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Old 14th October 2015, 12:12   #21
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Looks like Dhoni can justify his place by not being India's biggest problem. He's their Bell.
Doing very well today, yes.
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Old 14th October 2015, 12:19   #22
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Doing very well today, yes.
He's hitting the spinners well now.
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Old 14th October 2015, 12:49   #23
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That was actually pretty impressive from Dhoni, especially given the lack of support. India have something to defend.
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Old 14th October 2015, 15:09   #24
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South Africa having a middle order wobble similar to India's.
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Old 14th October 2015, 16:39   #25
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Oops. That's quite some tail SA have.
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Old 14th October 2015, 16:43   #26
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When I saw Dale Steyn come in at eight I thought the match was as good as over.
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Old 14th October 2015, 16:47   #27
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When I saw Dale Steyn come in at eight I thought the match was as good as over.
Yeah, he can smack it, but he's not solid enough to be that high up, especially in that sort of situation.
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Old 14th October 2015, 17:57   #28
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Looks like Dhoni can justify his place by not being India's biggest problem. He's their Bell.
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Old 14th October 2015, 18:13   #29
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It definitely looks like India did very well to bundle out the Proteas after another lacklustre performance with the bat. Crazy schedule of mine for the last couple of weeks have ensured that I have missed most of the action.
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Old 18th October 2015, 12:20   #30
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SA had a good platform thanks to Faf and QdK, but 3 quick wickets around the 40 over mark means they have to consolidate and I don't think they'll make nearly enough for this pitch.
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Old 18th October 2015, 16:40   #31
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Get the hell in there SA. What a comeback from what looked to have become a routine chase.

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Old 18th October 2015, 17:00   #32
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From 27th over on India didn't manage a single over that reduced the required rate and only had two or three that were within a run of it. Great squeezing. I'm sure Kohli and Dhoni will come in for a lot of criticism but the bowling was very difficult to get away.
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Old 18th October 2015, 17:56   #33
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Get the hell in there SA. What a comeback from what looked to have become a routine chase.

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Yes, I thought that might be the case

Didn't watch the Indian innings so a bit surprised to see the result when they were cruising in the chase.
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Old 18th October 2015, 19:42   #34
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Yes, I thought that might be the case

Didn't watch the Indian innings so a bit surprised to see the result when they were cruising in the chase.
Not that it's made up for the shocking time I've had in the Spanish football today but it has at least kept me ahead for the weekend.
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Yes, I thought that might be the case

Didn't watch the Indian innings so a bit surprised to see the result when they were cruising in the chase.
South Africa were cruising in their innings and looked to be on course for 300 or so. Perhaps scoring was got difficult as the ball got softer.
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Old 19th October 2015, 19:48   #36
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South Africa were cruising in their innings and looked to be on course for 300 or so. Perhaps scoring was got difficult as the ball got softer.
Yeah, there was definitely a parallel there with the Indian innings. For South Africa's batting it was the spinners that slowed things down, inducing a bit of panic for the middle order. Not sure if that was the same cause when India were batting as Morkel got the plaudits, I wasn't following it at the time.
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Yeah, there was definitely a parallel there with the Indian innings. For South Africa's batting it was the spinners that slowed things down, inducing a bit of panic for the middle order. Not sure if that was the same cause when India were batting as Morkel got the plaudits, I wasn't following it at the time.
From about half way on the batsmen couldn't get any of the SA bowlers away, really. For a very long time that wasn't because wickets had fallen either. Must admit, I wasn't watching it either so not totally sure why but they all contributed.
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Old 22nd October 2015, 16:04   #38
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Morris at 7, Steyn at 8
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South Africa all at sea against the spinners except for DeVilliers.
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Apart from the second T20I this has been a pretty closely contested series. I sense SA have the edge going into the final ODI though - their pace bowling is significantly superior and may prove the difference on a traditionally quick Wankhede pitch. Wins in both the T20I and ODI series would be a pretty solid achievement for a side touring India.

Looking ahead to the Test series - if ashwin is fit and Jadeja can carry over his FC form it will give India a potent spin attack - they'll need it because Amla and de Villiers on these (or any) pitches is a pretty scary proposition to be honest.
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