Wednesday 4 January 2012

Mini-session analysis for 3rd Test SA SL 11/12

Here is the mini-session analysis for the 3rd test between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Newlands, Cape Town.

A mini-session is (normally) half a session, either between the start of the session and the drinks break or the drinks break and the end of the session. Occasionally a long session will have 3 mini-sessions where it will be broken up with 2 drinks breaks.

1-1aSouth Africa 56/2 off 13South Africa
1-1bSouth Africa 79/0 off 14South Africa
1-2aSouth Africa 47/0 off 13South Africa
1-2bSouth Africa 53/0 off 14South Africa
1-3aSouth Africa 55/1 off 20Sri Lanka
1-3bSouth Africa 56/0 off 16South Africa
2-1aSouth Africa 67/0 off 14South Africa
2-1bSouth Africa 39/1 off 14.3Sri Lanka
2-2aSouth Africa 96/0 off 17.3South Africa
2-2bSouth Africa 31/0 off 3South Africa
Sri Lanka 29/0 off 8
2-3aSri Lanka 68/1 off 14Sri Lanka
2-3bSri Lanka 52/1 off 17Sri Lanka
3-1aSri Lanka 43/1 off 15South Africa
3-1bSri Lanka 37/4 in 12.5South Africa
3-2aSri Lanka 50/4 off 16South Africa
3-2bSri Lanka 12/0 off 10South Africa
3-3aSri Lanka 41/2 off 15.4South Africa
3-3bSri Lanka 55/1 off 18.2Sri Lanka
4-1aSri Lanka 53/0 off 14Sri Lanka
4-1bSri Lanka 29/0 off 15South Africa
4-2aSri Lanka 42/2 off 12South Africa
4-2bSri Lanka 80/4 off 13.5South Africa
4-3aSouth Africa 2/0 off 0South Africa

South Africa win 16-6.

I've not been doing these mini-session analysis very long, but this one was the most one-sided. And yet Sri Lanka still managed to win 6 mini-sessions, effectively a whole day's cricket. If I can be bothered keeping these up, it will be interesting to see how a year end analysis of them compares to the test rankings.

This was also the first time we've seen Philander in unhelpful conditions. He still looked very good. His averages for this game were more realistic, but his career average is still in the ridiculous Lohmann, Barnes and Ironmonger territory.

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