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LateBloomer

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NZ v Sri Lanka
« on: December 25, 2018, 10:48:12 PM »

Watching the 2nd Test as part of my traditional boxing day cricket marathon. Enjoyed the first Test, some super cricket from both sides

Just had the greatest commentators curse I can remember - Mark Richardson suggested that Sri Lanka should change captain due to bowling too straight and having a leg gully. Very next ball is full and leg side and Raval gets a massive leading edge to mid off to walk back for 6. Magical
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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2018, 10:54:12 PM »

Lakmal has got Latham aswell. Richardsons just apologised
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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 11:39:47 PM »

Williamson and Nichols (cRap shot) gone too. Looks a nice wicket
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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2018, 11:45:14 PM »

Williamson was actually playing quite well, late, soft hands etc until he followed a slightly wider one. Good toss to win
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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2018, 11:48:49 PM »

Williamson was actually playing quite well, late, soft hands etc until he followed a slightly wider one. Good toss to win

Who said anything about Williamson ?
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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2018, 11:50:24 PM »

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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2018, 12:14:02 AM »

You'd look on paper at Lakmal's stats, 120 odd wickets at 40, and think he's an average bowler. But he's genuinely a very skilled bowler just hindered by playing at home on raging turners where he rarely gets to bowl.
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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2018, 12:22:53 AM »

You'd look on paper at Lakmal's stats, 120 odd wickets at 40, and think he's an average bowler. But he's genuinely a very skilled bowler just hindered by playing at home on raging turners where he rarely gets to bowl.

Long spell first up aswell, good stamina levels.

Kumara was getting it down at high 140s first up but the seam was all over the place. Definitely some potential there if they get a decent bowling coach working with him
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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2018, 01:52:51 AM »

I remember southees Debut innings against England - he had talent with the bat. You could say hes under achieved.

Love a nz green top that gets easier to bat on as the game goes on
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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2018, 10:45:13 AM »

Funny old game Test cricket, the Lankans looked set to get hammered again in the first Test. Mathews, Mendis and the rain saved them. Their belief suddenly amplified. New Zealand are similar to India, get Williamson(Kohli) you fancy your chances against the rest
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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2018, 10:31:06 PM »

Perfect start for NZ - 3 quick wickets

See this match over within 3 days
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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2018, 10:39:33 PM »

5 wickets for boult. High class swing bowling.

Make that 6 wickets and SL skittled out for 104. Has to be one of the worse reviews that
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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2018, 10:51:46 PM »

That last wicket is one of the funniest things i've ever seen

Literally just jumps out the way of one that hits him bang infront haha
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Re: NZ v Sri Lanka
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2018, 09:10:36 AM »

Tom Latham has had a hell of a series. Third most balls ever faced in a two-Test series. NZ's Alastair Cook, I would say.
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