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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I think it's time to lay New Zealand now. Backed them at 14s and they're into 4s.
    I'm sticking with them for now. Mostly because the money I put on at 14s isn't worth hedging at that price.
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    Not this time Rutherford.

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    Rutherford gone already, looks like you timed the hedge to perfection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I'm sticking with them for now. Mostly because the money I put on at 14s isn't worth hedging at that price.
    I just reckon New Zealand are going to get rolled here tbh. The first couple of wickets at least, anyway. They're not going to be 4s again for quite a while if at all in this game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    The outfield is slow but I don't think it's 70 runs out of 300 slow.

    I don't expect New Zealand to score many runs but that doesn't mean England's batting wasn't poor.
    I do agree but I think we'll get a good idea of whether their go-slow was justified as a strategy or not. At least some of this Kiwi lineup will be trying to force the pace.

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    Yeah, I'm reassessing our batting already. I doubt NZ will get within 50 of it.

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    Don't jump to conclusions people!! Brownlie, McCullum and Watling all in decent nick with Taylor always a class act at number 4. I'd still back NZ to at least chase England down here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I just reckon New Zealand are going to get rolled here tbh. The first couple of wickets at least, anyway. They're not going to be 4s again for quite a while if at all in this game.
    Yeah it definitely looks that way at the moment.

    Broad and Anderson are both clocking 85+ and getting good carry; could be that it wasn't the pitch that was slow. Although that said Lord's does have a funny habit of quickening on day two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I do agree but I think we'll get a good idea of whether their go-slow was justified as a strategy or not. At least some of this Kiwi lineup will be trying to force the pace.
    I didn't really mind the go-slow that much. I thought they let Wagner get away with a bit too much rubbish but Martin only ever looked a threat when batsmen were attacking him and, with a four man attack, waiting for the bowlers to tire when they were bowling as well as Southee and Boult seemed a sound strategy. They definitely could have put more pressure on Wagner at times though and in the end the problem I had with the batting was poor execution rather than lack of intent. They just didn't do what they set out to do very well at all.



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