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    Have South Africa taken a big step in removing the CHOKERS tag

    Beating India chasing almost 300. People expected SA might choke especially after their first 4 wickets went down.

    Can this be a sign of bigger things to come i.e. putting behind the chokers tag for good?
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Beating India chasing almost 300. People expected SA might choke especially after their first 4 wickets went down.

    Can this be a sign of bigger things to come i.e. putting behind the chokers tag for good?
    First Step would be winning Quarter-Final

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    Did well to hold their nerve, credit to them. The ****s never choke against us anyway (apart from a game in that ODI series recently). Wish they'd folded in the Cape Town Test instead.

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    No.

    If chasing down 434 against Australia in a ODI doesn't remove the tag, why would a win over India?

    If chasing down over 400 against Australia in the 4th innings of a test match on Australian soil doesn't take away the tag, why would a win over India?
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    India's failure to beat any top 8 teams in their home WC mean they deserve the tag now IMO
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    Yeah, they don't choke every time. It seems to be low totals that maxes out their chokage potential, so chasing a high(ish) score versus a modest bowling unit was always a fair bet.

    If they're chasing 220 in a semi versus SL/Pak/Oz:

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    Nah, I think teams that fail to beat those not in the top eight deserve that tag more.

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    Nah.

    Chokers for eternity and beyond.This match doesn't change it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze 18 View Post
    Nah, I think teams that fail to beat those not in the top eight deserve that tag more.
    Being **** isn't the same as choking at all.

    We arguably choked versus the Banglas when we had them 8 down with over 50 still needed, but I don't think we choked against Ireland. We just came second to an inspired team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Being **** isn't the same as choking at all.

    We arguably choked versus the Banglas when we had them 8 down with over 50 still needed, but I don't think we choked against Ireland. We just came second to an inspired team.
    Was a tongue-in-cheek reply to GIMH's post. Wasn't really being serious. I would say that letting an associate team chase 330 odd from 111/5 was a bit of a choke though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    No.

    If chasing down 434 against Australia in a ODI doesn't remove the tag, why would a win over India?

    If chasing down over 400 against Australia in the 4th innings of a test match on Australian soil doesn't take away the tag, why would a win over India?
    Fair points both of these

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Yeah, they don't choke every time. It seems to be low totals that maxes out their chokage potential, so chasing a high(ish) score versus a modest bowling unit was always a fair bet.

    If they're chasing 220 in a semi versus SL/Pak/Oz:

    haha....I think that is a good theory

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    We've got to the point where people only have to remember South Africa are playing before they bring it up, regardless of what's happening in the match, what just happened, or if they have yet played a match.

    SA don't have to do anything to get labeled with it any more, so I don't see what they can do to get rid of it. Until everyone finds it as tiresome as I do, we're stuck with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    India's failure to beat any top 8 teams in their home WC mean they deserve the tag now IMO
    quoted for truth.
    Quote Originally Posted by salman85 View Post
    Nah.

    Chokers for eternity and beyond.This match doesn't change it.
    Thou irate/infuriated/riled that SA won lulz. To quote the mystic PEWS: haters can suck it.
    Critisize your own team salman, a team that shipped 0NE HUNDRED RUNS in 5 overs. A team whose batting was exposed by the Canadians eh. Then you have a wk that couldn't catch the black plague even if he tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0RI0N View Post
    quoted for truth.


    Thou irate/infuriated/riled that SA won lulz. To quote the mystic PEWS: haters can suck it.
    Critisize your own team salman, a team that shipped 0NE HUNDRED RUNS in 5 overs. A team whose batting was exposed by the Canadians eh. Then you have a wk that couldn't catch the black plague even if he tried.
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