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Quite. It was a **** game really. Only one team in it. At least Dernbach went for a few runs.
some of you don't seem to realise that the incremental contract was triggered automatically by playing a certain amount of international games rather than chosen by the selectors.
anyway good series victory. missed most of it but standard Hales. look awful for a few games especially against the straight swinging ball but capable of being pretty destructive when finding some form.
Still somewhat miffed that Hales hasn't got a chance in the ODI team even with the obvious technical shortcomings.
Pleased to see Buttler and Root doing well though.
Very quick change over to the ODI's on Sunday. Although Cook et all have been in the country for more than a week they've had no game time and it could be a struggle in the first ODI with so many new faces without gametime.
The points system should be based on performance, not just turn up to the ground and get your points.Realised it, which is why I laughed. Thought Dernbach was one of the worst death-bowlers at the recent world cup.
I don't have a massive problem with him playing t-20, but let's not pretend he's any good at it. He's just meh, whilst he's horrific at ODI, where many of those matches made him get the incremental contract.
Which is rather awarding crap cricket.
Agree, I was just so disappointed with the lack of intent from Guptill on Friday. To me it was obvious we'd lose that game after about 4 overs of our batting. You just can't afford to waste that many deliveries upfront. You can't allow bowlers like Finn to just scroll in and bowl short of a length without trying to use your feet, or backing away to leg or off, or even attempting a lap shot.Indeed. Worst performance by a NZ side in any game I've been to.
I hope Guptill didn't get any plaudits for his 'innings'.