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Postby Armchair expert » Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:22 pm

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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby The Dark Knight » Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:53 am

The first test between South Africa and India starts tonight at 6.30pm our time in Centurion.

India have never won a series in South Africa and this three test series is surely a great opportunity for them to finally win one there.

First up Supersport Park has been a fortress for SA, having won 21 of 26 tests there and have only lost 2 with 3 draws.

Both teams have big outs, no Nortje for SA for the whole series as he has a hip injury and Ravi Jadeja is missing for India with injury aswell.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby locky801 » Sun Dec 26, 2021 12:07 pm

The Dark Knight wrote:The first test between South Africa and India starts tonight at 6.30pm our time in Centurion.

India have never won a series in South Africa and this three test series is surely a great opportunity for them to finally win one there.

First up Supersport Park has been a fortress for SA, having won 21 of 26 tests there and have only lost 2 with 3 draws.

Both teams have big outs, no Nortje for SA for the whole series as he has a hip injury and Ravi Jadeja is missing for India with injury aswell.



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Postby The Dark Knight » Sun Dec 26, 2021 9:25 pm

India batting first, Rahul and Agarwal are doing it easy at the moment, 0/90 from 30 overs. Agarwal 53* and Rahul 29*.

Interestingly Ajinkya Rahane who has struggled for runs lately has been selected over Shreyas Iyer who has had a very good start to his career.
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Postby Armchair expert » Mon Dec 27, 2021 12:08 am

Saffies get kolpak players back and they don't select Olivier :?

Jansen hasn't impressed me much
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby The Dark Knight » Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:09 am

Armchair expert wrote:Saffies get kolpak players back and they don't select Olivier :?

Jansen hasn't impressed me much
Yeah that was strange, a fair bit of noise was made about Olivier returning but then they go with the young guy who bowled too straight and too short from what I watched last night.

India 3/273 at stumps
Rahul 122*
Rahane 40*
Kohli 35 (Gets another start)
Ngidi 3/45
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby The Dark Knight » Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:09 pm

The Dark Knight wrote:
Armchair expert wrote:Saffies get kolpak players back and they don't select Olivier :?

Jansen hasn't impressed me much
Yeah that was strange, a fair bit of noise was made about Olivier returning but then they go with the young guy who bowled too straight and too short from what I watched last night.

India 3/273 at stumps
Rahul 122*
Rahane 40*
Kohli 35 (Gets another start)
Ngidi 3/45
Turns out Olivier was forced out of the first test because of the lingering effects of Covid-19 which he tested positive for a few weeks ago and a hamstring niggle.

The whole first session of day two has been washed out.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Armchair expert » Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:26 pm

Nice collapse by India
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Postby whufc » Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:42 pm

The South African bowling looks ok especially in their conditions

It’s the batting that really lets them down
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Postby The Dark Knight » Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:19 pm

Armchair expert wrote:Nice collapse by India
Lost 7/55 in 15.3 overs to be all out for 327.
Ngidi took 6/71 and Rabada 3/72.
SA currently 1/14.
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Postby The Dark Knight » Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:56 pm

South Africa are 5/109 at tea, trail by 218.
SA were 4/32, Bavuma and de Kock put on 72 but India are still in control.
Bumrah injured, a sprained ankle and had to go off but Siraj and Shami in particular have bowled very well.
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Postby The Dark Knight » Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:34 am

South Africa v India, stumps day three.
SA 197
Bavuma 52
Shami 5/44 (Took his 200th test wicket)

India second innings 1/16, lead by 146.
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Postby The Dark Knight » Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:15 pm

South Africa v India, day four.
The first ball I've seen of the days play is the first ball after lunch and it's a wicket! Kohli nicks up to Jansen for 18, another failure for Virat.
India currently 4/79, lead by 204.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Jim05 » Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:52 pm

Saffers need 305 to win
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby whufc » Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:52 am

Whats the Covid situation in SAF, is their crowd restrictions.

If not cricket in SAF is in a real bad way, biggest test of the year, tiny crowd, team that is struggling. They seem to be going backwards at rapid knots.
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Postby RB » Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:01 am

No idea re COVID situation but they've had shite crowds in South Africa at tests for a while now. IIRC ticket prices have been blamed in the past.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby whufc » Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:07 am

RB wrote:No idea re COVID situation but they've had shite crowds in South Africa at tests for a while now. IIRC ticket prices have been blamed in the past.


The cost of tickets is a tricky one. Obviously cricket boards can claim that you are getting 6-7 hours of entertainment so the price needs to represent that. In fairness to the boards as well the cost of staffing etc would be huge give the amount of hours a game potentially goes for.

On the other hand as a consumer I think spending anything more than $50 per person is starting to get expensive given I will be having to purchase $10 beers all day etc etc.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Lightning McQueen » Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:21 am

Shits and giggles, my current world XI.

Dimuth Karunaratne
David Warner
Marnus Labuschagne
Joe Root
Kane Williamson
Steve Smith
Rishabh Pant
Ravi Ashwin
Pat Cummins
Tim Southee
Shaheen Afridi

A tad hard given the lack of cricket some nations have played and the quality that others have played against.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby whufc » Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:25 am

Lightning McQueen wrote:Shits and giggles, my current world XI.

Dimuth Karunaratne
David Warner
Marnus Labuschagne
Joe Root
Kane Williamson
Steve Smith
Rishabh Pant
Ravi Ashwin
Pat Cummins
Tim Southee
Shaheen Afridi

A tad hard given the lack of cricket some nations have played and the quality that others have played against.


Pretty close I reckon.....given India are number 1 in the world imo I would have to have Bumrah in there. I would probably have Mayank Agarwal as the other opener, averaging 50 this calendar year.
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