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    just watching this in Fox now. Extraordinary. Really extraordinary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    just watching this in Fox now. Extraordinary. Really extraordinary.
    Yeah. It's really quite stunning in its ineptitude. Hard to quote know where to apportion the blame. Ryder, perversely enough, has to take a fair chunk. A little obsessed by his 50 it seemed.
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    FML, yet to watch the highlights, but I thought it was pretty much over when Jesse was going good. How the **** did they manage to **** this up?

    And from what I gather, SAffers didn't bowl that great either - so should've take some dire batting to screw that up.
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    I remember checking the scores with 3 overs to go, wondering whether it was worth watching and deciding that NZ had it in the bag. Little did I know.

    Though it has to be said that the biggest choke of the day was de Lange. Bowling a front-foot no ball on the last ball when the other side needs six to win is just astonishing.

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    Well England's pacers bowled a similar length against Pakistan during the death overs of the ODI series. If your someone other than Malinga, it can be a good tactic because short bowling is harder to hit than yorkers gone wrong. Sometimes the batsmen just miss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Was at the game. Lost for words. I'll try to come up with something tomorrow.

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    Possibly the worst, most inexplicable choke in history.

    Made for an exciting game, though.

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    I still can't get over how poor Jesse's dismissal was. Still needing a run a ball, six wickets in hand, he's well set (albeit with a loss of momentum up to 50) and you'd back yourself in every time in the last over to get 6 with him and a relatively set Franklin. And he does that. Inexplicable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dissector View Post
    I remember checking the scores with 3 overs to go, wondering whether it was worth watching and deciding that NZ had it in the bag. Little did I know.

    Though it has to be said that the biggest choke of the day was de Lange. Bowling a front-foot no ball on the last ball when the other side needs six to win is just astonishing.

    As an Indian fan, my chief cricket pleasures these days are watching other teams screw up.
    In theory yes, but it wasn't as if they needed seven, that would be a choke. While a batsman can win it with six you still need to focus on how to bowl to prevent this and can easily forget about your front foot. If it's more than six, you can simply amble up and bowl behind the crease to make sure of it.

    You could also argue that on balance de Lange did very well to pull it back after being expensive early on. His strategy of bowling short and wide to new, lower order batsmen was probably the correct one. His extra pace did seem to unsettle them a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Was at the game. Lost for words. I'll try to come up with something tomorrow.

    ****ing hell.
    This explains everything.

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    I get the impression that De Lange is one of those bowlers who just rolls up and slings it down as fast as possible without much thought tbh. Not saying he can't/won't be effective though.
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    So what's going on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wellAlbidarned View Post
    I get the impression that De Lange is one of those bowlers who just rolls up and slings it down as fast as possible without much thought tbh. Not saying he can't/won't be effective though.
    Definitely not the case at all. He has shown a good skill set but extremely raw still.

    For instance in Hamilton he was bowling yorkers that were tailing in at the toes in the last over and the last over yesterday backed himself to beat the lower order with the shorter stuff combined with his pace. Thinking out the situation.

    I also thought his first over yesterday was pretty impressive, very good bouncer at Guptill and then next ball bowled an absolute peach the left Guptill and if there was a 2nd slip he would have gobbled it but it just shot to the small boundary for 4. So set himself a base if anything but then those thick inside edges combined with him bowling a touch to straight allowed balls to squirt behind square leg for 4.

    He can tend to slide it down leg but his accuracy will get more consistent the more he bowls.

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    The weather doesn't look to clever for tomorrow. Any Wellington locals reckon the forecast for rain is correct? Because I don't want to run the risk of getting up at 3am if its bloody raining!



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