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What an amazing Test Match!

07 Jan

Uncertain right down to the last seven minutes of a five day game!

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This man and his extraordinarily courageous captain – deservedly “Man of the Series” — almost saved the game for South Africa

I watched just about every minute today. Oh, we won, though losing the series. But kudos to South Africa’s rainbow squad.

Update

I am not the only one to have been enthralled by this test match. See Jim Belshaw’s “live blog” Exciting cricket, and Thomas’s case for the real winner having been Cricket: How cricket saved itself.

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1 Comment

Posted by on January 7, 2009 in Africa, Australia and Australian, Cricket

 

One response to “What an amazing Test Match!

  1. Cricket Rules

    January 8, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    This test series against South Africa was up there at the top of my list along with the ’05 Ashes in my books. Every match could’ve gone either way and boasted stunning fightbacks. Right until the end of this last Test it looked like SA might get out of it with a draw and hold the series 2-0 with Ntini’s gutsy innings. To then see Smith come out and bat for the last few overs was simply heroic. As an Aussie I was obviously going for my side but have deep respect for Smith as a captain and leader. He would have been in agonising pain but still chose to fight until the very end. SA deserve the series and I congratulate them for their first series win in Aus.

     
 
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