Bouncing Back with Imran Tahir and South Africa

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Bouncing BackTest cricket is a funny game. One minute you can be humiliated by a team who only a month prior suffered defeat at the hands of a minnow like Zimbabwe. The next minute you can give that same team one of the beatings of their life. South Africa look like bouncing back against Pakistan in the 2nd Test having registered a lead of more than 300 at the end of day 2.

Graeme Smith is no longer rusty with a double ton and AB De Villers has a ton too.

What makes this feat even more impressive, is they’ve done it all without the best batsman in the world Hashim Amla. He’s absent to support his wife who is about to give birth.

Speaking of bouncing back. Remember Imran Tahir. He was once the answer to South Africa’s spinning dilemmas. Then after recording figures of 37-1-260-0 in Adelaidehe, he look destined to never play a test again . Well, he’s bounced back too. South Africa bowled Pakistan out for 99 on day 1 and Tahir recorded his first ever five for in Test with figures of 5 for 32 off 13 overs.

You can see some footage below.


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