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Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by KeyserSoze » Thu May 21, 2015 12:15 pm

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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by thebish » Thu May 21, 2015 12:19 pm

snot looking good! and a bit of a shambles behind the scenes....
So apparently that batting change wasn't a deliberate move by England - Moeen Ali was batting in the nets and couldn't get his kit on in time to make it out there. Shambles doesn't do it justice - if this series is Paul Farbrace's audition for the permanent job of England coach, that's the equivalent of fluffing your first line and then tripping over part of the set.
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by thebish » Thu May 21, 2015 12:37 pm

blimey - looked 5mins ago and it was 48-4

now it's 80-4!
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by thebish » Thu May 21, 2015 2:10 pm

blimey and (indeed) charlie! root and stokes are not hanging about!
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by thebish » Thu May 21, 2015 5:54 pm

325-6 from 30-4 is a fine recovery! looking like England's day now...
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Thu May 21, 2015 8:02 pm

Just seen the highlights. Butler out on the last ball of the day to leave us 354 for 7. As has been said, a good recovery.
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Fri May 22, 2015 12:00 pm

Bit weak in the tail end, but 389 all out anybody would take. Middle order were the heroes.
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Fri May 22, 2015 12:58 pm

After the raffle that was the England innings, New Zealand seem to be playing conventional cricket: Openers and front order get decent scores till one is cracked then play a predictable decreasing procession of score and skills and finish up just over or short of 300. Well, at least that's the plan..... :wink:
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri May 22, 2015 1:06 pm

We're playing New Zealand FFS. I'm surprised that they can get a side together, let alone one capable of giving anywhere else a run for its money! :shock:
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by thebish » Fri May 22, 2015 1:42 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:We're playing New Zealand FFS. I'm surprised that they can get a side together, let alone one capable of giving anywhere else a run for its money! :shock:
aye... yet they are currently 2 places above us in the ICC test rankings...

beating someone above you is always a challenge...
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Fri May 22, 2015 3:18 pm

Looking a little better. Two wickets in a few minutes. 148-2 and Guptil gone.
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by thebish » Fri May 22, 2015 3:18 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:Looking a little better. Two wickets in a few minutes. 148-2 and Guptil gone.
aye - we needed them!
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Fri May 22, 2015 6:09 pm

287-2 is looking very er, not so good. :(

Make that 303 for 2 at stumps. Decisive early morning assualt needed.
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by Nicko58 » Sat May 23, 2015 12:55 pm

Luck is certainly on the side of the Kiwis this morning - if that review had gone in our favour you could say it's been a decent session for England.
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat May 23, 2015 1:26 pm

Worst three words in cricket.."Rain stopped play". Hope it soon clears and we can balance things up a bit. How many they'll lead by before we do is the big question.
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by Bruce Rioja » Sat May 23, 2015 6:10 pm

Nicko58 wrote:Luck is certainly on the side of the Kiwis this morning - if that review had gone in our favour you could say it's been a decent session for England.
Can someone explain this to me please? The fecking thing was hitting leg stump. :conf:

And now we're two wickets down. :roll:
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by thebish » Sat May 23, 2015 6:16 pm

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Nicko58 wrote:Luck is certainly on the side of the Kiwis this morning - if that review had gone in our favour you could say it's been a decent session for England.
Can someone explain this to me please? The fecking thing was hitting leg stump. :conf:

And now we're two wickets down. :roll:
the reviews were set up to catch the glaring umpire mistake - that's their purpose... it's not how teams use them - but that's what they are for.

so - if it's a glaring mistake - umpires decision can be overturned - but a half-ball on half the width of a stump? that's not a glaring umpire mistake - so it stays with the umpire's original call.. if he said not out - then it's still not out. Same thing happened to the NZers on the first day when they reviewed a Root appeal - again, hitting stump - but only glancing - so umpire's call.

within its own rules and purpose it is perfectly logical. problem is - showing it on the big screen! that's asking for trouble!

the logical conclusion of this is to be more persuasive in getting the umpire to give it out in the first place - which will lead to louder and more insistent and extavagent appealing...
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat May 23, 2015 6:35 pm

I'm almost afraid to speak in case...ah well, Come on you er.....England Whites.... :|
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by TANGODANCER » Sun May 24, 2015 11:23 am

Bell gone already. I used to see him as a saviour type but he's not having the best of times.
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Re: Cricket: New Zealand at home

Post by thebish » Sun May 24, 2015 5:01 pm

go stokesy!! who needs Pieterson??
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