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    Yeah the Starc spell wasn't the same as the Southee one.

    Southee was bowling jaffas and the ball was moving a mile. He dominated unsettled batsman who couldn't play his swing.

    Starc came back on after our middle order started to wobble and helped to push us over. We remember the awesome inswinging yorkers from his spell but it was the pressure he was building after we had started to stumble that made us fall apart. I think the idea that Starc dominated throughout does a bit of a disservice to what he actually did in the game. He asked Clarke for another spell and bowled with venom to shake apart a NZ team that had only started to faintly wobble.

    Starc got in our heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Yeah the Starc spell wasn't the same as the Southee one.

    Southee was bowling jaffas and the ball was moving a mile. He dominated unsettled batsman who couldn't play his swing.

    Starc came back on after our middle order started to wobble and helped to push us over. We remember the awesome inswinging yorkers from his spell but it was the pressure he was building after we had started to stumble that made us fall apart. I think the idea that Starc dominated throughout does a bit of a disservice to what he actually did in the game. He asked Clarke for another spell and bowled with venom to shake apart a NZ team that had only started to faintly wobble.

    Starc got in our heads.
    Yeah well put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    I don't buy this bollocks. Why do Australia batsmen get a pass as just 'not showing up' and NZ's don't?

    If you actually watched all the NZ dismissals, you'd know we gifted them almost all of our wickets, with the exception of Ronchi, who was done by a beauty.

    McCullum & Guptill were both gifts.. both loose mistimed drives to mid-off on the circle. Taylor played a horrible swipe across the line & played on to his stumps, Elliott had a brain-fart and attempted a defensive shot which he missed by about a foot. Anyone who's watched Elliott knows he can look strangely village vs. any bowler early in his innings, not just Starc.

    Both Anderson and Vettori's wickets were also gifted, when we needed 20 or less with 4-5 wickets in hand and they assumed we were home. And even our no's 9 & 10 Milne and Southees were terrible unnecessary extravagant drives, even if they were excellent yorkers from Starc.

    To suggest Australia just had an off-day with the bat but NZ were somehow knocked over by amazing bowling through little fault of their own, but because they simply weren't good enough is absurd.
    Aus just failed to apply themselves when batting. Aside from a few dismissals (johnson getting bowled for example), the rest happened partly because Aus thought they needed 400+ (finch and Watson dismissals).

    NZ definitely choked mid-inninga vs starc. The Elliott dismissal after the break can't be attributed to anything else other than nerves cos it looked terrible.

    The point here is that Aus are not gonna get bowled out for 150 batting first at MCG again.. If they make 325+ (which is likely since boult will probably be the only threat), how will NZ do vs Starc this time? That will decide the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    it's viriya. he posts stuff like that then as soon as we lose he'll jump ship to a new team. the cycle will continue until his country of birth win a game.
    I would never switch to Aus/Ind.. No former SL fan would if you knew the history between those teams.

    I always said I'd support whoever wins NZ vs SA while supporting NZ pre-WC.

    I still believe that if AB went through, he would've won the game for SA at MCG on his own. NZ have a lower chance imo, but my only hope is that they embarrass Australia in their own backyard because there's no better feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    it's viriya. he posts stuff like that then as soon as we lose he'll jump ship to a new team. the cycle will continue until his country of birth win a game.
    Didn't realise he was English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viriya View Post
    Aus just failed to apply themselves when batting. Aside from a few dismissals (johnson getting bowled for example), the rest happened partly because Aus thought they needed 400+ (finch and Watson dismissals).

    NZ definitely choked mid-inninga vs starc. The Elliott dismissal after the break can't be attributed to anything else other than nerves cos it looked terrible.

    The point here is that Aus are not gonna get bowled out for 150 batting first at MCG again.. If they make 325+ (which is likely since boult will probably be the only threat), how will NZ do vs Starc this time? That will decide the game.
    You clearly haven't watched Australia much because they've been ridiculously collapse prone for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly Fan View Post
    Who has tickets to the final?

    Managed to get one in the final sale today. Will be an incredible atmosphere if it's Australia vs New Zealand.
    Up all night emailing people selling final tickets. Managed to find 4 so they are still out there. I'm a kiwi living in queensland but how are kiwis travelling over going with tickets. Did NZ cricket release any? Flights are probably worse to find

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    You clearly haven't watched Australia much because they've been ridiculously collapse prone for years.
    They were, but not as much in very recent times. And I'm talking ODIs and not Tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TC123 View Post
    Up all night emailing people selling final tickets. Managed to find 4 so they are still out there. I'm a kiwi living in queensland but how are kiwis travelling over going with tickets. Did NZ cricket release any? Flights are probably worse to find
    There were 300 released by the ICC today and I don't know how I got one but I did. Will be by myself but will be worth it if Australia are in it.

    I hope you didn't pay way over the odds for them. There's official resale pages where you can purchase tickets. Hasn't been heavily promoted but for anyone desperate you still have a chance.One link is for the regular MCG seating whereas the other is for seating in the MCC grandstand.

    https://resale-au.tickets.cricketwor...Id=EMCG0000049
    https://resale-au.tickets.cricketwor...d=EMCG0000049B

    Basically, people that can't go put their tickets up on this site and sell them through ticketek at face value to someone else. Only issue is you have to be super quick as they are generally snapped up seconds after they go online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viriya View Post
    Aus just failed to apply themselves when batting. Aside from a few dismissals (johnson getting bowled for example), the rest happened partly because Aus thought they needed 400+ (finch and Watson dismissals).
    Absolutely ridiculous.

    Finch is a t20 batsman who has never and will never be able to handle the swinging ball. Swinging from the hip was always his only option. Frankly, that goes for half of Australia's lineup in all formats of the game at the moment.

    They'll always be prone to a collapse against good bowling. Hell, Pakistan would have inflicted the same thing with zero scoreboard pressure if they could only catch the ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    Absolutely ridiculous.

    Finch is a t20 batsman who has never and will never be able to handle the swinging ball. Swinging from the hip was always his only option. Frankly, that goes for half of Australia's lineup in all formats of the game at the moment.

    They'll always be prone to a collapse against good bowling. Hell, Pakistan would have inflicted the same thing with zero scoreboard pressure if they could only catch the ball.
    Faulkner, Finch and Mitch Darsh aren't half our team last I checked

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    I would add Maxwell at the moment, but in any case, allow me a little hyperbole.

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    Yeah so being collapse prone doesn't mean they're doing to do it in every single match, which is what hendrix seems to be suggesting here.
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    Yeah, they've got the most destructive lineup going so if they all fired then 400 would be a cakewalk IMO.

    Still don't buy the analysis of the New Zealand game though, Australia's middle order folding cheaply in any format at the moment isn't a surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    I would add Maxwell at the moment, but in any case, allow me a little hyperbole.
    Permission granted but only after I add that the pulp to Maxwell's juice and novelty has always been and always shall be his wrists.

    His ability to use his hips to maul the midwicket area like a defenseless baby kitten is just a bonus.
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