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Kohli_Sox
July 17, 2012, 01:46 PM
Mouth watering prospect- England Vs South Africa.

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First Test starts from July 19. It will be a huge test for South Africa to face England at their backyard. It will be also interesting to see how South Africa manage to cope with this formidable English side and vice versa. Hopefully weather will remain good so that we can fully enjoy this series. Looking forward to Dale Steyn Vs Kevin Pietersen battle!

Nadim
July 17, 2012, 01:51 PM
can't wait for this. should be more interesting to watch this series than Ashes imv.

Kohli_Sox
July 17, 2012, 02:03 PM
Yeah great series, it would have been more great if they could fit in Five Test matches other than those ODIs

Ajfar
July 17, 2012, 02:08 PM
This is going to be one heck of a series. These 2 teams have the best fast bowling line up in the world right now, and a really a good batting line up as well. KP will deliver big time you can count on that.

MohammedC
July 17, 2012, 03:10 PM
Mouth watering prospect- England Vs South Africa.



I would change the title to "Month of water in progress"

Kohli_Sox
July 17, 2012, 04:28 PM
true :lol:

Dilscoop
July 18, 2012, 12:11 AM
DS, Philly, Morkel, Anders, Bresnan, Finn, Broad in overcast conditions. Yes please.

But this is during Olympics, shouldn't they have started with T20 first to attract some tourist.

xenium
July 18, 2012, 01:36 AM
best.. both are best test teams.. england tem is little bit better for south african.

Jadukor
July 18, 2012, 05:04 AM
Hoping for it to be similar to the ashes contest of 2005 which was by far the best Test series I had ever seen.

I like Test matches where bowlers dominate majority of the sessions and the batters are up against it from ball one and this really could turn out to be one such series.

I think England still holds the edge because with the presence of Anderson, Broad, Finn/Bresnan, Swann, the attack doesn't really have a weakling. In the South African attack, Steyn and Morkel are obviously world class but we would have to see if Taheer can step up in the spin department or if Philander can continue his magical run of wickets against the English top order. Under overcast conditions the toss could be vital in the first test. Looking forward to some good old test cricket for the weekend.

cricheart
July 18, 2012, 03:33 PM
IMO England is favourite to win this test series. But I'll go with a draw a result in the 1st test. There is high chance of weather dusturbance on first couple days. So this game gonna be bit twisting for batsmen with those swing bowlers in a slopy green pitch from both sides. Some early innings declaration can change the game also.

Jadukor
July 19, 2012, 05:21 AM
South Africa takes one out in the first over! Strauss gone!

Equinox
July 19, 2012, 07:04 AM
Haha! Morne Morkel hinted at an interview earlier this year that Andrew Strauss is his bunny. That's why he took the new ball ahead of Steyn and he has kept his word.

Kohli_Sox
July 19, 2012, 08:55 AM
SA not looking in good shape after that first wicket

Dilscoop
July 19, 2012, 10:15 AM
Haha! Morne Morkel hinted at an interview earlier this year that Andrew Strauss is his bunny. That's why he took the new ball ahead of Steyn and he has kept his word.

Nope. Check previous few series. DS has been the 1st change bowler. He has been for a while.

Team like SA wouldn't do something like that. They are pros.

MSM B2C
July 19, 2012, 10:21 AM
Not Looking good for South Africa: Flat Pitch!

and OUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT 2 down!

170/2.

Kohli_Sox
July 19, 2012, 10:54 AM
Expected fightback from SA but disappointed watching shoulders going down easily

Dilscoop
July 19, 2012, 12:52 PM
ECB need to stop hanging out with BCCI. As soon as they hit "Number 1", they started to make flat pitches. What ever happened to the days when team played like number one, instead playing to keep that tag?

Thats why I miss the days when Aus was number one, and no body even bothered to look at the rankings.

Equinox
July 19, 2012, 12:54 PM
Nope. Check previous few series. DS has been the 1st change bowler. He has been for a while.


