CWC Game #1 Black Caps vs Sri Lanka



  • @MN5 I still struggle with Malinga's action being entirely legal



  • @Paekakboyz said in CWC Game #1 Black Caps vs Sri Lanka:

    @MN5 a genuine GC for sure! Easy to listen to.

    Let’s make the most of it before we get a summer of Aussie commentators.....and Mark Nicholas



  • Luckily we are doing this without too much trouble as I am struggling to keep up with the TV today.
    Canes, Sevens, two CWC games and the Giro all on live at the moment



  • @Jailbreak7 said in CWC Game #1 Black Caps vs Sri Lanka:

    @MN5 I still struggle with Malinga's action being entirely legal

    Well he’s taken 322 ODI wickets. Probably a bit late to gripe now.



  • Great work by Guptill and Munro - a 10 wicket win.

    Malinga's bowling is very much in the twilight of his career by his standards.



  • Can't ask for a more perfect start to the tournament than that.

    Sri Lanka are miles off being the competitive side they once were, I thought they had young stars coming through who were supposed to be ready for this CWC?



  • Ruthless. Dominant from the 1st over.



  • Absolutely crushed.

    Don't think we can read too much into it as we really do have the wood over a pretty poor Sri Lankan team, but, that's a dream start to our campaign.

    Bowlers other than Boult taking wickets and our 3rd most important player Guptill getting some form.

    Bring on the Bangles next.



  • Full house didn't really get their money's worth - less than an inning's worth of cricket. Went to bed after the SL innings as have the pub for UCL final at 6.30 ...

    Santner definitely caught that one but the act of the catch forced his fingers into the turf bringing the ball into contact with grass. Not even sure the laws cover that? SL opener seemed destined to carry his bat once he played on and the super hi-tech bails stayed in place. Your old wooden bail would have flown off ....



  • Fell asleep on the couch at 6 down and woke up at 8 down, then hit the hay. Assumed when i woke that we would have won. Bloody comprehensive though, 10 wicket win and all. Good toss to win, but still need to do the mahi to get the treats. Great confidence boosters for Henry and Ferguson. Hopefully the start of another WC tear from Guppy, and as for Munro, well, a zero pressure 50 and as the saying goes 'every dog has its day'. But nonetheless it'd be good if he could play one or two of those same innjngs in situations that matter against quality opposition.



  • Good win, Locky was superb. Opener was actually scared of him at one stage .

    Good fielding was nice to see.

    We got 2 big issues with the excellent camera technology in cricket.

    What to do when umpires incorrectly call a front foot no ball in real time only to see a replay of a fair delivery- happened to Locky and a west Indian. Perhaps call dead ball and re bowl?

    Santers catch was fine. Camera shot doesn't account for the ball being in control ( in his hands) and touching green blades of grass. Way way different from gathering the ball on a half volley. Dumb officiating.



  • A nice surprise to wake up to a 10 wicket win.

    We always knew our bowlers would be threatening on these English wickets, so the most pleasing thing for me is Guptil and Munro in particular finding a bit of form.



  • Just saw the Santner catch that got canned. Wow. That area is like forward passes in rugby at the moment, just a joke at times



  • @nzzp said in CWC Game #1 Black Caps vs Sri Lanka:

    Just saw the Santner catch that got canned. Wow. That area is like forward passes in rugby at the moment, just a joke at times

    Half asleep when I saw it live admittedly but to me it looked doubtful enough to call not out which is exactly what they did. Not sure what the issue is ?



  • @No-Quarter said in CWC Game #1 Black Caps vs Sri Lanka:

    Absolutely crushed.

    Don't think we can read too much into it as we really do have the wood over a pretty poor Sri Lankan team, but, that's a dream start to our campaign.

    Bowlers other than Boult taking wickets and our 3rd most important player Guptill getting some form.

    Bring on the Bangles next.

    Logic dictates that will be an extremely similar result.

    Sri Lanka.....Bangladesh......it's like a typical home Black Caps Summer.



  • Good work - dominant win doing exactly what we needed in this game. Collect the points from the 9th ranked team.



  • @Chris-B said in CWC Game #1 Black Caps vs Sri Lanka:

    Good work - dominant win doing exactly what we needed in this game. Collect the points from the 9th ranked team.

    Losing Sangakara and Jayawardne well and truly fucked their team good and proper.



  • @MN5 Yeah - surprised to see Dickwella didn't make their squad - he looked one of the most dangerous in NZ.



  • @MN5 in reality you just don't catch a ball with a lot of grass around like that replay showed

    Your fingers are either under the ball or not touching the ball. You can't splay your fingers around the ball and have it grounded simultaneously.

    Your either get it on the tightest of half volleys or you get your fingers under the ball but not above each blade of grass, like the replay showed.
    This 2d camera distortion happens a lot and the catcher always looks pissed off. He's not cheating, it's because that catch is out hundreds of times at practice and in non televised games. As a catcher you know when you get one just above the ground



  • @Siam said in CWC Game #1 Black Caps vs Sri Lanka:

    @MN5 in reality you just don't catch a ball with a lot of grass around like that replay showed

    Your fingers are either under the ball or not touching the ball. You can't splay your fingers around the ball and have it grounded simultaneously.

    Your either get it on the tightest of half volleys or you get your fingers on under the ball but not above each blade of grass, like the replay showed.
    This 2d camera distortion happens a lot and the catcher always looks pissed off. He's not cheating, it's because that catch is out hundreds of times at practice and in non televised games

    I'll have another look now I'm slightly more awake.


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