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The Test in Tweets – Second Test – Port Elizabeth

This rather patchy selection of tweets came together somehow after my iPad was used for something other than its intended purpose by persons unknown. The action was all on Day 3, I think , so that’s why there are more tweets that day than the others.  Maybe.

Day 1
@SimplySean_: Mitchell Johnson has completed his first bowling spell and AB de Villiers hasn’t come in to bat yet. Advantage Proteas.
@TitusOReily: The South Africans have started calling the pavilion their ‘safe place.’ #SAFVAUS
@plalor: Port Elizabeth brass band playing Lion Sleeps Tonight while Lyon bowling. Cute

Day 2
@bettiwettiwoo: Dear AUS XI, I will forgive you anything, everything – yes! even a 47 collapse – if when batting you NOT make Test cricket look this boring!
@17thManDiary: St George’s Park pitch doctor announces cure for Johnsonitis. No major side effects. Minor skin irritation from part-time wrist spinners
@TheCricketGeek: Waiting for someone to say bowling himself in the 137th over is brilliant captaincy from Clarke
@SimplySean_: This business of losing a wicket to the part-time spinner so that they’re encouraged to bowl more is an interesting tactic.
@19rosco71: I wonder what’s going to happen first?
The new Star Wars movie comes out or the Aussies actually bowl out South Africa.#SAvAUS

Day 3
@17thManDiary: Bring back Watson. Collapses without a blazing drive from Watson are not his fault. Why was he left out if the side in the first place
@DionHayman: Nathan Lyon 8 runs from a ton. It’s 6 1/2 months and 92 runs since he was last dismissed in a Test match at Chester-le-Street. #SAvAUS
@PGBBEME: With todays gate receipts SAcricket has been able to pay for cheese toasties for all at lunch @FoxCricket #insidecricket #SAvAUS
@17thManDiary: Warner: “I needed to take a pee and finish the crossword”
@Jesse_Hogan: Warner gone, nicking off to Philander for 70.#SAvAUS
@17thManDiary: Collapse continues: where is Watto?
@Not_Chappelli: Ah, hello South African cricket… Glad you could make it to the series. #SAvAUS
@CastingSA_: Steve Smith might not be the prettiest piggy on the farm but he does know how to bat#SAvAUS
@GenXMouse: Watson accused of spiking drinks in order to cause batting collapse … so he gets recalled for the 3rd Test 😛 #SAvAUS
@LiebCricket: I can’t imagine anything worse than having to explain the subtleties of my job to a condescending Mark Nicholas. #SAvAUS
@teknokryptik: If SA had held on to even half their dropped catches this test would be over by now#SAvAUS #CatchesWinMatches
@davelyonGR: I think Quinton and Dale should have a love child called de Kock-Steyn #SAvAUS

@phkb63: #SAvAUS
I’ve seen better hands on a worn out clock
Robin Peterson spills another catch
@17thManDiary: @EWNsport SA catching collapse delays AUS batting collapse #SAvAUS
@MadCrazyHatter_: Michael Holding having to share commentary duties with Mark Nicholas is like Frank Sinatra singing a duet with Justin Bieber #SAvAUS
@Drunk_As_Roy: Parnell faking injury so he can attend a One Direction concert. #SAvAUS #SSCricket
@17thManDiary: #SAvAUS Steyn blasts Haddin out. I’ll take my own wickets b Stain (express)
@Lord_Kartz: Sorry for the lack of #tennis tweets. I also happen to be a #cricket tragic, and the current slobberknocker #SAvAus series has my attention!
@GeoffLemonSport: Think we can say that Haddin’s hot streak is officially over.
@23Kshitiz: Sometimes i feel steyn’s eyes will pop out while exploding after taking a wicket. #SAvAUS
@wilko383: Morkel showing Johnson how it feels to be bullied with short stuff. Quality viewing!#SAvAUS
@botsasaurus: How the hell does a spinner make a stump cartwheel? Serous embarrassment for the groundsmen #SAvAUS
@AltCricket: Peter Siddle is getting tenderized like a rump steak by Morne Morkel. Sorry, a soy patty.#SAvAUS
@Roobyru: Has MiJo lost his MoJo? #SAvAUS
@Recess75: Ok so the Aussie bowling plan is unravelling: Smith survived 2 balls from Johnson.#SAvAUS #cricket
@Adam_CF: 700 in front and a session to play should be safe enough for Graeme Smith to declare#SAvAUS
@QldSportsFan: realise Ukraine is an issue – but what is the world doing about the Aussie top order#savaus

Day 4
@WHWindsock: Rodgers hooks Steyn for a boundary. Might go to a club and see if I can pull a supermodel. Clearly anything is possible. #SAvAUS
@gleeso73: Davie Warner feasting on a dish of Morne mornay #SAvAUS
@carelj: Thanks Proteas. I now realise all those drop-catches were deliberate to ensure the game didn’t end too quickly. #cricket #SavAus
@stumpedblog: South Africa have stumbled on the incredible tactic of bowling at the stumps. #SAvAUS

@17thManDiary: I thought genuine collapses only occurred after a review from Watto? I guess that was wrong

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