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fernando
Post subject: Aus v Saffers
PostPosted: 15:17 on 22nd Nov 2012

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
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482-5 off 86.5 overs,is some score on the 1st day of 2nd Test in Adelaide. Is that one of the highest scores ever?. Congrats also to Clarke,who hit his 4th Double Century in the calender year,thus becoming the 1st person to do so.

Just found out it was Aus 2nd highest 1st day total,496 against the Saffers at Sydney in 1910.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Aus v Saffers
PostPosted: 15:12 on 22nd Nov 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2364
fernando Wrote:
482-5 off 86.5 overs,is some score on the 1st day of 2nd Test in Adelaide. Is that one of the highest scores ever?. Congrats also to Clarke,who hit his 4th Double Century in the calender year,thus becoming the 1st person to do so.

Just found out it was Aus 2nd highest 1st day total,496 against the Saffers at Sydney in 1910.


In 1910 a day of Test cricket in Australia lasted 5 hours, so that must have been some exhibition of hitting! What's more it was a timeless Test, so it made me wonder why they were in such a hurry. It seems the answer might have been that there was some rain forecast, which was not good news for batting in the days of uncovered pitches. SA were a decent side in those days, but a bit too reliant on spin. In fact they went into that game with only one fast bowler!

I watched quite a bit of the 1st day of the current game, and it could have all been so different if Kallis and Steyn hadn't got injured. SA have really got their work cut out to save this one, especially with no runners allowed nowadays.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Aus v Saffers
PostPosted: 17:44 on 22nd Nov 2012

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2150
Location: Preston UK
Great cricket, but with a massive downside that they COULD return to world No 1. :(
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Aus v Saffers
PostPosted: 19:37 on 22nd Nov 2012

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
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blueandy1mac Wrote:
Great cricket, but with a massive downside that they COULD return to world No 1. :(


Not for long pal.
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: Aus v Saffers
PostPosted: 09:43 on 23rd Nov 2012

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
Posts: 955
Location: Australia
Better day today for the Saffers......I want to know why they didn't dish up any dross like yesterday to our batsmen earlier this year?? Been very disappointed in them so far this series.
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lanesra
Post subject: Re: Aus v Saffers
PostPosted: 22:08 on 25th Nov 2012

Joined: 13:50 on 5th Jul 2012
Posts: 27
Just had the day at the Adelaide oval (they are wreking it with the new build - small piece of the hill left), and I have to say they are the worst supporters (I hesitate to call them that) I have ever come across - To think that they are vying for the #1 spot in cricket, you could have heard a pin drop at the ground - They really do not seem to have any passion for the game......Or is this me just being biased :lol:

Couple of guys were saying that they cant wait for next year when the poms arrive - Yeah get some atmosphere into the place :lol:
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Maidenover
Post subject: Re: Aus v Saffers
PostPosted: 10:07 on 26th Nov 2012

Joined: 09:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
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great morning, we win (expected) and the Aussies don't (not expected) ... and considering the overnight position on day 4, you'd have expected a few more at the building site ?
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Aus v Saffers
PostPosted: 11:09 on 26th Nov 2012

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If the 3rd Test in Perth ends in a draw,and we win the series in India,do we go back to No 1 in the rankings?
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: Aus v Saffers
PostPosted: 11:44 on 26th Nov 2012

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
Posts: 955
Location: Australia
fernando Wrote:
If the 3rd Test in Perth ends in a draw,and we win the series in India,do we go back to No 1 in the rankings?


No. If the Aus/SA series is 0-0 and we beat India 3-1, South Africa remain top by 1 point.

They then play NZ at home and Pakistan at home (at the same time we tour NZ) Assuming they win both of those we probably wont have a chance of getting back up there until after our next summer against NZ and the Convicts.
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bishbash
Post subject: Re: Aus v Saffers
PostPosted: 15:12 on 26th Nov 2012

Joined: 12:03 on 4th Jul 2011
Posts: 517
Yes, even if Aus won 1-0, and we won 3-1 the aussies would have it by 118.9 to 119.3
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