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by Kiwias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

jdogscoop wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:22 pm One thing I will say about Ashwin is that he is not the sort of player to nick off / be caught / get LWB / caught on the boundary / get run out early.

Have I enraged the mocker Gods?
The mocker Gods are on your side.
by Kiwias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Ted. wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:15 pm
mrbrownstone wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:07 pm Jadeja always seems to score annoying runs against us. Haven't forgotten the world cup semi.
Well played sir, a reverse counter mockers. :thumbup:
The twist being that it was Rahane to fall.
by Kiwias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

17 dot balls. Yeah, they are really trying to win this... Our bowlers are just bowling really well today. Hard to score when their aren't any loose balls. NZ bowlers are doing very well. I'm saying India have zero interest in winning this test match. They see it as a training run. Anonymous has sai...
by Kiwias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

dam0 wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:49 am
Muttonbirds wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:41 am 17 dot balls.

Yeah, they are really trying to win this...
Our bowlers are just bowling really well today. Hard to score when their aren't any loose balls.
The fielding is very sharp too.
by Kiwias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

mrbrownstone wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:16 am It never gets any easier with this lineup though. Pant scares the shit out of me tbh, could take the game away in an hour.
Nothing to fear now. A very neat catch by Latham
by Kiwias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

RuggaBugga wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:27 am FFS :x
There was a fair amount of the ball hitting the stumps there. What is the dividing line?
by Kiwias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

mrbrownstone wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:16 am It never gets any easier with this lineup though. Pant scares the shit out of me tbh, could take the game away in an hour.
Pant is the CDG in the Indian lineup. :D
by Kiwias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Cricket is stuck in last century. No other sport would go off for bad light in the world final when you've had massive, fudge off flood lights on since ball one. This guy gets it. What next? Roofs over all four major golf tournaments so they can play even in inclement weather? Sounds pricey. No shi...
by Kiwias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 35542
Views: 1582211

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Guy

I definitely like the sound of that.
by Kiwias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

jdogscoop wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:03 pm
mrbrownstone wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:39 pm Cricket is stuck in last century. No other sport would go off for bad light in the world final when you've had massive, fudge off flood lights on since ball one.
This guy gets it.
What next? Roofs over all four major golf tournaments so they can play even in inclement weather?
by Kiwias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

India in the box seat at the moment. Kohli is going to get a century the way he’s going. He (and the other Indian batsmen to be honest) is very controlled, not chasing anything outside off but focusing on the occasional loose ball. There have not been many, a tribute to the control of our bowling u...
by Kiwias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

There are 31 MLB stadiums of which only one has a permanently closed roof, while another six have retractable roofs. Let’s not pretend that roofs are standard practice in baseball stadiums. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Major_League_Baseball_stadiums#:~:text=Stadiums%20%20%20%20Name%...
by Kiwias
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

not_english wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:56 pm I wouldn't mind seeing Boult again. I think we are struggling a bit to rotate our bowlers at the mo.
Definitely yours.
by Kiwias
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

I'm loving wagner bowling off a length, they may have typecast him as a short of a length bowler. He has great control and swings it consistently too. He hardly bowled anything short in the two tests vs England Yes hence the observation. He's been just as if not more effective bowling off a length....
by Kiwias
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

RuggaBugga wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:21 pm I'm loving wagner bowling off a length, they may have typecast him as a short of a length bowler.

He has great control and swings it consistently too.
He hardly bowled anything short in the two tests vs England
by Kiwias
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

RuggaBugga wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:06 pm Have to give Wagner a couple of overs before lunch shirley?
You're on fire this morning.
by Kiwias
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

mrbrownstone wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:16 pm
JB1981 wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:01 pm
mrbrownstone wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:00 pm Needed that badly.

