SA in control at Newlands

2011-11-11 12:05

Cape Town - South Africa were in complete control as they moved to 199 for one on the third day of the first Test against Australia at Sahara Park Newlands on Friday.



South Africa – Graeme Smith (captain), Jacques Rudolph, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Ashwell Prince, Mark Boucher (wk), Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.

Australia – Shane Watson, Philip Hughes, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (captain), Michael Hussey, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon.


  • Skinfaxi - 2011-11-11 10:49

    I was sort of hoping that at 11:11 am on 11/11/11 we would be 111/1 making this the ULTIMATE Nelson.

      Deon - 2011-11-11 11:34

      Glad I was right about our fight back. Who would have thought: 96, 47 and now a hundred partnership. I wonder where is Andre and Greegs today?

      Lionel - 2011-11-11 11:34

      At that exact time we needed 111 to win:):):)

      Skinfaxi - 2011-11-11 11:51

      Deon I have to hand it to you. You kept the faith while the rest of us were holding our heads in despair. Looks like you know your cricket as well as you know you your rugby. Andre, Greegs & co will be back next time things go wrong, appearing like a pimple on prom night.

      Andre - 2011-11-11 12:02

      @ Deon. I am here! Look I do not appear just when things go wrong. I have to admit and take my hat off to the guys for a all time great fightback. But you have to understand when we were all out for 96, i was furious and embarassed by our cricket team. But hey then Aussies came and got 47 all out. Anyway Deon you called it, and what a great fight back it is. Well done to Smith, although I stil do not like him.

      Deon - 2011-11-11 12:17

      You got to have faith. I wonder if they will ask for another 30 minutes to finish the game?

      Andre - 2011-11-11 12:21

      @ Deon for most of my years I had faith in our cricket team but time and time again they dissapoint me, hopefully with Kirsten as coach times will change

      Skinfaxi - 2011-11-11 12:25

      Might be a good idea since they had too many beers for lunch yesterday :)

  • vdwjasper - 2011-11-11 10:59

    Wicked. 11 o'clock on the 11/11/11 and the score is 111/1.

  • Niela.vH - 2011-11-11 11:01

    Captain Courages leading from the front. Best fightback I have seen in a long time...

      Grant - 2011-11-11 12:04

      SA vs Aus games are spectacular! Remember the see-sawing in the series in Aus?? Two drawn ODI games - one being that world-cup semi-final...and the 434 game. Now this!!

  • Grant - 2011-11-11 11:09

    Most gripping, comprehensive article EVER!!

  • Niela.vH - 2011-11-11 11:12

    11/11/11 11:11 111 to win...

  • Dhirshan - 2011-11-11 11:33

    GO BIFFY !!!!!!

  • Shoosh - 2011-11-11 11:38

    with Smith now on 85 (11:38) I predict smith out for 111 on 11.11.11

  • Skinfaxi - 2011-11-11 11:45

    Quote of the day yesterday goes to.... Greegs - November 10, 2011 at 12:38 Report comment If any of you thought we had chance against Aus then u seriously need ur head read!!! Greegs if I were you I would be changing my profile name round about now.

      Grant - 2011-11-11 12:01

      Name and shame dude, name and shame!! Ha ha ha ha!

      Lukas - 2011-11-11 13:15

      And now Skinny-Face ???

  • Lionel - 2011-11-11 11:57

    Would it not be lovely to klap the Aussies by 9 wickets and Smith to go on and score a 100 just to rub it in!!!!!!!!!

  • Ben - 2011-11-11 12:11

    100! Well done AMLA!!!!!!

  • Andre - 2011-11-11 12:13

    Well done SA you guys shut me totally up since yesterday!

      Lionel - 2011-11-11 12:16

      Well done Andre,takes a man.....respect to you for doing that!!

      Skinfaxi - 2011-11-11 12:21

      I second that. You have my respect. I take back what I said about you.

      Andre - 2011-11-11 12:22

      @ Lionel thanks respect.

  • clinton.milne - 2011-11-11 12:28

    well done boys! Amla man of the Match!

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