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England v South Africa - Cricket


Get the feeling that Paulisi is having an enjoyable day in Cape Town.  wink

Lucky so and so.



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wow - if he's actually there. what a fantastic day he must be having.


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-- Edited by emma on Sunday 3rd of January 2016 02:34:56 PM



-- Edited by emma on Sunday 3rd of January 2016 02:52:16 PM

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emma wrote:


wow - if he's actually there. what a fantastic day he must be having.


Yes. Paulisi is in Cape Town and tweeting pictures from the Newlands stadium.



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Hope paulisi been keeping a lookout for flying cricket balls.

Ben Stokes 258 in 198 balls with 11 sixes ( joint second most number of sixes in a test innings ), second fastest test double century in test history, plus Jonny Bairstow not hanging around over his unbeaten 150.

Stokes 130 in the morning session, highest in test history for a morning session.

England 312 in 38.5 overs today ( for one wicket down ) at 8.1 runs an over! South Africa then spent half the day making 141 for 2 in 43 overs and 453 runs in total was still the highest ever in a test day in South Africa.

399 partnership by Stokes and Bairstow highest sixth wicket partnership in test history.

And Stokes also took all the wickets taken by a bowler in the day ( OK one, the other two were run outs ).

Sounds quite fun !!  And some diversions from looking at the view in the often described most scenic test ground in the world.



-- Edited by indiana on Sunday 3rd of January 2016 06:22:59 PM

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Been there done that! Although this is close to a Botham 81 moment!

fortunately Paulsi seems to be getting an altogether better all rounder experience than I did in 99 when England got the wrong end of a certain Mr Klusner (paltry 175) and the third best all rounder in the team after Kallis and Boucher, and a better view as I'd driven from Cape Town to Port Elisabeth to see them get hammered.

Beautiful country hope he has a fantastic time and doesn't miss too much tennis

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Cracking country, cracking venue, cracking session when Stokes got firing. Shame the pitch has nothing whatsoever for the bowlers.

At least my jinx seems to be over.

Cape Town - 12 years ago - lost
Sydney and Melbourne - 10 years ago - lost
Galle - 2012 - lost
Barbados - this year - lost
Cape Town - now - draw.....

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Also for those wondering, there are 12000 Brits over at the moment at the cricket, but the Barmy Army chantings seems to limited these days. Mainly because Thomson's bought out Barmy Army travel, the leaders now have to pay rather than get freebies, the original members are getting on now and the support seems to be split up in different areas of the ground.

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The lads did their best to do your jinx justice in the second dig; to lose after posting 600+ would've been a first ;)
Made the last day "interesting" though!

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