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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby Paddles » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:33 pm

What is noticable is how many recent and current lefties appear on the list with Mustafizur plus Pakistan's current crop are also to qualify soon. Lefties represent.
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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby Paddles » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:42 pm

Raval out for 42 off 120+ balls.

Did his job but NZ now 3 wickets down which means Niccolls is in.
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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby Paddles » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:50 pm

Nicholls on 21 - if he 50s or 100s up here NZC will be stuck with him until and during 2018/19 at least.

Please don't troll NZC WI.
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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:59 am

WI have trolled NZ even more. While Niccolls have been regularly swinging and missing on the pull shot as tho he's trying to swat flies, on 24 he nicks one through to the keeper only for the 3rd umpire to see it was a front foot overstep no ball and call Niccolls back.
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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:29 am

Ross Taylor is 77* and getting close to KW and Crowe's 17 century mark. Looks magnificent with his off drives.

It will take a mighty WI turnaround to save or win the test from here. NZ has a 75 run lead with 7 wickets in hand.

New ball 5 overs away and NZ only has 209 - this reflects the determination of Raval.
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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:08 am

Taylor out lbw for 93 to a nice fuller length Roach ball that nipped back in. Roach has 3/53 now.

Roach nearly has Santner 1st ball with a back of a length jaffa first up.

NZ 236/4 - looking forward to a CDG score this innings.
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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby raja » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:06 am

Almost fell off my chair looking at Ross Taylor's stats.
6124 runs!!!
From 82 Tests (147 innings, 16 not-outs).

Rohan Kanhai, yesteryear legend, had 6226 runs from 79 Tests (137 innings, 6 not-outs).

Close!

I remember being impressed by Taylor on his first tour of England. He's done very well by NZ standards (an average of 45+ isn't all that common for NZ cricketers) but he could've done so much more.

In a sense, he reminds me of Ramnaresh Sarwan. Another batsman who could've done so much more.

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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby raja » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:13 am

Come on, CDG!

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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:27 am

raja wrote:Come on, CDG!


+1

The more arguments raised that Santner isn't upto batting 6, and if Blundell fails as well, the more selection pressure suffered by CDG regards his own batting.

CDG is a fun batsman to watch - in the Jadeja class of a shot a minute.
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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:39 am

raja wrote:Almost fell off my chair looking at Ross Taylor's stats.
6124 runs!!!
From 82 Tests (147 innings, 16 not-outs).

Rohan Kanhai, yesteryear legend, had 6226 runs from 79 Tests (137 innings, 6 not-outs).

Close!

I remember being impressed by Taylor on his first tour of England. He's done very well by NZ standards (an average of 45+ isn't all that common for NZ cricketers) but he could've done so much more.

In a sense, he reminds me of Ramnaresh Sarwan. Another batsman who could've done so much more.


Interesting thoughts. I think Sarwan would be far more satisfied with his career if he had Ross' stats against opposition.
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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:14 am

Paddles wrote:
NZ 236/4 - looking forward to a CDG score this innings.


Fastest Test Centuries

1. Brendon McCullum - 54 balls
2. Viv Richards - 56 balls
3. Misbah-ul-Haq - 56 balls
4. Adam Gilchrist - 57 balls
5. Jack Gregory - 67 balls
6. Shivnarine Chanderpaul - 69 balls
7. David Warner - 69 balls
8. Chris Gayle - 70 balls
9= Colin de Grandhomme - 71 balls
RC Fredericks
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Postby Mick180461 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:17 am

Paddles wrote:
Paddles wrote:
NZ 236/4 - looking forward to a CDG score this innings.


Fastest Test Centuries

1. Brendon McCullum - 54 balls
2. Viv Richards - 56 balls
3. Misbah-ul-Haq - 56 balls
4. Adam Gilchrist - 57 balls
5. Jack Gregory - 67 balls
6. Shivnarine Chanderpaul - 69 balls
7. David Warner - 69 balls
8. Chris Gayle - 70 balls
9. Colin de Grandhomme - 71 balls

Gregorys come in just 69 minutes

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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby raja » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:48 am

So CDG got out after an entertaining, and maiden, hundred.
NZ now very firmly in the driver's seat - will the West Indian players put up a fight and at least make NZ bat again?
Or will it be a repeat of Wellington 1975-76 when India (albeit with an injured Gavaskar) crashed to 80 all out, against a rampaging Richard Hadlee? :-)
Till then Hadlee had been a runaway, erratic bowler, in the shadows of his older brother.
From this innings onwards, he was suddenly on the world stage - even as his brother began fading away.

