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Post by Stella Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:19 pm

First topic message reminder :

Are we going to get a result? With decent weather, I think we will, and dare I say it to England.

The only change I can see is Bracewell coming in for the Kiwi's, although there was talk of England playing five bowlers, which I would be surprised at.

Broad is the only England bowler who has looked anything near his best, but with Jimmy who needs five wickets for 300, and Finn, who will hopefully pitch the ball up, things should improve.
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:10 am

Prior clap

Thank god Fulton is out. Good innings by him, but stalled New Zealand's progress massively this morning.
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Post by mystiroakey Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:11 am

Awesome session for England Very Happy

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Post by Mike Selig Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:12 am

That is a fantastic catch you have to say.

New Zealand look confused. Shades of England in the first innings of the first test.

England have a massive opportunity now. McCullum will give you chances, particularly on this pitch, and particularly if he plays in two minds.

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Post by mystiroakey Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:14 am

darn.. overturned

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Post by NickisBHAFC Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:14 am

What a shame about that, losing McCullum could of been a huge wicket Sad

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Post by Mike Selig Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:18 am

In fairness I don't think England have bowled that much better than they did yesterday. Some poor batting and a bit more luck has made most of the difference.

Having said that, that was a very good finish to the over from Finn.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:52 am

Interesting debate about the effects of the shorter run up for Finn on Sky between Fraser, Atherton and Willis.

Fraser and Willis both advocating the longer run up, due to less injuries due to the less explosiveness of it, and the added rhythm you get from a longer run up
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Post by guildfordbat Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:27 am

Mike Selig wrote:
Guildford, many thanks for the response. You raise some valid points, not all I agree with. I was travelling home today (holidays, which despite the common impression of students these I actually do feel I've earned) which is why I didn't respond earlier.

You are right to raise a couple of points:
- we shouldn't judge the pitch too quickly
- New Zealand deserve credit for the way they've batted.

My view was probably blinkered by having watched 3 hours of some of the dullest cricket I have ever witnessed last night/early this morning. I have nothing in general against attritional cricket (I love nothing better than watching a side guts it out for a draw, or the 3rd morning of the Brisbane ashes test when Anderson bowled truly a fantastic spell of swing and seam bowling, and was repelled by Hussey and Haddin with wonderful skill and no short measure of luck). Providing it also reflects the skill of the players. I do not feel this pitch does that. There is of course a challenge of mental concentration but there is little skill required (comparitively) IMO, and certainly not much luck. Providing you do not play a bad shot, you shouldn't get out. There will be a little bit every morning where the ball swings, but...

New Zealand have batted well, and indeed have done so throughout the series. They deserve credit for that, and in particular their top order for not repeating the capitulation against South Africa.

Where I will carry on disagreeing with you is your assessment of the toss, and who is in control of the game. I believe this to be partly a generational thing. The classical way to deal with flat pitches has been to amass runs and rely on scoreboard pressure. The trouble with this approach is that it views a draw as significantly a better result than a defeat. I am not sure that is true anymore, particularly in deciding tests. There is a view now (rightly or wrongly) that cricket is also entertainment, and that the players have a duty to entertain as well as perform (this is of course nothing new, Benaud's australians played by that motto back in the 60s, but I believe it is more prevalent now).

You say England are playing catch-up now. I am not sure that is true. They will be playing catch-up when they start batting probably, but for now it is actually New Zealand who are under pressure to make the running. If they carry on today as they did yesterday (and have started this morning) then they will reach 500 at the end of the day. I don't think that leaves them with enough runs or time to win the match.

There is a general feeling now that you can control the game (or at least the pace) better in such instances bowling first. To some extent England have done that (although they'd have liked 2 more wickets at least on day 1). The pressure to chase a result is now with New Zealand. For now.

Mike - thanks for your own response.

