A bit OT, I'm quite interested as to why they have to be called "Proteas". Why can't they just be the SA team? All the other teams are referred to by their country's name??
The England series can't come fast enough for me, pity it wasn't the 5 test one they so publicly promised in 2010. Marquee series se voet apparently.
I hope SABC don't bother to send commentators over there for radio anymore, but wait, they're more likely to do that ridiculous commentary over TV thing from the Joburg studio thing. Maybe if they sent Natalie Germanos & Neil Manthorp over it'll be acceptable, TMS is great hopefully we can get some of that.
Philander took 7 wickets on debut for Somerset, 5 in the first innings.
I'm not too sure on his stint in County Cricket tho. On the one hand he gains experience of the conditions for later in the year which is a massive plus; on the other hand he could be found out. 51 wickets in 7 tests? Someone pinch me! Will just have to play the waiting game i guess...
Also, English commentators seem to think they have the best seaming attack in the world. As if Anderson can be compared to Steyn. Lolworthy!
EDIT: Evidence that Anderson has Steyn-themed pyjamas. courtesy of cricinfo:
3/12 in a T20, awesome! Also, Levi made a 50 in the previous game....
Fortunes kept oscillating in the final overs, but for most periods in the chase, the Chargers were in control. Much of the credit should go to Steyn, who ran in with the same vigour as he does for South Africa. He defeated the best hitters in the Mumbai line-up with raw pace and fizzy bounce, nipping out three wickets for just 12 runs. He took 2 for 6 in his first spell, conceded just two off his next over and only five off his final over. In hindsight, Sangakkara will feel he should have kept him for the final over.
Steyn gave the Chargers the early advantage by plucking a return catch in his follow-through to get rid of T Suman. The fourth over, a wicket-maiden from Steyn, was the spectacle of the evening. He ran in high on adrenaline and had his fellow countryman Richard Levi all at sea with raw pace. He targeted the stumps, forced Levi to stab at deliveries cramping him for room, foxed him with a slower one that sneaked past the outside edge and the stumps, bounced him, but saved his best delivery for the last. Levi played all around a fiery full ball that knocked back his middle stump.
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