Good on yer, lads!

Posted: March 23, 2009 in Uncategorized
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Well, they did it. A comprehensive thrashing of the Australians saw the Proteas level the home and away series 3-3, which probably turned out to be a fair reflection of the way the two sides played their cricket over the last few months.

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The nature of the victory (an innings and 20 runs) is a little frustrating because it suggests that the South Africans could have done a lot better in the series if they’d just performed to ability earlier in each test instead of having to salvage something from day three onwards. Remember that this victory was a lot more comprehensive than the one that the Aussies managed in their “dead rubber” victory down under. It looks a little like the mental thing raising its head again despite it seeming to have been well and truly beaten in the away series. Old habits die hard, I guess.

Anyway, well done to both teams. Even though I would dearly have loved the final tally to be more in our favour, 6 results out of 6 matches is great to see. Both the quality of the cricket and the exciting nature of the games made this a test series to savour.

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