I agree with you that assessment of the toss is partly a generational thing. I almost used that expression in my post but thought it might be viewed as a bit of a cop out! Wink

I understand the need to entertain although I guess - as you might say- it depends how you define 'entertainment'. I suspect it has different meanings to different people. From a New Zealand spectator's perspective, this morning's batting performance was surely very disappointing. Particularly after the position their fine play had put them in at the end of day one. Today they lacked assertion (certainly some credit to England for that) and seemed unsure as to what they were chasing. More keen to potter on for a draw than properly strive for the win. At least people at this lunchbreak are talking more about the play of the two teams rather judging than the pitch - which is partly where I came in earlier.

Who is in control? England have clearly fought back well and 500 now looks a long way off for New Zealand. However, they should still make at least 400 from here which will make an England victory difficult at least. That was really my reference to 'catch up'. We'll need to bat well to match New Zealand and then overtake them. The expectation to do so plus a hurried pace may cause us additional problems. I think there's more pressure on us because drawing the series will be seen as much better for New Zealand than England.

On a more general point you raise, Test captains generally now set out to try to win each match whilst in the 1960s and '70s the tendency far more was not to lose. Benaud and Sobers were way ahead of their time in this regard. This change in approach is certainly welcomed by me although I'm not sure how it squares with the emphasis on Test rankings. I assume it's better ranking wise to draw a 3 match series 0-0 than lose 2-1.

Anyway back to watching for a little bit more. This might yet end up a more interesting Test than we thought ....


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Post by gboycottnut Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:30 am

Olly wrote:Interesting debate about the effects of the shorter run up for Finn on Sky between Fraser, Atherton and Willis.

Fraser and Willis both advocating the longer run up, due to less injuries due to the less explosiveness of it, and the added rhythm you get from a longer run up

However despite such theory about the less explosiveness from a longer runup, the longer run up does make it more harder for fast bowlers to maintain their highest speeds throughout a test season and is more likely to lead to fast bowlers retiring early from the game. Richard Hadlee is the best example of such a fast bowler who wisely cut down his long runup from his early part of his playing career to that of a shorter runup such that he could better maintain his bowling speeds throughout the latter part of his career when the strains of having to play county cricket as well as lead the NZ bowling attack in international cricket were starting to take its toll on him as he got older.

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Post by mystiroakey Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:28 pm

ermmm.

NZ up in this one. another goodish day

We need to smash 500 tommorow.. get ahead. then bowl em out for 50

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Post by Carrotdude Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:53 pm

England bowled much better yesterday, especially Finn, which potentially shows that although the pitch isn't great, we didn't do enough with the ball on day 1 and let NZ get away, in the end 190 odd for 9 is a very good effort after the initial 250/1. As for England our 2 'rocks' have gone already so some rebuilding to be done tomorrow, unfortunately it appears difficult to score quickly which increases the chance of a draw or a NZ win but we'll wait and see how Bairstow and Prior find it before judging that totally I guess,

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Post by Diggers Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:30 pm

Could be a struggle for England here big time. Cook and Trott gone, the Bell Compton partnership is crucial as who knows what we are going to get from Root and Bairstow. It's time like this you miss KP, even though the guy is a tool of the highest order.
Slightly worrying that Anderson seems to be more reliable than outstanding these days. England needed more wickets from their main bowler, he's worked hard but hasn't really delivered.

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Post by Carrotdude Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:32 pm

I think Anderson's been a little unlucky, beaten the bat quite a lot without getting many edges but he hasn't been on top of his game.

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Post by Diggers Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:42 pm

I get worried when bowlers get described as unlucky though, Flintoff being the obvious example, I never bought the balls just too good theory, he just stopped being a real strike bowler and became brilliant at holding up an end and chipping in.
Problem is without Swann and questions still over Finn and Broad we need lots of wickets from Jimmy. I know he has a few strains but he hasn't bowled that much this winter really, makes you wonder how well he will hold up in the Ashes back to backers.

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Post by Duty281 Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:14 pm

Amazing what scoreboard pressure can do. England will have to dig deep now.

