View Full Version : Proteas v. Aussies - 3rd. Test

April 1, 2006, 03:19 AM
Jacques Kallis, South African captain for the injured Graeme Smith has won the toss and elected to bat on a patchy wicket. Boeta Dippenaar is in for Smith. This match is a milestone match for Justin Langer, who is celebrating his 100th Test appearance.

Some excellent bowling from the Australians saw SA on 2/67 at lunch. Midway through the afternoon session, Stuart Clark (2/38) took his second wicket.

Honours fairly even at early stumps (bad light) with SA on 6/238. Ashwell Prince (79 n.o.) has battled gallantly on a tricky wicket .

April 1, 2006, 03:59 AM
Shaun Pollock edged into the slips where Ponting pounced.

Stuart Clark's 3rd. wicket.


April 1, 2006, 04:08 AM
South Africa 272/7 (90.0 ov)

Is there any vdo link for this game?

April 1, 2006, 04:52 AM
The Aussies took 4/65 today. SA all out for 303.

Lee and Clark finished with 3 wickets each.

Prince scored 93 and Nicky Boje, 43.

April 1, 2006, 05:38 AM
pollock did not open bowling. did he get injured again?

April 1, 2006, 05:41 AM
No, they just decided to go with Ntini and Nel.

Langer retired hurt after the first ball from Makhaya Ntini hit him behind the right ear.

Matt Hayden departed shortly after.

Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn have since raced to 1/47 after 6 overs. Lunch.

Edited on, April 1, 2006, 10:45 AM GMT, by Donny.

April 1, 2006, 06:52 AM
Australia is tattering!!

Langer retired hurt, bouncer hit his head and was bleeding while left the field.

Hayden, Martyn, Ponting Gone !

Australia 76/3 (15.1 ov)

April 1, 2006, 07:00 AM
Ntini has 4/48 from just 9 overs. :)

Aussies 4/89.

April 1, 2006, 07:06 AM
wow, all the wickets are taken by Ntini so far.
By the way, how his Langer's injury? Is it serious??

April 1, 2006, 07:07 AM
Ntini is really attacking with every deliveries. Aussies hit few boundaries against him but he kept it cool and delivering his best :up:

April 1, 2006, 07:22 AM
Hi Miraz, any website link to see this match??

April 1, 2006, 07:23 AM
I am not sure. I am watching live through Sky Sports.

Well I am trying to find a link and will let u know.

April 1, 2006, 07:46 AM
Gilchrist gone!

Australia struggling.

Australia 113/5 (26.4 ov

April 1, 2006, 07:47 AM
Australia 109/5 (26.0 ov).
Things are getting tougher for AUS. SW is on. Not many batsman to go.

April 1, 2006, 08:49 AM
Is that you in the avatar Donny?

April 1, 2006, 09:31 AM
Yes, James.

Warney and now Brett Lee batting like in a one dayer. Warney hit 36 from 33 balls and Lee is 23 n.o. from 19.

6/213. Makhaya Ntini has 5/80.

Mike Hussey is 59 n.o. as the SA lead drops to 90.

Justin Langer has concussion and is sporting a couple of stitches. Unlikely to bat today.

Edited on, April 1, 2006, 2:34 PM GMT, by Donny.

Edited on, April 1, 2006, 2:36 PM GMT, by Donny.

April 1, 2006, 10:02 AM

Hussey 71*
Lee 37*

64 behind.

April 1, 2006, 10:14 AM
Hussey gone! plumb LBW.

Australia 242/7

April 1, 2006, 10:14 AM
Hussey out for 73 to Nicky Boje.

The partnership with Lee was 68.


April 1, 2006, 12:48 PM
So, Aus has finished the day with 246/7. The way Lee is batting, I would not be surprised if they take a lead with few runs. But definitely SA can think to remove remaining 3 asap.

Looks like everything will depend on 2nd innings. Who will bat better in 2nd innings will win the match.

April 1, 2006, 08:35 PM
Donny, you remind me of the late Barry Sheens.

April 1, 2006, 09:56 PM
And you remind me of a rock lobster. :floor:

April 1, 2006, 10:52 PM

April 2, 2006, 12:18 AM
Donny I like your hair.

April 2, 2006, 03:34 AM
Donny's got a bit of Michael "highway to heaven" Landon about him :)

April 2, 2006, 03:48 AM
Originally posted by RazabQ
Donny's got a bit of Michael "highway to heaven" Landon about him :)
Thats the guy I was thinking. I forgot the name.

April 2, 2006, 03:51 AM
Aussies all out for 270.

Ntini took 6/100.

Lee scored a personal best 64.

April 2, 2006, 03:58 AM
SA back in action. Very nice bowling from Ntini indeed

April 2, 2006, 05:01 AM
Abe de Villiers picked the wrong ball to shoulder arms to. Bowled by Stuart Clark.

Clark now has 17 wickets @ 14.88 - excellent effort.

Boeta Dippenaar (20) was playing well when Matt Hayden snapped him up with a brilliant catch at backward point. Once again, Clark was the bowler.


April 2, 2006, 05:09 AM
If SA can extend their lead above 250, it will be a real nailbiting test.

April 2, 2006, 06:11 AM
2/83 at lunch.

April 2, 2006, 07:33 AM
Warney is making the difference here. Another wicket for Warney. Its really difficult to contain him when u r defensive. You really need to attack him like Sachin did ;)

April 2, 2006, 07:48 AM
5 down.

Warne gets Gibbs (53) and Prince and Clark traps Kallis for 27.

That's 19 wickets @ 15.1 for Clark in the series.


April 2, 2006, 07:54 AM
Make that 20 wickets @ 14.59

Clark finds the edge of Rudolph's bat.


