A Draw......

A Draw......

Post by outsourcingbusin.. » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 23:57:33


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> > I can see where you are coming from dude!!

> > I went to the game yesterday and watched most of it on TV today. I thought
> > that the SA bowlers were actually very unlucky with a couple of dropped
> > catches and one awful LBW decision that went against them. However to me
> > the
> > Aussie bowlers did not look penetrative enough on this pitch and the SA
> > bats
> > have the real confidence now after the first test to KNOW that they can
> > bat
> > out time against this Aussie attack. The more frustrated the Aussie
> > bowlers
> > get the more rubbish they will bowl. I just CANNOT see them take 20 SA
> > wickets on this pitch. However, I see a very slight chance of SA snatching
> > a
> > first innings lead and putting pressure on the Aussie bats on the last
> > day.
> > But I still predict a draw dude. My confidence in SA's fielding is zilch!!
> > Catches win matches!!

> > Laz

> I think it really depends how the pitch shapes up. As strange as it sounds,
> I could see Symonds being the key dismorning.

Terrific prediction.

Cheers

 His bowling was superb -- kind

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> of makes you wonder how he would've done on a moving English wicket (and how
> we would've faired with Hussey in the middle order). If Australia can't get
> early wickets, it could be a long day with Kallis at the crease.

> Regards,
> Ben.

 
 
 

A Draw......

Post by Mad Hamis » Fri, 30 Dec 2005 15:32:04

On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 20:45:02 +1100, "Larry de Silva"

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>> Wish to put 1 year (okay 1 month!) income of yours on this?

>> Vicky:
>> [Tomorrow is the day]

>Don't want to bet but still confident of this test being a draw.

how are you feeling about it now?
RSA 6/82...
--
"Hope is replaced by fear and dreams by survival, most of us get by."
Stuart Adamson 1958-2001

Mad Hamish
Hamish Laws


 
 
 

A Draw......

Post by jlicht.. » Fri, 30 Dec 2005 16:47:33

Quote:

> On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 20:45:02 +1100, "Larry de Silva"



> >> Wish to put 1 year (okay 1 month!) income of yours on this?

> >> Vicky:
> >> [Tomorrow is the day]

> >Don't want to bet but still confident of this test being a draw.

> how are you feeling about it now?
> RSA 6/82...

Once Aus got a 44 run lead a win or draw for RSA was always going to
depend on bowling Aus out for less than 230.  Once Aus got a 250 run
lead, an RSA loss was always the most likely result having to bat last
on this pitch, and only a very good innings from one of RSA top order
could change that.  As usual, the know-nothings think what happened on
the 5th day at Perth on that wicket has any bearing on what happens in
other Tests at different venues on different wickets on the 5th day.

 
 
 

A Draw......

Post by jlicht.. » Fri, 30 Dec 2005 16:51:03

Quote:


> > On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 20:45:02 +1100, "Larry de Silva"



> > >> Wish to put 1 year (okay 1 month!) income of yours on this?

> > >> Vicky:
> > >> [Tomorrow is the day]

> > >Don't want to bet but still confident of this test being a draw.

> > how are you feeling about it now?
> > RSA 6/82...

> Once Aus got a 44 run lead a win or draw for RSA was always going to
> depend on bowling Aus out for less than 230.  Once Aus got a 250 run
> lead, an RSA loss was always the most likely result having to bat last
> on this pitch, and only a very good innings from one of RSA top order
> could change that.  As usual, the know-nothings think what happened on
> the 5th day at Perth on that wicket has any bearing on what happens in
> other Tests at different venues on different wickets on the 5th day.

Frankly, even Perth was saved by two excellent innings from Kemp and
Rudolph - if one of them had fallen early (and Kemp very easily could
have), Aus woul dhave won.  As an RSA fan, I am just pleased to see RSA
showing enough grit to take Aus to day 5 in both Tests, and to be in a
position where any result was still possible early on day 4 and a draw
still possible at Tea on day 4.  Its better than the drubbing RSA got
last time around, even if RSA end up losing T2 by 175 runs.