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Oceania VB Tri-Series Commentary

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by SWNZ, Jan 7, 2002.

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  1. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Well I was a little dissapointed with SA in the test series (not the most exciting cricket i've ever seen) but the Tri-Series is something I look forward to every year and since the Kiwi's are playing it warrants a little exposure.

    So what are your thoughts leading up to the comp with NZ V Aus on Friday?

    I'm picking a Aus v NZ final, I don't think SA have it all together at the moment and both NZ and Aus are playing some great cricket respectively.
  2. wedge3210 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 7, 1999
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    If NZ had better medium pacers they might have made the final, but I think the experience from SA will get them there in the end.

    NZ takes on Australia A today. It'll be interesting cause Gillespie is making his latest comeback, and we'll get to see how those NZ bowlers go.
  3. Darth_Tool Jedi Youngling

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    Dec 15, 2001
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  4. Sith Magician Force Ghost

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  5. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    NZ - Aus final, IMO. :D

    R.
  6. Adakin Jedi Knight

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    Dec 11, 2001
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    Aust v Aust A would be more interesting than Aust v either NZ or SA


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  7. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    I think our bowling is pretty strong at the moment. With the likes of Cairns, Bond, Nash, Styris and Franklin all are the same pace as McGrath and Pollock with the exception of Bond who isn't too far behind Lee and Ntini (the SA guy)

    Looks like we'll be chasing 260+ We always do crappy at build up games so I wouldn't look too much into the final result either way.
  8. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Cripes we're chasing 282!
  9. Darth-Tom Jedi Master

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    I hope new zealand wins! the Aussie team are well......and bunch of tools. No offence to Darth_Tool of course :)
  10. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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  11. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    Pffft. A minor slip up. Australian cricket is quite strong through all levels at the moment.
    NZ hasn't had the best of build ups to the series. After playing the phenominally strong and mighty world cricket power that is the invincible Bangladeshi side - it's hardly gonna do wonders to your standards. [face_plain]

    Meh, it's early days. We'll see. ;) :D

    R.

    PS- I would, at the least, hope NZ puts up a better fight than the meeker than meek South Africans who were psyched out by the Aussies. :)
  12. kahli Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 1, 2000
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    mmmmmmm.... VB...... Ahhhhhh
  13. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    37 degrees! lovely playing conditions...

    So our top order fails again, and Macca and Cairns are left to salvage the wreck. ah well, we shall come back...somehow.
  14. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Pretty average performance really, haven't seen the highlights but scorecard tells me enough.
  15. wedge3210 Jedi Grand Master

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    More whinging from SM, YAY!

    3 wickets to MacGuill was alright, but he did give away 71 runs. It looks like Warne is keeping him out still. Gillespie bowled well, less than 3 an over, but he didn't get to bowl his 10 overs cause the job was already done.

    Australia A's scorecard was a weird one though. No-one out for less than 42 but no-one out for more than 50.
  16. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Big question is will it be Hayden or Bevan in the starting line up and if it's Hayden will he open????
  17. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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    I saw Hayden in the mall the other day! His girlfriend is *really* short.
  18. wedge3210 Jedi Grand Master

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    I reckon whatever they do, they'll mix the team around in all the preliminary games a bit before settling on a side going in toward the finals. That seems to be the way they go about it these days.

    Did you see that some Queenslander fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car into the Newcastle Knight's number 9, Danny Buderus on January 2? You Queenslanders will do anything to beat us won't you?
  19. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

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    Hmm...Looks like the Kiwi's will struggle to top 100...at this rate, we may bowl them all out!

    And how was Harvey's catch? my lord!

    "We love Harvey cos he's a Victorian!"

    **stamping and capping ensues**
  20. Jeff_Fett Jedi Knight

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    What a come back.
    The Black Caps kicked butt
  21. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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    *hits forehead*


    RETIRE JUNIOR!

    BRING BACK LEHMAN!
  22. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    [image=http://www.hansen.net.nz/images/harry.jpg]

    :)

    [image=http://images.tvnz.co.nz/sport/cricket/vettori_dan_odi.jpg] [image=http://www.nzherald.co.nz/pics/r12chrisharris.JPG]

    It takes a very special effort to have a team at 94 for 7, and still lose by 23 runs.

    //Still giggling like a schoolgirl here in Auckland//

    jp-30

  23. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    "ah well, we shall come back...somehow."

    what did I tell ya??
    go Harry, man of the match!
  24. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    Exciting finish. I for one am glad Lehmann was not playing - as the Aussies would have probably won. :)

    Harry for PM!

    R.
  25. Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA

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    I like that 2nd pic, jp. ;)
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