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Re: Westindies Tour Of Newzeland:Dec 1st'17-Jan 3rd'18 ( 2 tests,3 Odi & 3 T20i)

Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:02 am

Not sure his brother's shadow was cast that large. Before Richard had debut'd (unless maybe after he was dropped) and Dayle (again?) was selected, their father Walter is reported to have said "they've picked the wrong Hadlee".

A third Hadlee, Barry, played some odis for NZ as well, but I doubt Walter was referring to him.

I'll try n find better details on the exact quote and circs later.
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Postby raja » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:28 am

Paddles wrote:Not sure his brother's shadow was cast that large. Before Richard had debut'd (unless maybe after he was dropped) and Dayle (again?) was selected, their father Walter is reported to have said "they've picked the wrong Hadlee".

A third Hadlee, Barry, played some odis for NZ as well, but I doubt Walter was referring to him.

I'll try n find better details on the exact quote and circs later.


Dayle was just a decent bowler, nothing spectacular.
In those days, NZ was a very average side - with bat and ball.
They had a few useful cricketers (like Congdon, Collinge), a very good batsman in Glenn Turner, but otherwise probably the weakest Test-playing side of the time. (This was before SL and Zimbabwe came along, and while SA were in exile due to apartheid).

I remember they had 3 brother combos in the mid-70s - the Parker brothers (Murray was a walking wicket, John was pretty decent), the Hadlee brothers and the Howarth brothers (Hedley was an ok bowler, Geoff was actually a pretty good batsman).

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Postby raja » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:41 am

I didn't know that John Morrison (58-58) got into politics and was a Wellington city councillor.

Brian Hastings was another pretty decent batsman. As was Mark Burgess.

Then there was Jeremy Coney too - captained NZ for quite some time.

It's nice remembering these yesteryear NZ cricketers.

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Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:51 am

Howarth as captain, even without Turner, see's NZ's rise to the 2nd best test team of the 1980s with a series win over the Windies (ironically he finishes with an away series loss). Coney was captain for less than 2 years between 85 winter and 86/87 where he saw a drawn series vs the Windies, a test series win in Straya and England and a home test series win against Straya. He never lost a series as captain and is quite popular in NZC circles and with fans. He now works for the BBC radio in the UK as a cricket commentator with Agnew and Boycott I believe.

He only scored 3 centuries but averaged over 37, his most famous innings giving NZ a test series win over Pakistan with Ewen Chatfield clinging on with Lance Cairns in hospital after an Akram bouncer.

Before the Howarth years, NZ cricket highlights are typically the 1949 tour of England undefeated in tests, a 2 all series draw in South Africa in the 1960s with john Reid starring,as well as some Turner inspired efforts of the 1970s with his twin centuries against Australia giving a test win and drawn series (and for me personally his run rampage series in the West Indies leading to a drawn series). The tour by England in the late 70's is remembered fondly as well.

What NZ achieved in the 1980s could probably have been achieved earlier if Turner had stayed for NZC in combination with Hadlee, with support from Congdon. But alas it wasn't to be. Before RJ Hadlee, NZ test wins were as rare as hen's teeth, but there were some NZC stars such as Dempster, Sutcliffe, Cowie, Taylor, JR Reid et al.

NZ's second ever test series win was against the might of the Windies in 1980. RJ Hadlee starred.

So no guesses needed who I'm paying tribute to with my username of Paddles on this forum :D

NZ cricket revolves around matches with Aus and Eng getting crowds here but NZ has still not beaten Safrica in a test series (apartheid saved them from Hadlee) home or away. That is NZC's last test mountain to conquer.

But NZ has not ever lost a test to Zimbo or Bangladesh and has won a series in Straya. So all in all, not too bad. For most NZ'ers the Black Caps do not succeed enough and are labelled a bit of a joke, but its difficult to compete for fans with the All Blacks.
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Postby raja » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:16 am

My all-time favourite NZ win is from 1978 when England, chasing 137, got all out for 64. :-)
Boycott was captain. I'd written off the game - 137 was a nothing-score to chase, I thought.

That was from my younger days. Some years later, thanks to Hadlee magic, NZ won a series in England.

More recently (I think about 7-10 years ago) there was another fine NZ win over England. I don't remember the details now but it was definitely after that heartbreak 221 of Nathan Astle.

For me, all Test wins against England are special. :-)

I remember that NZ win over the almighty West Indies all too well.
Windies were reigning supreme then - and to come crashing against NZ of all sides!
It was an ill-tempered tour.

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Postby Boycs » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:18 am

Boycott probably still scored the majority of England’s runs :D

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Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:21 am

raja wrote:My all-time favourite NZ win is from 1978 when England, chasing 137, got all out for 64. :-)
Boycott was captain. I'd written off the game - 137 was a nothing-score to chase, I thought.

