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Old 6th January 2018, 14:18   #41
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He will have to hope that SA bat well in the second dig and the pitch turns late.
Eh? SA are 100 runs ahead with just 3 wickets left to take. Pandya's brilliance has avoided utter humiliation for India but they're still in a terrible situation.
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Old 6th January 2018, 14:40   #42
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Hardik Pandya now has more runs in one innings than the total runs scored by Rohit Sharma in his entire career in SA (59).
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Old 6th January 2018, 14:49   #43
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Steyn injured again - things going from bad to worse for the hosts.
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Old 6th January 2018, 15:43   #44
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Steyn injured again - things going from bad to worse for the hosts.
And then the bowled India out for a lead of 77. The disasters keep piling up for the hosts.
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Old 6th January 2018, 17:00   #45
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And then the bowled India out for a lead of 77. The disasters keep piling up for the hosts.

Should have been a lot more though. Game now almost even.
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Old 6th January 2018, 22:03   #46
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Steyn getting injured in during the match again.
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Old 7th January 2018, 00:24   #47
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Steyn's time must be up by now? The last two years have been horrendous for him and it has been a problem for SA too, as they haven't really looked long and hard for a long term replacement. Maybe they need to have that talk now, because a guy who gets injured celebrating, then gets agroin injury, then breaks his shoulder and now this can't be the future.

I'm a huge fan of his but they need to limit his exposure to test matches and maybe let him slide into being an ODI/T20 only player.
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Old 7th January 2018, 00:30   #48
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Well leaving them with one short every test he plays is a problem for them.
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Well leaving them with one short every test he plays is a problem for them.
South Africa were criticised for going in to this test a batsman short. Perhaps it was an insurance policy against a Steyn injury.
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Old 7th January 2018, 00:47   #50
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Even more reason to start serious discussions on a post Steyn SA.

Rabada has a long career, Philander can still play a while longer, Morkel too but where's that 4th guy?
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Old 7th January 2018, 06:42   #51
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Okay, to start, I wouldn't have picked Rahane either in his current form (picking Dhawan, not so much). There is a false notion that his recent struggles are more to do with him not being as comfortable in Indian conditions(!!!) than just a remarkable failure of Test match temperament and indeed technique.

For the record, he averaged in the 60s in domestic cricket before getting picked up for India and averaged 53 vs South Africa in 2015 on pitches that were largely dust bowls.

What doesn't sit right with me is the ostrich like approach to his form when everyone was convinced he wasn't actually struggling and would magically turn up in pristine form once we go out of the subcontinent. That was, IMO, never going to happen and they aborted, really, at the last moment.

What they should have done was send Rahane with an 'A' tour a month back alongside the other non-ODI players and see if he got any form back. Heck, may be have a 4-day 'Test' against Zimbabwe if they have to!


Back to this Test, it's been action packed, if nothing else. SAF should have been out 40-50 runs less than what they ended up with- what Dhawan was doing in the slips after dropping something like 5 catches during the home season is anyone's guess- but they did bowl splendidly and India were extremely lucky to even get 200. I did say some time back...

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I will prefix my rebuttal by saying that this could actually be the strongest SAF side in a while, with ABD and Steyn coming back and them finally finding good openers- hence I don't fancy our chances of even getting a single session, let alone a Test match.
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Even more reason to start serious discussions on a post Steyn SA.

Rabada has a long career, Philander can still play a while longer, Morkel too but where's that 4th guy?
Their backups in the squad are Morris and Phehlukwayo, neither look that impressive though.
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Lungi Ngidi is the one they expect to come through over the next few years.
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Steyn will want At least one more Matt. Isn't he only one or two wickets behind pollock?
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Lungi Ngidi is the one they expect to come through over the next few years.
What happened to David Miller? Was he an all-rounder or just a batsman? Thenius de Bruyn could be a decent prospect.
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What happened to David Miller? Was he an all-rounder or just a batsman? Thenius de Bruyn could be a decent prospect.
They have never considered Miller a long format player, though he still appears to be part of their limited overs set-up.

De Bruyn was in the squad for the Bang tests.
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Their backups in the squad are Morris and Phehlukwayo, neither look that impressive though.
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Lungi Ngidi is the one they expect to come through over the next few years.
SA need one now, as in this year, is this kid ready? I haven't seen him play but his numbers look good at the start of a possibly long career.

Are there any fast bowlers in their mid 20s who are bowling at pace and averaging 25 or under?
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Rain saving South Africa’s blushes here.
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Exactly my point.



SA need one now, as in this year, is this kid ready? I haven't seen him play but his numbers look good at the start of a possibly long career.

Are there any fast bowlers in their mid 20s who are bowling at pace and averaging 25 or under?

Ngidi is tall, fast and moves the ball. Don't appear to be any mid-range of career apart from the Olivier who has been tried.
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Ngidi is tall, fast and moves the ball. Don't appear to be any mid-range of career apart from the Olivier who has been tried.
And Vijoen, who is very fast but very wild.
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