Captain Smith announces his retirement at the end of this Test. Ponting did similar, and lost his last Test. Think this may go, the same way.
He was a v decent captain, .. Far too conservative for my liking, in the early part of his career, but, has got better, in my eyes, over the last 3 yrs.
His run making, was always ugly, but, he got the runs .. Thou, in this series, his firm has been dire .. Averaging 8
Looking forward to 2 sessions of free batting .. Warner can do some real damage ...
Drinks - Aus 125-1 .. Lead by 332
Warner having some fun .. Expect dec, mid-way after lunch.
Aus went on a bit .. But, have no objections, as they scored so fast.
Setting S.Africa 520 or so, they were 4 down at the close, with the ball starting to reverse. Before it reversed, it was fairly easy to play .. But, if it continues int he morning, this should be over, by tea.