Andy...mate...how was your day at the cricket.....hope you had a good time and "my" beer was refreshing. 150 behind with a day remaining....hope you guys can bat well and hold out for the draw but I think that may be drawing a long bow. Has the wicket become a road or is England playing badly ?? I thought they were better than this.
Well it is the 3rd day of the 2nd test today and it will be interesting to see if we can get near South Africa's score of 419, we are 48-0 at the moment so a solid start but today is massive for the whole series, if our bottle goes like it did in the first test then we will collapse again and South Africa will take the test and the series and become the number 1 side in the world, we have to show why we are currently there and bat through the whole of today and well into tomorrow to give us a sniff of victory although that is a long way off at the moment.
Andy...just looked at the scores on Cricinfo.......I think you guys have made it hard for yourselves now 395/6....23 behind with 4 remaining....you needed Pietersen to make a big one and build a 130-150 lead.............still if Prior can make an 80 or 90 with a bit of help from the tail and the England bowlers do their stuff...well it could be one all after tomorrow.........but as they say....if your auntie had balls she'd be your uncle.
Sad to say I think this series is showing who really IS number 1 in test cricket. Massively impressed with the South Africans, they seem impossible to get out
Agree with SLP on Strauss's somewhat negative captaincy. He has always been a bit too conservative but has been able to get away with it because of the support the bowlers in particular have given him. Not knocking him, he's still a good bloke and England are still a good team. I just think RSA are better
Vaughan was our best captain of recent times IMO. The best since Brearley in the 1970s, and probably better - certainly a better player himself and with more of the common touch, like all good leaders he could make his teams into more than the sum of their parts and get the best out of almost all the guys in the team
Andy, looks like rain has come to England's aid....pity I was hoping for a good hard fought last day....SA 49 in front with 10 wickets remaining.