In the last Test series SA played, Steyn took the new ball in all bar one innings (in 6 innings). So I don't think he has been the first change bowler regularly. Don't know where you got that from. Steyn not taking the new ball today owes partly to the fact that he averages 31 against left-handers as opposed to 18 against right handers. But the main reason is that Morne Morkel has consistently got the better of Andrew Strauss in their duels. And my assertion is supported by Cricinfo:

Tactic of the day
It had been widely anticipated in the run-up to the series that the new ball would be shared by Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander. With good reason, too. Not only had the South African camp suggested that would be the case, but this was just the second time since 2005 that Steyn had played a Test without opening the bowling in the first innings. It was, therefore, something of a surprise that Morne Morkel was preferred to Steyn with the new ball. Perhaps we should not have been surprised: Morkel had dismissed Strauss six times in Tests before this game - often operating from round the wicket - and the tactic brought immediate reward when England's captain was dismissed in the first over.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-south-africa-2012/content/current/story/573100.html

Team like SA wouldn't do something like that. They are pros.
I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean. A professional team would not tweak their tactics to get results?

playmaker
July 19, 2012, 01:21 PM
I think England has played far too many matches on home soil. Take them out and they arent that good. Afterall they couldnt win the series against SL at SL. And we know what happened in the WC

Dilscoop
July 19, 2012, 01:23 PM
In the last Test series SA played, Steyn took the new ball in all bar one innings (in 6 innings). So I don't think he has been the first change bowler regularly. Don't know where you got that from. Steyn not taking the new ball today owes partly to the fact that he averages 31 against left-handers as opposed to 18 against right handers. But the main reason is that Morne Morkel has consistently got the better of Andrew Strauss in their duels. And my assertion is supported by Cricinfo:


http://www.espncricinfo.com/england-v-south-africa-2012/content/current/story/573100.html


I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean. A professional team would not tweak their tactics to get results?

I was thinking about MM while talking about DM. MORKEL is the first change. Got those 2 mixed up. :facepalm:

And by that I meant they wouldn't change their bowling line up just like that based around an interview or some personal agenda. Because that's kinda what it sounded like reading that post. But I stand corrected. It was an ACTUAL thing.

Equinox
July 20, 2012, 06:46 AM
Solid comeback from the SA bowlers. You can never write them off. Curious to see how AB de Villiers performs batting at no. 5 after keeping for 120+ overs.

cricheart
July 20, 2012, 08:50 AM
England 385 all out. Well this is quite good total by English in the end, considering SA bowlers' bounce back form since morning second day. Now, We can hope for a result out of this exciting test. Let see how African's handles English swing bowlers.

Dilscoop
July 20, 2012, 01:11 PM
Evensteven day. No one really dominated. Quite boring.

Dilscoop
July 20, 2012, 01:26 PM
There is a real game going on here, and everyone's so worried about some stupid warmup stuff.

Gowza
July 20, 2012, 09:11 PM
after having followed philander in his county runs i didn't expect him to be as dominant as he's been so far in his test career, still think he's a terrific bowler though.

simon
July 21, 2012, 08:42 AM
wow, way to go.
SA showing England who is the boss. :D

Kohli_Sox
July 21, 2012, 03:15 PM
This test is heading for a draw

Jadukor
July 21, 2012, 09:30 PM
Aita ki pitch banaise!

Sovik
July 21, 2012, 10:08 PM
100 in 100th test. Congratulations to Smith. With two of the best at the crease, England will be in trouble if they cant get them early

Zeeshan
July 22, 2012, 12:52 AM
200 please!!

http://p.imgci.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/147500/147591.jpg

deshimon
July 22, 2012, 06:20 AM
Congrats Amla for his Double Century, Kalis alo near to hundred.

deshimon
July 22, 2012, 06:30 AM
And at last Kalis also reach the landmark hundred, Congrats Kalis!

MSM B2C
July 22, 2012, 07:46 AM
I want Amla to get 300+!:) Great player to Watch, Some of His Shots and timing Awesome!

Ajfar
July 22, 2012, 09:34 AM
300 for Amla. Wadda player. England dominated India with pitches that helped their fast bowlers, but can't do that against Morne and Steyn. So they went for a flat pitch, and now paying for it.

Navo
July 22, 2012, 09:50 AM
jei pitch
amare namaile amio ekta fifty tifty koira phelta re bhai.

Anyway..meaningless match
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Ei-pitchei to thiki Morkel mama 4-wicket nilo and actually bowled England out! Let's see if there is any 'mysterious' change in the nature of the pitch when the Saffers eventually come out to bowl...

