Sunday, November 29, 2015

CRICKET

Anyone want to bet a chocolate fish that the Adelaide test will go into a forth day?    

Lotsa of hype sure but when 25 wickets fall in just two days somethings not quite kosher ... pitch, ball, night, good bowling, bad batting or perhaps a confluence of all five.

Not gonna talk about the third umpire.   Nuff said even by the hard bitten Oz commentators.


2 comments:

pdm said...

Poor technique by both sides, allied with some ruishes of blood by players established at the crease are the main reasons as far as I can see. The bowling has been good and in the case of NZ their best of the series but lack of patience and an inability to adjust to a swinging ball are the main reasons for the low scoring.

Too much T20 hit and giggle cricket is a big factor and neither side shows an inclination to bat time to get the runs needed.

Until his dismissal today Santner really impressed me in this test - but the shot he played when stumped was utter stupidity and he let himself down with it. Having said that he should consolidate his position at 6 as he is technically a better batsman than both Anderson and Neesham and he looks a tidy bowler as well.

I will be watching through until the bitter end tonight - whichever way it goes.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

We wuz robbed. Even my Aussie mates are disgusted by this episode.