New Zealand in South Africa

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by woosaah, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. woosaah

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    New Zealand Squad

    BLACKCAPS: Stephen Fleming (captain), Daniel Vettori (vice captain), Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, Peter Fulton, James Franklin, Jamie How, Brendon McCullum, Hamish Marshall, Chris Martin, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Michael Papps, Jeetan Patel, Scott Styris

    Should be a good series, especially after the proteas ahve been dreadful against aussie so far.

    Will be a good challenge, i can see papps opening with how, and oram coming in as well. just go add to the bowling, maybe replacing either martin or franklin. I think marshall is just over there for cover for the batsman, and patel might get a chance if new zealand get a good lead or are losing to bad in the series :)
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  3. Serge

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    Lets hope so, 3 failures against the West Indies is shocking. Happy to see Oram back, very underated bowler.
  4. woosaah

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    he has had had more than 3 failures, dont think he has scored runs all season :) nothing about 30 anyway
  5. Serge

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    Yeah I was just talking about the series against the Windies who are ranked 8th in the world with only Zimbabwae and Bangladesh behind them. I hate Hamish with a passion, its good to see his high average take a bashing. It was 48 at the start of series and it should be down to bout 38-40 now. :)

    On a more serious note, unless Flemming opens we are going to again have no experience in the in the top 3. Thus I think Flemming has to open for us.
  6. woosaah

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    yeah its a catch 22 situation really, we need a decent opener, still papps should open with how imo
  7. woosaah

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    Day one not a good start for new zealand. Only 3 wickets during the morning and nothing for the rest of the day. The rest of south africa are nicely placed at 355 for 3 for a days play.

    this is going to be a very hard tour.
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  9. Serge

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    Didnt realise the tour had started. Looks like its pretty even after a fantastic 2nd day. Can't believe our bowlers reaked that much havoc. Ball must have been swinging a bit looking at Franklins figures.
  10. woosaah

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    Bond didnt bowl on the second day either with an inflamed knee which is bad for us, hope he is ok for the first test. he will be rested for the rest of this game by the looks of it.

    MY GOD martin scored 9* yes thats a bit NINE and mccullum got 100 :) he was on like 20 when martin came in almost 100 partnership for the 9th wicket (95 with martin scoring 9 of them lol) last day today looks like a draw as most of these tour matches end up being now days
  11. Interesting that South Africa decided to select a second string side. This is a good chance for others that don't get a go to play against decent opposition. Hopefully we can find out who we can use as backups for the top team.

    Great to see Neil McKenzie scored a century. I've always thought of him as a close call to getting into the top side.
  12. woosaah

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    well it is rest of south africa, so i am guessing that it would be like a south africa a side.

    should be a good series :)
  13. Serge

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    lol, the thing I find most unbelievable is that he was not out, as no doubt all those runs came from edges gong through the slip corden.
  14. woosaah

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    dunno but his first one was off his second ball and he guided it through mid on for a single o_O

    i was watching the text (as we dont have coverage here) on cric info and thats what it said.

    still he has yet to pass his best of 7 that he got in his first test. his highest first class score is 27 or something like that (as this is a first class match)
  15. I thought when Internationals played second string sides that the games only went for 3 days.
  16. woosaah

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    normally its 4 but there is the odd 3 day game

    who knows :D
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  18. woosaah

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    i love keeping everyone (who cares) updated on the cricket :D there isnt any decent cricket boards around anywhere
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  20. woosaah

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    this could be a very important series for new zealand if they win it

    they have never won a test series and had 3 drawn series. they lost the last odi 5-0 (not in the article) so its time for payback :)
  21. ak47

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    PONTING ON 91*

    I am tipping a TIE!!!!!!! :wacko: :wacko: :p

    EDIT: bloody posted in wrong thread

    i'm excited!!!
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