MARTIANS who watched SA's attack tear into Pakistan's batsmen in Abu Dhabi yesterday would have been convinced that bowlers were a bloodthirsty breed of earthlings not bothered by the collateral damage they caused in their quest to intimidate opponents into submission.
Such was the scale of the barrage of bouncers, rib ticklers and other less harmful balls SA sent down on the second day of the first test in Abu Dhabi.
If the tactic had led to a tumble of wickets it would have made sense. But after 84 overs, 54 of them bowled by South Africa's quicks, Pakistan were 263-3 and looking set to build a big lead today.
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