Vantage point

Friday, December 29, 2006


What will happen in the Durban test is anyone's guess. We may just play out the day comfortably and draw it. Or South Africa might knock us over and equalise. Or the rain might have the last word.

Here's what I would like to see. India should lose a bunch of wickets. We should be 8 down or 9 down. And then the rain should come down, or bad light should halt play. Rain has robbed us of a victory so many times, that it will be nice for a change to see it save us.

Plus it will mean more frustration for Graeme Smith. I hate Smith. He is a mediocre batsman, a horrible captain and a petty petty man. He is easily the worst captain I have ever seen. Earlier this year, he declared too early and lost a test to Australia. Now if his late declaration robs him of an opportunity to win a test, more joy.