South Africa vs Pakistan, third Test

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link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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1/11/19 3:02:20 AM 
...at the Wanderers.

Pakistan: 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Shan Masood, 3 Azhar Ali, 4 Asad Shafiq, 5 Babar Azam, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt./wk), 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Mohammad Amir, 10 Mohammad Abbas, 11 Hasan Ali


South Africa: 1 Dean Elgar (capt.), 2 Aiden Markram, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 Theunis de Bruyn, 5 Temba Bavuma, 6 Zubayr Hamza, 7 Quinton de Kock (wk), 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Dale Steyn, 11 Duanne Olivier


Zubayr Hamza comes in for Faf du Plessis. That is South Africa's only change. Pakistan have made three changes.


South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat.

link djdrastic Joined: Dec 10, 2013
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1/11/19 3:08:32 AM 
Been raining a lot during the week.Expect a heavyish outfield.Sunshine predicted for the next couple of days with the occasional T.storm.



Good to see they picked the kid to play.Encourages guys who do well on the SA A Tours and Domestic front that they can play on the intl stage.


I haven't seen a whole lot of Hamza as the 4 Day tourneys are not televised but the little bit I've seen on SACM he looks like a sorted bat.

link djdrastic Joined: Dec 10, 2013
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1/11/19 3:08:49 AM 
Elgar goes

Mohammad Abbas to Elgar, OUT, Abbas strikes with his fourth ball and finds the outside edge of Elgar. Good length and angling across off, seaming away. Elgar feels for the ball and tickles it behind. Sarfraz snaffles it and Abbas roars in delight

D Elgar c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas 5 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

SA 6/1

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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1/11/19 3:21:47 AM 
Elgar out to Abbas for five...one down.

link djdrastic Joined: Dec 10, 2013
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1/11/19 4:06:33 AM 
Fifty partnership up between Markram-Amla

SA 58/1

link Casper Joined: Nov 9, 2018
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1/11/19 4:41:33 AM 
What was Michael Holding doing during his current commentary, by bringing up all those horrendous stories of recent past Apartheid South Africa history?

I could feel the tension among his fellow South Africa commentators as they let Miley carry on and reminisce about his recent and first ever visit to Soweto.

They just remained silent and I sense Mickey recognized their discomfort, but he was not going to stop, he had to get some of those things off his chest.

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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1/11/19 5:37:27 AM 
In reply to Casper

Good for Mikey!
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South Africa 108-1 at lunch.

Markram 78*
Amla 22*

Good to see Markram back on form....

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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1/11/19 6:09:13 AM 
Markram out to Faheem for 90.

Amla out to Shafiq for 41. Hamza in for his debut.

Guy McKechnie: "Could be a little terse out in the middle with both batsmen feeling like they are playing for the same spot!"
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South Africa 226-3 at tea.

de Bruyn 48*
Hamza 38*

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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1/11/19 7:52:21 AM 
In reply to mikesiva

This Hamza kid looks really good in both defense and his run scoring aggression seems very calculated- perhaps the guy who will eventually replace Hashim.

Is his parents Iranian?

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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1/11/19 7:54:10 AM 
In reply to Casper

I could feel the tension among his fellow South Africa commentators as they let Miley carry on and reminisce about his recent and first ever visit to Soweto.


Who was his fellow commies when he was making these comments?

When I turned on the tv- he has Niti and Mbwanga in the box with him.

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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1/11/19 8:03:18 AM 
In reply to Emir

Indian South Africans

A story that's very similar to the British West Indies....

Abbas traps de Bruyn lbw for 49.

link djdrastic Joined: Dec 10, 2013
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1/11/19 8:15:12 AM 
Mohammad Abbas to de Bruyn, OUT, Another appeal for lbw from Abbas. Umpire Ravi raises his finger, de Bryun knows he has been trapped in front. Nice and full, reverses in, de Bryun, having shuffled across, does not lay bat on ball and is pinned in front of middle. That's adjacent and the batsman doesn't even bother to review. Abbas finally has some success after the break

SA 229/4


Pity as this was shaping up to be a good little partnership.

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1/11/19 8:23:48 AM 
Mohammad Amir to Bavuma, OUT, Amir finds reverse swing, finds the outside edge, and it settles into the gloves of Sarfraz. Good length and curving away close to off stump, which means Bavuma to play at it. He wafts and sends an outside edge to the keeper, who makes no mistake this time. Pakistan are thriving with the old ball


Rare failure for Temba



SA 238/5

link djdrastic Joined: Dec 10, 2013
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1/11/19 8:43:47 AM 
Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza, OUT, No fifty on debut for Hamza! Amir has him nicking off. Good length and reverses away outside off, Hamza thinks about letting this go, he is late to pull his bat away. Ends up feathering it behind to the keeper. Lovely little debut innings, nevertheless

Zubayr Hamza c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 41 (68b 5x4 1x6) SR: 60.29



SA 244/6

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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1/11/19 8:46:04 AM 
Reverse swing- Pak doing what they do best- come back from the dead but don't be surprise if they lapse again. Meanwhile the commies have stopped focusing on cricket in favor of their golf- real poor of the commies here.

link runout Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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1/11/19 8:47:00 AM 
In reply to djdrastic

Hamza just got goat-mouthed Darn

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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1/11/19 8:48:29 AM 
In reply to mikesiva

Thanks Mike, I am very familiar with East Indians in SA.

But Hamza isn't Indian (South Asian) decent like Hash, Tahir and Shamshi.


There was Arab and Iranian migration into SA and I was thinking his heritage is from there.

link djdrastic Joined: Dec 10, 2013
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1/11/19 8:49:57 AM 
In reply to runout

Aye but he looks a decent player though
Pak bowling some real quality stuff now.

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1/11/19 8:52:26 AM 
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link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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1/11/19 8:54:38 AM 
Outrageous commies- Amir leaves the field mid over as he APPEARS to have a small injury/niggle. The commies have forgotten the match is going on- they are still talking golf- it has been over 5 mins and they haven't even mention Amir leaving the field. They have ceased all cricket commentary now, only Golf.

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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1/11/19 8:55:37 AM 
In reply to Runs

Yes, he is, I mentioned it a few years ago here.

link runout Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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1/11/19 9:06:33 AM 
Bavum-vim gone. Saffies meltdown on display.

link djdrastic Joined: Dec 10, 2013
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1/11/19 9:12:23 AM 
Amazing how quick this game this turned around.

SA were going at 4+ an over at one stage.


SA 257/7

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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1/11/19 9:13:45 AM 
In reply to djdrastic

Philander out to Hasan for one....

link runout Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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1/11/19 9:14:33 AM 
In reply to djdrastic

This is test cricket. Love to see testing contest.

Pakistan needs to capitalize on this session of play. Seize the momentum.

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