Nov 5, 2016 -- 11:24PM, bridey. wrote:
after a great fightback why would you not give yourself the best opportunity to win the test? never ceases to amaze me just how negative an approach SA can have.
You've got this utterly wrong. With three bowlers SA clearly tactically correct to bat well past lunch. Aus probably won't shut up shop anyway and it's only once the lead gets past 500 with under 5 sessions left that you'd think Aus might not win just by batting through normally. Grind them down. Benefits later in the series too. I like an aggressive declaration but not with this much time left and definitely not with three bowlers, one a debutant.
Nov 5, 2016 -- 11:38PM, bridey. wrote:
still need to take 10 wickets, a few overs before lunch would have been a nightmare for oz to face but if you are worried about warner teeing off and being on the backfoot with a scenario like u say then by all means keep batting and batting. they could have put the foot down an hour ago. SA team have choked on a few occasions and think that stems from a mindset of this type of approach of not losing first and foremost. if oz get out of this with a draw, it will feel like a win now. great fightback from SA all the same, shame not to convert it.
Foot down an hour ago? They were 6 down man! If you get bowled out there and set under 3 rpo you've got it badly wrong. .
Nov 6, 2016 -- 12:25AM, detraveller wrote:
With a quick Aus start, does draw go out or SA?
Nov 6, 2016 -- 1:02AM, detraveller wrote:
Aus definitely missing Imran Tahir
They absolutely smashed him to pieces
Nov 6, 2016 -- 1:09AM, pxb wrote:
Aus will look to smack the spinners around.
got to as that will put immense pressure on faf
Nov 6, 2016 -- 1:25AM, detraveller wrote:
Aus 5 down at stumps?
Aus survive till stumps?
Nov 6, 2016 -- 1:31AM, jucel69 wrote:
what a mad 10 minutes!
yeha cost me a lot of my green.
Nov 6, 2016 -- 1:39AM, detraveller wrote:
Ive lost 2-3rds of my potential green. As always, i just keep looking at the match when i should be securing my profits. Greed.
We're eternal optimists DT!
Nov 6, 2016 -- 1:59AM, DAN1974 wrote:
With the run rate slowing Aus cant win now so no need for me to green up. Couldnt of gone better this test after being completely in the sh1t after the first innings.
not if cook keeps bowling!
Nov 6, 2016 -- 2:19AM, ayt wrote:
Call the final result juice..
Nov 6, 2016 -- 2:03AM, jucel69 wrote:
Nov 6, 2016 -- 6:59AM, DAN1974 wrote:With the run rate slowing Aus cant win now so no need for me to green up. Couldnt of gone better this test after being completely in the sh1t after the first innings.not if cook keeps bowling!
i soon as i posted that Cook cam on and the RR increased, lol. they still need 4 an over though and are going at 3.3.
Nov 6, 2016 -- 2:49AM, pxb wrote:
Winviz has the draw at 3.5% ???????
I'll take 33s on the draw
Nov 6, 2016 -- 7:42AM, johnnythebull wrote:
any way the flat track bullies can bat all day and save this?just can't see it personally with the top 4 gone
I don't think so. I got rid of almost all my final draw green laying it at 7.6 then 6.8, although that was mainly looking for buys back higher I think that's good value, even with only three SA specialist bowlers and a flat track. It's a law of large numbers thing in this situation, as much as anything: unless the batsmen are exceptional ones you'd expect enough mistakes or really good balls to see six wickets, especially as none of the remaining batsmen are really very good ones.
Nov 6, 2016 -- 3:17AM, jucel69 wrote:
Rabada is in beast mode. The aussies never bowled anything like this, which must be a worry as their batting is flakier than Philip Marlow's skin
Since Steyn's injury, ive been thinking Rabada and Phil would form a decent bowling attack even if the other two bowlers were weak. And so far it looks like these two will be enough to topple Aus on their own. Rabada certainly was in beast mode when he took those 2 wickets. I really like him. He and DeKock should serve this test side for a long period(21 and 24 respectively).
Bavuma should settle down in his role as his place is guaranteed for the next 10 years unless a better black african player comes along.
When the humiliation has been achieved, Aus will definitely turn to a flat track to salvage something better. And that's where we'll see what Rabada is made of.
Nov 6, 2016 -- 3:11PM, pxb wrote:
Next Test at Hobart, a result venue, unless it rains.You'd have to say Aus punters are keeping the draw down, as there is no point in backing Aus. Realistically, the draw should be north of 10.
That's my assumption too, although three fit bowlers and flat track will be contributing.
I will be gutted if from my at one point I think over £25k draw green it ends up drawn and I win just under a hundred pounds. Over £3k green on SA though, which would come in handy.
Nov 6, 2016 -- 9:10PM, pxb wrote:
I also think Ball Tracker got it wrong. It tracked the ball from when it hit the pad, but it had already been deflected by hitting the boot.
Yeh no way that was hitting leg stump full. I actual think it was missing the stumps.
Nov 6, 2016 -- 11:53PM, pxb wrote:
Philander looks like he would make short work of a few boerwursts.
They don't call him big Vern for nothing.
Ramping Lyon as much better than a number XI batsman and 6 runs off two balls. Can't believe the draw had got back to 7s with a full session left. I'd got my green on it up by backing at 26 anyway but as I traded some of that out at 12s, would still win £2k more on SA. Hard to believe that I started the weekend with a huge loss on the Spanish game and a shocking position in this test and finished it going to bed Sunday with £3.3k on SA likely to come in.
Nov 3, 2016 -- 4:39PM, detraveller wrote:
Nov 3, 2016 -- 9:56PM, Try My Best wrote:Not for the first time Whispering. God you are atrocious and that's being kind. First day and already looking down the barrel. Give it up man for gods sake. At least Detraveller admits he's clueless.Aren't we all the same? me clueless, WD losing money and you never talking anything relevant to the match in question :/
Where is our friend when we need him?