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    A simply amazing day's cricket at Newlands today!

    Yesterday (first day) Australia reached 214/8 from 55 overs. Nothing particularly startling there. Then today they continued to 284 all out, including a superb 151 from captain Michael Clarke.

    SA then started their reply and had got to 49/1 by lunch.

    After lunch the mayhem began, as SA were bowled out for 96 in 25 overs.

    Then the Aussies went in to bat again - and were shot out for 47 in 18 overs!!! (after being 21/9 at one point!)

    So the Saffies need 236 to win - and by the close, they were 81/1.

    In all, 23 wickets fell in one day - and 20 of these fell in two sessions - which is pretty unusual!

    'twas great watching though.
    Last edited by Old Dog; 28th-May-2016, 15:29.

  • The Last Stand
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    One would have expected that this would have got the Old Dog out of retirement, but alas

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  • tippete7trees
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    That's something.

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  • Piquet
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    It seems from the NZH that England should have only got five runs from the overthrows in the last over.

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  • tippete7trees
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    Originally posted by cornerboy View Post
    He had a book on the 'Great' Victorians' published recently (The Victorians: Twelve Titans Who Forged Britain)

    staggeringly silly” and “absolutely abysmal” according to the reviewers. Sold about 4 copies in the first week.

    Makes the Healy-Raes look like a cross between Shakespeare and Machiavelli.

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  • cornerboy
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    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ogg-criticised

    Rees Mogg celebrates Crexit.

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  • Piquet
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    The Sunday League games were great. The pubs in England used to shut from 2 'till 7 on a Sunday during which time the games were on.

    Of course the Cricket Grounds all had Drinks Licences.

    Wickets and boundaries were always greeted much more enthusiastically in the Second Innings than in the First.

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  • jagawayagain
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    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
    In the days of the Gillette Cup, if the scores were tied, the team losing fewer wickets would win.

    That hasn't been the case for a good few years.
    Just reveals my age, the Gillette and Sunday afternoon 40 overs games were another world- nothing like it ever happened down the mardyke in my day.

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  • tippete7trees
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    A 6 instead of a catch due to not appreciating where the boundary rope was and 4 lucky overthrows gifted England 10 vital runs in the last few overs...........................but what a finish. Incredible.

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  • Piquet
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    In the days of the Gillette Cup, if the scores were tied, the team losing fewer wickets would win.

    That hasn't been the case for a good few years.

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  • jagawayagain
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    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
    England win it with a run out as NZ went for the second (winning) run. I'm not sure why they have gone upstairs, he was two or three yards out of his ground.

    England win on scoring more boundaries.
    Slightly weird that both teams get to 241, one team losing fewer wickets, and it’s a draw- but those were the rules. archer was magnificent in the deciding over- well done England- might easily have lost but the most complete team in the tournament won.

    Ashes looking very tasty.

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  • Piquet
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    Ireland lost by 8 wickets with 20 Balls left. the series was drawn one game each with one being abandoned without a ball being bowled.

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  • Piquet
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    England win it with a run out as NZ went for the second (winning) run. I'm not sure why they have gone upstairs, he was two or three yards out of his ground.

    England win on scoring more boundaries.

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  • Piquet
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    A single from the second last ball. two needed from the last.

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  • Piquet
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    two more, and then two more three from the last two

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