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    Bavumva reaches his danger period. He always looks assured until he gets into the 30s and 40s.

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    It was a good thing for SA that DeKock retired, look like he has been replaced by someone who can put up a fight. Peterson and Bavuma make up a nice trio of spirited batsmen who can also score runs at a reasonable rate, with Elgar the rock to kill balls and time when needed.

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    So far in his career Shardul has made his presence felt. I think Not a test has gone by in which he'e either picked 2-3 wickets or made some fab runs.
    The guy clearly has an indomitable spirit and always wants to be involved, he has a fierce fighting spirit.
    Should improve his fitness though

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    India missing Dekock who would have been gone by now 😒

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    Another 20 runs and Indian shoulders will start to sag.

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    Thakur gets Verreynne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakPremi View Post
    It was a good thing for SA that DeKock retired, look like he has been replaced by someone who can put up a fight. Peterson and Bavuma make up a nice trio of spirited batsmen who can also score runs at a reasonable rate, with Elgar the rock to kill balls and time when needed.
    With that technique varreyne wont last 5 overs in asian conditions

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    Thakur break another partnership

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    That sort of footwork from a test batsmen is totally embarrassing.

    Well bowled thakur

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    Now get them before reaching 200 for third time running on this tour.

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    Well done to Shardul, cmon get a fifer - Cmon m8

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    Don't concede easy runs, Ashwin.

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    Temba to jason " am i audible mate"

    Loving his batting and loving this test series

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    The height difference between Bavuma and Jansen

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    5 for Thakur, bowled son.

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    Five for Thakur. Well bowled

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    Fifer for lord thakur

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    well played temba, got the difficult runs

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    Only if Pujara-Rahane added some 20-20 runs each to Indian score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrIc_Mystique View Post
    So far in his career Shardul has made his presence felt. I think Not a test has gone by in which he'e either picked 2-3 wickets or made some fab runs.
    The guy clearly has an indomitable spirit and always wants to be involved, he has a fierce fighting spirit.
    Should improve his fitness though
    Told yaa....
    but i still think saf will get a lead.
    will be tough for our guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    The height difference between Bavuma and Jansen
    There u go mate - njoi heights.jpg

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    Seven down

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    Now Ash should do his thing, mop up the tail.

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    As i predicted, 2nd inns shoot out on its way to decide this test.

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    When nothing seems working, hand over the ball to Lord Thakur. Nothing short of a Golden arm !!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amjid Javed View Post
    As i predicted, 2nd inns shoot out on its way to decide this test.
    Yes but maharaj and Jansen can bat and 30 runs lead is very handy on this deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    Yes but maharaj and Jansen can bat and 30 runs lead is very handy on this deck.
    Any lead over 40-50 runs here would be a match winning one.

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    Uncanny - the parallels in the derisive naming that was the origin for 'Sir' for Rav jads and 'Lord' for Shardul.
    At one point we used to get riled up about Jads and he used to invite our mirth with the derisive title of Sir to him but he just exploded and is surely up there as one of the best allrounders going around.
    Same with Shardul, poor guy invites a lot of mirth for his fitness (something he can improve) and his last name but dude has a real heart of a lion and loves a challenge.

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    This Thakur guy is a clutch player with the bat and ball.
    He can't do anything wrong.
    Although he is one of the least talented cricketer ever and even has a pot belly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrIc_Mystique View Post
    There u go mate - njoi heights.jpg
    Haha, nice!!

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    Why does Maharaj keep coming in so far down? Batting at 9? Hes always been a decent player

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    Somehow South Africa has to got to 250 then they have a chance.

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    The ball is comng on nicely now.
    Maybe a good idea is to get Ash and viari from both ends for 6 odd overs.
    Ash got 46 in the first dig, should not be short of confidence, need to contribute with the ball now.

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    South Africa ahead at this time . Important session for this test coming up !

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    Three test matches tommorow
    BD vs NZ should be a cracker with BD pushing towards a first victory
    Ashes - maybe England will show some spirit
    -Hopefully our guys put the thunderflash up them Saffer pants.
    Perfect day for lovers of test cricket.

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    Amazing 5 wicket haul for Thakur who continues to surprise. Top class bowling.

    India should get Bumrah in right after tea to wrap this up quickly. This is anyone's game as of now with pretty much a 2nd innings showdown. 1st innings has evened out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amjid Javed View Post
    As i predicted, 2nd inns shoot out on its way to decide this test.
    SAF need to get only8 wickets considering the two misfiring walking wicket duds we have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bull View Post
    This Thakur guy is a clutch player with the bat and ball.
    He can't do anything wrong.
    Although he is one of the least talented cricketer ever and even has a pot belly.
    Often its the spirit of the dude who has his finger on the trigger and less the quality of the gun,
    case in point India Vs Aus in Aus 2020-21.

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    Thakur been excellent but very poor game batting managment by the south Africans. Having managed to negate the guns Bumrah, shami well, and with siraj down and out, they have clearly taken the eye off the ball, I guess this is where the South African batting is very inexperienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrIc_Mystique View Post
    SAF need to get only8 wickets considering the two misfiring walking wicket duds we have.
    I am more concerned about others in 2nd inning. Our batsman don't perform in both inning usually. So Rahul and Ashwin are done.

    About Pujara and Rahane - always when fans want a player to fail so he can be kicked out, the player plays a decent knock to retain the spot and torture fans for another series. I am sure one of Rahane-Pujara will score some useful 40 runs.
    Last edited by Thanos; 4th January 2022 at 17:37.

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    Rahul is a really poor caption , reason why He was not successful in IPL.

