Saturday, December 27, 2014

Open House

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11 comments:

gravedodger said...

Well done McCallum and the NZ Cricket team. One thing about the current skipper it is the team and no I in the spelling of the word.
So he didn't smash all the records on the list but to go well past 400 on the first new ball was good enough for this tragic.

Tinman said...

Yes GD, McCullum is a team man and in 2014 has been the best any cricketer has ever been for NZ. Maybe Donnelly was as good but certainly over a calendar year no one else matches up.

Captaincy, batting and the most enthusiastic fielder on the paddock.

He even took the ball during the recent series.

His leadership is as good right now as his batting and more likely than not he will have one more innings in 2014 to further cement his name among the greats.

pdm said...

They have put themselves into a strong position but not an invincible one. If Sangakarra gets in on what looks a good track then we could easily trail on the first innings.

The most fascinating part of the New Zealand innings was what happened to Williamson when McCullum got going. He was batting beautifully and then all of a sudden couldn't hit the ball off the square - strange to say the least.

Tinman said...

pdm, I suspect what happened to allow McCullum to get in caused Williamson to lose confidence.

pdm said...

Fair comment Tinman - but I thought he would be better than that. His record suggests that he is.

pdm said...

I may be churlish but 441 is 150 runs short of a good score after McCullum's knock.

The Veteran said...

Why BJ didn't appeal his 'out' that replays showed wasn't sure beats me ... last recognised batsman and two appeals remaining and all of that ......

gravedodger said...

Just a weeny bit pdm at 15 for three clearly SL didnt want to face Southee and Boult yesterday.
Get Mathews and they will have problems.

Budgieboy said...

Ahhhhh I'm loving it. Lots of twists and turns to go but that's what makes test cricket great.

How can people not love this?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Good grief! Boult 3 for 9.

I'm watching Australia v India on TV and NZ v SL on laptop.

30 degree max today and an 8k beachfront walk at 0500. In some respects Bunbury could be seen as the Nice of WA.

pdm said...

BB - you are so right. Far better than that T20 crap provided for the masses these days.