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  • Felix Marwick,

    101 not out

    Which is more than one can say for our esteemed Black Caps Captain

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 200 posts Report Reply

  • noizyboy,

    ricky ponting on the other hand...

    damn him!

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 171 posts Report Reply

  • noizyboy,

    and coddington. damn him too!

    and fleming, while we're at it.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 171 posts Report Reply

  • noizyboy,

    Collingwood I mean.

    Actually, Coddington? Damn her too.

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 171 posts Report Reply

  • noizyboy,

    and I've calmed down now, so well done fleming, on a decent knock.

    could've hit out, when the time came though, eh?

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 171 posts Report Reply

  • mike.riversdale,

    noizy, stop talking to yourself :-)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 27 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    The most damaging (to his own team) one day hundred of all time? ;)

    106 off 149 deliveries. Factor in the 15 wides and it meant that the other batsmen had to score 150 off 151 deliveries. If a guy who has his eye in and is steady at the crease can't get anywhere near a figure like that then prey tell how he expected the rest of the guys to get the runs.

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    So any way, it's rugby season and the pain will soon subside.

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Except for that... y'know, world cup thinger.

    Does anyone know who's showing coverage of that by the way? Anyone apart from sky? Or am I going to be stuck with websites and radio again?

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    Now that was sublime.

    They have been overdue for that game for quite some time.

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • Felix Marwick,

    Yeah but againsts a second string Aussie side on a typical Kiwi greentop.

    While I'm happy at the win I'd feel a lot better if it'd been against a full strength Aussie outfit on a more batter friendly wicket.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 200 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    Can't complain about a pants round your ankle spanking of the Aussies.

    They've played over 600 ODIs before losing by 10 wickets.

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • tim kong,

    cracker of a match - windy and cold - but brilliant to be a part of a little slice of Kiwi and cricket history.

    course - there's a record broken at almost every cricket match if you look hard enough! But it was class nonetheless.

    Bond's caught and bowled in real time was amazing.

    Australian body language and attitude to fielding was decidedly un-Ockerlike. Kim Hughes needs to address them and remind this generation of cricket players how harsh it can be. Possibly it's been so long, they've forgotten how losing hurts so much.

    Or it could have been standing around in the southerly breeze and having to wear tops that resembled art class pinnies that was annoying them. :D

    Either way - a fine way to spend an evening.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 153 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    Well what a performance, there can be no detracting from this effort, chasing 337 to win and getting it with balls to spare and wickets in hand. Peter Fulton showed he can accelerate his strike rate when he is 'in' and and grand fifty for McMillan in double quick time put the magic back in the black cap cake, as bracewell might have said. A good day to be on the terraces, lots of fun minded people and not over the top security. Ross Taylor, what a knock he's a legend in the making. I would have liked to see tha captain get amongst the runs but perhaps it was for the best that he got out early. bring on hamiltron.

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    About a month ago I posted this:

    So looking at our last three performances, and the current one, there's only one thing to say:
    Bracewell must go!
    It's a case study in how to take a group of talented players, working together as a reasonably cohesive unit, and turn them into a rabble.

    I resile from this statement.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    A month is a very long time in professional sport, things can change real quick. I think we're all due a slice of bracewells humble pie in some form or another. I know I for one wasn't too complimentary. But as Hannibal from the A team says, "I love it when a plan comes together"

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • Doddery Oldfart,

    A nice Hamilton drubbing would be the icing on the caketin ...

    Piopio • Since Nov 2006 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • Felix Marwick,

    OMFG!!

    This is hereby an open apology to Messrs John Bracewell and Craig McMillan.

    Gentlemen,
    in recent months (if not years) I have given the pair of you a fair amount of stick (in my capacity as a cricket fan, not as a reporter) for your efforts in the cricketing arena. Thank you so, so, much for proving me wrong, and showing that we can be proud of our NZ cricket team.

    All the "can't bat, can't bloody coach" comments are now being swallowed down with a hefty serving of humble pie.

    Now if it's not too much to ask; could you kindly win the World Cup? That'd be just grand.

    Regards,

    An armchair critic (one of many)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 200 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    that is the stuff of legend, we've got backbone again!

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    so D.O.F. how thick is that icing over piopio?

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Apart from anything else, how was Gillespie?!

    I think most of us were thinking it had slipped away when he came to the wicket - and the guy clouts 28 off 15 balls!

    The over from Watson where he edged it all over the place and then finished off by smacking one past mid-off for four was just priceless.

    It seems fair to say they're in good touch. Bring back Bond and Vettori and have Oram replace Styris when he's fit and they look have as good a chance as anyone of winning the World Cup.

    (Note: Celebrations begin on the previous page, with Felix's heartfelt apology to John Bracewell and everyone else he ever doubted.)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    On the ABC website tonight:

    Set 347 to win, the home side was struggling at 5 for 116 in the 17th over

    Do you think the Aussies would have been feeling cautiously optimistic at this point?

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    On the ABC website tonight:

    "Set 347 to win, the home side was struggling at 5 for 116 in the 17th over"

    Do you think the Aussies would have been feeling cautiously optimistic at this point?

    They were probably really rating their chances when they had us 4 for 41 ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Muriel Lockheed,

    I thought the Wellington game was great, then I thought Eden Park was fantastic........but tonight................holy cow!!!

    Wellywood • Since Nov 2006 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Doddery Oldfart,

    Damn couch is soaked with sweat ....

    How tense was that !

    I can feel a bout of Flu coming on around World Cup time...

    Piopio • Since Nov 2006 • 10 posts Report Reply

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