11 February 2010

Graeme Smith right to consider win only

South Africa's huge win over India by an innings also included a declaration by Graeme Smith when Hashim Amla was on 253 not out. It seems there has been some consternation in South Africa over the timing of the declaration as Smith holds the record for runs in one innings by a South African at 277 and some have suggested he declared to stop Amla getting past his mark.

I just can't see it - he's all about winning and they won. He wanted to have a chance to bowl at India on the second evening and I don't thing any captain in the world would have played it differently. As they won, no one in South Africa should have any quibbles....

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