Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan



  • Pumped them, nice
    Looks like Roscoe has made some enemies. Should be an interesting series



  • All of a sudden NZ has a very different looking team OK not all of a sudden but it is quite marked - only four in this match from 2015 CWC final. Bowling looks OK but too many passengers in the batting line up Timeh at eight really puts some pressure on those above OK if he walks out in the 48th but not if its the 40th



  • Man we ended up with a good score after I heard we lost like 3-4 wickets in the middle for fuck all runs. Great to see Latham and Rosco in the runs. They are a great duo on slower/dead pitches.

    Listened to the last 6-7 overs and a few key wickets made the overall result look more compelling that it probably was. But to get the W after a pants 20/20 series is primo. Hope we build on this and clean sweep the ODI's.

    Boult!! go you good thing! sounded like Ferguson did really well also. Will have to check out highlights later today.



  • @crucial said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

    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.

    A hat trick is a fucken incredible achievement but the fact all those guys got one and Paddles never did still speaks volumes.

    Gotta give it to Boult, dismissing the top 3 will decimate and demoralise any batting line up.



  • @mn5 said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

    @crucial said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

    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.

    A hat trick is a fucken incredible achievement but the fact all those guys got one and Paddles never did still speaks volumes.

    Gotta give it to Boult, dismissing the top 3 will decimate and demoralise any batting line up.

    Especially given the location. Where Pakistan have smoked all and sundry up against them in the UAE recently



  • @crucial said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

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

    Bond's was the last over bowling first from memory so there was a bit of assistance with Aussie going the slog. Great achievement but none of the wickets would probably be on a Bondy highlight reel.

    Morrison's bowled all three of his which for a long while was quite the achievement.

    Boult takes the cake though with those scalps.



  • @rotated said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

    @crucial said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

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

    Bond's was the last over bowling first from memory so there was a bit of assistance with Aussie going the slog. Great achievement but none of the wickets would probably be on a Bondy highlight reel.

    Morrison's bowled all three of his which for a long while was quite the achievement.

    Boult takes the cake though with those scalps.

    Morrison as a bowler overall doesn't compare to Bond or Boult let alone Hadlee but I always liked him and glad he got to nail one.



  • A really sparse crowd from what I saw. Pakistan dominates the T20s but NZ has them covered in the ODIs when we play eachother.

    Ferguson was impressive and has a very good slower ball now. Hopefully de Grandhomme fires with the bat soon.



  • @bovidae said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

    A really sparse crowd from what I saw. Pakistan dominates the T20s but NZ has them covered in the ODIs when we play eachother.

    Ferguson was impressive and has a very good slower ball now. Hopefully de Grandhomme fires with the bat soon.

    The disguised slower ball is such a good weapon at the top level. The nanosecond longer it takes to get to the batsman is enough to undo them on so many occasions.



  • Good result on a belter and Pakistan are playing good cricket at the moment.

    If ever you get the chance, stop what you're doing whenever Kane bats and watch. Notwithstanding that monumental curse, the guy gets so much power from such little effort. Nothing a bowler does flumoxes him and he bats like no other in terms of working good balls and timing. He's marvellous to watch

    Preaching to the choir I know but some facts need restating.

    Oh and Rosscoe built his innings beautifully.

    Next game's a cracker because Pakistan got outdone in their little cricket Mecca for the first time of late.



  • I did that. Sorry



  • @mn5 said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

    @rotated said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

    @crucial said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

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

    Bond's was the last over bowling first from memory so there was a bit of assistance with Aussie going the slog. Great achievement but none of the wickets would probably be on a Bondy highlight reel.

    Morrison's bowled all three of his which for a long while was quite the achievement.

    Boult takes the cake though with those scalps.

    Morrison as a bowler overall doesn't compare to Bond or Boult let alone Hadlee but I always liked him and glad he got to nail one.

    You could never fault the guy for effort and he did have to put extra in being a short arse for a 'quick'.
    One of my favourites of that era and for that I excuse his method of making coin after he stopped playing. While we cringe at his OTT style of commentary/presentation millions of others love it and I assume he has done quite well on the earnings front



  • @crucial said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

    You could never fault the guy for effort and he did have to put extra in being a short arse for a 'quick'.
    One of my favourites of that era and for that I excuse his method of making coin after he stopped playing. While we cringe at his OTT style of commentary/presentation millions of others love it and I assume he has done quite well on the earnings front

    He was a bit miscast as a #1 new ball bowler. Morrison had a shitload more Wagner/O'Brien in him than Hadlee/Bond. But I guess when you are up against Pakistan and Aussie in that era no use being the best first-change bowler in the world if the alternate new ball bowlers give up 70/0 after 12 overs... Boy, our early 90s bowling stocks were woeful.

    You have to give it to him he seems to get booked to commentate every off-brand tournament in the world. Say what you want about his bombastic theatrics but at least he isn't Simon Doull. Enjoying Franklin this series, best new NZ commentator in some time.



  • @crucial said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

    While we cringe at his OTT style of commentary/presentation millions of others love it and I assume he has done quite well on the earnings front

    Fair play to him - and I liked his effort as a bowler. We're not the target audience, and if he's carved out a niche then good on him. I still find his commentary irritating and short on insight, but then I'm posting on the internet in an anorak, and he's no doubt making it rain in dodgy clubs around the asian subcontinent.



  • @nzzp said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

    @crucial said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

    While we cringe at his OTT style of commentary/presentation millions of others love it and I assume he has done quite well on the earnings front

    Fair play to him - and I liked his effort as a bowler. We're not the target audience, and if he's carved out a niche then good on him. I still find his commentary irritating and short on insight, but then I'm posting on the internet in an anorak, and he's no doubt making it rain in dodgy clubs around the asian subcontinent.

    'Irritating and short on insight' is perfect for IPL.



  • @rotated I dont mind doull, he was pretty good on radio and I think he's matured a bit. Not quite so rough and bogan-ish as when he first started.



  • I like Doull as well.

    Richardson is the worst on our TV screens on whatever show. He is to cricket commentary what Guy Williams is to comedy.



  • For the cricket tragics...

    NZ win the toss and they'll bat first.

    1 Jeet Raval, 2 Tom Latham, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 BJ Watling (wk), 6 Henry Nicholls, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Neil Wagner, 9 Ajaz Patel (debut), 10 Trent Boult, 11 Ish Sodhi



  • @bovidae said in Cricket - NZ vs Pakistan:

    For the cricket tragics...

    NZ win the toss and they'll bat first.

    1 Jeet Raval, 2 Tom Latham, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 BJ Watling (wk), 6 Henry Nicholls, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Neil Wagner, 9 Ajaz Patel (debut), 10 Trent Boult, 11 Ish Sodhi

    Weak tail. Wagner at 8?

    Now that I've started the season on a negative let's get positive. That top 7 is possibly our best ever overall.



  • Southee dropped?