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    Quote Originally Posted by Briony View Post
    Pessimist.

    Mind you don't think anybody had the whole team down before lunch yesterday!
    From a SA point of view I am sure they will be happy to get another 3 before end of play, if not then surely NZ "won" today's battle.

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    Flynn still looks pretty ordinary when the bowler shapes it back into him from around the wicket.
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    Decent effort today to pull themselves back up after the abject humiliation of day 1. Will still have to play well tomorrow to avoid an innings defeat.

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    Realistically speaking, that's actually about as good a day as we could have hoped for. Took 122/5 in SA's innings before their declaration, and 169/4 at the end of the day isn't too bad considering our first innings.

    Still no chance in hell of us saving this test though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Meridio View Post
    Realistically speaking, that's actually about as good a day as we could have hoped for. Took 122/5 in SA's innings before their declaration, and 169/4 at the end of the day isn't too bad considering our first innings.

    Still no chance in hell of us saving this test though.
    AWTA.

    SA have actually played rather poorly today. Ordinary batting, poor bowling and a bunch of dropped catches.

    Would be fun if Brownlie and Watling could put together a big partnership and set SA a tricky little chase in the fourth innings.

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    I don't know if I've ever seen a first day that made me as happy at that...

    South Africa are just great. They're like the 1949 Springboks... ready to decimate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike5181 View Post
    Yeah, Brownlie's got 45 as well but McCullum and to a lesser extent Williamson did all the hard work. Hopefully he goes on and gets a big one.
    Since when is batting for 45 deliveries "doing the hard work"?

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    So disappointing Kaneh. FFS. Much better performance tho.
    Inniings defeat still looking likely.
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    give 21yo smith a break. bradmans figures for his first few tests were comparable.....

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    well that was better than expected
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    Not surprising to see Francis crawl out from the woodwork in a match like this either.
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    when a team takes a huge lead after the 1st innings, the other team almost always puts up a much better fight in the 2nd innings before usually conspiring to fall just short of avoiding an innings defeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M0rphin3 View Post
    So disappointing Kaneh. FFS.
    Yeah, he was looking ****ing good before he got out too. It's probably the most impressed I've been with him technically, he was looking so solid. Played a back foot cover drive off the right ball for 4 (or 3 maybe? can't remember) and then just got carried away with it and ended up playing the lamest shot you will ever see. Even if he got out for 320 like that I would've been disappointed, it was a vile shot.
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    Dug up an interesting tidbit from cricinfo's "ask stephen" section:

    What is the biggest first-innings deficit which has been overturned to win a Test? asked John Matthews from Surrey

    Strictly speaking the answer is 331, which is the first-innings lead England conceded against Pakistan at The Oval in 2006 before, later in the game, Pakistan forfeited the match after being accused of ball-tampering. The biggest lead overturned in the normal course of events in a Test is 291, by Australia against Sri Lanka in Colombo in August 1992. After Australia made 256, Sri Lanka replied with 547 for 8, with three centuries, including a rapid one from the debutant Romesh Kaluwitharana. Australia then made 471, setting a modest victory target of 181 - and although Sri Lanka seemed to be cruising at 127 for 2 they lost their last eight wickets for 37, to lose by 16 runs. The last three went to Shane Warne, his first significant contribution in Test cricket.

    Ergo NZ with a deficit of 302 would have to create history on this front.

    Interestingly, the lowest first innings Test total that resulted in a win for that side was 45 by England vs Australia in Sydney in 1887.

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    Better effort - well done McCullum and Brownlie.

    Guptill though - that successful West Indies tour seems a loooong time ago now. Since then has 118 runs in 10 innings at 11.8 with one fifty.



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