That was from my younger days. Some years later, thanks to Hadlee magic, NZ won a series in England.

More recently (I think about 7-10 years ago) there was another fine NZ win over England. I don't remember the details now but it was definitely after that heartbreak 221 of Nathan Astle.

For me, all Test wins against England are special. :-)

I remember that NZ win over the almighty West Indies all too well.
Windies were reigning supreme then - and to come crashing against NZ of all sides!
It was an ill-tempered tour.


NZ ought to have won the 2015 series vs England but were dumb and cocky in the first test ultimately throwing the test away, but the series you're thinking of if in England is pre- Astle's dbl ton but 1999. C Cairns was the superstar.

Matt Prior's amazing batting effort for England saved them from a series loss in NZ in 2012/13.

Hadlee was on fire in the 1980 series against the West Indies, he scored a tail-end 50 and then a 100 that drastically changed the course of the matches, the series and NZ Cricket. He was about 29 years of age then. After that, while announcing Hadlee's rise as an allrounder and not just a bowler, our tail end started to regularly fight with the bat, and make up for top order lacking runs. L Cairns, Smith, Bracewell, even Snedden and Chatfield all included, Smith's 100 vs India in 89/90, Bracewell's 100 vs England 85, Snedden w Greatbatch vs Aus 89, and Chats w Coney vs Pak in 84/85 are famous standouts.
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Postby Yorkshire » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:00 pm

Noel Harford scored 93 and 64 on début for NZ vs Pakistan at Lahore in 1955

Blundell 95 not out

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Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:59 pm

NZ declare after Blundell's century on debut.

NZ has a 380+ run lead and over 2 days and 2 sessions to bowl WI out for the deserved win.
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Postby raja » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:46 am

Well done, Blundell.
Tbh, I hadn't even heard of him before this Test.
How's he as a keeper?
He's playing only cos Watling is injured, right?

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Postby Paddles » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:55 am

raja wrote:Well done, Blundell.
Tbh, I hadn't even heard of him before this Test.
How's he as a keeper?
He's playing only cos Watling is injured, right?


He was picked ahead of Seifert and Phillips as the best keeper not best batter. Selector said it was close between Seifert and Blundell - but went for Blundell on experience despite Seifert's 167* last week..

Yeah Watling is injured and likely to return but this places more onus on Watling to perform.

NZC has gone from a keeper shortage with Ronchi's retirement earlier this year to having created good depth. It was deliberate - the NZA team was playing all 3 keepers each match.

So there is Latham and Philips for white ball and Watling and Blundell for red ball with Seifert in the wings.
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Postby raja » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:00 am

Paddles wrote:
raja wrote:More recently (I think about 7-10 years ago) there was another fine NZ win over England. I don't remember the details now but it was definitely after that heartbreak 221 of Nathan Astle.


NZ ought to have won the 2015 series vs England but were dumb and cocky in the first test ultimately throwing the test away, but the series you're thinking of if in England is pre- Astle's dbl ton but 1999. C Cairns was the superstar.


No, though I remember the Chis Cairns' series, the Test I had in mind was this one.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/1411 ... d-2007-08/

But NZ messed up after that and lost the series 1-2.

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Postby Paddles » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:06 am

raja wrote:
Paddles wrote:
NZ ought to have won the 2015 series vs England but were dumb and cocky in the first test ultimately throwing the test away, but the series you're thinking of if in England is pre- Astle's dbl ton but 1999. C Cairns was the superstar.


No, though I remember the Chis Cairns' series, the Test I had in mind was this one.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/1411 ... d-2007-08/

But NZ messed up after that and lost the series 1-2.


Very poor NZ team and Flemm's (premature) farewell too.
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Postby Paddles » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:27 am

This was WI's afternon. Still 170+ runs behind with 8 wickets in hand - but did NZ declare too early?

No wickets for Wags and Wagnerline today.

14 overs till a new ball.
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Postby Yorkshire » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:41 am

First session belongs to NZ bowlers who took important 3 wickets including Barthwaite for 91 but I feel sorry for N Wagner who was spanked for 89 runs for 0 in under 20 overs.

More Wooble after Lunch sorry For Wagner as Jeet dropped a sitter (other than slip)

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Postby Yorkshire » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:29 am

Congratulation Paddles and NZ supporter for an innings victory Go 1/0 up in two match series.

319 all out
Won by an innings and 67 runs

Congratulation

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Postby Paddles » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:11 am

Watling ruled out of 2nd test.

Henry got 3 2nd innings wickets but Southee is expected to be back for 2nd test.

