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Test 2, Day 4

My sister and I grew up beating the crap out of each other. We fought constantly. Sometimes by simply yelling at each other, other times the fights were full of hair pulling and punches and biting. We were horrible to … Continue reading

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Test 2, Day 3

England 205 and 1 for 0 need another 473 runs to beat South Africa 335 and 343 for 9 dec (Amla 87, Elgar 80, du Plessis 63, Moeen 4-78) # On our 13th wedding anniversary my wife and I took … Continue reading

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Test 2, Day 2

South Africa 335 (Amla 78, de Kock 68, Philander 54, Anderson 5-72) and 75 for 1 (Elgar 38*, Amla 23*) lead England 205 (Root 78) by 205 runs # We didn’t have a lot of money growing up. That is … Continue reading

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Test 2, Day 1

South Africa 309 for 6 (Philander 54*, Morris 23*) v England # Like a lot of families in the midwest did — and still do — my family would pack up the car and drive to Florida for a weekend … Continue reading

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Test 1, Day 4

England 458 and 233 beat South Africa 361 and 119 by 211 runs # When I was in 2nd grade and my sister in 4th (eight and 10 years old, respectively) my mother entered us in the school’s talent show. … Continue reading

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Test 1, Day 3

England 458 and 119 for 1 (Cook 59*, Ballance 22*) lead South Africa 361 (Bavuma 59, Elgar 54, Philander 52, de Kock 51, Moeen 4-59) by 216 runs # The summer after I turned 16 I was grounded a lot. … Continue reading

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Test 1, Day 2

South Africa 214 for 5 (Bavuma 48*, Rabada 9*) trail England 458 (Root 190, Moeen 87) by 244 runs # My only sister and I never very close, even though we lived across the hall from each other for over … Continue reading

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