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AB is Redefining Batting

These are not my words – it was uttered by a commentator during the Bangladesh/Pakistan match yesterday. Few can fault this thinking, or disagree with the view. Batting him at number three, as many pundits suggested before the match against England on Saturday, proved to be the right decision. A highlight of the match for […]

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Two to Go

For all practical purposes, we only have two horses left in the Super 15 race. The Sharks and the Stormers are paying the price for an indifferent start to the season, and few expected the Kings to do as well as they did. Their bye is a huge relief for the men from the Baai. […]

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A Fair to Mild Weekend

A seriously busy sporting weekend at times produced lighter moments, too. In the Bulls/Reds match, I found it very funny when the Reds received a Yellow card when Lance did a Spear tackle on a Bulls player.  It was a great weekend for most of us – even Bafana came to the party. Sadly, the […]

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Storming into the Tournament

There is just enough time left before the start of the Super 15 to look at the draw for each of of the South African teams, and the potential impact of this on their chances of winning the tournament. The DHL Stormers’ 2013 Super Rugby fixtures: All kick-off times local (SA time); home games in […]

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It’s all to play for!

The Black Caps looks set to play an additional batsman and forgo the four man seam attack for the last and final test. Perhaps a test too late, but they have identified the Protea bowling attack as the major threat to their batting, hence the balance of their team is expected to be adjusted by […]

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Vernon you beauty!

An empathic 9 wicket win within three days is not an everyday experience in New Zealand – but that is exactly what the Proteas did! They lead the series 1 – nil with one game to play. Vernon Philander Vernon Philander once again proved his quality by achieving his best career figures of 6 for […]

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The Mother of all Collapses…

A brave decision by Proteas skipper, Smith, paid out more than they bargained for. The play on words “paid out” is deliberate as I think it was a gamble on a pitch which is known to be flat and always produces runs. It may have been calculated as the thought to rather bowl in an […]

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