How did he catch that.
How did he catch that.
NEW ZEALAND SPIN BOWLER > FOURTH QUICK ARGUMENTand hopefully
2011 - 2013
"Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty I'm Free At Last."
REST IN PEACE
GRANT BRADBURN'S OPINION COUNTING
2013 - 2013
"The Last Stooge"
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Maybe we need to add Grant Bradburn's name to McHesson somehow. McHessburn?
Want Taylor to ton up here.
Disappointed for Fulton but not a bad average for the test.
Both openers fell to sweeping from off stump. Maybe they need to learn to sweep only from middle and leg.
NZ traditionally has a love hate relationship with the sweep. Better players of spin use their feet more than they sweep. Our best player of spin is Williamson hands down and the way he ticks it over is to chip down the track rather than sweeping.
Ian Smith recalls a test match from the 80s in his autobiography where they were told if you get out sweeping you will not be playing the next test. So nobody swept and some off spinner got on top of the new zealanders finally John Bracewell came in who had missed the team meeting and he made a fighting 80 by sweeping anything and everything and nz made it to 270 odd.
That example excepted I have seen numerous dismissals out sweeping. Sure getting your pad outside the line of off stump might be safe but still seems to be a high risk shot overall unless you can either get your pad outside the line or its missing the stumps.
For my team I think that if you zoom in, and then zoom in again, and then look a little closer at the available options, and then get out your microscope, once you reach the level of magnification of a gnat's balls and quantum weirdness then in these conditions Martin is just edged out by the other two. Not the right type of spin bowler for this sort of slow damp subcontinental pitch and is just generally not accurate enough - Vettori flighty straight-breaks but with a four-ball every over or two, thus completely removing the benefit of being a Vettori-clone in the first place.
I hope NZ score 100 from the next 20 overs and give themselves 37 overs to dismiss Bangladesh who have shown time after time that they manage to lose from reasonably comfortable positions. It could end up being a bit of a bowl off between Martin and Sodhi too perhaps.
KW doesn't sweep because he doesn't need to; he can already play all the shots and score runs all around the field. Fulton's run scoring options are limited so I'm happy for him to use the sweep to manipulate the field settings and the bowler. As soon as he's succeeded in that regard he should shelve it, because yes it is a risky shot.
what, can't watch this on my isky account
what is "crabbs subbie?"