
We have an excellent chance of getting right back where we came from if we have a good series in India though, so I don't see this loss as particularly disastrous from our point of view.
Last edited by shortpitched713; 13-10-2007 at 12:10 PM.
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