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Kemp needs to be taken out, else could prove dangerous
By lukkhamaster, at 06:17
103/6 in 33.3
By SaintHari, at 06:17
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By Alexander, at 06:18
looks like SA might not reach 200 even if they bat all the 50 overs - RD must bring on Yuvi and SRT as well
By SaintHari, at 06:19
I think they are ready to take anyone
By Yacrik, at 06:19
Kemp will go to HS
By @mit, at 06:19
90 balls left .104/6. Interesting to see how they go from here.
By Dark Nights, at 06:20
MK 7 3 10 0
By Rishi, at 06:20
MK needs to pick up 1 /2 wickets coz KEMP may ruin his figures anytime
By @mit, at 06:21
first No ball from shewag
By Rishi, at 06:22
What ideas do the Chappel-RD combine have for the number 3 slot - given the current situation, I wonder
By SaintHari, at 06:22
By random, at 06:22
that was a wide by Shewag. Mot given!
By Saurabh Wahi, at 06:22
108 / 6 36 overs
By @mit, at 06:22
India wouldnt mind a few big hits at this stage, lest one of the batters miscues it.Drinks on. 107/6
By Dark Nights, at 06:22
it ws not wide.. pitched outside the offtump and turned a lot.. batsman has all the time to play..
By Thanks Chappel, at 06:23
i think if the score is low - which it will be -- VS and SRT will open ... to give VS a chance to settle and play a knock of substance .. GG will not be used unless required
By @mit, at 06:24
Prem...what did you mean Prince playing the role of Indian supersub? You mean he helped the cause of Indian players? But I thought it was his brief to anchor down...let boucher, Kemp etc to try and take whatever little risks they could afford. Its not as if the others were getting out due to the pressure created due to him?
By worma, at 06:24
very strange innings this by the SA's. not been too many attempts for singles which is very unlike them. think the indian fielding combined with the atmosphere at the ground have spooked em a bit
By JD, at 06:24
14 overs left - 3 each from Harbachan adn Kartick means the remaining 10 can be shared between RP Singh, SRT and even Yuvi. I would prefer RP SIngh because he is more accurate and slower than either Agarkar or Pathan.
By SaintHari, at 06:25
sorry - remaining 8****
By SaintHari, at 06:26
Super ball from Karthik..Kemp bamboozled.
By Dark Nights, at 06:26
that's another maiden
By lukkhamaster, at 06:27
jd, thats why the field placing is so good. with wickets down, they are hesitant to go over the top. Dravid happily continues keeping a close field.4th Maiden from Karthik. Hah.
By Dark Nights, at 06:27
SA commentators are so much better than SL
By suraj, at 06:28
Vishy and SMG on TV!
By Yacrik, at 06:28
Sunny and Vishy sitting together in the VIP box.Karthik 8-4-10-0. !
By Dark Nights, at 06:28
Robin Jackman is British I think.
By Dark Nights, at 06:29
Somethings gonna happen soon- 110-6. SA has played 175 dot balls till now.34 singles and 15 Boundaries.
By Dark Nights, at 06:30
thx darkhe is doing a good job
By suraj, at 06:30
Robin JackmanEnglandPlayer profileFull name Robin David JackmanBorn August 13, 1945, Simla, Punjab, IndiaCurrent age 60 years 98 daysMajor teams England, Rhodesia, Surrey, Western ProvinceBatting style Right-hand batBowling style Right-arm fast-medium
By Yacrik, at 06:32
Jackman Indian by birth!
By Yacrik, at 06:33
man..this kemp guy looks like a farmer..who can play in the NFL. Poor MK just got tackled by him
By losing now, at 06:33
Kemp could have been a villain in a Bollywood thriller :)
By BTB, at 06:34
Get SRT for Leg spin now..
By Thanks Chappel, at 06:34
looks dangerous :)
holy shit! what power
By losing now, at 06:35
I see...probably SA who played for England...that fiasco when he was refused entry to Guayana during the apartheid era.Kemp is a lot like Pietersen.
By Dark Nights, at 06:35
Wonder how SRT would have gone on this wicket.Karthik almost unplayable today.
By Dark Nights, at 06:37
MK bowling his heart out today
By suraj, at 06:39
If India get to see the new ball w/o loss of wickets today, they should see this one through. Botha is the only specialist spinner here. Thats some mantle for a player who made his debut 2 days back.
By Dark Nights, at 06:39
10 4 16 0..wow
By random, at 06:40
Before MK's spell today, I said we need to support him to come good as he is the best available. thanks for proving me right MK!
