SA Win Vs Australia Highlights 2nd Melbourne Test Day 5

December 30th, 2008 Posted in Match Highlights, Mobile Series, Test Match

Winning moments, celebrations & Interviews

Part 1

Cricket Highlights: South Africa chase 183 on the 5th day of the MCG test to beat Australia and win the series 2-0, with Sydney to come.

Scoreline: South Africa 183/1. Graeme Smith 75. Neil McKenzie 59 Hashim Amla 30

The video here features the winning moments and celebrations and interviews with Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Ricky Ponting, Brett Lee and Kallis.

A second straight run chase for South Africa and they do it again. The ease of the win with just 1 wicket down can tend to deny the time in the test match when they looked certain to lose it, but for a brilliant 166 by JP Duminy and Dale Steyn’s 76. All those years of pain South African cricket fans have endured as they watched their team stumble over themselves finally found some meaning at the MCG today.

In the meanwhile Tony Greig used the opportunity to rub it into his fellow Aussie commentators – It’s so convenient for Greig to choose a nationality to support. When South Africa wins, he’ll draw references to his birth country. If England does well, well he played for England. When Australia were doing well, he lived and worked there so he could stand on that side. When Sri Lanka did well, he’d go on about how his wife loves the country. And now in India, he works for the ICL, so that’s covered too.

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