Saturday, February 28, 2015

deja vue again


For the third time in four World Cup round robin games the NZ Cricket team bowl threir opposition out well short of the 50 overs then suffer the serious disadvantage of having their run chase broken by a scheduled meal break.

It makes bowling well a double edged sword and today the crafty yellow bastards made it count with a wicket either side of the scheduled break.

Sorry it is just not cricket IMHO.

At 80 for the loss of Finch it looke like 350 minimum to chase but it was Boult's turn this week and then Stark nearly made Abbott's quip almost a Nostradamus qualifier.

7 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Full marks to Boult and Starc. Not to mention McCullum's captaincy.

cribble said...

What were they thinking with better than 25 overs to go and trying to slog some of the better quicks around? At about 2 per over required just keep them off the stumps and they will probably bowl enough wides for the win.

rivoniaboy said...

"crafty yellow bastards"- silly childish statement, we are talking about a game of cricket not world war 3 for heavens sake!

Paulus said...

rivoniaboy

Cricket to an Australian, even more so with New Zealand, is war !

Tinman said...

we are talking about a game of cricket not world war 3 for heavens sake!

I agree, far more important stuff than bloody WWIII.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

'crafty yellow and green bastards,' if you don't mind!

pdm said...

cribble - I agree. Taylor almost lost us that game with a dumb shot. He should have been batting for the break - even if it meant a maiden over.