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    Quote Originally Posted by Heboric View Post
    I wonder how many times the words "momentum" and "psychological edge" will be used/ misused in the Australian media outlets - probably a lot I reckon
    Australia looked the better team but SA rarely plays two shockers in a row.

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    Player ratings:

    Smith: 3 - fairly forgettable really.
    Petersen: 6 - hit a decent half-century, but he'd like to forget that second innings quickly.
    Amla: 8 - gun dig in the first innings, but didn't make it a huge one.
    Kalls: 9 - should've bowled more. Gun batting however.
    de Villiers: 6 - decent dig to stop any hope of Australian victory in the third innings. However, should they really have him keeping?
    Rudolph: 3 - forgettable.
    Duminy: n/a - sadly injured before he could anything.
    Philander: 1 - failed to take a wicket and had real no-ball problems.
    Steyn: 3 - generally ineffective.
    Kleinveldt: 0.5 - awful debut, likely to be a one-test wonder.
    Morkel: 5 - at least asked questions to some extent.

    Cowan: 9 - excellent maiden ton, loses a mark for how he got out though.
    Warner: 1 - eh....
    Quiney: 2 - great 9.
    Ponting: 0 - and he even showed good domestic form too
    Clarke: 10 - wow.
    Hussey: 8.5 - not the hardest place to bat, but the aggression was great.
    Wade: 4 - not that impressed. Keeping seemed rusty, and batted fairly slowly which could have made a big difference.
    Lyon: 5 - saved himself by a couple of last-minute wickets, but seemed very weak for ages.
    Siddle: 5 - bowled with some decent fire at times and probably should've gotten more wickets.
    Hilfenhaus: 3 - kept it tight but seemed innocuous.
    Pattinson: 7 - pick of the bowlers in very tough circumstances.
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    Well the Proteas darn well better make some changes.

    Faf, Tahir and even maybe Elgar for Rudolph must come in

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    Was saying before the test itself that rudolph is a bit of a liability... Faf needs to be given a chance now methinks... he's got a good head, and if he comes in when the team's score is already massive, he has the ability to really step up the run rate. Pretty awesome fielder too... this change is mandatory for SA in the next test imo


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    Harris v Tahir v Botha. Are there really no better spinners in SA atm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Harris v Tahir v Botha. Are there really no better spinners in SA atm?
    Yes bowling cupboard appears a little bare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Harris v Tahir v Botha. Are there really no better spinners in SA atm?
    It's South Africa, what do you expect?

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    What makes it even worse is one didn't even develop his cricket in South Africa and the other chucks. Which leaves us with the horrible douchebag that is Paul Harris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    What makes it even worse is one didn't even develop his cricket in South Africa and the other chucks. Which leaves us with the horrible douchebag that is Paul Harris.
    "the horrible douchebag" did take over 100 test wickets and did what he was picked for - for the most part.

    People always conveniently forget this

    Plus Botha's action has been cleared so he doesnt chuck, so careful with these uninformed outbursts
    Last edited by Heboric; 13-11-2012 at 01:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Harris v Tahir v Botha. Are there really no better spinners in SA atm?
    Botha plays in Australia and Harris doesn't have a CSA contract, so not sure how it is Tahir versus either of them.

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    Yeah I agree with Heboric. Harris did what SA asked of him. Tahir doesn't.

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    Is the flat pitch to be blamed or SA bowled poorly? Fat Vernon surely didnt impress...
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    Botha bowling alright at the moment too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heboric View Post
    "the horrible douchebag" did take over 100 test wickets and did what he was picked for - for the most part.

    People always conveniently forget this

    Plus Botha's action has been cleared so he doesnt chuck, so careful with these uninformed outbursts
    Nah, I'm not bagging Harris' bowling, I just don't like him.

    Botha's probably the best cricketer of the three imo.

    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Botha plays in Australia and Harris doesn't have a CSA contract, so not sure how it is Tahir versus either of them.
    They're all eligible for selection though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Nah, I'm not bagging Harris' bowling, I just don't like him.

    Botha's probably the best cricketer of the three imo.



    They're all eligible for selection though
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    Botha isn't.



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