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Post by Guest Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:33 pm

Good to see Finny in the wickets..however im convinced he needs to go back to his long run!

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Post by msp83 Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:46 am

The early wicket of captain Cook always set England back, and now without Pietersen in the middle order, thee will be even more pressure on the rest of the lineup. But Nick Compton has been in fine form, and Joe Root, despite his 3 failings in the tests, is quality, and Prior and Bairstow are also capable of shifting the gears quickly. Even a fine day of batting from England is unlikely to take them passed the NZ total. England will have to bat really big, bat close to tea on day for and then try and push for the win. A very difficult task indeed.
The odds are now more in NZ's favor. Couple of early wickets, there is every chance there would be some panick in that England batting lineup. If NZ manages a health first innings lead, they have to bat again and bat well, put up a score from where they can't lose and then perhaps push for the win. Actually I think it may not be all bad for England if they gets bowled for 370-380 by end of the day tomorrow, a New Zealand collapse in the 2nd innings looks the only realistic chance for England to win this one. At this stage, NZ are favorites to win or draw this one, England would need someone to really play out of their skins tomorrow.

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Post by guildfordbat Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:09 am

The loss of Cook and Trott in that final session have certainly made things more tricky for us. I feel chances of an England win now are slim to very slim - not only do we have to play well but we have to look to New Zealand to badly fall away from a strong position.

Still need almost 200 more to avoid the follow on. That shouldn't be a serious worry although, as msp suggests, we can't afford to lose a couple of early wickets in today's first session ...

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Post by mystiroakey Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:18 am

Trott gone takes the draw away i suppose. its all about the win now..

root and bairtsow have what it takes

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Post by mystiroakey Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:45 am

good review... out


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Post by JDizzle Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:46 am

Exactly what DRS should be used for. Fair enough decision from the ump and then good review and right decision reached.

Really in some trouble now though...

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:49 am

Time for the young uns to show us what they're made of!
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Post by JDizzle Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:09 am

Oh dear.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:10 am

Right down to the young uns now then!

Step up messers Root and Bairstow!

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Post by beninho Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:16 am

the only way England can win this is to be bowled out cheaply. either go big on a follow on or bowl them out going for quick runs. I have no faith in these two yorkies.

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Post by JDizzle Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:24 am

Serious, serious trouble here...

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:27 am

That was plumb as plumb can get, can't believe the umpire didn't give it out on first viewing!

Gonna take some serious batting to get us within a shout of avoiding the follow on now!
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Post by beninho Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:28 am

bairstow hadn't played a fc innings since august. with Monty not bowling since India tests. it catches up after a while.

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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:31 am

If we lose 1 more wicket in the next half an hour I'm switching off and having an early night so I'll be fresher to watch the Malaysian GP.

This IS New Zealand we're playing and not South Africa or Australia, right? This is absolutely pitiful, given NZ showed it was a good batting wicket.

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Post by beninho Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:37 am

nz lost 9 for under 200 yesterday. seems that best batting day was day one. which is unusual for a drop in pitch.

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Post by JDizzle Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:42 am

It's nibbled about a little about, but let's not kid ourselves; these are still pretty prime batting conditions. NZ have bowled well, but England have been poor with the bat.

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Post by beninho Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:46 am

at some point I'd like to see England risk a defeat by going for a win. though would nz make England follow on?

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Post by JDizzle Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:49 am

Depends how close England get. Unless NZ have a lead of 260/270, I'd imagine they'd enforce the follow on. And barring a dramatic NZ collapse second time, I think the best Eng can hope for is a draw from here.

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Post by dyrewolfe Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:51 am

Yes of course. Credit to NZ - they've looked pretty tight with their bowling and fielding, but they did also demonstrate that with some sensible strokeplay, you should be able to build a good total.

