Chappell-Hadlee Cricket series – match 2

Aaaargh! Instead of a friendly greeting to start with, the first post is to draw (shamefaced) attention to the annual NZ-Australia ODI cricket series.

Only problem is – NZ are getting tanked, again. Thank goodness we control the weather gods, and have dropped a bit of the wet stuff to delay Kiwi wickets tumbling! 

Take a look at Cricinfo’s live updates, for the grim news:
Cricinfo Livescore

Predictably, Matthew Sinclair was dropped in favour of Gareth Hopkins, but Lou Vincent will have to buy the coach drinks a lot to keep his place for the next match, given he has just made another single digit score.

Kiwi wicketkeeper McCullum has embarrased himself with just 5 runs after claiming Ozzie quick bowler Tait did not have the figures to back up Tait’s claim the Kiwis couldn’t handle his pace… oh, dear. McCullum didn’t even last until Tait came on to bowl.

Update: Ah, the blessed sound of rain. Match abandoned, after a dire start from NZ. Good intentions from Vettori (set a score) but batsmen looked unable to fulfil that. The ironic thing is; another rainout at the final match in Hobart will mean NZ retain the Chappell-Hadlee trophy 😉


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