Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan



  • New thread.

    Woke up early so turned this on. Anyone else around to watch us get spanked by the Pakistanis? They are a seriously good T20 side



  • Crap, 7 months without cricket, and it's Danny Morrison commentating. Ermagerd.



  • Patel opens the bowling. Not the Dipak version. First ball smoked fro four, and teh carnage has begun.

    Frankly, I dno't recognise hald th eplayers out there. Anderson? Looks like a halloween ghost of the past ...

    also, this kind of sums up how dominant Pakistan are:
    http://www.wellpitched.com/2018/10/pakistans-t20-dominance.html



  • 11 overs in, 72/2. Highlight is Dannny Morrison standing next to James Franklin. Hard to believe they were both fast bowlers 🙂

    Also, Sodhi has bowled well, and it's great to see some bloke called Milne. Looks like he could be fast and accurate given the chance ...



  • ... de Grandhomme picks one up with a magnificent catch in the outfield by Glen Phillips. 94/4 after 14, a very very good bowling and fielding display so far.

    Chasing against this Pakistan bowling outfit is hard, but it would be pretty sweet to finish this innings off well



  • 121/5 now after 17.4. Very good catchign all round by NZ, particularly by the Son of Coriander.



  • I;m just following online, looks like we are doing pretty well. 123/5 * (17.6/20 ov)

    Edit, 2 balls later. 123/6 * (18/20 ov)



  • @darren-nicholson said in NZ CRicket:

    I;m just following online, looks like we are doing pretty well. 123/5 * (17.6/20 ov)

    Edit, 2 balls later. 123/6 * (18/20 ov)

    Yep. Anderson with a runout - and we are going well. I still fear this bowling lineup, but we should have enough hitters to get to 130/140 reasonably comfortably



  • Wait... what? When was this game scheduled - yesterday?
    The only reason I knew it was happening - it finally appeared in my android notifications - 5 minutes ago.
    I could have been watching cricket for the last 90 minutes? FFS.



  • @kruse said in NZ CRicket:

    Wait... what? When was this game scheduled - yesterday?
    The only reason I knew it was happening - it finally appeared in my android notifications - 5 minutes ago.
    I could have been watching cricket for the last 90 minutes? FFS.

    shoulda got on the Fern earlier!



  • Wheels really falling off NZ now. 89/4 needing another 60 or so at 9.5/over



  • @nzzp said in NZ Cricket:

    shoulda got on the Fern earlier!

    I shouldn't have. Since I started watching we have lost little Kane and just had DGH run out.



  • @snowy said in NZ Cricket:

    @nzzp said in NZ Cricket:

    shoulda got on the Fern earlier!

    I shouldn't have. Since I started watching we have lost little Kane and just had DGH run out.

    THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT.

    2.5 hours into the season, and I'm already lashing out a fans 🙂 Love being a Craps supporter.

    needs something special to get home from here



  • Yep, my fault.

    We have won 2 rugby world cups since I stopped going to them after the Wayne Barnes debacle (refused to fork out my money for corrupt / incompetent refereeing).

    Craps are going to have to have a slash at it a bit now - too slow.



  • We did better than I expected but ended up withy the predictable result. Still cricket is back 🙂



  • Black Caps blowing a winning chance to win a game?
    Must be the start of Summer.



  • Meant to get up for this but was out late drinking at a Halloween party.

    Good to see Munro and Taylor score some runs, and a decent bowling and fielding effort. We really miss Guppy in the shorter forms.

    And GREAT that cricket is finally back! I am close to rugby'd out now - bring on summer!



  • I watched the last 3 overs live. Pakistan bowled well but we struggled to find the boundary rope when needed. None of the big hitters in the middle order did much damage.

    More competitive than Aussie though. 🤣



  • So, T20 2 is on. And we're not dominating. Pakistan bowling attack very very good.

    131/5 with 10 balls left. So actually not too bad ... last over went for 1 run and a wicket,a fter Corey Anderson played 644. On this pitch, 140 is a solid score



  • We finish at Edit:153. Good score here. Munro and Anderson both got 44, to make this competitive. Great to see Anderson back in international cricket after what seems like forever injured!



  • Munro, Kane and Corey score all of the runs. Munro is some T20 player.

    Probably a par score, will need to bowl and field well.



  • @no-quarter said in NZ Cricket:

    Munro, Kane and Corey score all of the runs. Munro is some T20 player.

    Probably a par score, will need to bowl and field well.

    Here probably slightly above par I'd say. That said, Pakistan were making it look easy, going at 11/over for three overs! Southee, Milne and Patel getting stick.

