* see you next year *
- May 17, 2013
4-15. Cummins cleaning up. India folding.
Jamieson is a star in the making. That bouncer to Alam was unplayable. As a left handed batsman myself, that gave me nightmares just watching it lol.Pakistan...kinda looked like they might sort it for themselves there for a bit with the two Alis providing stiff resistance, but in the end it went as expected.
Pakistan are 88-4.
Only Azhar has remained strong on 52, and a grand 52 at that between that early nightmare from Southee. It's Kyle Jaimeson, on his home ground, that is the star, taking three wickets for 26. It's been some performance and some unplayable stuff. NZ about to find their fourth bowler as they chase the top spot?
There's always a bit of wildness surrounding this stuff. The idea, very crudely put, is that when someone comes from a rural area to a centre of excellence or a club side or whatever, they lie about because they're more likely to be taken on.Apparently Mohammad Asif said that Pakistan's young bowlers, 17-18 year olds, are all in their late 20s...why? What would they have to gain from this? I know it's not uncommon but is there any logic as to why that could be true or is it just nonsense? I wouldn't be surprised if the odd player had an unknown DOB but it seems a strange accusation to make, the young Pakistani bowlers should be getting support not slurs. I like their attack.