Personally - I'd rather see Ferguson given a chance.
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Postby Yorkshire » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:05 am

http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/98 ... s-windies-.

New Zealand start favorites against troubled Windies

New Zealand lead the two-match series 1-0 after an innings win in Wellington.

Windies' woes in the longest format of the game has not abated. After losing the first Test against New Zealand by an innings and 67 runs, they were also penalised for a slow over-rate. That penalty sees their captain Jason Holder being suspended for the second Test with Kraigg Brathwaite set to lead in his absence.

Their compounding woes see New Zealand sitting pretty in the two-Test series. The hosts had a string of good performances led by Neil Wagner's bouncer-infused seven-wicket haul and centuries by Colin de Grandhomme and debutant Tom Blundell. The others who missed out in that game may well look at the second one as a chance to make their mark.

Leading that list will be their skipper Kane Williamson, who fell for 1 to a gully-trap in the first Test. Williamson has not been short of Test runs but New Zealand's frugal opportunities in the format will only enhance the pressure on him to score big when he gets the chance. Opener Jeet Raval, who has five fifties in eight Tests, will also be looking at it as a chance to improve on the duck in the hundreds column. Clearly, New Zealand's problems are not as serious as the ones faced by their opponents.

With Holder's absence, Brathwaite who has led Windies in age-group cricket, will have the honour of leading the Test team as well. He will have to make a few tricky calls going into the game. Leading his list of worries will be the replacement for Holder. Will the Windies go for another pacer or look at Devendra Bishoo's legspin for some variety? Even that choice is relatively less troublesome than the ones faced by the batsmen, who will have to tackle the swing of Trent Boult and the short-pitched barrage from Wagner. Technical deficiencies cannot be ironed out in the gap between Tests but Windies can take heart from an improved batting show in the second innings of the first Test where they managed 319. That it wasn't still enough to avoid an innings defeat tells the tale of the gulf between the two teams.

When: New Zealand vs Windies, 2nd Test starts at 11:00 AM Local Time

Where: Seddon Park, Hamilton

What to expect: With short boundaries, Seddon Park is a ground that will entice the hitters. But the conditions forecast ought to give the bowlers some hope. There is some rain predicted apart from cloudy conditions for the first three days.

Team news:

New Zealand

BJ Watling is still sidelined by an injury and Blundell's good start eases that headache for New Zealand. Tim Southee is back in the squad after missing the first Test for the birth of his daughter. Matt Henry might have to make way for him despite a three-wicket haul in the second innings.

Probable XI: Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Blundell (wk), Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

Windies

The main concern will be the replacement for Jason Holder. Windies have three options there - legspinner Bishoo, right arm pacer Alzarri Joseph or uncapped left-arm allrounder Raymon Reifer. There hasn't been indication of who could be in the final eleven. Middle order batsman Sunil Ambris, who had a forgettable debut with scores of 0 and 18, will be also under the scanner with Jermaine Blackwood waiting in the sidelines.

Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Shane Dowrich, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach

What they said

I am quite excited, not the ideal situation. I think Jason has been doing a fantastic job, so my job is to carry on what he's doing - Windies' stand-in skipper Kraigg Brathwaite

Kane (Williamson) will probably end up with about 40 (hundreds), so we'll just work it out after that - Ross Taylor, who is one short of equalling New Zealand's record of 17 Test tons

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Re: WI tour Of NZ:01/12/17 - 03/01/18 (2 tests,3 ODI, 3 T20I)

Postby Yorkshire » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:01 pm

Raval seems to me very dependable in the first innings of each test, he is Left hand batsman which helps him,not remember who were Lefty opener before

NZ 44 For 0
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Postby Yorkshire » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:38 pm

Latham Not twice Lucky Gone off Cummins

New batsman Ken Williamson’s batting average was 90 plus in 2015 but drops to 67 in 2017
I wonder why WI opt to Field after winning toss on day one with bright Sunshine

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Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:56 am

Latham out knicking a hook.

Out on a pull last match that got big on him.

He's asking for more bouncers.
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Williamson out stangled down the leg side with a faint nick for 43.

Raval in the 80's .

Taylor in.
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Postby Yorkshire » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:07 am

4 short of his best score here,Raval got very good delivery he was gone for 84 caught behind

NZ 3 down at the stroke of tea

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Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:38 am

Niccolls gone for 13. Bruce already please, heck even Munro would be a better option imo.

NZ now in trouble after a good start.

CDG to the rescue?
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Postby Yorkshire » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:48 am

Paddles wrote:Niccolls gone for 13. Bruce already please, heck even Munro would be a better option imo.

NZ now in trouble after a good start.

