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    First thing Benchy has nailed since the chubby freckled chick in year 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    First thing Benchy has nailed since the chubby freckled chick in year 11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Harsh on your sister.
    Lack of me having a sister makes this ineffective.


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    She disowned you iirc.

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    This thread is a thoroughly good read. Kudos all round.

    And I agree with Benchy.

    And, fyi, I also nailed Jono's sister.
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    Smith's closure today then...?

    I mean, SA probably have enough and all but I thought it mildly disrespectful to NZ, who aren't quite Bangladesh or Zimbabwe yet.

    Not like time was a real factor; nothing to have been lost by Steyn and Vern having a jolly slog for a bit.
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    It's kept the game ever so slightly alive but that's not the captains job. He should've let the tail have a swing to frustrate us. Trailing by only 300 means we've still got a realistic goal to shoot for - making SA bat again. Another 100 runs and I don't think we'd have seen the same resistance.
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    No side in Test history has ever overturned a 300+ lead. How many more do you need to make a significant difference to that? 100 maybe? 50 would be minimum. And they were 8 down, including all the batsmen, so it's not like putting on more than another 50 was really on the cards. Their fast bowlers getting injured or at least knackered seems a lot more likely than getting them enough runs to make a difference.

    Weighing up what they could've lost with what they could have gained, it was a sound declaration. Not entirely necessary, but completely justifiable.
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    You're going to see more of this as captains look to manage their bowlers in tightly scheduled series. Worst case scenario was NZ set SA about 100 or so with two days to get them. That affords the SA bowlers rest ahead of the next match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    No side in Test history has ever overturned a 300+ lead. How many more do you need to make a significant difference to that? 100 maybe? 50 would be minimum. And they were 8 down, including all the batsmen, so it's not like putting on more than another 50 was really on the cards. Their fast bowlers getting injured or at least knackered seems a lot more likely than getting them enough runs to make a difference.

    Weighing up what they could've lost with what they could have gained, it was a sound declaration. Not entirely necessary, but completely justifiable.
    Not quite true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    No side in Test history has ever overturned a 300+ lead.
    Ahem

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    Yeah well Brownlie's going to slam a double hundred to bring us to a 150 lead and then Boult will grab all 10 wickets. You just gotta have faith, y'know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Didn't actually over turn it though. Gul was bound to get 6/5 or something if Hair had let us keep that ball.
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