Andre Nel bowled very cleverly today, I thought; persistently aggressive, and within his own limitations, he was the wrecker-in-chief, ending with figures of 4 for 58. It was a pretty good toss to lose for Smith, and a damn fine day’s work for SA who left Australia stumbling at 8 for 239 at stumps.
Also: the origin of Boxing Day. So the story goes, it was when the gents and rich people collected all the odds and sods they didn’t want (or need…), “boxed” them up and gave them to their servants. Not sure how true this is, but it’s a nice story nonetheless! I wonder if the peasants got lots of socks and oranges and other bitterly disappointing “Oh Christ, not another [xyz]” gifts.