10 11, 2019

Fun In Aukland

2019-11-10T12:04:18+00:00November 10th, 2019|NZ v Eng 2019, ODIs & T20|11 Comments

I had to laugh when I saw the score in the deciding T20 at Aukland. Of course it was going to end in a tie. The only surprise was that the super over managed to produce a clear winner this time. One wonders what might've happened had the super over ended all [...]

8 11, 2019

Dangerous Dawid

2019-11-08T10:31:33+00:00November 8th, 2019|NZ v Eng 2019, ODIs & T20|12 Comments

Nicely done lads. England levelled the T20 series in New Zealand this morning with a brilliant performance that must have left the Kiwis feeling shellshocked. When I turned on the TV and saw that we'd set the hosts 242 to win my eyes almost popped out of their head. It was the [...]

5 11, 2019

A 5/10 Performance

2019-11-05T13:37:34+00:00November 5th, 2019|ODIs & T20|8 Comments

England lost the third T20 against New Zealand overnight. It was very much a 5/10 performance - by which I mean that a miserable collapse of five wickets for just ten paltry runs cost us the game. Doh! It was a bit like watching the Test team in pyjamas. England were cruising [...]

1 07, 2019

Still Alive

2019-07-18T16:52:35+00:00July 1st, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|49 Comments

What a weekend of cricket. I'll start by quickly mentioning the Pakistan and Afghanistan contest, which was one of the best ODIs I've seen in ages. Although I feel desperately sad for Afghanistan, who really should have won, I tip my hat to Pakistan's middle and late-order. It was some comeback. The [...]

21 06, 2019

Mathews Sticks It To Us

2019-09-26T16:14:00+00:00June 21st, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|29 Comments

We should have known better. I should have known better. When Sri Lanka were meandering along at 4 runs per over in the 40th over of their innings, puzzled looks were exchanged, and predictable jokes were made. Nick Hoult of the Telegraph thanked Angelo Mathews for showing him what an ODI in [...]

19 06, 2019

Sixy Beasts

2019-09-26T16:14:42+00:00June 19th, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|18 Comments

Yesterday went pretty much as expected really. England were far too good for Afghanistan, it was always going to be thus, and the result was never in any doubt whatsoever. One could possibly argue that England's innings started a tad slowly, but we were never really under pressure, and I doubt the [...]

30 05, 2019

Promising

2019-05-31T08:01:05+00:00May 30th, 2019|ODIs & T20, World Cup 2019|26 Comments

We didn’t freeze. We didn’t choke. Eoin Morgan’s men started their World Cup campaign with a bang. And this time, unlike previous World Cups, it wasn’t the bang of a metaphorical tire blowing up or the whole engine combusting, it was the bang of boundaries flying off Ben Stokes’s bat, and the [...]

12 05, 2019

Bonkers

2019-05-12T10:45:08+00:00May 12th, 2019|ODIs & T20, Talking Points|31 Comments

Yesterday's game at the Rose Bowl would've made the authorities purr. It was made to order. England batted first and registered a hefty 373-3 - with golden boy Jos Buttler scoring an extraordinary 110 off just 55 balls - and then Pakistan put up a very respectable fight but eventually fell 12 [...]

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