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    SA are a batsman short, should have played another batsman instead of the spinner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    Rahul is a really poor caption , reason why He was not successful in IPL.
    Think India always need aggressive captain in tests. Rahul isn't fit for test captaincy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    Rahul is a really poor caption , reason why He was not successful in IPL.
    His field placement was also poor today for many overs.

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    Bring back ashwin insted of thakur now.

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    This is root like( lord's test ) captioncy by rahul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadwal View Post
    Bring back ashwin insted of thakur now.
    Ashwin should've continued from one end. He could've finished few overs quickly before new ball and choke some runs as well.
    But KL's field placement was not up to mark when Ash was bowling earlier.

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    leaked too many to guys of such calibre like maharaj and jansen, cmon india close it out.
    Can sense a real wicket clatter coming up, yaaron

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    Another 35-45 runs and SA will have a huge advantage. 1-1 will set up the third test perfectly.


    "If this happens I will swim across the Charles River! In winter!" -- OZGOD on NZ batting 6 sessions

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    Don't know whose plan but Short ball bowling is not good against tailenders.
    Leaked many runs.

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    That is nasty blow

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    Should have got them for 180 odd, kudos to maharaj - terrific innings

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    SA innings will fold up soon, unnecassar shot by Mahraj, poor selection for that ball. India have done well to claw back largely thanks to Thakur(Yeh wicket mujhey deh dey), and indifferent batsman ship by the South Africans.

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    In last 2 hours many balls have misbehaved and reared dangerously. This will be one hell of a match going further

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    Our bowling approach towards tailenders sucks.
    This bowling plan reminds me England bowling in Lords test where Shami - Bumra partnership won that match.

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    Indian bowlers looking tired and flat.
    Bring on Ash now and finish off.

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    Bumrah trying too many variations. Not needed.

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    Is Siraj injured? or r they saving him for new ball?

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    Rahul's captaincy could be held responsible if India lose this match! Which genius made him captain (vice-captain in the first place!) He should never ever captain India in any format! Let him concentrate on his batting properly...

    Let's hope he makes it up with the bat in the coming innings with what mistakes he did with captaincy! He should take up that responsibility now!

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    Another 30-35 runs here.


    "If this happens I will swim across the Charles River! In winter!" -- OZGOD on NZ batting 6 sessions

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    good catch by ash. such catches look so easy. but in reality it ain't, it was out of the sun and swirling.
    Cmon, one more and quickly finish it off.

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    Also what a stupid batting in the first innings by India... Could have scored 300 easily

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    It is a disappointing end, but still, 30 runs lead. Thakur brought Indian back into the game. What a time to take 7-fer.


    "If this happens I will swim across the Charles River! In winter!" -- OZGOD on NZ batting 6 sessions

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamLakhan View Post
    Also what a stupid batting in the first innings by India... Could have scored 300 easily
    India gifted a few wickets. Anyway, Since SA has to bat last, I think it's even-steven right now.


    "If this happens I will swim across the Charles River! In winter!" -- OZGOD on NZ batting 6 sessions

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamLakhan View Post
    Also what a stupid batting in the first innings by India... Could have scored 300 easily
    India gifted a few wickets. Anyway, Since SA has to bat last, I think it's even-steven right now.


    "If this happens I will swim across the Charles River! In winter!" -- OZGOD on NZ batting 6 sessions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffet View Post
    India gifted a few wickets. Anyway, Since SA has to bat last, I think it's even-steven right now.
    They should compensate it now by batting out of their skins in this innings...

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    Good fight back by our guys. Hopefully, will wipe out the lead first and build on it.
    Won't be easy, SAFFER bowlers will be chomping to bowl on this wicket in their familiar home conditions.
    Possibly last chance saloon for Che pu and jinks. I just feel it one of them is gonna go big and save their test careers. Vihari also a lot to prove.
    Rishabh needs to get some runs.
    Hope our guys show fight. will be a super difficult session
    Last edited by CrIc_Mystique; 4th January 2022 at 18:35.

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    We have the time to bat for 2 days. Pity we'll probably last only 0.75.


    Have some Sehwag in your life.

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    Rabada being too defensive again with his bowling. Needs to keep it full and get them driving

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    South Africa have virtually gifted this game with India being a bowler down and a spinner who had nothing to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manunited18 View Post
    South Africa have virtually gifted this game with India being a bowler down and a spinner who had nothing to work with.
    lol! In fact we gave this test to SA on platter by getting dismissed for 200-odd with our pedestrian batting.

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    Lead has come down to 8 runs now.

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    Target needs to be close to 250, to have the cushion of a counter attacking 60-70. Target of 200 can easily be wiped by one aggressive inning

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    Trail by 4 runs now.

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    Wickets will come in clusters.


    "If this happens I will swim across the Charles River! In winter!" -- OZGOD on NZ batting 6 sessions

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    Won't be bad idea to move Pujara and Rahane 1 slot down from their usual batting slots.

    May be ask a dasher to bat at 3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manunited18 View Post
    South Africa have virtually gifted this game with India being a bowler down and a spinner who had nothing to work with.
    Good that India is a bowler down. We may see 1-1 here and that will set up 3rd test perfectly. SA should think that they can chase something around 200 with a lower down and spinner who won't get much from this surface.


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    Got it.


    "If this happens I will swim across the Charles River! In winter!" -- OZGOD on NZ batting 6 sessions

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    And Rahul gone.

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    looked like that one may have hit the floor through the fingers, SA fiedlers having a go at KL as he goes of wicket was needed for SA

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