CDG to the rescue?


Brathwaite Lead the side well because at one stage NZ were

153 for 1
189 for 5

Santner Gave good stands here to GradHomme ( 3 sixes)

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Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:26 am

CDG does his job with a 58.

Santner bats time with 24(73) but a good score eludes him again being castled on off yet again.

Blundell looks good.

NZ 282/7 but Niccolls and Santner at 5 and 6 are continuing to put pressure on batting resources.

Average watch for CDG - 36.9 bat and 25.6 ball
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Postby Yorkshire » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:52 am

1965 John Read scored 871 in calendar year was test record by newzeland batsman in test cricket, Taylor out for —— . But I think he must break Read’s record because he need only 7 more,

He is only around 1200 runs behind ,Fleming’s record of highest aggregate by NZ player in tests

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Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:18 pm

Yorkshire wrote:
Paddles wrote:CDG does his job with a 58.

Santner bats time with 24(73) but a good score eludes him again being castled on off yet again.

Blundell looks good.

NZ 282/7 but Niccolls and Santner at 5 and 6 are continuing to put pressure on batting resources.

Average watch for CDG - 36.9 bat and 25.6 ball


Regarding Blundell
NZ very Lucky they always have excellent wicket keeper batsman in test matches, I do not think any test team dare to keep two keeper


It is less luck and more by batsman design. Regards Watling and Blundell - its batsmen looking for further opportunities. I think this is a fairly common global trend. SL have played as many as 5 or 6 if not more keepers in one intl game before. Think Dilshan and Sangakarra for starters.

Watling was a specialist bat who played tests as an opener and was dropped. So he took up keeping and got selected again, but this time as a test keeper. He batted better this time around in the lower middle order where batting is easier than opening - the most difficult batting role in my and many opinions.

Blundell was a bat and a useful bowler, but took up keeping when Ronchi arrived at FC level for Wellington. He realised there was no understudy to Ronchi and that Ronchi would make the national team after serving his qualification time. Ronchi arrived around the time BMac quit wicket keeping loking for pro opportunities after losing his WA comtract. Once Ronchi did play for NZ, Blundell got more games at domestic level for Wellington.

So in many ways - BMac quitting keeping has helped NZ's wicket keeping stocks today. But there was a sustained weak period before these comparatively current riches.

Niccolls is an able keeper too. Latham is a slick keeper as well. Phillips is the t20 keeper and Seifert was a close call losing to Blundell.
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Postby Yorkshire » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:09 pm

Roach gets Wagner early on

292 for 8
Blundell 18 Not out

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Postby Yorkshire » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:41 pm

I have watched Blundell Bowls for 28.post lunch session belongs to Boult/ Southee with their batting,try to hit every ball, fun to watch them batting here. I am surprised to know together they took

Boult 165 Test wickets
Southee 156 Test wickets

Gabriel returns with good reward after number of NO BALLS (already have 115 no ball in 34 test) 23/4/96/4



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Plenty of fun today

NZ vs wi :3.30am till 11 am
Ind vs Sl :11.30 am till 7.15 pm
Ire vs AfG : 4 pm till 11.30 pm

312 /9
370/ 9
BOult/southee 58* off 35, previous test Blundell/Boult 78* highest partnership vs wi for last wicket , 1st test
Roach dropped c & b but hold this time

NZ all out
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Postby Yorkshire » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:22 pm

189 for 5
373 all out, Good recovery
3 wickets by Roach

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Postby Yorkshire » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:32 pm

WI dismissed 221 with 4 wickets by Boult.WI captain hits 66 while debutant Riefer 29 not out or so.NZ lost Raval for 4


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Postby Yorkshire » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:08 am

Well shaven,KW reached 50 not out , once again Latham out 22.NZ lead by 244 with 2 days and 2 session left in tests so 2/0 not Rules out.

Lunch day 3
94 for 2

Taylor 14 not out off 37
Williamson 50 not out off 59
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Postby Yorkshire » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:04 am

Williamson (54) and Nicholls (5) removed soon by Cummins after Lunch
111 for 4

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Do you think santner good for #6 in test matches?
Cummins 3 for 24

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Postby Paddles » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:11 am

Yorkshire wrote:Williamson (54) and Nicholls (5) removed soon by Cummins after Lunch
111 for 4

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Do you think santner good for #6 in test matches?
Cummins 3 for 24


He's not ideal and is giving T Astle a sniff at selection - but I am far more worried about Niccolls at 5.
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Postby Paddles » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:20 am

Good 100 from Taylor - his test career just keeps getting better. 41 under DV, 47 under himself, 49 under BMac, over 70 under KW.
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