February 28, 2010

Quick Updates: Oz Vs Kiwis T20 #2

As expected, Kiwis did bounce back in this match. It was one the spine chilling,nail biting,high in adrenalin kinda finish. I am yet to get over it. Kiwis won the toss and elected to bat ,again! It was a one man show for Kiwis. Baz McScoop, oops McCullum was hitting the ball to only one place, over Haddin's head!!! wonder if he was aiming for his face!He scored more than 70 of his 116 behind the wicket.He has probably changed Dilscoop to McScoop today . It was an aggressive, fearless, swashbuckling etc .. innings from the Kiwi opener. He went behind the bowlers right from the word GO! Wickets kept tumbling needlessly at the other end. Hopkins played a cameo and thats when Kiwis started feasting on the Kangaroos. 137 runs came of the last 10 overs. The ball got a severe thrashing as it went screaming all over the ground, mainly over Haddin. Kiwis ended their innings with a mammoth 214/6. Mind-blowing innings by Baz. The target was always going to be more than a daunting task. Warner and Haddin opened the innings for Aus and Warner jet-rocketed again to 20 off just 10 balls until Bond struck again! Haddin and Pup then, played sensibly and always had the run rate under control. After Haddin departed, the White-Bear took strike. This was one of his best innings for Aus. He was not timing, but muscling the ball. Finally it boiled down to 36 of 3 overs. Southee bowled one the best overs one can ever imagine. White and Pup did bounce back in the last 2 overs. Three runs required from 1 ball. It was all drama out there. Pup slogged it to the cow corner , where N.McCull saved a certain boundary and ran out Clarke during his 3rd run. OMG! It was a TIE! How many times will Aus tie with NZ?? White finished with 64 of just 26 balls and Pup scored 67. It was time for a tie breaker, i.e the Super Over. As expected , Southee bowled for NZ and White ,Warner and Haddin were the batsmen for Aus . It was indeed a "Super" over by Tim Southee indeed, giving away just 6 runs and dismissed Warner too. It was an easy task for the Kiwis now. It was a surprise, when Tait(Nannes would the best choice) was given the ball. With Tait bowled as if he was spreading jam all over his bread. 2 wides in a super over prove costly! McCullum and Guptill reached the target with ease and squared the series in style.
McCullum was the Man of the Match,but according to me ,it was Tim Southee.
Wonder, if Baz and MSD will join hands and write a book on the UNORTHODOX CRICKET :P

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