April 2, 2006, 09:22 AM
Warney finds another way to get a wicket. Beats Boje with a classic googly then bowls a rank full toss.

Boje pulls it and Symmo takes a blinder at mid wicket.


April 2, 2006, 10:23 AM
SA 246/8

Well played Boucher and Nel!

This could be a crucial partnership. From BD point of view, lets hope for a SA win in this test. Aussie will finnish on a loosing note and no practice match before they play us...! They might find themselves under a bit of a pressure providing BD plays really tight on the first day!

April 2, 2006, 10:24 AM
The very last thing Bangladesh needs is to be playing Australia with them coming off a loss. :)

Mark Boucher and Andre Nel share an unfinished 56 run partnership as players go off in fading light.

SA takes a lead of 283 into day 4 with 2 wickets in hand.

Edited on, April 2, 2006, 3:26 PM GMT, by Donny.

April 3, 2006, 03:36 AM
All out.

Lee (3/57) wrapped it up quickly.

Aussies need 292 to win.

April 3, 2006, 03:45 AM
Mike Hussey to open with Matt Hayden.

April 3, 2006, 04:50 AM
292 is not a easy task. but the way ponting is playing these days if he gets the support from hussy, gili, martin and symonds they could win this match today

April 3, 2006, 05:02 AM

Hayden (0) and Ponting (20) both out.

Hussey is 15 n.o.

April 3, 2006, 06:06 AM
Run Machine Ponting misfunctioned in this test. Hope this would continue till BD series. I am actually more worried about ponting than Warne and Lee.

April 3, 2006, 07:02 AM

Hussey 41*
Martyn 27*

April 3, 2006, 07:25 AM
Looks like a whitewash in home ground for south africa

April 3, 2006, 07:48 AM
Stepping up the pace now.

The 100 partnership comes up.

159 needed to win.

Hussey 61*
Martyn 50*

April 3, 2006, 08:57 AM
Australia require another 113 runs with 8 wickets remaining

April 3, 2006, 09:02 AM

103 to win.

Hussey 86*
Martyn 80*

156 partnership.

April 3, 2006, 09:04 AM
looks like they r pushing for the win now... great partnership ... good to see Martyn making the #4 his own again.

April 3, 2006, 09:12 AM
Huss out for 89 to Boje.

94 to win.

April 3, 2006, 09:46 AM
Gilcrist and Symonds are also out.
58 more are required. Should be easy for Aus with 5 wickets on hand.

April 3, 2006, 09:53 AM
Australia require another 55 runs with 4 wickets remaining

April 3, 2006, 09:54 AM

Symmo and Gilly gone in 3 balls.

Marto 86 n.o.

Edited on, April 3, 2006, 2:56 PM GMT, by Donny.

April 3, 2006, 09:55 AM
A bit more drama.

Warney also gets an edge. Ntini (3/56) gets another.

Lee walks to the crease, takes guard and off drives for 4. Very Happy

51 to win.

April 3, 2006, 10:03 AM
Of added interest here: Justin Langer is at the ground but not in his whites so we can safely assume he won't bat.

Michael Kasprowicz went to hospital yesterday with a lower back injury and his position is unclear.

Stuart Clark is padded up.

April 3, 2006, 10:10 AM
So if another two wicket falls what will happen?

April 3, 2006, 10:14 AM
Unlikely to be much more play today. The artificial lights are on.

Umpires are conferring. Off they go.

6/248. Martyn is 93 n.o.

44 to win.

April 3, 2006, 01:30 PM
i will be very happy if australia beat south africa. and there is a reason behind that

April 4, 2006, 02:25 AM
Originally posted by sovik
i will be very happy if australia beat south africa. and there is a reason behind that

You are right! Australia coming to BD after white washing SA would be nice. May be we can pull of a draw, or more likely a win (draw against the aussies is a tough job because they score so quickly) against them ;)

April 4, 2006, 04:18 AM
Fantastic finish!

Marto out for 101.

Ntini takes his 10th. wicket when Clark went for 10.

Brett Lee (24 n.o.) gets the Aussies home! :) :bravo:

Edited on, April 4, 2006, 9:23 AM GMT, by Donny.

Edited on, April 4, 2006, 10:51 AM GMT, by Donny.

April 4, 2006, 04:48 AM
Brett Lee was awarded the Man of the Match trophy for his 64 and 24 n.o. and 3/57 in both innings.

Stuart Clark took out the Player of the Series for his 20 wickets @ 15.85 :clap:

On to Bangladesh. :)

April 4, 2006, 10:26 AM
home ground white wash.

April 4, 2006, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by sovik
home ground white wash.
back to back. :(

April 4, 2006, 12:43 PM
Sound beating... but the scoreline wouldn't still capture how close the games were.

April 5, 2006, 12:03 AM
Name Mat O M R W Ave Best 5 10 SR Econ

SR Clark 3 118 32 317 20 15.85 5-55 1 - 35.4 2.68
B Lee 3 116 29 332 17 19.52 5-69 1 - 40.9 2.86

Stuart Clark has received due accolades with his Player of the Series award but I'm impressed by the way Brett Lee has stepped up to lead the attack, especially his under 3 r.p.o. economy rate.

He's generally done well since his return to the Test team but there were still the days he was cannon fodder.

Part of the reason for this change is Ponting's realisation that he's best used in 5 over bursts. You don't bowl the Lees and Akhtars of this game into the ground. They just come back on and get hit.

His batting continues to improve and some of his off drives and cuts in the recent Test/s looked as good as any from the top batsmen.

April 5, 2006, 12:40 AM
Stuat clark reminds me of simon jones, he seems a skiddy type of bowler, although SJ is a bit quicker. I thinkthe aussies needed a 3rd seamer to perform especially with the ashes this winter. If mcgrath plays, he will be an excellant support.