Saturday, November 28, 2009

Odds or Evens?

The Queer Slack Caps had a good win over the Pakis today.

But have a look at our batting performance in the second innings.

All the odd number dicks made ducks.

New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill b Mohammad Aamer 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
View dismissal TG McIntosh lbw b Mohammad Asif 31 197 136 5 0 22.79
View dismissal DR Flynn lbw b Mohammad Aamer 0 8 4 0 0 0.00
View dismissal LRPL Taylor run out (Khurram Manzoor) 59 122 83 7 1 71.08
View dismissal PG Fulton lbw b Umar Gul 0 10 8 0 0 0.00
View dismissal GD Elliott c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 25 164 101 0 0 24.75
View dismissal BB McCullum c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 0 25 13 0 0 0.00
View dismissal DL Vettori* c Fawad Alam b Mohammad Asif 8 9 7 2 0 114.28
View dismissal SE Bond b Mohammad Asif 7 44 34 0 0 20.58
View dismissal IE O'Brien lbw b Umar Gul 4 18 13 1 0 30.76

CS Martin not out 1 12 2 0 0 50.00

Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 1, nb 3, pen 5) 18

Total (all out; 67 overs; 310 mins) 153 (2.28 runs per over


showmethetaxcut said...

I am eternally grateful that I am not a black caps fan.

It is about as bad as being a long suffering Warriors fan.

alex Masterley said...

Watched it.
Very stressful!

pdm said...

I have just seen the result - three hearty cheers for Shane Bond!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Who are the "Queer Slack Caps"? Is that supposed to demonstrate the quality of your wit somehow Adolf? It does, but not in the way you intend I suspect.

Anyway a win's a win, and the bowlers did a great job. I know you like to knock success, but you should be happy.

Judge Holden

Keeping Stock said...

Agreed Judge Holden. Victories by the Black Caps in the test arena are rare beasts, and ought to be celebrated, not derided.

And smtc - as a NZ cricket supporter of 50 years duration, I've experienced plenty of highs, and plenty of deep lows. This was a very good and gutsy win, in what was an excellent test match.

Anonymous said...

Man of the match to the groundskeeper - Dunedin turned on a perfect test pitch. Started good for batting, gave a bit of variable bounce to bowlers at end. Nice.

Bowlers from both sides were good - not just Bond (who was very penetrative). Chris Martin stood out taking 3 times his usual 1 wicket per innings in both innings.

But what on earth is Fulton doing back in the batting lineup? Tried & failed repeatedly at intl level. Pick Chris Harris instead for goodness sake. He at least can score centuries at domestic and intl level!