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Re: 2nd Test : Australia V South Africa @ Port Elizabeth

Reply #15
Watching them go past 400 and having us at 6 for 146 is absolutely shocking. Got caught napping in this one. Better pray for a draw here.
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Re: 2nd Test : Australia V South Africa @ Port Elizabeth

Reply #16
I know we're a long way behind but the run rates are interesting: SA 2.80 runs/over, AUS 4.27 runs/over.

Entertaining cricket from us but perhaps we don't know how to graft a defensive innings.
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Re: 2nd Test : Australia V South Africa @ Port Elizabeth

Reply #17
7 for 203 isn't looking too good at all. If they knock us over before 300, watch their run rate change in the second innings to build a hard to reach total fast enough to have us batting with enough time to knock us over and lose. We need to settle and use up time more than slam lots of runs on the board. We must score way over 300 or we could be in real trouble.
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Reply #18
All out 246.....need the weather to get nasty to draw this test....

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Reply #19
All out 246.....need the weather to get nasty to draw this test....

It would be a mercy for us and time for Boof to inflict some punishment to the top order if they don't show a serious form reversal in the second dig.
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Re: 2nd Test : Australia V South Africa @ Port Elizabeth

Reply #20
Once again our batters need to take a bloody long hard look at themselves...  that is a 400 plus pitch in a game necessitating long periods of occupation.

Weather on last day is supposed to be awful, but we need to bat a minimum of 3 sessions just to get there... and we simply can't bat for long periods.

If Smith declares overnight we have a sniff at 350 but can't see him declaring <400, which means every minute burned up is minute less we have to survive. 

On the positive side, we got ABdV for <100.
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Re: 2nd Test : Australia V South Africa @ Port Elizabeth

Reply #21
7 for 203 isn't looking too good at all. If they knock us over before 300, watch their run rate change in the second innings to build a hard to reach total fast enough to have us batting with enough time to knock us over and lose. We need to settle and use up time more than slam lots of runs on the board. We must score way over 300 or we could be in real trouble.

We need to bat 5, maybe 6 sessions. Very doable.

By the by, i didn't see it but did Warner get out (again) to a wide slash?
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Reply #22
I'm expecting Steyn to fire up and win them the game unless the weather intervenes...bit of luck Parnell is injured.

Re: 2nd Test : Australia V South Africa @ Port Elizabeth

Reply #23
SA declare with Australia needing 448 to win. Definitely not an easy task the way the aussies have addressed their first innings. Won't hold my breath even though it isn't an impossible task. As Elwood states weather could play a key role in this games end result.
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Reply #24
http://www.weathercity.com/za/ec/port_elizabeth/

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Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
   Sunday Afternoon   Temperature: 28°C
Sunny. Chance of a thunderstorm. Windy at times.   
   
Sunday Evening   Temperature: 23°C
Clear. Chance of a thunderstorm. Windy at times.   

Monday, February 24th, 2014
   Overnight   Temperature: 19°C
Clear with cloudy periods with a slight chance of showers or thundershowers.   

   Monday Morning   Temperature: 22°C
A mix of cloud and sun with a few showers. Chance of a thunderstorm. 4 to 8 mm of rain.   

   Monday Afternoon   Temperature: 26°C
A mix of cloud and sun with a few showers. Chance of a thunderstorm. 4 to 8 mm of rain.   

   Monday Evening   Temperature: 22°C
Clear with cloudy periods with a few showers. Chance of a thunderstorm. 4 to 9 mm of rain.   
Finals, then 4 in a row!

Re: 2nd Test : Australia V South Africa @ Port Elizabeth

Reply #25
Warner and Rogers aren't messing around with the run rate close to 4 runs/over.  However, it seems that they're prepared to defend as well as scoring freely.

With South Africa a bowler down, this could get interesting.
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Re: 2nd Test : Australia V South Africa @ Port Elizabeth

Reply #26
Warner and Rogers aren't messing around with the run rate close to 4 runs/over.  However, it seems that they're prepared to defend as well as scoring freely.

With South Africa a bowler down, this could get interesting.
need 100's from both of these boys to rally give us a sniff.
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Reply #27
Loss of Warner for 66 means we need a ton from Rogers and at least a 150 from the skipper. Smith and Haddin would then need to seal the deal. Can't see it happening but it would be amazing if we could pull it off.
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Reply #28
Out batting is pathetic. Embarrassing.
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