They say that there’s a first time for everything, today is certainly the first time that I’ve sat down and watched a complete innings of test cricket over breakfast and 2 cups of coffee!
Reminiscent of that famous demolition of Australia back in 2011 (also at Newlands, 47 all out, 18 overs, 95 minutes, Philander also bagged 5!) scorecard here. The Kiwis lasted 8 balls and 5 minutes longer!
I used the term cannon fodder on my Boxing Day post after watching the woeful Kiwi performance in the T20i it seems appropriate for the dismal performance that I watched today.
I heard and tend to agree “to avoid the follow on” 😉
I’ll be at St George’s next Friday (Jan 11th) for the start of ‘our’ test (as mentioned elsewhere, I wont be buying a 5 day ticket)
I fully expect the Aussies to similarly demolish the Sri Lankans in Sydney tomorrow