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    Let's not forget that the morning session is 2.5 hours long. No reason why Australia couldn't bat for 1.5-2 hours. Get a 150-200 run lead and give the quicks a burst before lunch and then keep the pressure up for the rest of the day. With Duminy out of the match SA will be heavily reliant on their top order.

    Lyon was also hardly terrible bowling in the first innings. With a few foot marks to go with the bounce he was getting previously he could cause some trouble.

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    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    Indeed. Barring some truly inept bowling in the second innings it'd be pretty stupid to drop either when you consider that Steyn and Philander both struggled on the same pitch.

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    i mean, i'd totally support dropping hilf so you can all taste it, but **** starc might bowl a pile of **** in the shield match starting tomorrow


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    I get the feeling that Australia will win this. Lyon to pick up 5.

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    Ah, the thirst for blood once more only reaches for the bowlers.

    Oh, and Malcolm Conn for Ricky Ponting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justo View Post
    Indeed. Barring some truly inept bowling in the second innings it'd be pretty stupid to drop either when you consider that Steyn and Philander both struggled on the same pitch.
    My concerns about how Hilfenhaus bowled in this Test go far deeper than the fact that he was ineffective though.

    You'd be mad to drop a previously performing bowler for not taking many wickets on this deck against this batting lineup, but if he's actually sending down crap and reverting to worrying old habits then it's a completely different thing, especially if you have someone like Starc in reserve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Ah, the thirst for blood once more only reaches for the bowlers.

    Oh, and Malcolm Conn for Ricky Ponting.
    Well I mean Hilf got 200 odd chances to prove he was bowling crap. Warner only got like 10 balls to prove he was batting crap. It's simple math!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garson007 View Post
    I get the feeling that Australia will win this. Lyon to pick up 5.
    If Lyons take 5 wickets in the second innings then Proteas shouldnt play test cricket

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    i mean, i'd totally support dropping hilf so you can all taste it, but **** starc might bowl a pile of **** in the shield match starting tomorrow
    Yes I'm surprised there isn't more of a question mark over Starc with regards to Test cricket. He's undoubtedly a very effective bowler in limited overs cricket but his record in FC and Test cricket is pretty average so far.
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    So is this pitch the same as the one of 2 years ago then or did SA bowl badly?

    I best not mention Philander.

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    Far too many no-balls from Philander. I fear he might be coming down from the top, mentally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Ah, the thirst for blood once more only reaches for the bowlers.
    The serfs of the Cricketing Kingdom. Then again, y'know, Dorries....

    Of the three quicks, I'd think Hilf the most vulnerable if they were going to make a change. Siddle generally bowls well on AO and a leftie coming in from the Torrens is always going to be handy in the arvo. But yeah, the batting still seems sacrosanct as usual.

    Quote Originally Posted by Garson007 View Post
    Far too many no-balls from Philander. I fear he might be coming down from the top, mentally.
    Well, in his defence, there's only one way to go from an average of 15 unless you're a genius. And he's not a genius.
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    Hmm Australia now anything from 6-1 to 12-1.

    Those odds of 50-1 and 60-1 yesterday were utterly absurd. Even if Australia had been bowled out yesterday they'd still have a legitimate shot at winning unless South Africa completely batted them out of the match and to accomplish that takes just as much time at the crease as today will. Even in the scenarios when South Africa bat well after getting a first innings lead they would generally declare leaving a target that Australia would be better than 50-1 to chase, albeit still a long shot obviously. So in essence the odds shouldn't have come in that much - they were just bollocks to begin with.

    Anyway don't piss about Oz, I want some Saffie wickets before I go to bed.
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