Sunday, 5 April 2009

Australia v SA - 2nd ODI

Far too funny. Australia get bowled out for a ridiculously low 131, which is just as funny as it sounds. On the SA side, Hashim Amla, Makhaya Ntini and Morne Morkel were out of the game. I almost feel sorry for Morne.

No, I don't.

On with the game: Wayne Parnell picked up 4/25 with Ponting, Clarke, Michael Hussey and Nathan Bracken's wickets. And the guy's 19. Shit, he's going to be insane in a few years. Parnell got better figures than Steyn, who nevertheless got 4/27, kicking off the onslaught by picking up Haddin's wicket in the first over. He got the Echidna's wicket when AB de Villiers did his usual crazy fielder thing and dived to take a great catch. I still don't trust him. I swear AB is a Jehovah's Witness. He passed by my house recently.

What else to say?
The Echidna scored a half century, and Mitchell Johnson was next best with 30. The rest are not worth mentioning at all. It's like someone crapped a bunch of 1's all over the place. Maybe it was Ferguson. Funnily enough, none of the Australians got out on a duck. So now they can say they each contributed equally to their shit score, barring the Echidna and Mitch.

Actually, that reminds me of something... Does this mean Mitchell Johnson is a definite all-rounder? I've been avoiding it until now, but there is just some part of me that is saying "Shit, no! Don't let that happen!" when everyone else seems to be jumping for joy. Maybe I'm afraid of the great heights he'll climb to, after only last year being a complete nobody. Seriously, you tell someone they're a successful all-rounder and suddenly they'll be hitting triple centuries and taking 10 wickets in the same match.

Maybe I should just support his efforts.
Nah, can't be bothered.

Johnson came out after his 30 and took Herschelle Gibbs' wicket when he was on 2. Since then, Graeme Smith is sitting on 25, and Jacques Kallis on 5. And it's still only lunch. South Africa should try to wrap up the match in 30 or so overs, just for kicks. Rub it in their faces, after that horrendous record-breaking defeat last time. It's not like it would be hard.

Looks like Albie will have absolutely nothing to do today.

Edit: I'm revising this. SA will get 132 in less than 25 overs at the rate they're going.


Indophile said...

one more one sided one day crap ...what's the bloody point make it atleast a T30 if not T20

Amy said...

Ah, but then Australia would only have one hideous uniform for the T20s and no relatively okay ODI uniform.

We need to think about these things.