The plan was to target Jacques Kallis with lots of short stuff. Kallis has now faced lots and lots and lots of short stuff. Meanwhile, we dread to think how much verbal aggression Hashim Amla’s had to counter over the course of his 207-ball unbeaten innings.
We imagine that verbal aggression was pretty intense for the first few overs, but it probably dropped off a bit after four or five hours. Even the Aussies must have exhausted their rich vocabularies of abuse by that point.