Isnaad
July 22, 2012, 09:51 AM
Roja rekhe 300+ kora, talk about achievement.

zinatf
July 22, 2012, 10:02 AM
:notworthy: What a legend Amla is. BRILLIANT!!

zinatf
July 22, 2012, 10:12 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center"><p>South Africa have declared on 637-2 <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523EngvSA">#EngvSA</a></p>&mdash; England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) <a href="https://twitter.com/ECB_cricket/status/227052974151716864" data-datetime="2012-07-22T14:50:22+00:00">July 22, 2012</a></blockquote> <script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

KaaL-PurusH
July 22, 2012, 10:20 AM
South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GC Smith* b Bresnan 131 367 273 20 0 47.98
AN Petersen lbw b Anderson 0 11 8 0 0 0.00
HM Amla not out 311 529 35 0 58.79
JH Kallis not out 182 326 23 1 55.82
Extras (b 5, lb 4, w 2, nb 2) 13

Total (2 wickets dec; 189 overs) 637 (3.37 runs per over)


:lol::lol::lol:

England has great attack indeed

KaaL-PurusH
July 22, 2012, 10:23 AM
Amla mamar pom der kamla khatano boro drishti shukhokor :)

deshimon
July 22, 2012, 10:51 AM
great! Amla has consitency! But sorry for kalis if they wait a little to declare Kalis also could get a double century.

Dilscoop
July 22, 2012, 01:57 PM
Amla is such a minnow basher. Take away England test status right now!

Guessing Smith wanted at least 50 overs to bowl at Eng today. Kallis should've gone after his 200.

Kohli_Sox
July 22, 2012, 03:50 PM
Exciting day ahead- there should be a result

kiwibd
July 22, 2012, 05:34 PM
at the rate kallis is going, he will overtake shak as no1 all rounder by the end of the series :/

Nadim
July 22, 2012, 05:45 PM
LOL Swanny :floor:

That's what i enjoyed the most; seeing swanny getting wicketless in 52 overs :floor:

Sovik
July 22, 2012, 10:45 PM
A great knock by Amla. What a legend.

Ajfar
July 22, 2012, 11:32 PM
at the rate kallis is going, he will overtake shak as no1 all rounder by the end of the series :/

Offcourse he will. Shak played Test almost 6 months ago. We play test in another 5 months than again break for another 4 months. We play way too little test matches for Shakib to be able to dominate the allrounder list.

Gowza
July 23, 2012, 01:35 AM
would be good to see finn in the next test, i know england have a really good pace attack atm but this guy is an awesome bowler, england are missing out by not having him in the team, finn over bresnan, i know they lose some batting but that's what they should do, especially watching how ineffective the english attack has been this match, they need to do something to give it some bite.

cricheart
July 23, 2012, 07:17 AM
Lunch time Day 5. A positive end to what has been an OK session for England, just the one wicket down and they've halved the deficit too - they would probably have settled for that, especially after Ravi Bopara went in the first half hour of play. But still another 62 overs to survive and South Africa have plenty of time to take these five remaining wickets. The runs will only become a factor really if England manage to take out another session only losing one wicket, they could sneak into a lead in another two hours...CI

Jadukor
July 23, 2012, 07:20 AM
England bat deep with bresnan broad and swann to come but 62 overs is still a long long way away. This pair needs to bat till tea for enland to feel comfortable.

cricheart
July 23, 2012, 09:20 AM
Steyn took five with Swann now. England in verge of a innings defeat here.
England trail by 34 runs with 1 wicket remaining only.

Gowza
July 23, 2012, 09:23 AM
steyn proving why he is the best fast bowler atm.

shuziburo
July 23, 2012, 11:07 AM
Can't even fathom the enormity of this feat! It is hard enough staying inside. This man fasts and scores an unbeaten 300. I used to think Bradman's 309 in a day was the most superhuman feat, but Amla's 311* has to be up there...

Roja rekhe 300+ kora, talk about achievement.

Tintin
July 23, 2012, 11:28 AM
Can't even fathom the enormity of this feat! It is hard enough staying inside. This man fasts and scores an unbeaten 300. I used to think Bradman's 309 in a day was the most superhuman feat, but Amla's 311* has to be up there...

Amla and Tahir do not fast on match days.

And to add a little perspective to Bradman's 309* in a day, the overrates used to be extremely high in those days. The 309* was scored in 134 overs. If the day's play had ended after 90 overs, he would have been 211* in 281 balls.

kiwibd
July 23, 2012, 01:37 PM
Kallis overtakes Shakib as Number 1 allrounder in Test Matches.