    Great catch from Williamson, shine off th ball and it's all a bit harder now.57/1 after 7



  • Argh, was a good over so far and then Sodhi gives a half volley.

    deG poor with the bat and drops a catch



  • Pakistan now need 10s for 5 overs. Goign to be a tight finish, well done NZ to get themselves in this position



  • Damn, another 6 after the Munro wicket. A 6 every now and then is relieving the pressure.



  • We just didn't get enough wickets early on. If you have batsmen at the crease with this equation you should get home nearly every time.



  • @no-quarter said in NZ Cricket:

    We just didn't get enough wickets early on. If you have batsmen at the crease with this equation you should get home nearly every time.

    Yeah, kinda. Hitting on this pitch is really hard - but Hafeez has made it look easy. 17 off the over is the killer. Hitting Sodhi though, on this ground is bloody tough, so well done Pakistan. Good side.



  • Ohh tight finish!



  • Hafeez gets it done. Not quite good enough, Pakistan are tough to beat in the UAE.



  • @no-quarter said in NZ Cricket:

    Hafeez gets it done. Not quite good enough, Pakistan are tough to beat in the UAE.

    they've won 11 on the trot - that's rpetty remarkable



  • @nzzp said in NZ Cricket:

    @no-quarter said in NZ Cricket:

    Hafeez gets it done. Not quite good enough, Pakistan are tough to beat in the UAE.

    they've won 11 on the trot - that's rpetty remarkable

    Especially in T20s where one performance from an opposition player can take the game away from you. Incredible record.



  • If only Munroe had stayed in longer, or someone else could have really stepped up. So close.



  • @Darren-Nicholson missing Guppy in that regard, we don't have the depth to fill that hole when he is unavailable. Looking forward to he and Munro going bananas over the summer.



  • I don’t think our batting was all that bad, it’s just that we didn’t take wickets and break up the partnerships.



  • NZ A drew with Pakistan A in their 1st unofficial test. Astle didn't take a wicket in either innings which doesn't bode well for the real test series.



  • And we get swept 3-0.

    To be fair, looking at the XI we put out for this game it is no wonder. A very B team look about it.



  • Taylor gets his 42nd ODI 50. Not bad.



  • Cricinfo text commentary:- That guy 'Bound' was a good bowler in his day. He always tied up an end!
    W

    Boult to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Boult, you beauty! In his first match of the tour, he bags a hat-trick. Good length, swings back in just enough at 141ks, catches Hafeez in the crease, hits the front pad on the knee-roll. Pitching in line, impact in line, and hitting leg stump. Hafeez reviews in vain. Boult becomes the third New Zealander after Morrison and Bound to claim a hat-trick in ODIs. After Taylor seemed to publicly question the legality of his bowling action, Hafeez gets trapped for a first-ball duck. Rather subdued celebrations from Boult. He looks skywards and is embraced by his new-ball partner and friend Tim Southee

    Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Boult 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

    2.3

    W

    Boult to Babar Azam, OUT, Boult and the wicketkeeper think they have their man! Umpires Raza and Wilson converge and refer it to the TV umpire. Boult nails a wide yorker, Azam hangs back, jabs his bat down. Did the ball bounce before carrying it to Taylor at first slip? Replays suggest that it did not bounce and flew to first slip. Outstanding chest-high grab from Taylor to go with his half-century. Ahoy, two in two for Boult

    Babar Azam c Taylor b Boult 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

    2.2

    W

    Boult to Fakhar Zaman, OUT, Boult angles a back-of-a-length ball into the pads of Zaman. He loses his shape, swings to the leg side, does not make contact with the bat. The ball homes in, grazes the pad, and disturbs the stumps. The plan to Fakhar was clear: cramp him for room. Boult has executed it to perfection

    Fakhar Zaman b Boult 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00



  • Which was better?

    Bondy: White 45, Symonds 69, Bracken 0 (FOW 6,7,8)
    DK: Dev 17, Ankola 0, Mongia 0 (FOW 6,7,8)
    Boult: Zaman 1, Azam 0, Hafeez 0 (FOW 1,2,3)

    I think Trent may claim this one.

    Edit: Bond does get extra points for dismissing White and Symonds. Especially Symonds.



  • Nice win for NZ finished off with 3 wickets in 4 balls but it was already NZ's Really well controlled bowling effort on the back of boult having them 8-3 in the 3rd and a winning partnership from Latham and Rosco

    Good to see Trent bowling in the 140's.


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