Thats pretty obvious me thinks.
Anyhow both teams are serious contenders for the trophy IMO.
Tendulkar = the most overated player EVER!!
Beckham = the most overated footballer EVER!!
Vassell = the biggest disgrace since rikki clarke!!
Well done NZ.
1) Ross is the Boss.
2) See point 1.
Overrated XI M Bracewell, Burns, Rahane, Don Voges, Bairstow, Alecz Day, Donovan Grobelaar, Luke Ronchi, Faulkner, Dan Christian, Permaul
Poor decision in playing Mendis. The Black Caps have faced him a few times. Sri Lanka should keep the novelty act for England, South Africa and Aus.
Gayle being rested as a precaution. England did that with KP against the Netherlands...
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NZ were never in a position where they were overwhelming favourites, so they never really choked or messed things up particularly. They were mild favourites whilst Ryder was still in, but only mild because he's the only one who could forcibly take the game away from Sri Lanka. The rest weren't really good enough if Sri Lanka stuck to their task. Unfortunately Sri Lanka botched it with some awful cricket at the death, in the field and with the ball in their hand. They kept giving NZ chances.
Pretty impressed with N Macs batting. Want him in the test team ahead of Patel.
NcCullum bowls darts making him ideal for limited overs and a nothing first class bowler. Though considering how dire Patels been....
That said Patel took 22 FC wickets this season compared to NMacs 4.
I think Patel is really average. He isn't good and he isn't bad.
How much worse can NMac be in a test. Also he does seem to mix up the flight of his deliveries in ODIs not all of them are flat.
NL McCullum to Dilshan, 1 run, tossing it up on middle, slog-sweeps it straight towards deep midwicket for a single
NL McCullum to Chandimal, 1 run, slower through the air, short on the off turning in, almost falls away as he cuts that through point
NL McCullum to Chandimal, OUT, Ross Taylor takes a beauty at long-on! Didn't quite get to the pitch but gave it a thwack, it appeared as though it would clear Taylor. He was right at the edge, timed his jump perfectly, stuck his right hand out, tapped the ball back in and took it stretching to his right, It ends an excellent stand after the dismissals of two batsmen who failed to get going
LD Chandimal c Taylor b NL McCullum 29 (23b 1x4 1x6) SR: 126.08
NL McCullum to Jayawardene, 2 runs, flighted on the off,paddles it towards fine leg for a couple
Na NcCullum isn't currently the next spinning option for Tests IMO. Even Todd (I only became a spinner yesterday) Astle got more wickets than him.
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