Kohli_Sox
July 23, 2012, 03:00 PM
Surprised to see England lost by innings margin; SA played very very well and hold their nerves in crucial moments. Although the first day went good for England but SA outplayed them over the next days. Expecting to see a comeback from England in the remaining matches though

Gowza
July 23, 2012, 05:25 PM
steyn was the big difference really, RSA would not have won if it wasn't for his late burst of wickets. of course RSA batted tremendously well to. was impressed by imran tahir though, he's quite a decent leggy.

Dilscoop
July 23, 2012, 07:23 PM
Dale Styen should've been the MoM. This test was headed for a draw. Thanks to some aggressive bowling on day 4, we saw a result. That's why these days most of this type of games end up in draw, esp involving subcon teams with dead-bowlers.

I have doubt this would've happened if Eng had bowled on day 4.

Dilscoop
July 23, 2012, 07:25 PM
England couldn't score 600 runs for 20 wickets, SA scored 636/1 (they were 1/1).

Gowza
July 23, 2012, 07:36 PM
Dale Styen should've been the MoM. This test was headed for a draw. Thanks to some aggressive bowling on day 4, we saw a result. That's why these days most of this type of games end up in draw, esp involving subcon teams with dead-bowlers.

I have doubt this would've happened if Eng had bowled on day 4.

yes i agree with you, the england attack has done very well over the last 2 years but that just don't seem to have and real true strike bowler, someone they can turn to in situations like RSA were at the end of day 4/day 5 in this test match.

Jadukor
July 23, 2012, 10:59 PM
I think England need Finn in the attack to add some steep bounce and venom. They also need to gamble on a much more lively wicket that would provide the edge for their bowlers. I think the next test could be even more enjoyable viewing if the pitch starts providing assistance to swing and seam movement.

Gowza
July 23, 2012, 11:03 PM
I think England need Finn in the attack to add some steep bounce and venom. They also need to gamble on a much more lively wicket that would provide the edge for their bowlers. I think the next test could be even more enjoyable viewing if the pitch starts providing assistance to swing and seam movement.

yes definitely, get finn in there! he's quite possibly the most exciting prospect going around world cricket atm, he's right up there with the likes of pattinson, cummins and de lange, possibly even better.

Dilscoop
July 24, 2012, 01:17 AM
http://banglacricket.com/alochona/attachment.php?attachmentid=1487&stc=1&d=1343110655

lol

Tiger444
July 29, 2012, 06:01 PM
James Taylor has been picked for the 2nd Test match for Bopara. Really excited to see he's in the squad. Personally I thought he should have been picked against the WI ahead of Bairstow. Such a young man and has 12 FC centuries. Hopefully he doesn't end up like Hughes who was another prodigy but had a tough time.

Gowza
July 29, 2012, 06:56 PM
well hughes was wrecked because people picked at his game despite doing well and so he tried to change his game and it just screwed him up.

taylor probably should have been picked against WI, would have been an easier introduction to test cricket but facing SA in his first test series will set his standard so it could be a good thing.

Tiger444
July 29, 2012, 10:45 PM
well hughes was wrecked because people picked at his game despite doing well and so he tried to change his game and it just screwed him up.

taylor probably should have been picked against WI, would have been an easier introduction to test cricket but facing SA in his first test series will set his standard so it could be a good thing.

Ya despite Hughes scoring 2 centuries against the SA attack, the coaches thought they needed to change Hughes still. :facepalm: I still don't understand why Hughes isn't in the team though because he still seems to be the best young batsman besides Warner in the Australian team.

I think the key is for England to not make the same mistake that Australia did with Hughes and that's change his game. If they let Taylor play his natural game, I see him being successful in international cricket.

Gowza
July 30, 2012, 02:33 AM
i think hughes isn't in the team because they were using watson as opener, warner came into the frame and did well, cowan did ok but he has people backing him so he's high on the list, combine that with hughes not being as prolific as he was domestically once he got dropped from the aussie side and that's why he's not in there atm.

i agree with you, i think hughes should be in there, however i will say that he was visibly hesitant and a lot less positive once they tried to change his game, he doesn't look as good at the crease anymore and that's probably another reason why he's not in the side. but like you say he should be.

