Thursday, February 6, 2014

What Say The Tall Poppy Choppers Today?

Last October/November our National Mens Cricket team played in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Not the easiest place to achieve great results.
Two drawn tests against the Deshis, then mixed results in shortform games.
Sri Lanka tour was very weather affected.

All the Lazyboy layabouts and armchair critics rubbished their results.

Since then a West Indies team has toured with NZ winning the tests 2 1 and sharing the ODIs 2 all.

Then the number one ODI team and second ranked test team from India came calling.
New Zealand won the ODIs four zip with the fifth tied.

Today the first of two test started with the first at Eden Park.
Indian Captain Dhoni won the toss and bowled. with NZ at 30 for three and Ross Taylor back in the shed for 3 things were going India's way.
The much criticised Brendon McCallum with Kane Williamson put on 240 odd for the fourth wicket and then got through to stumps with Cory Anderson and a score of 329 for four. Williamson and McCallum reaching three figures ending the day with McCallum not out 143.

Question; where are all the experts tonight, oh thats right out celebrating the nations birthday, I am sure they will find their voice tomorrow if things take a turn for the worse.
Four million kiwis vs a billion Indians and so far we are winning.

Go you good things,  well done today.


Tinman said...

GD, I agree with your sentiments but please - please - get your facts right!

cribble said...

Normal service resumed on Saturday, of course.

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radio dead said...

Lords,real cricket has died-what you see now is not real so don't stroke the nationalism crotch too much-it's now just a bit of fun played by self indulgent millionaires playing to orders from Mumbai.