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Old 02-02-13, 21:31
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They're still a very good side when they haven't been paid not to be.
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Old 02-03-13, 22:46
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If Misbah digs Pak-istan out of this/South Africa mess it up .
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Oh, imagine the irony now if ****stan wins because SA declared too early. Speaking about payments etc, not many years until Amir comes in and replaces Gul.

Soon the T20s begin between NZ and England, why do they even play T20s at tours? It should be only tests and ODIs.
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Old 02-04-13, 04:50
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And ODI's should be limited to preserve them.

2 whole days to chase down 300 more runs on a batsman's pitch with the most patient batsman in the world at the crease; they've got a 10% chance here, which in itself is incredible considering they're chasing down nearly 500. I guess if Steyn has a bad day then anything's possible.

And yeah, South Africa declared way too early. I'd have batted on through the rest of day 3 and set a total of 6-700; completely demoralising Pak-istani players hopefully all the way through the series.

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the most patient batsman in the world at the crease; .
Misbah?

I thought it was Kallis.
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Old 02-04-13, 08:31
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Pak-istan have just got to not get out. Just keep batting and batting and batting. If they do that they win.
However not getting out is going to be the tough part.
SA should have batted on but they probably will win the match by 150 runs plus with over a day to spare.
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Misbah?

I thought it was Kallis.
Kallis has a higher strike rate, which I equate with risk taking.

Misbah has just hit a 4, taking his strike rate for this innings to a whirlwind 34 . Basically what Pak-istan need now is for him to channel Hanif Mohammad and hit a 1000 minute long epic triple century. Cricinfo tells me it's been a mindboggling 6 years since the last time Misbah was bowled in a test match, so he certainly has the technique to do it.

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Old 02-04-13, 09:03
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That should, sadly, be that. Asad Shafiq just dismissed by Steyn, and there aren't any recognised batsmen left in the order.
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Old 02-16-13, 03:32
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Oh yes. Ajmal you legend.

Give it up now, Graam, you're on your way to a 300 run defeat, with a 17 wicket haul from Ajmal.
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Old 02-17-13, 04:57
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On the flipside, watching Pak-istan play is a bit annoying, because they have had for as long as I can remember a steady succession of 'keepers saying 'Well bowled, well bowled *insert name of spinner* bhai, shabash shabash!' EVERY ball.

Then again, I grew up with the dulcet tones of 'Bowled, Shane!' for a decade so I probably shouldn't complain about wicketkeepers being stupid.
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