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Old 02-21-2016, 11:43 PM   #586
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Ha, yeah. Disappointed though because with it has gone the Test match.
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Aussies back to #1 in the world. Disappointing series and I'll miss McCullum an awful lot.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:11 PM   #588
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The only redeemable part of this series was McCullum's hundred. I've made the mistake of severely overrating NZ in recent times, I expected them to at least draw the test series.
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So we lose a few Tests to Australia - as in the country that's held the World Cup for most of your lifetime - and we're suddenly "severely overrated" despite winning or drawing series against a whole bunch of other perfectly good rivals in the last couple of years?

I'm disappointed with the outcome too, I expected a drawn series and our batsmen simply did not deliver (I did not think we'd be so hindered by Kane's mild form slump and Ross's absence), but you need to stop these kneejerk reactions to sport, Vlad.
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I think your bowling was the bigger culprit. Boult averaged 54 and Southee 67.
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I'd love to know what the fuck has happened to our bowling since the departure of Shane Bond as bowling coach. Mascarenhas seems to have taken us backwards rapidly.
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So we lose a few Tests to Australia - as in the country that's held the World Cup for most of your lifetime - and we're suddenly "severely overrated" despite winning or drawing series against a whole bunch of other perfectly good rivals in the last couple of years?

I'm disappointed with the outcome too, I expected a drawn series and our batsmen simply did not deliver (I did not think we'd be so hindered by Kane's mild form slump and Ross's absence), but you need to stop these kneejerk reactions to sport, Vlad.
'Severely overrated' as in I expected the Australian/NZ series to be more closer than they ended up being. I don't think there's anything controversial in saying that.

Especially at home. As Cobbler noted, Boult's/Southee's bowling averages were very poor and this was in NZ conditions that NZ should be well at ease on. Having said that, if Australia had batted first in both tests, the appearance of either test may have been different.
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I'd say the second Test was in the balance right up to the moment Williamson was dismissed, maybe even through that Henry/Watling partnership. Had the second New Zealand innings total been a hundred higher than it was, Australia would've faced a big challenge.
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But I think you'd have every right to be disappointed with Australia posting two 500+ scores (even if they limped to it on the second one) on your home turf.
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Yeah those pitches sure as shit didn't trouble them as much as I hoped.

On the other hand, we won the ODI series, so there's that.
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Liberals trying to get Adam Gilchrist to run for them, please, don't Gilly ...
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What's a Gilly bro.
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Very sad news. I'm glad he made it this far though. At the start of last year it was questionable if he would even make the World Cup. I'm so glad he got to see the Black Caps banish the demons of 1992.
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RIP. Guess it was pretty inevitable. At least he got see enough to make him proud.
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