SA v Aus, are you ready to call it ?


Has a lead of 160 right now. If they can get this close to 200 or beyond we could be in for a rare treat.

Pontings dismissal a few overs ago was MASSIVE, hence me typing it in caps.

Everything depends on Johnson, Hauritz and Siddle to eek out as many run as possible.

With around 15 overs left in the day, Australia’s first target must to be to see it to the close of play without letting the SA bat today.

However, unlike JP Duminy for SA, Australia don’t have any front line batsmen remaining

South Africa

With another outstanding bowling performance and picking up wickets at all the right moments, you’d be a very silly man to not bet on them.

But unlike big chases of over 400, where no one really gives you a chance, small totals often offer you a trickier proposition.

A couple of early wickets and who knows how the cookie will crumble.

We will see just how much a certain Mr. Warne is missed on a day like today (or tomorrow)

Calling it

This match and series has had more twists and turns than having sex with a yoja master.

So its incredibly hard to predict one session from the next.

That said, it’s looking increasingly hard not to call it for the Saffers.

Anything over 200 and I’d give Australia an outside chance.

What say you ?

Edit: As I type Siddle goes and SA’s chances just went up 10 fold


  1. achettup said:

    Here’s a twist: from cricinfo
    Wilbs: “Here’s a twist – weather forecast for Melb tomorrow: “Cloudy. The chance of thunderstorms during the morning. Areas of rain easing to isolated showers by the afternoon. Winds northwesterly averaging up to 30 km/h tending southwesterly up to 45 km/h during the morning”.
    But if it doesn’t rain, who’s gonna take 10 wickets?

    December 28, 2008
  2. Q said:

    No one is going to take 10 wickets.

    Australia’s first series loss at home this season.

    End of an era!

    December 29, 2008
  3. In the olden days, South Africa will choke by lunch and everyone will laugh at them. Again. But these are not the olden days…

    December 29, 2008
  4. DreamDancer said:

    Got to back SA from here. Smith looks settled and I can’t think of anything he wants more than to hit the winning runs.

    Brett Lee needs to find some form if Aus are to get close although given his damaged foot and appalling luck it’s not looking likely. Bowling McKenzie off a no-ball sums up his series.

    Given Ponting’s stunning performances in the field he doesn’t deserve to be on the losing side nor have to deal with all the criticism that will follow but this can be a cruel game. It may give the selectors the kick they need to drop Hayden and break up the cosy club – how can you play an unfit Symonds when Watson is in the wings!!

    December 29, 2008
  5. Sachintha said:

    Now is the time that Aussies face the harsh reality… lot of axing is to follow I’m sure…

    December 29, 2008
  6. Abdul said:

    It’s the ultimate cricket site for a cricket fan.
    Please drop in a few lines.

    By the way it’s turning out to be a cracker of a test and the proteas are proving to be a well fough outfit as there on the brink of clinching the series to add to Austrlia’s woes. After so long in dominating at the top we are seeing a dramatic decline with the absence of Warne,mcgrath and Gilly.

    Change is good.Cricket is changing for the better and what an exciitng time for all us fans !

    December 29, 2008
  7. jdgoal said:

    When was the last time that the Aussie’s lost a home series??

    Well looks like there are gonna get kicked off from the top finally!! SA might be the no.1 ranked team in 2009.

    December 29, 2008
  8. damiths said:

    atch> No such twists Im afraid

    Q>Certainly looks like it.

    TOB> How easy were the olden days, we would know exactly what would happen.
    Damn these new Saffers.

    Dream>SA are a very safe bet !

    Haydos has to go, Punters captaincy might need a re think and Andrew Symonds lived up to my billing of flopping this series!

    Sach> A few will go for sure, Hayden is a certainty

    Abdul> WIll check it out, ya its a great new world we are entering, I like it.

    jdgoal>16 years. The next series for Aus away is SA, that will be another insight into the decline of Aus, they never lost there either, this could be it for them.

    Problem is the 20 wickets. No Idea who can get them now that Lee is out of form and there are no spinners to even mention

    December 29, 2008

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