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Third Test thriller in JoBurg: Australia currently requires 45 runs with four wickets remaining.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/03/2006 at 11:11 AM
    1. I followed the link and copied the following at random:

      End of over 12 (maiden) – Australia 26/1

      MEK Hussey   5* (36b)    JH Kallis   1-1-0-0
      RT Ponting   19* (29b 1×4 1×6)    M Ntini   6-3-16-1
      12.1 Pollock to Ponting, 1 run, nudges to fine leg for a single.
      12.2 Pollock to Hussey, no run, pitched outside the off stump, Hussey watches it and lets it go.
      12.3 Pollock to Hussey, no run, good line and length, Hussey moves forward and lets it go.
      12.4 Pollock to Hussey, FOUR, short of length delivery on the stumps, angling away, Hussey watches it well and pulls well to midwicket fence, good shot.
      12.5 Pollock to Hussey, 2 runs, good line and length delivery, Hussey pushes to the off side, takes off for a quick single, shy at the stumps at the striker’s end, misses, they run an overthrow.
      12.6 Pollock to Hussey, no run, defended on the back foot to the off side.
      Time for drinks

      I think I understand the last line, unless it’s cricket terminology having nothing to do with drinks.

      Posted by ErnieG on 2006 04 03 at 03:13 PM • permalink


    1. aussies are cheats and have no honor.

      they also get an incrdible ride from umpires who always seem to favour them in close decisions……like disputed catches etc.

      Posted by vinny on 2006 04 03 at 05:33 PM • permalink


    1. Crikey, vinny, where did THAT bit of spleen come from?  I gather you are of the noble Seth Effriken breed, playing very tough but given to non sequiters and the throwing of bile without a hint of irony or context?

      aussies are cheats and have no honor
      ummmm.. I don’t want to be picky but don’t you think that’s just a bit of a wide brush?

      Lighten up cobber.  Enjoy the 3-0 whitewash.

      Posted by Stop Continental Drift! on 2006 04 03 at 05:59 PM • permalink


    1. ooops… unless I missed facetiousness?

      Posted by Stop Continental Drift! on 2006 04 03 at 06:06 PM • permalink


    1. South Africa are useless.. Even if they scrape a win out of this it can’t hide the fact that SA have the widest disparity between talk and walk in all of international test cricket.

      Posted by Francis H on 2006 04 03 at 06:20 PM • permalink


    1. SA look good on paper, but they are truly appalling.

      Fancy not being able to beat a side down one batsman and one bowler.  Sri Lanka would’ve even been able to beat us.

      aussies are cheats and have no honor.

      Has any Australian player acted outside the rules as interpreted by the umpires?

      they also get an incrdible ride from umpires who always seem to favour them in close decisions……like disputed catches etc.

      Yeah.  Like all those really favourable decisions in the recent Ashes series.

      After what happened to Kaspa at Edgbaston, Marto at Old Trafford and Trent Bridge, and Katich at Trent Bridge, nobody, I mean nobody can say that Australia are favoured by the umps.

      Pull yer head in.

      Posted by murph on 2006 04 03 at 06:37 PM • permalink


    1. #6 Murph.

      Agreed.  The Aussies were on the wrong end of many bad umpiring decisions in England.  And it wasnt only when we were batting.  Take for example, Kevin Pieterson, who was plumb lbw, given not out and went on to score a 100.  Just one example.

      Billy Bowden was man of the series.  He had more influence on the games than any other player.

      Posted by Fleety on 2006 04 03 at 07:38 PM • permalink


    1. Billy Bowden needs his crooked finger rammed fairly and squarely where the sun don’t shine.  As for Aleem Dar…

      Posted by murph on 2006 04 03 at 07:50 PM • permalink


    1. I will toss Vinnie to disprove the assertion that Aussies are cheats and have no honour. Tails I win, heads Vinnie loses.

      Here we go – tails, I win – which means Australians do not cheat and have honour.

