Are The Golden Days of Australian Cricket Over?

South Africa dish it up to the Australian Cricketers
With the Australian Cricket Team struggling to avoid a 3:0 test match whitewash by the South Africans – for the first time in history on Australian soil – international cricket fans will be looking forward to a season of new possibilities. With the World Cup series starting again in 2009, India hosting a raft of 20/20 games and Australia defending the Ashes against England, it will be a battle royal between South Africa and India for the No 1 ranking in the world.


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Michael Clarke shines

South Africa finally broke a fantastic seventh wicket partnership of 142 between Michael Clarke (c&b Duminy 138) and Mitchell Johnson (64) in this third test at the SGC. This stand has been a bright and shining light in the face of Ricky Ponting’s “Golden Duck” in the second innings, Brett Lee’s injuries and Andrew (Roy) Symonds bad knee could not have come at a worse time for the Aussies. The Australian Captain’s criticism of the WACA pitch after the second test did not add much glory to the Australian’s game, either. The loss of Smith with a broken finger will hamper South Africa on the last day of play

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2 responses to “Are The Golden Days of Australian Cricket Over?

  1. Hi

    As a South African and a level 3 coach 9 although i dont coach now) I am pleased that Australia is no longer invincible its good for cricket and we all have our golden times.

    Surprisingly its South Africa’s turn, dont think that we are really that solid, we still don’t have a decent spinner for example.

    Bringing Aus back to the pack means that all games will be better balanced.

    Will Aus be back – sure and not to far in the future.

    look forward to 2009

    follow me on twitter @walterpike

    • Walter, I agree with you – although I will never tell my father. 🙂 He has been waiting for a while for the Aussies to be brought back to a more level playing field. I pick you up on Twitter and make sure you enter the competition. Cheers Lesley

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