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Thread: ***Official*** South Africa in Australia 2012

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    I completely stand by my call that today's pitch was not a road. There were many reasons why Australia produced such an amazing scoring rate over the course of the day.

    South Africa's tale of woe
    - Philander out for Kleinveldt, obviously a worse bowler came in and the balance and rotation of the attack changed.
    - Kallis who was on fire getting injured
    - Steyn and Morkel tried too hard - they knew they were the only serious wicket taking options.
    - Steyn's injury and Smith's reluctance to bowl him more often through lunch and tea.
    - Short boundaries and fast outfield helped the scoring rate, but its not anything to do with the pitch.
    - Tahir's inability to last an over (and I'm being kind going out to an over) without bowling a complete half tracker.
    - No one apart from Kallis who bowled just the 3.3 overs bowled well.
    - South Africa didn't pitch it up enough, all 5 wickets were from full balls.
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    - Australia's three most attacking batsman hit centuries - If Cowan made a ton, it would have been a different sort of day.
    - Clarke is obviously just in sensational form and his ability to find the gaps was brilliant.

    I'm not going to suggest that the pitch wasn't a good pitch to bat on, but it wasn't a road, we just witnessed a terrific batting display on quite a small field by attack minded batsman against a weakened bowling unit short on confidence.

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    NUFAN vs PEWS war!

    Both Clarke and Warner said that SA bowled too short, too.
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    I remember when people were criticising SA for not playing Tahir in Brisbane.


    Smitteh must be sitting back saying "yeah ****s, this is why we didn't play him. I have to face this filth in the nets every day. Taste it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
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    Both Clarke and Warner said that SA bowled too short, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    I remember when people were criticising SA for not playing Tahir in Brisbane.


    Smitteh must be sitting back saying "yeah ****s, this is why we didn't play him. I have to face this filth in the nets every day. Taste it."
    Haha, there was a bit on Grandstand in the morning just before Tahir came on where they were talking about him, saying things like "oh, he's kind of not really there in the team, and the team keep saying things about how he's not quite good enough, and how they leave him out etc etc"

    All I thought was "have you seen this **** bowl?"

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    Paul Harris must be so happy right now

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    Didn't Clarke get into all kinds of tangles against Harris in the 09 away series? Might be worth a recall on that alone.

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    There is a Cannibal Corpse "hit" called 'Stripped, Raped, Strangled'. Sums up the day for SA. No way are they saving this now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Having a huge rant about how flat Adelaide is should, in theory anyway, stop it being flat. They're actually digging up the pitch for next year's Test so things are looking up.
    Lol @ it making any difference whatever. AO was last dug up in the early 90's, prior to which it was probably flatter. This is the spicy one.
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    I'm sure Johan Botha is dying to get away from the losers at the SACA, recall him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Lol @ it making any difference whatever. AO was last dug up in the early 90's, prior to which it was probably flatter. This is the spicy one.
    Going to be replaced with drop-ins. In all likelihood it'll actually be worse but I hold out hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arachnodouche View Post
    There is a Cannibal Corpse "hit" called 'Stripped, Raped, Strangled'. Sums up the day for SA. No way are they saving this now.
    I've always said that there's not enough Cannibal Corpse references in cricket today...

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    Robin Peterson would without doubt perform a more containing role, but I reckon Amla would have contained Australia more so than Tahir managed today.

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