28/12/2008

Aussies let slip the advantage.

Australia v South Africa Day 3, 2nd Test

If yesterday, one was wondering whether South Africa could salvage a draw, today one is back to wondering who will be the winner. For after having the South Africans down on their knees the Australian’s let slip the advantage.

The third day’s play can be described as a day when everything went wrong for the Australians. The day started with the dismaying news of Brett Lee’s non-participation due to a sore foot.

From then on, to put it mildly, it was the horrors.  They dropped catches, gave away a 5 run over throw and to add insult to injury Haddin let a ball through his legs only to see it hit the helmet placed behind him.

In the meanwhile a180 run record partnership between the diminutive Duminy and Steyn not only helped overhaul the Australian total but also gave South Africa a decent lead of 65 runs.

Now the Test is wide open. The result surely hinges on how well the Australians bat and bowl.

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