Wimpy way out 

WORDS like enthralling, nail biting, exciting, and other complimentary phrases to describe South Africa's gallant draw, all miss the true context of the game. South Africa was given the opportunity to win by Clarke's declaration, difficult but not impossible. Sport is designed to have winners and losers. If you do not try to win you are a loser, but South Africa did not have the guts to lose. It accepted the wimpy way out.  Let's hope if Australia gets in the same position, Clarke would take up the challenge.  

- HUGH BOYD, Launceston.