Tiger444
July 30, 2012, 07:16 AM
i think hughes isn't in the team because they were using watson as opener, warner came into the frame and did well, cowan did ok but he has people backing him so he's high on the list, combine that with hughes not being as prolific as he was domestically once he got dropped from the aussie side and that's why he's not in there atm.

i agree with you, i think hughes should be in there, however i will say that he was visibly hesitant and a lot less positive once they tried to change his game, he doesn't look as good at the crease anymore and that's probably another reason why he's not in the side. but like you say he should be.

I think the Aussie selectors got it all wrong to be honest. They had him in just as a Test specialist. Look at the way he's scoring in the shorter forms in Counties. It's very hard to keep your form up in Tests, especially when your a young player and it would have helped his confidence had he been playing in the shorter forms. For example, Pieterson was awful in the Pakistan Tests but in the ODI's, he scored heavily and then he went back to his scoring ways in Tests.

Gowza
July 30, 2012, 07:25 PM
I think the Aussie selectors got it all wrong to be honest. They had him in just as a Test specialist. Look at the way he's scoring in the shorter forms in Counties. It's very hard to keep your form up in Tests, especially when your a young player and it would have helped his confidence had he been playing in the shorter forms. For example, Pieterson was awful in the Pakistan Tests but in the ODI's, he scored heavily and then he went back to his scoring ways in Tests.

yeah probably, and to think pietersen only has tests now, will be harder for him i think...

Jadukor
July 30, 2012, 11:40 PM
yeah probably, and to think pietersen only has tests now, will be harder for him i think...

It will definitely be harder with all the long breaks between Tests. Still feels like a strange decision by Pietersen

chinaman_f
August 1, 2012, 12:59 PM
So, James Taylor is getting a cap tomorrow, looking forward to that. Heard he made a 163 in his last first class match, so he should be tails up.

Gowza
August 1, 2012, 09:08 PM
james taylor is a terrific prospect, scored at every level pretty much, he's early 20s, played quite a number of FC and list A matches and for FC stats he's averaging nearly 50 with the bat. he is one of the best young prospects in the world right now, good chance in 10 years he will be averaging near 50 in tests and 100 matches.

like flower i want him to make this #6 position his, he should get an extended run here.

Gowza
August 2, 2012, 01:45 AM
btw i'm hoping finn will play but i doubt he will, shame really, his talents are going to waste and his development is being hindered.

Nadim
August 2, 2012, 05:05 AM
Wow! Swann left out :D

Finn in. gd Call. much better bowler than Broad and Anderson imho. Have Pace, Bounce and swing of course.

Nadim
August 2, 2012, 05:27 AM
Finn should have share the new ball with Anderson. Broad is much better bowler with the old. England made a mess:sick:

Naimul_Hd
August 2, 2012, 05:37 AM
Not sure about Eng's decision to go for all seam attack to be honest. The pitch looks good for batsmen. Batsmen will love to play pace bowling on this pitch.

playmaker
August 2, 2012, 08:49 AM
lol there is only one person in the entire england who is a good spinner, and that too one of the best, and he is left out, making the attack look 1 dimnesional.

Just like our spin attack :P but ofcourse riad is a handy off-spin bowler

Naimul_Hd
August 2, 2012, 09:31 AM
Good come back from Eng picking up 3 important wickets (Smith, Amla, Kallis) quickly.

deshimon
August 2, 2012, 12:25 PM
South Africa is already in a better position with century of petersen.

Dilscoop
August 2, 2012, 04:22 PM
AP stepped up. But those 2 last wicket pushed England up a lil. This middle-lower will be challenged tomorrow.

Gowza
August 2, 2012, 08:05 PM
nice to see alviro step up, so now he's got more test centuries than half centuries, great conversion rate. was hoping kallis could get more to help his record in england, and a shame AB missed the 50.

deshimon
August 4, 2012, 07:26 PM
It's intersting both petersen from both side has made century.

Ajfar
August 4, 2012, 08:02 PM
I can't see England that big of a lead. Still 68 runs behind and the last recognized pair in the middle. Although Bresnan and Broad are no clown with the bat. I predict England will get around 70ish run lead.

Dilscoop
August 4, 2012, 09:10 PM
^ That would be for the best. Or else Strauss, just another one of your typical defensive INT captain of today, Eng will bat as long as they possibly can.

Nadim
August 16, 2012, 06:34 AM
Sa: 50-3

What an over from Finn:bravo:

Nadim
August 16, 2012, 06:44 AM
Now, Kallis given out

SA in deep trouble

Roni_uk
August 16, 2012, 06:51 AM
4 down - WOW!!! SA are in trouble

MSM B2C
August 16, 2012, 08:34 AM
Without KP, the Unity in England team is Awesome.

