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0Engeland teen Nieu-SeelandEngeland vs Nieu-Seeland: tweede toets, dag 5

En so het dit gebeur.

Eng­land wrapped up a con­vin­cing vic­tory thus tak­ing the series 2–0. Dit was al 'n bietjie te maklik. Only the weath­er could have saved New Zea­l­and from cer­tain defeat. Dit het gereën, maar net nie genoeg, and Eng­land stepped up to the plate and showed their true class.

They are a far bet­ter side than New Zea­l­and and they proved it. The bowl­ing attack in par­tic­u­lar through­out the series have per­formed very well although the Kiwis’ attack hasn’t done too badly either.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Engeland teen Nieu-SeelandEngeland vs Nieu-Seeland: tweede toets, dag 4

Bit of a steady day today… if the weath­er is OK tomor­row Eng­land will almost cer­tainly win and if it chucks it down then a draw would seem likely.

But it should already be all over with a com­fort­able vic­tory, prob­ably by an innings. Cook should have enforced the fol­low-on. Even if Eng­land had ended up los­ing he would have made a clear state­ment of intent and put a mark­er down that he is an aggress­ive and gutsy char­ac­ter who takes no pris­on­ers. Instead he took the defens­ive option.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Engeland teen Nieu-SeelandEngeland vs Nieu-Seeland: tweede toets, dag 3 — England Booming

There are vari­ous top­ics I could have chosen to write about after the third day of the second test in the Eng­land vs New Zea­l­and series.

The issues that imme­di­ately jump out are 1) anoth­er fant­ast­ic per­form­ance by England’s bowl­ers against a woe­ful Kiwi bat­ting line up 2) a lovely return to form of the home side’s skip­per and open­ing bat Alastair Cook 3) four wick­ets for Swann or 4) the highly debat­able decision by Eng­land not to enforce the fol­low on (almost guar­an­tee­ing a series vic­tory but greatly redu­cing the chances of a vic­tory in the match with rain fore­cast). But today I am going to swerve a little left of centre and focus on some­thing entirely dif­fer­ent…

They say every day is a school day and today I learnt some­thing new today… The great mous­ta­chioed former middle order Aus­sie slug­ger Dav­id Boon is match ref­er­ee for this test. I like to think I have a good grasp of world crick­et events but the pro­mo­tion of the talis­man­ic Tas­mani­an as a world ref­er­ee in 2011 is some­thing that passed me by but is some­thing that also pleases me greatly.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Engeland teen Nieu-SeelandEngeland vs Nieu-Seeland: Eerste toets - Engeland Eis die Honneurs

Na so 'n stadige begin tot die spel van die eerste toets klaar te breek nek spoed vandag - en wat 'n optrede deur Stuart Broad aan die geruite vlag in te samel.

Nie net het hy klub 20 vreemd belangrik lopies (nie uit) as Engeland se kolfbeurt het om 'n vinnige en teleurstellend einde maar het hy dit deur 'n spel van die hoogste vinnig medium boulwerk wat die Nieu-Seelandse orde afgemaai.

Wanneer Broad is on-lied soos wat hy vandag is daar is eenvoudig geen keer aan hom en hy kan feitlik onspeelbaar wees. Die laaste keer dat hy het 'n vertoning soos dit was teen die ou vyand op die Oval in die 2009 Ashes botsing. Ek aangeteken die hoogtepunte van die dag se spel en het hulle vir 'n paar jaar net so kon ek dit weer en weer kyk. Daardie dag het hy 'n 5-vir, beweer die paaltjies van Watson, Ponting, Hussey, Clarke and Had­din – so pretty much the Aus­trali­an top order.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Engeland teen Nieu-SeelandEngeland teen Nieu-Seeland: eerste toets, dag 3 — Match Nicely Poised

What a topsy turvy match is prov­ing to be! Drie dae weg en dit is nog steeds baie onduidelik wat op die top.

Tot net voor 18:00 was dit baie Engeland se dag.  The bowl­ers stepped up to the plate and man­aged to eek out a slight lead. And then the young pre­tend­er Root hit a steady half cen­tury well sup­por­ted by the even stead­i­er Trott.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Engeland teen Nieu-SeelandEngeland teen Nieu-Seeland: eerste toets, dag 2 - O Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy Anderson ...

Of so het die lied gaan.

A review of the second day’s play would always be incom­plete with a nod towards shin­ing star James Ander­son.

By dis­miss­ing Kiwi open­er Peter Fulton (his second wick­et of the innings) Jimmy became only the fourth mem­ber of England’s pres­ti­gi­ous 300 klub. Ian Botham, Bob Wil­lis and Fiery Fred True­man are the only oth­er cur­rent cus­todi­ans.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Engeland teen Nieu-SeelandEngeland vs Nieu-Seeland: eerste toets, dag 1

It was sup­posed to be oh so simple wasn’t it?

The Kiwis over as the apéri­tif for the forth­com­ing Ashes clash later on in the year. So one day in to a sum­mer of anti­podean crick­et and with the home side win­ning the toss and elect­ing to bat, surely Eng­land have raced away at 3+ 'n reg voor 'n tweede koers aanval?

Nie heeltemal nie. Steady pro­gress dur­ing the 80 oor van die spel. Hardly an A+ score but a reas­on­able C grade. Eng­land still have wick­ets in hand with the two York­shire boys (Tim Bresnan het oorgebly uit die finale elftal) at the crease.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Nieu-Seeland teen Engeland KrieketNew Zealand 0–0 England: Goed vir toets Krieket

It’s not often you’ll hear me cheer a series where all of the test matches fin­ished in draws, and it’s even less often that I cel­eb­rate Eng­land fail­ing to win a series. How­ever that is exactly how I feel about the recent drawn series in New Zea­l­and. Now before the barmy army hang draw and quarter me, Gee my 'n kans om myself te verduidelik!

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