By Yacrik, at 06:40
come on.. spinners bowling friggin no balls. criminal stuff
By losing now, at 06:40
Why are they not going for biggies??
Kartik needs a lot of help from the pitch to perform .. to be consistent he will need to get at least decently restrictive on unhelpful conditions
By BTB, at 06:41
yeah key is early overs in Ind batting
By suraj, at 06:42
India will keep bowling with the slower bowlers to keep the pace down. Agarkar might bowl if at all.
By The Archer, at 06:42
it looked PLUMB!!!
By Yacrik, at 06:43
bad decisions are plenty... might make up for it in Indian innings by being generous in LBWs
By Yacrik, at 06:44
that is the problem for MK
By suraj, at 06:45
needs good conditions
By suraj, at 06:48
yacrik : there was an inside edge on that decision. there were other bad decisions though
By losing now, at 06:49
wht happened to singles by SA
By suraj, at 06:49
By suraj, at 06:51
Kemp gone...super catch.
By Dark Nights, at 06:54
did bhajji get him after all?
By SantosLHalper, at 06:55
By suraj, at 06:55
what a catch! the VERY BEST catch in the deep one could take - marvelous effort by the young man!
By Yacrik, at 06:55
catch of the day!!!
By suraj, at 06:56
who's supersub for India??
By suraj, at 06:57
Gautam is the supersub
By Yacrik, at 06:57
By Rishi, at 06:58
Can someone describe the catch by RPS?
By sid, at 06:58
dravid dropped 3 catches today.. something is up.
By Yacrik, at 06:59
SA is not using their super sub
By SaintHari, at 06:59
45.5 Harbhajan Singh to Kemp, OUT: lofted away with the spin to the midwicket region, not a well timed shot, RP Singh moves across quickly in the deep, drives to right and takes a tremendous outfield catch.
By Yacrik, at 07:00
Harbhajan to Kemp, out Caught by RP Singh!! What an outstanding effort that was, Kemp sweeps that in the air to the mid wicket region, RP Singh at deep mid wicket dives forward and plucks it inches above the ground, just amazing!
By Rishi, at 07:00
Swept off the off stump, dipping towards deep midwicket -- RPS deeper and wider, had to run to his right and in at an angle, still shy of the ball, dived forward, got both hands under the ball almost as it hit the turf, fell flat on his chest and managed to keep the jar from shaking the ball loose.
By Prem Panicker, at 07:00
45.5 Harbhajan Singh to Kemp, OUT: lofted away with the spin to themidwicket region, not a well timed shot, RP Singh moves across quickly in the deep, drives to right and takes a tremendous outfield catch. Harbhajan to Kemp, out Caught by RP Singh!! What an outstanding effort that was, Kemp sweeps that in the air to the mid wicket region, RP Singh at deep mid wicket dives forward and plucks it inches above the ground, just amazing! J Kemp c RP Singh b H Singh 28(59) 4s-3 6s-0
By SaintHari, at 07:00
sif- big hoist by kemp to deep midwicketRP comes running realizes he is little short and dives to pick the catch inches off the ground
By suraj, at 07:01
By SaintHari, at 07:01
6 finally..Pollock...150 up...wonder why Ontong wasnt supersubbed.
By Dark Nights, at 07:01
dark : u dont want to lose a NTINI or Nel Ionly ones left)
By BTB, at 07:03
By Dark Nights, at 07:04
By suraj, at 07:05
But cdnt Ashwell prince be replaced by Ontong now?
By Dark Nights, at 07:05
hey all, just woke up a wonderful Indian bowling performance..but why is yuvi being bowled, with so many overs left of other bowlers?
By flute, at 07:05
last two overs - Yuvi will bowl one - Agarkar might bowl the last one
By SaintHari, at 07:05
but ontong would not be able to bat then
By ilovecricket, at 07:06
NTINI very dangerous
By Yacrik, at 07:06
OK..i see...subbed player and replaced player cant both bat in the same match..ok..that why Ontong's not on.
By Dark Nights, at 07:06
Dark: Yes but sincce Prince is out he cant bat ... similarly if a bowler has finished his spell ... u cant sub him and get teh sub to bowl any more overs
By BTB, at 07:06
sainthari: sehwag. you dont want to give any pace on the ball for these guys to work with
By Prem Panicker, at 07:06
flutepitch really favoring spinnersthat's why
By suraj, at 07:07
mmm... that said, here comes agarkar :-)
By Prem Panicker, at 07:07
saithari: that's why :-) tailenders love pace, get bat to ball and it is runs. to spin, they actually ahve to read it, and *hit* it
By Prem Panicker, at 07:09
By suraj, at 07:09
sorry Prem - looks like RD is gonna use Agarkar - actually Sehway might have been a bettr choice for the last over
By SaintHari, at 07:10
Im not watching the game..is 170 defendable?
