It's all too easy, isn't it? Blaming the pitch for the bowlers' inability to run through a side at home leads to any number of excuses and curt responses.
The simple fact of the matter is this: South Africa boast a collection of masterful batsmen, with none more indomitable than Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis.
It is very hard to overstate how well Amla and Kallis - and captain Graeme Smith earlier in the match - played, and the records broken by the pair are testament to that.
Let's get one thing out of the way right off the bat, however: the pitch at The Oval is a shocker; not in the senseRead More »from Don’t blame the pitch, laud Amla and South Africa