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Friday, December 30, 2005

Aussie verdict (-worma)

So after Aus completed the formalities of the win today, both Ponting and Smith agreed that Hussey's ton in first innings was what made the difference. So, essentially, the chance dropped by Nel when Hussey was at 27 sealed the match.

Although I think restricting Aus to 355 should still have been considered decent work by SA bowlers (agreed that it could have been better) and it was essentially the SA batsmen who let them down, and not for the first time in this series. Poor scores by Smith and Kallis, their two linchpins of attack and defense (along with Gibbs) are hurting their chances badly.

Ponting was also 'quick' to praise Symonds' contribution in the match
"It's great to see Andrew do well," said Ponting. "He's a winner in both forms of the game.

"We should not underestimate what Andrew did with the ball in their first innings.

"He got those three wickets when South Africa were looking pretty good and he turned the game.

"Then his knock allowed us to get out there a bit earlier and have a good crack at them."


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