Yesterday, Q, over at Well Pitched had a slight dig at us here at the flyslip for calling the SA v Aus series the biggest one this year.
Actually, we dint really believe it either, the India – Aus series was certainly the most anticipated one. But it it hardly lived up to any of the hype built around it.
In the end it dragged on and was rather a boring affair. It was good for India though.
They dominated the whole series and won comfortably in the end.
Not much in it for the neutral.
So it was with some trepidation we tuned in for first session today.
And BAM ! 20 mins or something into it, SA were thinking of ending the game late on the 2nd day.
Hussey went for a globe. That never happens so we had to convince our selves with the replays, several times over, to actually believe it our selves.
Kallis comes on, moobs and all, and Krab decides he’s having none of this and screams 3 fours to the fence.
An hour in and it was more exciting than the whole Indian tour.
Australia continued their counter with Katich and Clarke.
SA absorbed the pressure and hit back at the right time.
Symo played a camio, Haddin chipped in.
Fuck, even Paul fuckingshithouse Harris picked up two wickets. That they were of arguably the two best players of spin in the team pissed me off even more.
Test cricket was alive and well and was kicking the shit out of every bastard who thinks this great game is boring or dying or whatever.
Bring on Day 2.