Official NZ v India thread

Muggy sweaty overcast day. NZ batting first. 

Aaaand 1 for 1 off 3 overs. Uh oh. 

 

Why would you choose to bat first on a day like this? Madness imo

It's not as if India has a dangerously good bowling attack.... oh... wait...

seems like there is a trend in ODIs for teams to bat first and build up a big score. Doesn't mean you should just ignore the conditions when they are obviously favourable.

I would have thought there is some logic, Wellers, in choosing to bat. Chases have been harder than first innings building in this competition.  Pitches have deteriorated as they do in the day but also over the life of the competition such that earlier rather than late batting pays.  Bowling has not heavily been improved by the deadening of the wicket in the second innings as they were all pretty flat dry tracks anyway. Finally, the white ball doesn't swing quite as much as the red so there is no great threat from a leaden sky.

which is the more amusing name ....Grandhomme or ....Bumrah? 

 

.... rof decides

Commentator and former player Prakash Wakanker gets my vote Dicers.

NZ 75 for 2.  Until that last wicket they seemed to be recovering reasonably well, frustrating for the Indian bowlers (though slowly).

But now they have a lame bowler. Hardik Pandya has a groin strain or a hip injury or something. Limping and not bowling, but India have put their batsmen into this squad, not their bowlers. Could see Kohli or Sharma bowling.  yikes.

Still only 133-2 after 35 overs...

Can't see them getting to 250 at this rate.

wakanker indeed mutters.  not sure how you pronounce that

I'm supporting grandhomme and bumrah. a bet each way...

Why would you support India? They're absolute giants. If the Kiwis win, we have a chance of beating them in the final.

And if we lose there's a better prospect of India beating Australia than there is NZ.

We beat both India and NZ didnt we?  aussies spanked us with full lack of decorum.  out we be bowin

I think this match is taking an interesting turn

The NZ batsmen appear to be coping with a deteriorating and inconsistent pitch.

The possible rain will be bad news for NZ if they have to rely on a Duckworth Lewis calculation.

But that aside, India has the bowling problems and NZ doesn't. I think we might see a poor batting performance by India on a choppy pitch.

sorry, read that back.  I meant NOT to be coping with

 

 

I think the pitch is falling apart so batting first may end up not being such a bad idea. Inability to bat is perhaps more of an issue.

Colin of Big Man as TMS are calling him.
Cometh the hour, cometh the Big Man.

The pitch is miraculously improving again ! India going for nearly 10 an over off the last 5.

I’d forgotten what rain fvcking looked like.  Melting here m8s and fat male tourists walking around my village topless when I nipped out for an ice cream are not improving my mood. 

Grandhomme could be a good bowling option in these conditions

Cracking match this tbf

97-6 with 18 overs to go and chasing 240.

Time for Dhoni to hit big

India fades away.

 

Can Roy and Bairstow take down Boult and Henry?

Cracking finish this tbf

Jadeja spanking it aal owa the shop

3rd time in the last year that Dhoni's batting has been completely and utterly too slow for the situation.

Anyone else in the world would be totally investigated by the ICC beak...

GONE!!

India lose. Everyone cheers. Huzzah for the black cap / white feathers / whatever they call themselves.

So whoever wins tomorrow basically wins the world cup.

Whats the forecast like?

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I think this match is taking an interesting turn

The NZ batsmen appear to be coping with a deteriorating and inconsistent pitch.

The possible rain will be bad news for NZ if they have to rely on a Duckworth Lewis calculation.

But that aside, India has the bowling problems and NZ doesn't. I think we might see a poor batting performance by India on a choppy pitch.

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lol

 

 

 

 

No, I insist. LOL to you my friend.