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todays game was properly the best ODI i've watched. lets talk about it?
I'm beginning to look past New Zealand to South Africa though, I'm craving those feelings of inadequacy that only decent opposition can provide.
we always seem to look promising against teams like NZ, then lose confidence during the big games.
Just saw KayPee's left handers. What was great that they went for 6 too.
Too strong for the NZers though.
I absoLOLed during the lunch break when Botham used incorrect pluralisation a few times with the word 'CHAIRMENS' - 3 times I counted. I thought Nick Knight would have been a notch up from Beefy when it came to spoken English but no, he too used the word 'CHAIRMENS'. Gower then saved grace by coming out with something along the lines of: "I'm sorry to say this, it's not something i'd normally do. But isn't it 'CHAIRMEN'?...." then carry on with his thought on Cricket funding. :D
My man-crush on Vettori continues.
Nick Knights' rationalisation on his thought that Pietersens shots should be banned, and Ian Botham's hole-picking of it were classic.
"a bowler wouldnt be able to change hands halfway through.."
"but those are the rules of physics, not cricket"
"..well, a bowler cant go to the other side of the wicket and bowl.."
"no, the other batsman would be in the way"
Nick Knight does always seem the picked-upon member of the punditry team. though i remember when Nasser Hussein kept being called Nasser No-mates by Gower and Botham and seemed a bit upset at times : (
great game otherwise: strong batting performance and the bowlers dominated the NZ top order. NZ really are on the slide - they're such a likeable side so it's particularly sad to see.