Kohli_Sox
August 16, 2012, 09:29 AM
Some bad umpiring to give Kallis out but Finn bowled well with occasional drifting down the leg side which is acceptable as he rushed through SA top order; Rudolph and Duminy sticking it out and building a partnership

Jadukor
August 16, 2012, 11:00 AM
Some bad umpiring to give Kallis out but Finn bowled well with occasional drifting down the leg side which is acceptable as he rushed through SA top order; Rudolph and Duminy sticking it out and building a partnership
ai Rod Tucker umpire ta amader onek close game haraise... I hope this guy gets kicked out of the elite panel this time

Sovik
August 16, 2012, 12:09 PM
Rudolph and Duminy are gone. But Philander batting with some responsibility. 300+ will give them a chance

Dilscoop
August 16, 2012, 03:48 PM
a mini-chock. But with GK, I think they were able to calm down and regroup. I can see them folding for below 120 at that point.

But lets wait till 4th inn.

Gowza
August 16, 2012, 06:43 PM
RSA are the best team in the wordl right now, no doubt they can regroup from this, if any bowling attack can restrict a batting line-up atm it's the saffers, and the lack of runs they've scored as well as the english bowlers getting the wickets will motivate the RSA bowlers to perform. glad england have stuck with finn though, he's got great potential.

Sohel
August 17, 2012, 03:36 AM
Well, the English clearly have the upper hand now. Philander and Steyn are putting together a brave little partnership but won't help their cause much unless they do to England what Anderson and Finn have done to the RS of A. Getting Smith, Petersen, Amla, Kallis and de Villiers, their fabulous top 5, OUT for a total of 79 runs is the amazing feat they must equal if not exceed to stay in this test match.

NoName
August 17, 2012, 04:52 AM
Kallis and Petersen got unlucky.

Dilscoop
August 17, 2012, 01:37 PM
Here's my two cents about the new kid B'Stow. His sister is one SUPER FINE redhead!

Kohli_Sox
August 17, 2012, 01:50 PM
That Bairstow knock has pushed back SA little but if they can get two early wickets tomorrow then we might see a whole different ball game

F6_Turbo
August 17, 2012, 01:51 PM
Imran Tahir is rubbish - one good delivery every over, but then 3 absolute pies.

NoName
August 18, 2012, 01:35 PM
Amla to the rescue!

Sovik
August 19, 2012, 01:15 AM
Awaiting another Amla masterclass

Sovik
August 19, 2012, 12:12 PM
Philander, you beauty. Superb bowling by Philander. Time to bring Dale in.

uberdoo
August 19, 2012, 02:25 PM
massive up hill battle for England tomorrow!! I was reading here (http://www.tips-free-bets.com/sport/cricket) before the test saying that SA will win this and go to number 1 in the world. Bad move dropping Kevin P in my opinion

Kohli_Sox
August 19, 2012, 02:33 PM
This will be nearly impossible for England to save this test match let alone winning; I think Bell and Trott will resist for some period though

Gowza
August 19, 2012, 06:33 PM
SA are the best team in the game today, england are the next closest to them but this series shows how good SA are.

NoName
August 20, 2012, 02:14 AM
KP is laughing his *** off, especially at Strauss.

Sovik
August 20, 2012, 08:38 AM
KP is laughing his *** off, especially at Strauss.

KP has bigger issue to worry about.

Ajfar
August 20, 2012, 10:21 AM
What a match this is turning out to be. Can England somehow manage to cross the finish line? It can go either way.

Nadim
August 20, 2012, 10:22 AM
25 from last 2. Swanny going nuts. 81 from 27 or 3 wicket...

Sovik
August 20, 2012, 10:23 AM
Will South Africa choke? Swan is batting aggressively and it has worked for him and England so far.

Sovik
August 20, 2012, 10:28 AM
New ball is due in 2 overs. It will get interesting

Nadim
August 20, 2012, 10:31 AM
Last 10 ovs 73/0 RR 7.30

64 from 25 overs

Nadim
August 20, 2012, 10:33 AM
Swan runout...All depend on Prior now...

