South Africa tour of India, 2019

Cius

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They just outclass us at every level it seems. At a fundamental level though it feels like our bowlers are letting us down the most here. There has been serious fight back by our batsmen in the previous test but you cannot win a test match without taking 20 wickets and that is what seems to be beyond us right now.
 

Dan C

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So a spin bowler gets Kohli out only to find he overstepped.
 

Creag

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To a certain extent, this kind of sums up our chance in this match:

Muthusamy to Kohli, 1 no ball, Muthusamy gets Kohli again! But wait, he's overstepped!

I had the telly on yesterday during a spell late in the day by Muthusamy. He habitually overstepped - and not by a small margin either. It seems to me that our discipline is non-existent. Surely there should have been some firm words with the bowler to address this.

Add this to what appears to be a lack of any sort of plan, we are going to be hammered here :(
 

Agent_Smith

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If you're going to get a wicket off a noball, you might as well do it when the batsman is already sitting on a double hundred and the team is approaching 500.
 

Creag

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Muthusamy to Kohli, FOUR runs, length ball, outside off, and he mistimes a cut. Du Plessis - at first slip - dives to his right but the ball goes between him and the keeper on this occasion. Muthusamy had overstepped again but the umpire didn't call it a no-ball

5 no balls from him, only KG has more :rolleyes:
 

Creag

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Maybe we can hoist the white flag and avoid any further agony? :p
 

3WA

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We should have 9 players retire hurt.

Only two players on the field. Bavuma bowling one end, de Bruyn the other. That way they'll also be able to get some game time in this match. When one is bowling, the other keeps.
 
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