Monday, January 5, 2009

Australia of the 90s

Australia pile on almost 450 in the 1st innings.

Bowl the opposition out for under 350.

Come out all guns blazing in the 2nd innings.

A few boundaries from Hayden, a few from the other opener, a few glove punches, a bounce in the step, and a run rate of 5.50.

Doesn't seem too unfamiliar now does it.

Australia have dished this out since the mid-90s.

So nothing new.

Only that they seem to be dominating a side that has thus far dominated them.

Are Australia back or is this just a blip?

Are South Africa missing a certain Mr. Smith?

Is Siddle the McGrath Australia have been looking for?

A closer look and it seems South Africa were in a familiar situation as well - a top order collapse and a save from Boucher.

The start to 2009 is like a trip down history.

Will the end be historical too?

Will Hayden play a career saving innings?

Will South Africa become the Australia of the 90s and lose a dead rubber?

Make your pitch on this post...

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  1. Soulberry said...

    Australia are not yet out of the woods. Smith's loss resulted in a definite stalling of the African momentum. However, at the moment, most of the trumps are with the Australians. Saffers need to pull out a special trick or two tomorrow.

  2. Sam said...

    Would rather call Aussies of 2000's...They achieved the ruthless dominance in 2000s....

    in 1990s they were still loosing dead rubber tests or a couple of them in a 5 test series.....

    Aussies still are champs and a series loss wont make them inferior!!

  3. Q said...

    Seeing whats happened this series SB, a Safrikaan trick will not surprise.

  4. Q said...

    Sam, I'm referring to South Africa becoming the Australia of the 90s. If they lose this 3rd test SA will do what Aus used to back then - lose a dead rubber.

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