Wednesday, December 31, 2008

On the Cricket..

I have to admit, one of the funniest things about seeing Australia loses a Cricket Series is the amount (and tone) of ink that gets spilled about it. Its about the same when the All Blacks lose a Rugby test.

Here's a few links (all from CricInfo) about the Australian's series loss yesterday:

:: Its not funny anymore
:: Angry Aussie Media.

Perhaps its not that the tests were lost, but the positions from which they were lost (not many teams will successfully chase over 400, in the fourth innings); and not many have put together a partnership of over 150 runs for the 9th wicket

But the selectors do have questions to answer, why was Symonds picked if he could not bowl, and there are major questions about Ricky Ponting's captaincy (the defensive decisions he made on the third morning, when he should have gone for the jugular).

Anyway, none of this takes anything away from South Africa, who played great Cricket, and deserve the series win, and I think the mantle of the best team (for 2008 at least).

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