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    Watling getting a bit stuck in the 40s, just like Nicol.

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    Got there in the end. Good knock. That was a fairly agonising last 10 runs, though.

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    Back to being my favourite Marshall twin. Well done.
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    Taylor smashed that! Hitting it nicely so far today.


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    Taylor's not ****ing around today then.

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    blow job watling gone at last after wasting so many balls, useless innings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apo View Post
    blow job watling gone at last after wasting so many balls, useless innings
    Nah, disagree. I'm not usually a big Watling fan, but I thought he did a good job today.

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    Wicket is not easy to bat on, Watling did a good job there
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Nah, disagree. I'm not usually a big Watling fan, but I thought he did a good job today.
    Agree. Coming in at 1-17 from 6.3, he had a consolidation job to do. And did well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Nah, disagree. I'm not usually a big Watling fan, but I thought he did a good job today.
    Is the pitch that hard for scoring? Doesn't look it to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apo View Post
    Is the pitch that hard for scoring? Doesn't look it to me
    Not as hard as Latham made it look. Still a 240ish pitch though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Nah, disagree. I'm not usually a big Watling fan, but I thought he did a good job today.
    Yeah. I'm actually starting to like Twatling, tbh. I never thought he really deserved the original run he got as Test opener and I hated it even more when the selectors randomly decided to play three openers in the top three even though their middle order options were so much better than their top order ones, so I resented him for that. However, his dedication to adapting his game to whatever the team needs can only be commended. He bats all over the shop depending on what the teams at the time, never really able to get settled on working his skillset for one role, and he's even taken up the gloves again despite not doing it on a consistent basis since youth cricket. He's actually been pretty successful of late in different roles in one day cricket and he quite clearly has a calm cricket brain, well suited to a crisis.

    Quite the contrary to McCullum who bats wherever he feels like, team balanced be damned, gave away the gloves despite being the best gloveman in the country in a desperate attempt to extend his career as a distinctly mediocre international batsman, and has the match awareness of a ******** fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Back to being my favourite Marshall twin. Well done.
    You like Nicol more than Mills? GTFO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apo View Post
    blow job watling gone at last
    Surprising to the upside of late Watling tbf. One these mid-twenties Saffers settle down and stop trying to fit in with their Kiwi friends (who can't bat for ****), look out, as Carl Cachopa might suggest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    Surprising to the upside of late Watling tbf. One these mid-twenties Saffers settle down and stop trying to fit in with their Kiwi friends (who can't bat for ****), look out, as Carl Cachopa might suggest.
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