Aussies Beat the Proteas in the Second Test and Take the Series

Dann KhanAnalyst IMarch 10, 2009

I haven't seen a better revenge taken in years. Team Australia beat South Africa and retained their No.1 spot.

The test started with the Aussies making 303/4 on the first day with Phil Hughes and Simon Katich making a century each only to go on and get packed up for 352.

Then the Proteas replied with a 138 all out with only Duminy getting 70 odd

Then the Australia batted again and set a near impossible target of 546 to win on the back of a superb 160 from later the Man of The Match Hughes.

The Proteas did well to post a 370, but the first innings lost them the match.

This, again, sprouts up questions.

Is Australia back after the minor blip?

Was all the speculation about the new numero uno useless?

I would say we have to wait and watch a bit longer

The Aussies are still not the team that can be called the unbeatable. Maybe if SA would have had a bit more match practice they would have won

Though I take nothing away from the brilliant Aussie performance.

But I would still say wait and watch as a old No.1 has become a new contender for the same spot. Let us see who stands tall two years from now

Currently the best thing to do is wait for the third test and see how it pans out

This series has also once again shown there is little to choose between these two teams. Some times it's one sometimes it's the other.

But from a person who wants to see a new rule in cricket, I hope we do not see a repeat of the post 2005 Ashes(16 match winning streak)  

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