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!