Second test - NZL vrs ENG

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by NZL Fan, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    Can't see NZL winning this one. Would have been a hard challenge with a fully fit side, let alone a depleted one.

    McCullum was bedridden but is playing, Oram can't bowl and will play only as a batsman, Fleming is in isolation with a throat infection, Bond is ruled out with back problems, McMillian ruled out with a broken finger.

    Best we can hope for is a draw and maybe a win in the last test.
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  3. You're clutching at straws.

    England should wipe the floor with the team that'll be out, but I know England too well to know that they'll make hard work of it.
  4. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    Sometimes a little hardship can bring out the best in players. It will come down for NZL to how Cairns bowls as the third seamer, and how the top half of the innings bats.

    England are probably stronger then the first test side, so I'm under no illusions as to the difficulty of the task at hand.
  5. Start delayed by rain.... [​IMG]

    Bloody typical of Yorkshire!

    Go down the pub
    Have a drink
    Get completely plastered
    And then go home
    To beat my wife
    Coz I'm a Yorkshire *******.... [​IMG]
  6. Early lunch taken, and we started 5 minutes ago.

    New Zealand are batting.
  7. New Zealand 33-1

    Martin Saggers bowled Richardson out with his first ball in test match cricket.
  8. Rain stopped play with New Zealand at 36-1.

    Bloody weather!!!

    Said it before, and I'll say it again...

    Go down the pub
    Have a drink
    Get completely plastered
    And then go home
    To beat my wife
    Coz I'm a Yorkshire *******....

    I don't like Yorkshire, me....
  9. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Day of novelty anyway with England winning the toss. [​IMG]
  10. True, it's not often we win the toss.

    It's a shame the game has been spoiled by poor weather.
  11. Some more bloody awful bowling from England, though the Kiwi pair are batting very well.

    All Blacks 127-1 at Lunch.
  12. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    New Zealand look to be in control at 351-6. Be interesting to see how the weather holds up.
  13. If they do as they should, New Zealand should win this test.
  14. umosay

    umosay Guest

    lol, our bowlers will struggle Big Time. can see this being a draw
  15. That pitch will deteriorate soon; field day for the Kiwis.
  16. woodie

    woodie Guest England, in his second Test.

    NZ in the driving seat now.

    Hopefully England will go in this afternoon and lost no more than 2 wickets. That would put us in a safeish position going into the final two days.
  17. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    New Zealand all out for 409 with England 13-0 in reply.
  18. woodie

    woodie Guest

    England coming out at 21-0 after Lunch. Important session this one.
  19. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Decent start to the English reply with both openers getting 50s and England at
  20. woodie

    woodie Guest

    England going pretty well.
    Tres is clearly on form and is 127*

    ..............................................................Runs Balls
    M E Trescothick not out ...........................127 200
    A J Strauss c D R Tuffey b D L Vettori .........62 114
    M A Butcher lbw b D L Vettori .....................4 20
    M P Vaughan c S P Fleming b S B Styris....... 13 40
    G P Thorpe not out ..................................... 1 3

    I suspect vaughany may have had his mind on other things. Another good knock by Strauss and hopefully Thorpey can play one of his typical innings and take it thorough to tomorrow lunch at least.
  21. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    England 248-4 at the close of play, some 150 behind. I'd still back a draw at this stage.
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