      Tough luck vin

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 04 03 at 08:41 PM • permalink


    1. Vinnie the brave? Or Vinnie the incredibly frigging stupid? This is not the best place to bag Aussies.

      Posted by slatts on 2006 04 03 at 09:45 PM • permalink


    1. I had a good time last night channel surfing between the cricket and the Mighty Adelaide Crows giving Collingwood a dose of the what-fors.

      To be fair, Collingwood played very well in patches, but the better side won on the day. Mind you Tim lives in an alternative universe where Collingwood don’t lose. The score was fake but accurate though!

      Posted by Scott W on 2006 04 03 at 09:49 PM • permalink


    1. This could be the chance for Martyn to make up for that thriller against SA all those years ago when he threw away his wicket and I think Fanie de Villiers got 10-fer with SA just squeaking home.

      I would still prefer Michael Clarke to be batting, perhaps instead of Symonds, but when you’ve got Hussey in your lineup, along with Ponting and Hayden, it perhaps doesn’t matter quite so much.

      Posted by brucey bonus on 2006 04 03 at 10:48 PM • permalink


    1. Prediction: if Martyn gets out and Australia loses, his test career is over (not counting the upcoming drubbing of Bangladesh).

      Posted by Bearded Mullah on 2006 04 03 at 11:02 PM • permalink


    1. So why don’t they just bunt to force the run?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 04 04 at 01:03 AM • permalink


    1. Don’t start me on Billy “Looook at Meeeee!!!” Bowden.
      If that crook fingered fool had kept his mouth shut instead of wanting to be part of the action, we wouldn’t be enduring this constant questioning of umpires by aggrieved bowlers.

      I just hope Aleem Dar never asks for refugee status in Oz. He will be locked up in the detention camp for a very, very long time.

      Serf Efrican cricket: all hat and no cattle.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 04 04 at 01:12 AM • permalink


    1. #14 dicky mcenroe

      Nice try, but all the forced runs are done by the bunting Seth Effrikens.

      Posted by Stop Continental Drift! on 2006 04 04 at 03:16 AM • permalink


    1. Bloody well done chaps! 3 – nil!!

      Posted by AlphaMikeFoxtrot on 2006 04 04 at 05:15 AM • permalink


    1. Australia wins by 2 wickets!  Right up your Fanny DeVilliers!

      Posted by Stop Continental Drift! on 2006 04 04 at 05:27 AM • permalink


    1. Brett Lee was indeed the key, although I would have preferred if Martyn was able to provide a little more help. Still, at least Lee and Kasper can celebrate what was effectively a 1 wicket win after going so close at Old Trafford together (if I had to choose, I would have taken a victory at Old Traffor over this one I must say).

      Posted by brucey bonus on 2006 04 04 at 05:31 AM • permalink


    1. On the subject of Bowden, he was at the wedding of a mate a couple of weeks ago, unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it or else it would have been more than just his fingers ending up crooked.

      Posted by brucey bonus on 2006 04 04 at 05:34 AM • permalink


    1. Wonder what Smith’s explanation will be for this one

      “If it wasn’t for Clark, Hussey Martyn and Lee Australia wouldn’t have won. They were the diffference.”

      Posted by Francis H on 2006 04 04 at 06:00 AM • permalink


    1. Match report says:

      Langer, who suffered concussion when struck by a ball from Ntini on Saturday, told his team-mates before play that he would not be able to bat.

      “But when it got to about 10 runs to win, Justin took it on himself to put the pads on,” said Ponting.

      “But he was probably only ever going to go out if he could stand at the non-striker’s end. We couldn’t risk him having to face any deliveries in the game.

      “Medically over the last couple of days his situation hadn’t changed. It was going to take me and probably a few other blokes to keep him in the dressing room. To tell the truth I don’t know what I would have done if it had come down to that. I probably would have had to declare.”

      (My emphasis) Now THAT would have been interesting!

      Posted by Stop Continental Drift! on 2006 04 04 at 08:00 AM • permalink


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