By The Archer, at 07:10
why agarkar.. is it to tell africans that fast bowling has no hope in this match
By Thanks Chappel, at 07:10
well agarkars special brand of fast bowling isn't at any rate :)
By SantosLHalper, at 07:11
only lapse in RD's captaincy todaylast over shd have been VS
By suraj, at 07:11
that should've been doesn't...as in doesn't have any hope
By SantosLHalper, at 07:12
spinners simply unplayable today
By suraj, at 07:12
Well lets see how the batsmen so...should be achievable..:-)
By ilovecricket, at 07:13
Whats the final score guys ??
By SaintHari, at 07:13
spinner did this and that; they did not do much with pacers too; who took the initial 3 wickets and gave away only 58 runs in 18 overs
By Yacrik, at 07:14
Is 170 defendable???I mean...spin pitch or not, the Nemesis for India will always be pace bowlers...so i think Polloc/Ntini and Nel key for SA...we should play first 10 overs safely and then open out...rather than go bang bang from beginning.
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 07:14
Prem - something strange about this match - India finished their 50 overs with almost 15 minutes to spare :)I do agree, a lot of spinners were used, but still ..... Is that the basic difference between Saurav and Rahul??
By SaintHari, at 07:15
169 -9 in 50
By suraj, at 07:16
RD has dropped about 6/7 catches in 9 matches as captain
By Schumi, at 07:19
By Dark Nights, at 07:23
That is really strange I bet he has not dropped 6/7 in all his prev matches
By Amit, at 07:24
slip catching needs super fast reflexes and anticipation.. rahul probably has slowed down.. who are the alternative slip fielders?
By natty, at 07:27
he dropped 3 todaynew thread please for 2nd innings???
By suraj, at 07:28
yeah i knw amit RD has not dropped 6/7 matches this blog sometims loses its purpose complettly like not appreciating agarkar he has quite consistent atleast by his standards this season even pathan has gone for runs else he has been brillant agarkar has been steady dear bloggers keying in words is easy playing is sure tough no wonder indians are consumers pf sport not participants unliike ausies kids who go out and play not keep keying in
By sand_dunes, at 07:30
Need to blood young n reflex-quick SLIP catches for India
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 07:33
read slip catchers not catches. Typo
Prem,Do u think we are going to see complaints abt pitches from SA now if they lose a couple??
By suraj, at 07:33
sand_dunes, I don't know if you ever lived in India, but if you did, you will see scores and scores of indian kids playing in every available ground..just coz you are in a developed country, with dazzeled eyes, don't try to put down indians on this blog.
By flute, at 07:34
very quiet here....everyone sleeping?
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 07:34
sainthari: RD has been much better at over rates yes; prolly because he doesn't have quite so many mid-wicket conferences.suraj: they might. Bad business this by India -- I mean, look at the turning tracks they give us when we go there.
By Prem Panicker, at 07:35
Brits and Aussies would have started whining right away abt underprepared pitches at the firs instance of thei failure against spin
By suraj, at 07:35
coffee-breakfast break. later
sand_dunes, apart from that, you right , Agarkar has been largely consistent in this season, atleast by his standards. But, Lets not talking of Indians just coz you din't like some Agarkr related comment.
By flute, at 07:36
Analysis of SA batsmen:ADBW: Cant play anythingGS: Decent bat.. JK: Good plyer of pace and spin.. low strike rate thoughPrince: Good player of pace.. terrible at spinHall: Avg bat.. not much of a spin playerBoucher: OK player of spin and paceKemp: Very Good player of pace, decent player of spin.. cant accelarate against spin thoughPolly: Decent player of pace and spinRest not worth discussing..
By Thanks Chappel, at 07:37
http://tamilaudiovideo.tamilar.org/live-cricket-streaming.asp#For those looking for links. picked this up at ss. let us know if they work and are good. i am on sg
By losing now, at 07:37
hey folks- are they showing this game on ss? if yes, please let me know what server and #.
