New Zealand (265-6, 49.4 over) defeated India (264-6, 50 over) by four wickets.
Sourav Ganguly (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Ajit Agarkar, Hemang Badani, Rahul Dravid, Vinod Kambli, Anil Kumble, Sunil Joshi, Robin Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Sridharan Sriram, Venkatesh Prasad, Vijay Dahiya (wicket keeper), Zaheer Khan, Anshuman Gaekwad (Coach)
Stephen Fleming (captain), Geoff Allott, Nathan Astle, Chris Cairns, Chris Harris, Craig McMillan, Dion Nash, Chris Nevin, Adam Parore (wicket keeper), Craig Spearman, Scott Styris, Glen Sulzberger, Roger Twose, Paul Wiseman, David Trist (coach)
Vettori out, Patel in.
What a blow for NZ.
Daniel Brettig: "Siddle is the vital glue for a bowling attack that needs experience and consistency to balance the talent of Hazlewood, Starc, James Pattinson and Pat Cummins. Hopefully Lehmann and company will now remember this"
Dan Rhetoric out!
I'm devastated, there goes our chances.
Just piled on Australia at $1.40.
Going to be very tough for NZ without Vettori. They surely can't do it.
Or can they?
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
^&%# 4 front line players including our captain and best player out, will need a massive effort and a bit of luck if we are to win it. &*%@.
Also would of brought Styris in, now we have no experience if it comes down to the wire.
NZ batting first! Hopefully we can restrict.
Ryder OUT after his winning knock against SRL
Elliot Injured after his winning performance against ENG
Vettori OUT after his winning knock performance against PAK
???? injured after helping NZ to win the ICC Champions Trophy 2009
Its simple! NZ is an injury away from clinching this trophy
Last edited by Raghav; 05-10-2009 at 07:06 AM.
Long Live Test Cricket
Ironically enough NZ lost its only match with the least number of injuries. They struggled at Centurion first time up and have been lucky to play at seamer friendly Joburg. It's all ahead of them. Let's hope they make a game of it.
Vettori out? What a nightmare that is for NZ.
Get 300, Get Ponting out early..Australia's middle order haven't had much of a hit whole tournament. So there's still hope even without Vettori..
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