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Old 11-17-2015, 12:12 AM   #21
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Righto, New Zealand need 321 off 48 overs. Come on Baz, get out there to open with Guptill and have a swing. I really hope we go for this and make a right game of it.

Pretty good bowling by Southee today too.
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:17 AM   #22
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That's a nice Tom Latham disguise you're wearing, BMac.

Oh, wait, that is Latham? Damn.
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:55 AM   #23
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NO NO NO DON'T RAlN
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:35 AM   #24
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The most Pakistani innings to ever Pakistani tonight. Solid start followed by an insane middle-order collapse full of awful, disgusting run-outs and unnecessary slogs to the onside. Then Wahab Riaz had a 21-run partnership with Mohammad Irfan for the last wicket, all 21 scored by Wahab, including some great sixes. The final over went as follows -

49.1 - Wahab smacks a six over mid-off
49.2 - Given out LBW, reviews immediately, has smashed it into his pads, overturned
49.3 - Given out LBW, reviews after a few seconds, missing leg stump, overturned
49.4 - a dig/flick shot to square leg, gets a single
49.5 - Irfan bowled

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Old 11-17-2015, 10:26 PM   #25
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:36 PM   #26
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Justin Langer calls for an end to Test draws

I can't agree with this. One of the distinctive aspects of cricket is that a draw is significant - and that it is not the same as a tie. Yes there are some fizzers that end in a tame draw, but I've seen some pretty fucking tame games reach a result too. Are you all looking forward to Australia notching up one dull victory after another over the Windies? You won't abolish dull outcomes by getting rid of the draw.

And sure, I hang shit on soccer for being a sport where you can play for ninety minutes and end in a scoreless draw, but of course the difference in cricket is that there is a lot of scoring done to achieve a draw.
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:31 AM   #27
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Adelaide 2012 will always be my reasoning for arguing against that. That is one of the best Test matches I have ever seen.

Session three, day two in Nagpur: India 215 and 173. South Africa 79.
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:38 AM   #28
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So... tomorrow is one year since Phil Hughes passed.

Time has flown, yet so much has happened in the cricket world. It will never be the same again, and I think about it every time I play myself. I find myself watching this haunting tribute from Richie almost weekly since Richie himself left us. Such a sad 12 months for the sport.

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Old 11-26-2015, 05:28 AM   #29
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Elgar and Amla have started and finished the day together.
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Old 11-26-2015, 11:18 PM   #30
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:29 AM   #31
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Well this is straight up dire.

My father is convinced Baz is a betting cheat. I reckon we need to ask Chris Cairns.
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Old 11-27-2015, 03:40 AM   #32
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What a rubbish innings. But getting Warner for 1 is a fair start with the ball.
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:57 PM   #33
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I'm surprised nobody else has posted thoughts about the day-night Test yet, though it's getting unbearable hearing Channel 9 (the feed here in NZ as well, ugh) talk about it as if it's the most momentous development in cricket and we need to be reminded every two minutes that the game is under lights.

Seems this pitch really has something for the bowlers. Australia not looking flash. The runout of Smarsh was hilarious.
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:07 PM   #34
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Didn't get an opportunity to watch because of events, but I caught the train around the time it finished and the city was (naturally) packed. Kind of pleased this seems to be a more bowler oriented pitch, we haven't seen the likes of 5/90 for a while it seems.
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Smith edges Craig while going for a big hit with 10 minutes until lunch. That would hurt.
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Craig gets Siddle in the same over. Oh god. Check on Ax.
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:33 PM   #37
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Now Santner demolishes Hazelwood's stumps. That session went for 6/62. Wow.
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:44 PM   #38
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This is amazing. Really didn't expect we would bowl so well. My father and I keep jumping up off the couch at each new wicket.

Makes up for the crap we served up last night. Could be back in by the night session!
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:48 PM   #39
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Winviz had NZ 50/50 with Australia after this session. Jimmy Neesham has something to say about that.

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Longest DRS in history - Nigel Llong is getting irritated, the crowd is booing.
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