Symonds” Proteas tour hopes recede as he fails again for Queensland

January 31st, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Brisbane, Jan.31 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds failed for a second day in his first-class cricket comeback to leave his South African tour hopes hanging by a thread.
Symonds lasted just eight balls on Saturday as he was caught behind for three, hot on the heels of his first-innings five, on return from knee surgery for Queensland at the Gabba.
The wayward all-rounder edged a forward defensive push to a good length ball by Steve Magoffin, giving gloveman Luke Ronchi a regulation catch low down.
With chief selector Andrew Hilditch again watching from the northern stand at the Vulture St end, Symonds” second consecutive failure is a serious blow to his hopes of a Australian recall for the three-Test tour of South Africa.
The disappointment bubbled over as he left the wicket, kicking his boot in disgust midway down the pitch.
Symonds then smashed his bat into the concrete side of the players tunnel on the way to the Bulls dressing room.
His 11-minute stay leaves him with just 88 runs from eight bats at a dreadful average of 11 for Queensland this season.(ANI)

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