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    Quote Originally Posted by wellAlbidarned View Post
    Smith looks like he wouldn't take a wicket in NZ high school cricket.


    His action looks a bit like John Howard's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AldoRaine18 View Post
    isn't it obvious that if I was a native French, I would never even be a part of any cricket discussion, let alone watching a game and predicting events in it? :P
    I thought the declaration factor in the game might have attracted the French. Although you can't declare the bowling when you're getting a flogging, so maybe not.

    Edit: I think we need to send Amla to get his action checked. He's throwing hand grenades.

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    I don't believe batting on will achieve much. Smith will cease bowling his key pace trio and rely on part-timers. Wouldn't mind the declaration to come now TBH.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Clarke has gotten his career average above 50 now, and is really starting to get a brilliant career record.

    Average of 50 - tick
    Score over 300 - tick
    20 centuries - tick
    Good record against best bowling attacks - tick
    Runs at difficult times - tick

    I just think he needs to improve his overseas record a bit, some may say he needs to move up the order but I don't think its necessary.
    It's actually Hussey who is cashing in on these situations.

    His average was over fifty last year but was low 49 coming in to this test. It will probably fluctuate. Given his poor average at #4 he probably does need a tick re. being able to sustain a high average coming in as a top order batsman. Surely those who open and come in early garner more respect.

    Australia really driving the nail into SA. Surely their attack will start to doubt themselves.

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    cannot stop laughing at that action

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post


    His action looks a bit like John Howard's.
    Exactly my first thought. Lands them a bit better though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post


    His action looks a bit like John Howard's.
    Apparently he has given up bowling. Just shows you how desperate this attack is.

    Major victory Australia.

    Pathetic from the Proteas today.

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    I don't think its an absolutely bad idea to just keep on batting and declare say 150 in front. We only need 9 wickets, its not completely unthinkable as Scaly was saying yesterday actually and now Taylor is saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briony View Post
    A big psychologica advantage for Australia being on top in this test. With Smith bowling SA is in concession mode; not a great sign for a so-called #1 team.

    Clarke may not benefit from complacency from bowler but he certainly benefits from facing an older ball and bowlers who are not quite as fresh. It is why he should go in ahead of Ponting who for years had to put his balls on the line in the toughest spot below openers.
    We were three for **** all...the ball wouldn't have been that old. You could argue that the openers have it easy because at least they know the ball will be new...3-5 could be facing a new ball or one that's 50 overs old.

    He came in after Ponting got 0, so you know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briony View Post
    Apparently he has given up bowling. Just shows you how desperate this attack is.

    Major victory Australia.

    Pathetic from the Proteas today.
    Unhappy camper today Briony?

    South Africa simply had one of those days. Ball did little, no backup spinner to rest the decent seamers and several unrewarded good deliveries by Morkel and Steyn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble One View Post
    I don't believe batting on will achieve much. Smith will cease bowling his key pace trio and rely on part-timers. Wouldn't mind the declaration to come now TBH.
    The only way we'll win is to score quick runs and hope SA will collapse...

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