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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:16 am 
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Game over.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:18 am 
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Chapman proving a none too able replacement for Taylor :)

Little bit in this for the spinners.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:18 am 
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It's a shame the decider looks like a walk over.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:19 am 
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Oh FFS


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:22 am 
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One last card to play

Nicholls is it?? fark me, gently - with a pienapple


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:22 am 
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Oh well.

Still a very enjoyable series. Shame that Rosco couldn't play in this one.

I reckon the test series will be just as interesting.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:31 am 
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Guptil goooooooone. Big wicket for England - he was just starting to motor.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:33 am 
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Well what a bloody disappointment. Gotta give it to the England openers, been all over us all series.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:33 am 
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FFS! :lol:

Well done, England.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:34 am 
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This shower of shit after such a great game the other day :x :x :x


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:34 am 
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Is the surface covered in cracks and green grass? The Black Caps: how to make a flat track look impossible to bat on.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:36 am 
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Gazzamonster wrote:
Oh well.

Still a very enjoyable series. Shame that Rosco couldn't play in this one.

I reckon the test series will be just as interesting.


Yep, would have preferred to see Taylor out there - quite a big drop off from him to Chapman.

Hard to tell which way the tests will go - we're a much better ODI side than test side.

Still lots of cricket left in this game - Santner hasn't even got to the crease yet. Get 220 and let your spinners loose.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:40 am 
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Nicolls ain't picking them. Won't last much longer.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:41 am 
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ovalball wrote:
Gazzamonster wrote:
Oh well.

Still a very enjoyable series. Shame that Rosco couldn't play in this one.

I reckon the test series will be just as interesting.


Yep, would have preferred to see Taylor out there - quite a big drop off from him to Chapman.

Hard to tell which way the tests will go - we're a much better ODI side than test side.

Still lots of cricket left in this game - Santner hasn't even got to the crease yet. Get 220 and let your spinners loose.

:lol: Yeah, nah.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:42 am 
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What's the point of selecting players who can concentrate for long periods, if they're going to get out anyway?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:42 am 
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SecretAgentMan wrote:
ovalball wrote:
Gazzamonster wrote:
Oh well.

Still a very enjoyable series. Shame that Rosco couldn't play in this one.

I reckon the test series will be just as interesting.


Yep, would have preferred to see Taylor out there - quite a big drop off from him to Chapman.

Hard to tell which way the tests will go - we're a much better ODI side than test side.

Still lots of cricket left in this game - Santner hasn't even got to the crease yet. Get 220 and let your spinners loose.

:lol: Yeah, nah.


There is plenty of cricket left, it just won't be NZ playing any of it.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:45 am 
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This is like watching the Blues play 8)


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blackblackblack wrote:
There is plenty of cricket left, it just won't be NZ playing any of it.

True dat. :(


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:46 am 
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Auckman wrote:
This is like watching the Blues play 8)

Dunno, the Blues are often still in the running at half time before they implode.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:47 am 
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Need more white players.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:47 am 
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Tehui wrote:
What's the point of selecting players who can concentrate for long periods, if they're going to get out anyway?

Where do you propose we get them from? Japan has only invented the sex robot. They can't play cricket yet.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:51 am 
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Wow.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:52 am 
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Didn't we beat Australia from a worst position than this? Once.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:54 am 
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This series deserved a better finale than this :((

It has shown us that Chapman isn't up to it at this level (not yet anyway but maybe never).
De Grandhomme is way way too inconsistent. He has the talent but maybe not the temperament.
Munro has been disappointing and maybe should be a T20 only player...his ODI record sux shit.
And really Taylor is the only reason we took this series to a decider and without him we can't compete with England.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:57 am 
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Davedj77 wrote:
This series deserved a better finale than this :((

It has shown us that Chapman isn't up to it at this level (not yet anyway but maybe never).
De Grandhomme is way way too inconsistent. He has the talent but maybe not the temperament.
Munro has been disappointing and maybe should be a T20 only player...his ODI record sux shit.
And really Taylor is the only reason we took this series to a decider and without him we can't compete with England.

The 2015 World Cup too. It's a common theme.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:03 am 
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We don't have 11 international class players in this country.

We have, at most, 7:

Guptil
Williamson
Taylor
Santner
Sodhi
Southee
Boult


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:07 am 
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These two batting very well - could still post a worthwhile target.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:07 am 
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J Man wrote:
We don't have 11 international class players in this country.

We have, at most, 7:

Guptil
Williamson
Taylor
Santner
Sodhi
Southee
Boult

This. That's only 3 top order batters and you need them to fire every game with those odds.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:08 am 
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Damn it, damp squib this!

Really cant see another England collapse, when they bat.


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Kiwias wrote:
This shower of shit after such a great game the other day :x :x :x


Welcome to supporting the Black Caps :nod:

Congrats England, finally winning something Downunder :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:18 am 
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Damn it, damp squib this!

Really cant see another England collapse, when they bat.


Far from over yet - albeit, this does look like quite a good pitch to bat on - bit of turn but it isn't a bunsen.

England will only have themselves to blame (again) if they let this one slip away. But I've seen them lose from better positions.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:22 am 
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Sky TV hammering to death the Holden Equinox ad.

Jesus.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:31 am 
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Salient wrote:
Kiwias wrote:
This shower of shit after such a great game the other day :x :x :x


Welcome to supporting the Black Caps :nod:

Congrats England, finally winning something Downunder :thumbup:


Welcome??

I've been doing this since the mid-60s.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:44 am 
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Well batted, Nicholls. Gritty innings in a losing cause.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:56 am 
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Nicholls is it?? fark me, gently - with a pienapple



Damn - almost worked. :?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:57 am 
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Nicholls gooone!

Santa's found some good consistent form with the bat during this series. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:59 am 
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Southee is good for 5 or 6 and won't last more than over 46.


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Well batted, Santa. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:17 am 
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Wakes up, looks at score. Fk it. I’m going back to sleep.


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Wheel out Trento to swing.


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