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3rd ODI vs South Africa

Discussion in 'general sports' started by Santino, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    Silly question time, why has Morne Morkel (who is just out!) got A.Morkel written on his shirt? What is Morne short for, if anything? :confused:

    Good bowling by Patel :cool:
  2. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    probably, but it won't be the first time a side have switched off after doing the hard work. in the end, the only important ODIs are at the World Cup, the rest is just practice
  3. mattie

    mattie missing in inaction

    Freddie and Harmison must be pretty much the most intimidating first changes seen in ODIs. We've also got quite a few in the lower order who can hold a bat, Freddie adds a bit more reputation to it as well.
  4. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    His full name is Morne Morkel. Cricketers without multiple initials disappoint me :(
  5. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

  6. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    Atherton has just reitterated this on the sky commentary pretty much, as in once a visiting side have won a test series, they have their eyes on the plane home.

    Still a 5-0 win in this ODI would apparently bounce England up into 2nd place in the standings :eek: That's quite a jump! tbh i hope it keeps on giving England's players more and more confidence and form ready for 2009!
  7. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    yeah, it's useful in that sense and I'm not unhappy. Would rather win the important matches though
  8. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    ^ Yeh Atherton said that, the other commentator said that SA usually want to win every game they play and he wouldn't associate them with that kind of mentality.
  9. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    In SA three and a half years ago, the Safs panelled us after losing the Tests. KP did well (three centuries) but he had a point to prove.
  10. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    170 all out 3-0 series win! Good old patel.
  11. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    Oh way to go Patel!!! 5 wickets :cool:
  12. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    I would, they're a weird lot. Not exactly Australian when it comes to that sort of thing, though they like to think they are
  13. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Would rather win 3-0 than get hammered 3-0, thats how i look at it anyway!
  14. JTG

    JTG Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.

    well of course. I don't think the safs are trying to lose. After last week though they may well be half thinking 'sod this, let's go home'
  15. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Before Ponting, Australia would regularly lose dead rubbers, too.

    Thing is, they have done the important thing – winning the test series. The disappointing thing for me is that I genuinely think England are the better team, and they probably should have won the test series. South Africa miss Pollock.
  16. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    If we had an on form harmison and flintoff in the test team, we would've won it.
  17. rapattaque

    rapattaque At fighting weight

    Nah, it's the KP revolution, end of. Everything is going to be absolutely brilliant in English and Welsh cricket from now onwards!
  18. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

  19. Flashman

    Flashman wtf did I do?

    Agree with JTG the only ODIs that matter are at the WC, so the rest are just practice/bedding a team in.

    To win a series against the Yaaaaarps is good going of course, hopefully we can get a decent team together for a change and this one is looking not too shabby at all.

    Early days though innit.
  20. mhwfc

    mhwfc Anna Karina, Aleem Dar

    Missing the last ball for an advert is ridiculous, especially on a premium channel which costs circa £480 a year to watch, IMO they have a cheek having ads on there at all, other premium services like HBO in the States or Canal+ in France don't.

    Would never have happened on Channel 4 or S4C, indeed I can remember many times when they cut away from an advert half way through because the next over was about to start.

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