Just Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, Pant, Jadeja, Ashwin to go :uhoh:
Gill to carry his bat?
Looks as solid as they come so far.
Yours, mate
by Kiwias
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

That’s a vicious ball from Jamieson. Gill may reconsider advancing again - he had no idea about that. Just saw the slow mo replay, that was pretty bad. Actually snapped his head round like he took a right hook. Jamieson has settled us down a bit. Looking good. Your wicket, sir. Rohit gone to a love...
by Kiwias
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues
Replies: 435
Views: 7204

Re: Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final: Highlanders @ Blues

Some boot on that Ioane kid in the Clan.
by Kiwias
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Is a cricket test match under a covered stadium a test match though? Why not play on artificial pitches if that's the case? As much as I hate wet weather impacting on cricket games, the weather is a distinctive feature of test cricket. The sun and wind are part and parcel of cricket. US baseball le...
by Kiwias
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies & Cantabs - what are you doing this Saturday evening?
Replies: 67
Views: 1376

Re: Aussies & Cantabs - what are you doing this Saturday evening?

I'm with mungo -- definitely watching the match before hopefully watching the WTC final.
by Kiwias
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Happy 50th birthday, Nigel Owens
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Happy 50th birthday, Nigel Owens

Congratulations on the big Five-0, Nigel.
by Kiwias
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1172
Views: 37298

Re: All Black squad selection thread

My top 5 locks would be Retallick (even at less than 100% he's still good), Whitelock, Barrett, Vaa'i and PPP. Also don't understand why we haven't seen more of PPP, a dominant aerial athlete and someone who consistently wins collisions, a rare beast indeed. We need to move on from Tuipulotu, his c...
by Kiwias
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders 2020/21 Thread
Replies: 297
Views: 16662

Re: Crusaders 2020/21 Thread

deverix wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:25 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:43 am Yep Matera is playing openside for us.
there we go Kiwias.
Happy to be corrected.
by Kiwias
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

If you've got a spare 10 mins this is a great read about NZ's rise to the top over the last 9 years http://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1266453/world-test-championship-final---new-zealand-climb-to-the-top Took me a bloody age to do that on my iPad and Guy still gave me grief for the length of po...
by Kiwias
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1172
Views: 37298

Re: All Black squad selection thread

Pakia Pakia wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:27 am PPP has more upside than any other lock currently. Start him now in the warm up games and let Retallick rest. Develop him for 2023.
There are several good young locks coming through, PPP is at the head of this pack at the moment so should be in the AB environment.
by Kiwias
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

JPNZ wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:08 pm If you've got a spare 10 mins this is a great read about NZ's rise to the top over the last 9 years

http://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/ ... to-the-top
mr bungle beat you to it lower down the previous page but it is a good read.
by Kiwias
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 850
Views: 18260

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Play Jamison, CDG & Patel Drop Nicholl's - his average is ok but only because his luck has been world beating. The two all rounders cover his batting IMO. An average of over 40 with a very high conversion rate of 50s to 100s. Test Batting Mat 39 Inns 58 NO 39 Runs 2,257 HS 75 Ave 43.4 BF 4,440 SR 4...
by Kiwias
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia executes someone for "offences committed as a minor".
Replies: 16
Views: 898

Re: Saudi Arabia executes someone for "offences committed as a minor".

It was not that long ago that the USA did the same. Forty years after Leonard Shockley’s execution, Sean Sellers was put to death for multiple murders committed at age 16. Sellers, a former Satan worshiper who used to drink his own blood during satanic rituals, murdered a convenience store clerk sim...
by Kiwias
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1172
Views: 37298

Re: All Black squad selection thread

Nor sure if Harmon is up to the same standard as Todd and Holah, yet.
by Kiwias
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Black squad selection thread
Replies: 1172
Views: 37298

Re: All Black squad selection thread

It's a strong MABs squad for sure. You'd say Pari Pari Parkinson is the only one who was seriously in All Blacks contention? Maybe Quinn Tupaea? I think both players could have benefited from more game time this year. With Savea and Cane out, and Bolshier out of favour or moving on, I think Billie ...
by Kiwias
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128772
Views: 6067957

Re: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

I think publicly celebrating the murder of a Trump supporter and defending looting as reparations for black people fall under the umbrella of promoting looting and violence. I have a feeling all this will be news to you though, as perhaps the only coverage you saw was CNN's mostly peaceful coverage...