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2nd Test, Australia vs South Africa, 22-26 Nov - Adelaide Oval

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by The Red Baron, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. It is what it is John Solomon (38)

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    Congrats to 2 determined teams who don't have any 'quit' in them and provided a great contest.
  2. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Ditto. Kudos to the Saffers for hanging around for a whole day while losing only four wickets, spose that's why they're no. 1 at the moment. Pattinson's loss left the Aussie bowlers with a job a bridge too far, Australia were in the box seat with the whip hand for two tests but couldn't force a win against this very good side.

    Perth should, hopefully, be just as good a test as the first two.
    I like to watch and PaarlBok like this.
  3. whatty Bob Loudon (25)

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    Even on the ropes for big portions of the game I see us taking the momentum into the WACA test. No doubt we will play four quicks and drop Tahir.
    What a game!!
  4. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    South Africa will be looking good for Perth. Losing Kallis will be a blow but their bowlers will be a lot fresher than Australia's. Philander will come back in for Tahir and they'll play four quicks.

    Australia definitely have a concern over Siddle. He was ruined last night and it will be tough for him to recuperate sufficiently by Friday. I am guessing his feet will be sore and sorry after bowling so many overs during the last two days. He will also be struggling to move today. It hasn't helped us that Hilfenhaus hasn't been in great form. It's meant that Siddle has bowled more overs than he should and has shouldered far more of the extra workload due to Pattinson's absence.

    You'd have to figure that Starc will get a run in Perth. He's been the 12th man in both tests and his height will really help him in Perth. It will be great to have a left armer in the team.

    It will be a tough choice to leave Lyon out who is bowling well but there will be a big temptation to play Mitchell Johnson. He is definitely a WACA specialist and is coming back into form. Whether Lyon stays in the team might come down to Siddle's recovery.

    I'm guessing with Pattinson's injury and question marks over Siddle, Hilfenhaus will retain his spot even though he has been the worst of our bowlers. Hilfenhaus hasn't rediscovered the rhythm he had last year and is down on pace. He's looking more like the 2010/11 version that struggled against England.

    Watson's return for Quiney is important. Hopefully he stabilises our top order a bit and can also take some pressure off Ponting as we need him to fire as well.
  5. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    We cant go into a test without a spinner like in the first test. Robin will be in his place. He is waiting now like Faf for sometime to get his chance and a good batter aswell. Hopefull they'll drop Rudoplh who seem cant make the step up to test level. Probable team: Smith, Petersen, Amla, Kallis, AB, Faf, McClaren, Philander, Pietersen, Steyn, Morkel.
  6. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    No excuse for the Proteas for rust and expecting our quicks to fire on all cylinders. The batters showed some guts in the second test, time for the bowlers to knock the Aussies over. Doodskoot.
  7. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    I really hope Pietersen gets a chance.

    That is a MUCH better team. Bats all the way down to 9 and the bowling is way better.
  8. whatty Bob Loudon (25)

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    Its Perth I would go with four quick's and possibly no spinner other than Faff although he certainly did not look the part bowling this past week. So your team with Pietersen out for Klienveldt who I will give another go.

    Would like to see the pitch first though and recent batting/bowling history at the WACA.
  9. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Come on Whatty, we cant play without a spinner in any test. Robin dont get that much turn but he can at least hold up one end. He has been pretty good in the mik en moer version and should do even better in the test. Kleinveldt did well but he and Philander is the same old same type of bowler. Would love to see Parnell as a LH quick maybe if they want to force in another one. We need variation.
  10. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    If I were you I'd pick Tahir again. I think he was getting close to something really, really good and it would be a terrible shame to throw him away before he showed what he can do.

    I just have a feeling he has it in him to produce a spell with ranker, looser full tosses and jucier half trackers. I know it is unlikely, and you can call me crazy all you want, but a man can dream....
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  11. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Paarl, it's a good point, but if you're going to play four quicks Perth is the place to do it. Do you have anyone other than Tahir? I wouldn't play him at the WACA, firstly because it's a legspinner's grave yard and secondly because he got cuffed for 260 runs in this test.
  12. The Red Baron Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    I'm with Barbs on this one. Tahir is a must for the WACA!
  13. Baldric Jim Clark (26)

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    Pick Botha, he is in Adelaide
  14. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    JUSTICE FOR TAHIR!

    Armbands on the way. I'm with b, you've gotta pick him, after all he's got a record to protect. ;)
  15. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I was there on day 3 when at a combined 0/250, Tahir finally bowled a reasonable ball and Cowan hit a catch to short cover.

    The fact that it was a no ball was simultaneously one of the funniest and also saddest things I've ever seen in cricket.
  16. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    It was made even better because he did the big celebration, including the old 'I can't hear you' gesture to the crowd. He could certainly hear them a minute later when he was called back for overstepping...
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  17. whatty Bob Loudon (25)

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    We need wickets not tie up one side 4 quicks I say and as I said it is the WACA!
  18. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    You wont get wickets if you cant apply pressure. The toss will be important. At the very least our lot show they can fight under pressure. Can the Aussies? They need to win this one.
  19. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Well by definition both teams need to win this one if they want to win the series. As Australia are the current trophy holders, I believe if anyone has to win it it would in fact be SA.
  20. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Dont tell me this one means nothing to you?
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