You and I should trust our Captains, Soutie

You were worried that Graeme Smith had declared too soon, and I was equally worried about Michael Clarke’s decision – even more so when Tendulka and Laxman had taken the Indians over halfway in the run chase for the loss of only three wickets.

But I was wrong, and following Clarke’s astonishing/well-deserved/fluky dismissal of the Little Master and Hilfenhaus’ elimination of Laxman, I felt I could relax a bit.   The Indian tail wagged far too well by putting on another 120 or so, but we were still 68 ahead when the tenth wicket fell.  Plus an innings, and a day to play it in, of course.

Looks like your guys are well on track to deliver your own innings win on day four, so Graeme turns out to be as astute as Michael – and we armchair tragics should have confidence and STFU!! 😆