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Old 12-01-12, 02:28
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Well we have crumbled.
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Old 12-01-12, 07:38
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This has been a brutal day. First that limp batting display and now South Africa are scoring at ridiculous speed.
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Old 12-01-12, 10:15
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Starc really got shown up tonight by some class batting. So did the others. South Africa were super dominant and showed why they are the number 1 team. Good knock also by Wade, who needed that to keep his spot in the side considering that Haddin is making runs for NSW.
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Old 12-01-12, 19:38
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Johnson bowled well last night i thought, the others not so well.
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Old 12-02-12, 02:54
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Without Wade we would not have made one hundred. Best we can hope for is a draw, our bowling was always going to be the problem even though our batsmen did not show much fight against some quality bowling.
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Old 12-02-12, 02:57
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I don't think a draw is likely, based on the first innings. Really all they have to do is declare halfway through day 4 with a lead of 700 and they'll have plenty of time to bowl us out.
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Old 12-02-12, 05:40
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The Bearded One is gone, about time.
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Old 12-02-12, 12:04
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I don't think a draw is likely, based on the first innings. Really all they have to do is declare halfway through day 4 with a lead of 700 and they'll have plenty of time to bowl us out.
Rain will help but victory is unlikely unless some batsmen have total form reversals like Ponting and Warner. Clarke and Watson plus Hussey would have to get a lot of runs. The pitch seems to be playing well. Amla made it look easy.
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Old 12-02-12, 12:31
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There is an outside chance of Australian victory, or at least there would be had Imran Tahir been playing. 2 days is far too long to block out though, if you plod along at 1 run an over they'll stick 5 men around the bat and you're bound to lose wickets. There's going to be a result either way, unless Clarke or someone plays out some kind of epic 500 ball vigil.

On the flip side, one Clarke double century and 40 runs from everybody else gets Australia home.
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Old 12-03-12, 00:11
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There is an outside chance of Australian victory, or at least there would be had Imran Tahir been playing. 2 days is far too long to block out though, if you plod along at 1 run an over they'll stick 5 men around the bat and you're bound to lose wickets. There's going to be a result either way, unless Clarke or someone plays out some kind of epic 500 ball vigil.

On the flip side, one Clarke double century and 40 runs from everybody else gets Australia home.
They don't have to block out. Just attack loose deliveries and don't play stupid shots like Warner did. Keep the runs ticking over and maintain their wickets. Steyn will be the problem. He has bowled much better in this test than the previous two.
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