Roni_uk
August 20, 2012, 10:33 AM
Oh run out.. .plilizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

just when I was getting excited

Sovik
August 20, 2012, 10:34 AM
Run out. Swan will be kicking himself. I don't see prior scoring the remaining runs with the tail against Steyn and Philander

Roni_uk
August 20, 2012, 10:36 AM
^^ nah - neither Anderson nor Finn can bat!

England came to close!!!

Sovik
August 20, 2012, 10:40 AM
Prior got second chance but will Anderson or Finn survive?

zinatf
August 20, 2012, 10:41 AM
Morne...why did you have to give that no ball delivery :-|

Roni_uk
August 20, 2012, 10:46 AM
60 runs between the three batsman - not impossible.

30 for Matt
15 Anderson
15 Finn

& Eng wins :D

Zunaid
August 20, 2012, 10:56 AM
Who's watching this? Don't miss this.

Roni_uk
August 20, 2012, 11:01 AM
Matt goes and it ends here! Lucky S Africans!

Roni_uk
August 20, 2012, 11:03 AM
Finns get a duck.. Phil gets his Five for

Well done. S.A.

Equinox
August 20, 2012, 11:05 AM
Heartbreak for England! Philander goes on the honours board.

Sovik
August 20, 2012, 12:58 PM
England put up a good fight. Some attacking innings gave England a sniff but South Africa came back and wrapped up the series

NoName
August 20, 2012, 01:40 PM
Congrats, hopefully SA does some justice to the #1 title and better start winning those home series! BTW is this their first time?

simon
August 21, 2012, 06:20 AM
SA the most well deserved n°1 Test team imo.
congratulations. :)

Sovik
August 24, 2012, 05:13 AM
Rain delays the start of 1st ODI.

Kohli_Sox
August 24, 2012, 08:13 AM
After the thrilling test series, one day series is about to start which will also decide no 1 spot.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/23/article-2192542-14A9D8E8000005DC-829_634x407.jpg

NoName
August 24, 2012, 03:47 PM
Eng was off to a great start from the scorecard.

Kohli_Sox
August 28, 2012, 10:44 AM
SA reach 280 courtesy of Amla 150

SS
August 28, 2012, 02:56 PM
What an brilliant innings by Amla ...pure class

simon
August 28, 2012, 04:03 PM
lul, a summer to forget for the English .

SA kar shamne shob team i http://www.cleacuisine.fr/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/rizaulait.jpg

Dilscoop
August 28, 2012, 10:45 PM
What type of company is Castle, the SA sponsor? Something "un-halal"? Because I noticed Amla doesn't wear/have it on his jerseys. Neither does Tahir. Noticed it during the Test series. And now the odi.

Zunaid
August 28, 2012, 10:49 PM
Beer. Good lager.

http://www.ideabounty.com/data/logos/castle-logo-3.png

Dilscoop
August 28, 2012, 10:52 PM
Thought so. Do you guys think it's a bit too much, I mean he isnt drinking it or something or it's no biggie.

Naimul_Hd
August 28, 2012, 11:01 PM
Thought so. Do you guys think it's a bit too much, I mean he isnt drinking it or something or it's no biggie.

I don't think so. It totally depends on the person. For example, i would never work for Tobacco (BAT) or alcohol industry. When i know consuming cigarette/alcohol can kill a person, a family and since i do not consume them either, how can i work for a company who manufacture cigarette/alcohol and sell to general people. Many people may differ to this philosophy but its a moral thing. Everybody has his own set of values. :)

Zunaid
August 28, 2012, 11:10 PM
Thought so. Do you guys think it's a bit too much, I mean he isnt drinking it or something or it's no biggie.

It's his personal prerogative. All powers to him. He does not profit from this - he takes no match fees and in fact he has even paid fines. Let us just salute his conviction and move on from his private life.

Dilscoop
August 28, 2012, 11:40 PM
It's his personal prerogative. All powers to him. He does not profit from this - he takes no match fees and in fact he has even paid fines. Let us just salute his conviction and move on from his private life.

Wait what!?

And I don't want to get into his private life either. He can do w/e he wants. I'm just wondering what you guys think about this.

Zunaid
August 28, 2012, 11:56 PM
Google Castle Amla Match fees

shams91
September 5, 2012, 02:30 PM
HASHIM AMLA 97 not out Great player, True Legend, Next Kallis, SA in safe hand after he retires.

Man of the Match + Player of the series, Awesome.

Gowza
September 5, 2012, 08:32 PM
steyn, amla and de villiers show their quality.