Keep Marcuss out of the final XI, don't want to risk any of our players turning up late
Sweeet we're in the finals. NZ's way too good in this
welcome back daemon ....good to have some old trolls back
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Good morning and welcome to coverage of the World Cup Final.
The track looks very good to bat on, even bounce but perhaps a little turn. The sun is shining and it's a quick outfield too.
Toss news: New Zealand have won the toss and, unsurprisingly, will bat.
The CWers have kept an unchanged side from the semi final.
Phlegm will start us off, bowling to Fleming. The left-hander starts cautiously, almost playing out a maiden before keeping the strike with a single.
Winne starts with the new ball at the other end. There's a single into the off side from Fleming, before a huge shout for lbw against Papps - the umpire says not out. Not sure what for, mind - that looked plumb. Only the one run from the over.
Phlegm has got something over his namesake here, probing away on a good length, and after two blocks he beats the outside edge. There's an edge played intentionally down and reaches slip on the bounce, and that's a maiden.
The CWers continue to keep the opening batsmen in their shell, but there's still no wicket. Papps gets off the mark as he takes one off another tight Winne over.
After four dot balls and a single, we finally get our first boundary of the day. Off the last ball of the 5th over, Fleming eases a straight drive for four.
New Zealand 8/0
Fleming 6* (16), Papps 2*(14)
Last edited by Howe_zat; 14-09-2011 at 03:04 AM.
Real slow start.
A Winne inswinger nearly cuts Fleming in half, but he's beaten the inside edge. Two runs come off the over.
Fleming hits a beautiful off drive for four, and they take another couple of singles from Phlegm's fourth over. The kiwis are starting to find their feet now.
What did I say? Just as Fleming was looking good, he completely misses a straight ball and Winne's bowled him. That's a big wicket. McMillan sees out the over without scoring.
Capone comes into the attack and only concedes a pair of singles, beating Papps' outside edge with the final ball of the over.
McMillan cuts Winne to the boundary for four. That's the first bad ball Winne's bowled all morning. Six runs from the over.
New Zealand 25/1
McMillan 6 (8), Papps 7 (30)
Last edited by Howe_zat; 14-09-2011 at 01:21 PM.
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