Test Match Cricket


#4161

Didn’t look overly fast, but may have been deceptive.


#4162

He was regularly getting up to the low 140s kph, which would be high 80s mph. Quick enough, and accurate. Looked good. It’s nice to see Saffers producing some black players of real quality, shows long term value of the quota system.


#4163

It is, he just looked a bit more lumbering than a truly natural vicious fast bowler. What age is he I wonder. He may well get quicker.


#4164

Another belter of a test here in Johannesburg. SA need 240 odd they were 122/1. They are 157/7. Shami is going through them like dose of jollop


#4165

They abandoned play early yesterday because the pitch was dangerous. Think ony a couple of batsmen have made fifty in this test.


#4166

Went for a shite there and I came back and there were 2 more wickets down.


#4167

Umpires handled it very poorly. Pitch seemed to be no worse when Saffers were batting than India, but India were made bat through. Elgar got hit on the helmet, but it was just a standard well directed bouncer from short of a length as opposed to anything in the pitch.


#4168

All done. India win.


#4169

Kohli and Shastri have brought a much tougher mindset to touring Indian teams. They’ll have a chance in England certainly, Australia might be a step too far.


#4170

India were well beaten in the first two tests when the series was on the line.


#4171

They were well in the second Test having lost an important toss. They fell behind the game early in the first Test, but fought back well enough. Much more competitive than their usual shambles in foreign conditions. Their preparation was terrible too, which I think hurt them in first Test. They’ll need to sort the schedule better for future tours.


#4172

India are my favourite team.
On their day they will beat anyone. An Indian team in full flow will beat anyone.
Indian people are, as a race, in my experience, the nicest people in the world.
I’ve never met a person from there that I didn’t really like.


#4173

Did you lose a bet with an Indian mate?


#4174

??? How dja mean?


#4175

Your post sounds like an Indian person wrote it


#4176

No it doesn’t.


#4177

Yes it does


#4178

Even if they were wearing a Man United jersey?


#4179

Even then.


#4180

A Tipp jersey?