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    No words.

    South Africa were always in with a chance of success if Smith was at the crease. Ridiculous player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    No words.

    South Africa were always in with a chance of success if Smith was at the crease. Ridiculous player.
    i don't get why you said "no words" but then proceeded to say "South Africa were always in with a chance of success if Smith was at the crease. Ridiculous player.". it seems that you actually did have numerous words.
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    Just checked his stats, can't believe how many first class games (159) to tests (116) he's played. Some record surely? Great player though.


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    Was it injury? Or was it just a case of being mentally shot having led his nation for pretty much his whole career?

    33 is such a young age to retire.

    Gun player, in any case. I know it's more to do with the team performance, but scoring 27 centuries and none of them in a defeat is such a ridiculous statistic.
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    Would people classify him as an ATG?

    On the spur of the moment, I'm tending towards yes.
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    Smith played 94% of his tests as captain. Must be a record?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Smith played 94% of his tests as captain. Must be a record?
    Thought Sammy would be close but he has to play another 90-100 tests for it to hit 94%

    30/38 atm
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    Smith started captaining in his 8th Test as player IIRC. So he'd have the edge over Sammy by a single Test all the way until Sammy played his 117th Test.

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    Sammy needs 134 Tests in total, 96 more as captain to hit 94%. I'm not sure what you're doing there Joe

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    You mentioned that Sammy has captained 30/38 Tests. I assumed he played his first 8 Tests as non-captain and has a 30 Test run as captain currently.

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    Right, I thought you were adding to the whole %age discussion
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    Smith is no Lee Germon.

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