Graeme Smith is injured and this may just save Australia.
Though at 1-125, maybe it won't.
I would probably prefer that this didn't happen. If we're going to win I would rather it was against a team of 11, not 10.
If we're going to lose, the same thing applies.
But then, if we win, I'll take what I can get. At this point it seems pretty even. The Saffers looked shaky but settled in pretty well, and are one down, well two if you count Smith.
The bookies have a draw as the favoured outcome, but the odds on Australia winning are shorter than SA.
Also, Brett Lee had ankle surgery today.
Maybe the pair can share a hospital room.
Now, with a fractured fifth metatarsal, Smith's out for six weeks.
I bet he's wishing he didn't play in this match. What's that about the best laid plans?
Also, thanks to David for his live blogging, which was highly entertaining, though a shame we didn't get to hear about Smith's injury from his point of view.
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