Instead it looks like we'll be all out for 200-250.
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Post by guildfordbat Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:52 am

beninho wrote:at some point I'd like to see England risk a defeat by going for a win. though would nz make England follow on?
Beninho - On first innings we are currently trailing by 363 with 5 wickets down. What exactly are you suggesting?

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Post by beninho Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:02 am

at some point I'd like to see England risk a defeat by going for a win. though would nz make England follow on?

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Post by beninho Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:06 am

sorry for double post not sure what happened there..

I still think (hope) we can get over 200. that puts pressure on nz to score quickly enough to give themselves time to bowl us out again. but we could have a dash at whatever we are set...unless nz go ultra conservative with a declaration.

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Post by beninho Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:07 am

bob Willis is awful.

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Post by Carrotdude Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:09 am

This is probably the worst England Test performance I can remember. Pathetic. NZ are an absolute class above and are playing excellently.

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Post by JDizzle Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:10 am

Root 9* (48) and Prior 9* (35). Yes, rebuild but we must not go completely into our shells. Need to keep the scoreboard ticking over with singles, especially against Martin.

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Post by Carrotdude Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:13 am

Martin is absolutely nothing special, he is bang average and we just let him bowl whatever he likes at us, no attempt whatsoever to try and get runs off him at all.

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Post by guildfordbat Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:13 am

I don't think anyone should get too wrapped up about time yet. There's still well over half this match left to go.

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Post by Carrotdude Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:14 am

Why are England batting for the draw then!? What purpose is this blocking serving?

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Post by beninho Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:17 am

if this is the worst England performance you can remember, then you have a poor memory or new to England cricket!! I am still scarred by the 90's when just getting into the game. Ronnie IranI test cricketer....shudder

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Post by alfie Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:19 am

England in a bit of trouble here it seems ! Have been traveling so have not seen any of this but from the scores I've been seeing and the early comments on here that this pitch was a bowler's graveyard I have to ask what the devil has happened to England's batting ? No KP no England ? Or has the pitch suddenly changed character ?

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Post by beninho Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:19 am

England aren't batting for a draw, just trying to get through a tricky period with nz bowling and fielding well. rather they scrape some runs rather then do something stupid.

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Post by JDizzle Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:19 am

It's not about batting time, once you let maiden after maiden tick by the batsmen start to feel the pressure and will play a reckless shot and get out. If we allow NZ to bowl maidens then they can keep men up and keep the pressure on but if we can just tick along at 3 an over then they will have to begin to put men back and that's how we'll get back on top of this. They way this is going, a big shot is coming in a minute and then we'll bemoan them for getting out with that shot when the problem was that they never should have let themselves get into the situation where they thought they needed to play that shot.

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Post by Carrotdude Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:22 am

I've seen us get thumped before, seen us look rubbish before, I was young in the 90's but I remember bits and pieces of some terrible times but this seems worse purely because we have a better team than NZ and make a pitch look flat as anything when we bowl and then bat as negatively and badly as you could possibly imagine. I think it's because they are playing so much below their ability and their usual standards. I think they rocked up in New Zealand expecting to roll them over with no problems whatsoever and have come up against a much better and more determined side than they expected.

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Post by beninho Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:23 am

pitch seems ok. bowl well and can get rewards. but England have batted poorly and lost wickets to bad shots. could have done with kp but he wasn't looking fluent in the other tests.

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Post by guildfordbat Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:26 am

Carrotdude wrote:Why are England batting for the draw then!? What purpose is this blocking serving?
Carrot - you need to point the finger at Compton, Bell and Bairstow all getting out in the first hour. Root and Prior need to take us to tea, not just lunch. Once the fifth wicket went down so quickly, the priority was not to lose the sixth. We can assess and worry about strike rates later on.

I would add that New Zealand - particularly Southee and Boult - have bowled very well. Their fielding has also been very sharp.

David Lloyd has also just backed up a major part of my earlier posts with Mike that ''the damage was done on day one when New Zealand scored 250-1''. [I appreciate Mike disagrees with that view and why.]

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