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*Official* South Africa in Australia


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Don't bring illegal activities onto the forum please.

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Note: Illegal activities - Don't go around posting about your illegally obtained music collection, linking to video clips which are in breach of some copyright, or suggesting people download software illegally. Don't talk about how you enjoy the odd bit of cocaine or where to buy a nuclear bomb in the black market... you get the idea.


International Debutant
Like i said i have a full version that is legal of the sim. If you are short on simmers who cant afford to buy the game then im more than happy to sim a few here and there.


Eyes not spreadsheets
It's not illegal really it was bought by DCYE(Smith) and he I think has the right to let other people use it!
You what?

How is this any different to any other game that one person buys?

What you have said is the equivalent of saying any other game someone has bought he has the right to copy it and let other people have a copy of it.


Eyes not spreadsheets
So why not respond to my original post with a reason why what you said doesn't belong in the "stupidest things you've ever heard" thread?

Mr Mxyzptlk

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Right. This is obviously on hold for the moment. If I sim all matches and email results to particular people, would those people be able to post them up with match reports?

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1st ODI teams

Watson has been drafted into the Australia ODI squad as cover for Matthew Hayden and Brett Lee.

AC Gilchrist +
SR Watson
RT Ponting *
BJ Hodge
MEK Hussey
MJ Clarke
CL White
GB Hogg
MG Johnson
NW Bracken
GD McGrath

South Africa
GC Smith *
AB de Villiers
HH Gibbs
JH Kallis
AG Prince
JM Kemp
MV Boucher +
SM Pollock
RJ Peterson
M Ntini
A Nel

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SA crush shaken Australia

Andre Nel claimed 3 wickets in an over and 4 in total, as he spearheaded an overwhelming victory for South Africa, by a massive margin of 129 runs. South Africa were inserted by Ricky Ponting and piled up a total of 320-9, with Herschelle Gibbs notching a magnificent 151 from 133 balls.

Nathan Bracken (4-43) and Glenn McGrath (1-38) were the picks of the bowlers, but Australia largely toiled, given excellent batting conditions. Fortunes swung dramatically in the chase, however. A good start was swiftly derailed by Nel, and Australia crumbled from 72-1 to 191-9 at the match end. Only Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting looked in good touch, and from the time Nel got both in the space of 3 balls, Australia's challenge never took shape.

South Africa 320-9 (50 overs)
HH Gibbs 151, JM Kemp 35
NW Bracken 4-43

Australia 191-9 (50 overs)
AC Gilchrist 30, RT Ponting 27
A Nel 4-37

South Africa won by 129 runs.
Man of the Match:
HH Gibbs


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Australia strike back with crushing win

Superb top order batting by Australia paved the way for a series-levelling win against South Africa. Adam Gilchrist (55), Shane Watson (63) and Brad Hodge (58) struck half-centuries to set the pace, and captain Ricky Ponting ended unbeaten on 49 to guide his team home. Watson in particular was impressive, as he and Gilchrist added a brisk 125 for the first wicket.

Earlier it was Herschelle Gibbs who grabbed ahold of the Australian bowling again. Australia, like South Africa later in the day, used 7 bowlers on a flat surface. Gibbs played freely, however, and struck 8 fours and 3 sixes in his second consecutive ODI hundred - 121 from 136 balls. Again Nathan Bracken shone brighter than any bowler on the day, taking 5 for 33 from his 10 overs.

South Africa 255-7 (50 overs)
HH Gibbs 121, AG Prince 65
NW Bracken 5-33

Australia 256-3 (50 overs)
SR Watson 63, BJ Hodge 58, AC Gilchrist 55, RT Ponting 49*
M Ntini 2-56

Australia won by 7 wickets.
Man of the Match:
NW Bracken


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Bracken hangs on for Australia

A tense and thrilling affair at the WACA went down to the final ball, but South Africa could not score the 4 runs needed to salvage the match. Instead Nathan Bracken held his nerve and surrendered just 8 of the 12 runs required from the final over, crucially dismissing Justin Kemp with the first delivery.

Australia rode on the batting of Adam Gilchrist (85 from 79 balls) early on, and despite a late slide, managed to reach a formidable 286-8. Brad Hodge continued to shine in the series with 59, whilst Ricky Ponting (48) and Shane Watson (32) accounted for another strong top order showing. Andre Nel was the key for South Africa. He surged back from a poor opening spell of 3-0-25-0 to take 4 for 63 from his 10 overs. His wickets pegged back Australia as they looked to charge on to a massive total.

South Africa's chase was off to a rocky start. Graeme Smith played on to the second ball he saw from Bracken, and the left-armer set off on another exceptional spell. Herschelle Gibbs was again the thorn, and showed signs of making the hosts bleed in his 56. But when he was struck in front by Glenn McGrath, South Africa had slumped to 101-4. But Ashwell Prince continued to play beautifully for his 48. At the other end Mark Boucher was in good touch. And by the time Robin Peterson joined Justin Kemp at the crease, 79 runs were needed from 59 balls. The two played with desperate aggression, and upset the Australian bowlers with the exception of a 1-run over by Shaun Tait. That over would prove priceless, especially as Kemp smacked consecutive fours off Hilfenhaus in the 49th, and South Africa halved their requirement heading into the final over.

Bracken's first ball yorker was crucial, and sent Kemp dismayed to the pavilion. Makhaya Ntini slashed a four a ball later, but he and Peterson could managed only singles to close out the game. Australia lead the series 2-1 with 2 games to play.

Australia 286-8 (50 overs)
AC Gilchrist 85, BJ Hodge 59, RT Ponting 48
A Nel 4-63, JH Kallis 2-44

South Africa 283-8 (50 overs)
HH Gibbs/JM Kemp 56, RJ Peterson 34*, MV Boucher 32
GD McGrath 3-67, NW Bracken 2-37

Australia won by 3 runs.
Man of the Match:
NW Bracken


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