Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Just Like A Ripe Melon

Well, well, well.

Day one of the Australia v South Africa Test and things are as juicy as Nightwatchgirl predicted.

Hayden (12) and Ponting (0), after talking the talk failed to walk the walk (and Hussy (0) to be fair, but he's not a big talker).

And it was the grafters who turned things around (Katich (83) and Clarke (62)).

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Katich missed "a fifth Test hundred of 2008." Going by that logic, Andrew Flintoff has missed eight hundreds this year and Monty Panesar has had nineteen.

But let's not forget the lower order, who expertly showed the 'proper' batsmen how to do it. Lee (29) and 'crazy' Krejza (19*) proved scoring runs was possible.

Nightwatchgirl is very much looking forward to tonight and seeing if South Africa can match Australia's score.

The battle of the Titans continues.

1 comment:

Damith S. said...

Great day of test cricket. Was loving every minute of it.

350 is a big score. Aus will need early wickets to contain the SA's who bat pretty deep.

Gonna be a great day 2