Now the question to you. Why you never talk about Rahane? Why you don't like him?
Maybe he reminds me of somebody whom I have come to dislike because of his arrogant fans on Quora?
Nah, just kidding. Rahane is here to stay. He gets runs in tough situations. But he is hardly as dependable as your favorite Dravid. Even I am glad he made some runs. The Australia series will prove to be crucial for his future. He needs some big runs right now. He can even claw back into the ODI side in case he shows enough intent, unlike Pujara.
Five years from now, he might be one of the great triumvirate of Indian test batting with Pujara and Kohli.
Bangers did fall away badly after that early wicket. Should be a big win to India coming up.
Just a predictable boring match. Bang are relevant at their home but still need to do a lot away from home I guess. Ind-Aus would probably give us some good moments.
One thing I don't understand is Bang are doing well at home based on their spinners taking close to 20 wickets. But could those spinners perform in 2nd innings in India? In this match they probably won't have chance in the 2nd innings.
"I have a hole where my heart should be, and nowhere else to go."
Is today the last day for that test? India could win it for sure.
Looking forward to South Africa v NZ. Missed most of the Chappell Hadlee matches so it feels like a while since I've watched much cricket. Who knows, with the increase in the quota system it might be one of last times to see SA as they currently are.
I've just been looking back over the wonderful 2004 test series between New Zealand and SA (wonderful because NZ actually competed unlike any other test series between the two sides in my lifetime or probably ever). I have to admit that in the test that NZ won, SA didn't exactly have the greatest bowling line up in the world. Boje,Terbrugge (can barely remember him), Ntini and Pollock. Scotty Styris got 170 odd in that game, what a shame he couldn't produce more of that consistantly. Everyone's favourite batsmen Chris Martin got a 6 for in the first innings.
I remember I thought NZ was a big chance in the third test too, in a low scoring scoring match needing 234 to win, SA were 3 for 36 but Smith who had been poor all tour up till then and Kirsten steered them home with a big partnership.
Pretty entertaining first innings. Amla with another stylish knock, Faf and Duminy good too. Boult went 2 for 8 off his 4. I'd take 185 with that batting line up, not seen much of a couple of SA's bowlers though.