Australia in South Africa

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by An Tarbh, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Well Australia leave today for South Africa where the test series gets underway in 10 days times. Such is the strength of South Africa at the moment that they can afford to leave out ashwell Prince although MacKenzie can count himself lucky to be still involved.

    South Africa should have a slight edge in that they're fresher than the Aussies who only finished up at home on Sunday.

    Should be another belter of a series, especially with the Aussies out to prove a point before the Ashes.
     
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  3. QLD

    QLD Guest

    Sticking by my early prediction - Aus to win the series, Dale to hide under the bedcovers.
     
  4. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    When you compare the 2 bowling attacks South Africa look the more likely to take 20 wickets in a test match
     
  5. QLD

    QLD Guest

    Is Clark going to be fit for the test series? Thats a huge factor.
     
  6. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    well they're saying he's a doubt for the tour match cause of his back injury, but you'd think there'd be more in the media if he was doubtful for the test matches.
     
  7. QLD

    QLD Guest

    I can still remember his debut in SA.

    I had faith in him and he tore them to shreds.
     
  8. Radman

    Radman Guest

    3-0 South Africa.
     
  9. munross

    munross Guest

    Can't wait untill this test series gets underway tomorrow, just hope that the extended use of technology by the third umpire won't influence the series negatively
     
  10. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I don't think it will and besides you won't have that incompetent halfwit Harper involved.

    The fact that's it's only 2 referrals is a good thing as well
     
  11. munross

    munross Guest

    An Tarbh is that 2 referrals per team per innings or for the whole match, I can't seem to remember :unsure:
     
  12. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    it's 2 per innings which they keep if the referral is successful.
     
  13. munross

    munross Guest

    Cool thanks An Tarbh
     
  14. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Australia seem to be building a partnership now with Clarke and Ponting both at the crease but early inrodes for South Africa with Hussey, Katich and Hughes all back in the pavillion following the efforts of Steyn and Morkel.

    South Africa could really take control by getting rid of one of these before lunch.
     
  15. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    only just seen the replay of MacKenzie's catch but he certainly owed South Africa that after some of his drops in Australia, quality effort.
     
  16. munross

    munross Guest

    Smith just went from hero to zero after dropping that sitter of a catch of Ponting!Oh well SA are still somewhat in control, 78-3 lunch.
     
  17. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    well it may have been South Africa's morning but it's been Australia's afternoon, Ponting may have gone but they've scored at a much better rate after lunch. Smith will certainly be glad to see the back of Ponting.
     
  18. munross

    munross Guest

    This North bloke looks to be a usefull player,9 runs away from his 50
     
  19. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    This partnership has been a killer for South Africa, but both North and Johnson have played beautifully and Australia in control of this first test. Swings and roundabouts like the last series with SA in control yesterday but then Australia turning it round, can Australia keep piling on the pressure or will SA pick up these 3 remaining wickets quickly?
     
  20. munross

    munross Guest

    North deserves that century, he has played really well for a debutante :bravo: , maybe the next Mike Hussey?
     
  21. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    North's innings eventually comes to an end as he's stumped for 117, SA finally make the breakthrough, from their point of view they'll be looking to finish this off as quickly as possible.
     
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