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South Africans Lacked a Plan Against Clarke

The current Aussie captain, Michael Clarke, is doing exactly what his predecessors did so well, i.e. scoring runs by the gallon. However, I would like to point out that the double century by Michael Clarke in the 2nd test match against the South Africans also speaks a lot about the quality of bowling. Yes, most of you might be wondering how can a team that boasts of Morkel and Steyn be accused of poor bowling but the fact remains that as a bowling unit, the Proteas did not have a definite plan. This is shocking considering that Michael Clarke has already scored a double century against them as recent as last week. I was under the impression that the SA bowlers would test Michael Clarke with some sharp, short-pitched bowling. To my utter surprise and dismay, Steyn just kept on bowling length on a pitch that was barely green and Philander just never tried to hit the helmet Clarke was wearing. There are no guarantees in cricket, just like in life, but now we would never now if the results would have been different had the South Africans bowled with purpose rather than hope.

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  1. What you're saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I'm sure you'll reach so many people with what you've got to say.

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