I don't know about first innings scores but this series is definitely up there as one of the most dissapointing. Probably not as bad as the Bangladesh one but our team looked promising a month ago and now we've been reduced to this.
McCullum is exempted he played well
Nicol's inning in particular was unacceptable.
Batting First against quality opposition
Batting Second against quality opposition
New Zealand and the West Indies are the only teams in the top 8 that actually improve their run-rates when batting second. Alarmingly, New Zealand jump from 4.97 to 5.33.
Last edited by Days of Grace; 02-03-2012 at 11:42 PM.
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
This is where we want an old Eden Park pitch with no bounce that's low and slow IMO. They don't produce the best cricket, but they would give us the best chance of beating SA with our medium pacers and slow bowlers.
Why produce these hard pitches with good bounce. It's just playing into their hands I tend to think.
Has Parnell done a bit of opening before?
****ing Amla and his immaculate timing...
They're talking about Heef on the radio.
Oh ****, not good fielding.
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