Saturday, 12 January 2013

2nd Test - S.Africa v N Zealand - Port Elizabeth

SA 325-4 ovenite .. some rain both yesterday evenng, and in the morning .. not too much, but a shower 15 mins before the scheduled start, means a 15 min delay.

SA carry on their merry way .. 451-5 after 133 overs .. not sure if they will declare after tea .. hope so.

Prices for the game .. £5 for the full day, £1 after tea .. hard to get cheaper, but ground not more than 1/3rd full .. even on a Saturday.

Big score .. 4th biggest since re-admission .. expect a declaration soon, as overhead conditions v good for bowlers .. well SA bowlers, anyway.

481-7, and they bat on. disappointed with Smith. Best score here, for 48 yrs. Getting colder, rain around.. hope it comes, to stuff SA.

505-7 at Tea - Elgar on 91 .. tough call for Smith .. only 5 batters been declared on, in the 90's. Looks like he will be given 2 overs or so, after tea, as no roller, during the break.

So, Elgar gets his 100 .. and SA dec on 525


NZ bat .. run line 265

At the close .. 6 down, for not many .. looks like another 3 day Test.

Some great bowling by Steyn/Morkel/Petersen .. some poor batting by NZ, but, this time, I would put it more in the bowling camp .. was really decent.


Pretty windy, with some rain possible.



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