By Sam Kumar, at 07:37
well today's over rate is definitely a function of spinners being used as for the conferences, things were going well so didn't need too many of those!One thing I noticed in last couple of matches is Dhoni yelling "jaldi jaldi" at everyone in between oversMaybe he has been assigned the role of keeping track of over rate and pushes everyone a little bit
By suraj, at 07:38
India should bat like Test cricket. Another opportunity for GC/RD to 'experiment'. The batting order should be - GGVSRDSRTMKYSMDIPAAHSMK/RP
By inside_story, at 07:40
PREM,Regarding ur earlier post...Please reply to this, will appreciate:prem,thats what i thought abt SRT as well...did not want him to bring on SRT and maybe ease the pressure for SA. But, why is it now when we think of SRT we think that way? There was a point in time when we may have said, Lets get SRT to bowl and his slow spinners will be useful. Is SRT's value as a part time spinner dimnishing for us?
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 07:41
http://tamilaudiovideo.tamilar.org/live-cricket-streaming.asp#Good in its day...but that day has gone..served me well last year..unf none of the links work.
By Dark Nights, at 07:42
karthik is the man10-4-16-0
By gangulysucks, at 07:45
Thanks Chappel,Abt AB Devilliers, perhaps ur reading too much after 1-2 games...he is considered a very talented, upcoming cricketer in SA...I dont think he is that bad...Good player of pace bowling...slightly weak against spin...Feel free to correct me if u have watched more of ABDV
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 07:45
yeah but only on spinning tracks
By suraj, at 07:46
just woke up. saw the scorecard. Got surprised. Is it the pitch like that? or our spinners bowled exceedingly well? I think I did the right thing by sleeping (scoring rate was any way too slow). Now, I can follow Indian innings
By devatha, at 07:46
BTW shud the last over been bowled by VSehwag...considering the lack of pace troubled most all SA guys? Why AA?
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 07:46
pls tell me - is the game being showed in ss. It does not seem so, but would appreciate if anyone can confirm. Just got up and wld love to see india innings.
By Sam Kumar, at 07:48
i am watching it on willow the players just walked in
By tombaan, at 07:50
GU: the man's getting older; if he spent six months nursing his tennis elbow, stands to reason his bowling skills will be rustier than before (stands to reason too he would have practised batting, after his recovery, not leg spin); and given that rustiness and his tendency to try leg spin which is way harder to control, is almost axiomatic he will be a bit wayward -- even in his pomp, he bowled one four ball per over, at the least. Doubt that physically he is where he can give the ball the sort of sharp rip that made him effective.Righto, game on, see you guys back on main blog at 10 over intervals.
By Prem Panicker, at 07:50
gloriousu cannot please all if it was a spinner and he went for a toss people would talk the other way
By tombaan, at 07:51
Whether Smith is moving for every ball while the bowler is on the path ?
By gangulysucks, at 07:51
gu: sehwag *was* my suggestion. as tombaan points out, he could have got slogged too, but more often than not, tailenders prefer pace -- they don't have to think, just swing through the line. Reading spin, waiting for it and hitting it is way harder. Anyways, no real harm done. Over, and out of here for now
By Prem Panicker, at 07:53
gu,ADBW is averaging 10 after 10+ ODIs.. If he is gifting wickets to Indian seamers twice in a row with such a past record, then he miht be talented, but he must be missing something else.. atleast for now..In test match, he feasted on WI bolwing on current flat WI wickets.. the likes of where.. Lara scored 400 against arugably one of the best bowling attacks, and ENG could still save the match by anchorin for 5 sessions.. so I will wait.. however as of now, he looks awefullt out of sorts..
By Thanks Chappel, at 07:55
Indian innings started??????????????
By zacked, at 07:59
new thread for 2nd Inn please....
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 08:00
Any place i can get audio commentary right now? cricketworld doenst seem to be working :(
By Deepak, at 08:00
i feel atleast today's dismissal of abDV is similar to sometimes how VS gets out...loose flick off to square leg or some loose shot...as u said, i will also rein in any judgement for now.
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 08:01
More conventional(!) batting order today since only small total???RD at #3 spot? What say u folks?
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 08:03
Have more slow-spin tracks for the rest of the gamesHELLO CURATORS, pitch-makers, are you listening - slow pitches for SA matches.
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 08:05
new thread in place, folks, per your command :-)
By Prem Panicker, at 08:07
SS users....Buggerlugs says that highlights for today's match from 2300 GMT today evening. Meanwhile Arsenal up 1-0 against Wigan Athletic. bigone 3535
By Dark Nights, at 08:08
Thanks prem :-)Folks, lets go to the new thread and blog there :-)
By Glorious Uncertainty(GU), at 08:09
earlier Ravi was saying that the dew would make the pitch low and slower.. and now he says that the dew has made the pitch slightly quicker ?? what nonsense?
By Tiger, at 10:28
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