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I miss Carrisbrook

I know it wasn't loved by anyone who didn't live in Dunedin because it was a rugby ground but it was a great shared home of both codes

The university oval is on the other side of town

We could comfortably walk home from Carrisbrook

Anyway we used to go here for annual interschool athletics  

It never looked this pretty but its not always about being pretty 

Alexandra and Oamaru both have pretty grounds too but i guess this is quite English kind of pretty looking 

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/black-caps/124341851/black-caps-vs-australia-leafy-fortress-dunedin-where-hosts-havent-lost-in-21-years

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England currently 47 ahead, if they can stretch it to 70 or so, it may still be a tricky chase for India unless Root opens with Anderson and Broad. 

Th previous day nighter In India ended in 2 days too

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Not too criticize indias bowling but the pitch is a disgrace, englands part time spinner who takes wickets at 40 a piece has just got 5-8 india collapsed in 1 session and england bowled out again. India need to be producing better pitches in my opinion. Broad is capable of runs so he needs to produce. Very disappointing 3rd umpire too

@balboa08 what are your thoughts?

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17 hours ago, E Street nation said:

Not too criticize indias bowling but the pitch is a disgrace, englands part time spinner who takes wickets at 40 a piece has just got 5-8 india collapsed in 1 session and england bowled out again. India need to be producing better pitches in my opinion. Broad is capable of runs so he needs to produce. Very disappointing 3rd umpire too

@balboa08 what are your thoughts?

No doubt the pitch could have been better. No one likes a match to end in 2 days. That said, its a combination of a tricky wicket, atrocious batting, some good bowling and the pink ball which contributed to this.

When former players say that Kohli was trying to toe the BCCI line by saying the pitch was not bad at all they may be  correct as also Sunil Gavaskar who knows a thing or two about batting on such wickets when he says that it was  bad batting especially given that most wickets fell to deliveries which hardly turned.

England should realise that they will get turning wickets so for them to drop the guy who bowled well in the first test and pick 3 seamers is stupid. Guys these days are not used to playing on turning wickets, same is true for India. To give an Indian perspective , i think Sivaramakrishan , a former Indian spinner rightly said very few of our big players have hardly played any domestic cricket for quite sometime, so they also struggle to play spin. Earlier, we had guys like Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman who played several years in domestic cricket and were so used to wickets that turned from day 1. Many guys playing the domestic league in India today would have fared better than our national players on this wicket.

As far as third umpire is concerned, some one was suggesting that skill sets required for a third umpire is very different from that of normal umpiring. Also, if players can travel why not umpires. It should not go back to the old days when barring a Dickie Bird or a Shepard, most home umpires and mostly with genuine reasons were seen with suspicion.

I think Rohit's stumping given not out in the last match might was wrong, it appeared from all angles that no part of his foot was behind the crease. Not that it had any impact on the result. ;) However, as far as this match is concerned, guess Indians and English will always view this from our different perspectives. While the English may feel upset that the third umpire overturned the on field call so early for Stokes catch of Shubman Gill and that it may even be cheating, we look at it differently. Almost everyone here cant understand the fuss and the anger shown by the English players when it was  apparent that Stokes had grounded the ball, not just grounded he seemed to drag the ball across the ground. It was shocking to say the least

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Well that was the best day`s cricket I have watched for a long long time, and yes true to type and just so predictable they spent more time than the match lasted trotting out their usual excuses...I see the pitch being mentioned, but the consencus of the "experts" was that it was all down to the PINK BALL. :rolleyes::wacko::o:huh:

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On 2/26/2021 at 7:12 AM, balboa08 said:

No doubt the pitch could have been better. No one likes a match to end in 2 days. That said, its a combination of a tricky wicket, atrocious batting, some good bowling and the pink ball which contributed to this.

When former players say that Kohli was trying to toe the BCCI line by saying the pitch was not bad at all they may be  correct as also Sunil Gavaskar who knows a thing or two about batting on such wickets when he says that it was  bad batting especially given that most wickets fell to deliveries which hardly turned.

England should realise that they will get turning wickets so for them to drop the guy who bowled well in the first test and pick 3 seamers is stupid. Guys these days are not used to playing on turning wickets, same is true for India. To give an Indian perspective , i think Sivaramakrishan , a former Indian spinner rightly said very few of our big players have hardly played any domestic cricket for quite sometime, so they also struggle to play spin. Earlier, we had guys like Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman who played several years in domestic cricket and were so used to wickets that turned from day 1. Many guys playing the domestic league in India today would have fared better than our national players on this wicket.

As far as third umpire is concerned, some one was suggesting that skill sets required for a third umpire is very different from that of normal umpiring. Also, if players can travel why not umpires. It should not go back to the old days when barring a Dickie Bird or a Shepard, most home umpires and mostly with genuine reasons were seen with suspicion.

I think Rohit's stumping given not out in the last match might was wrong, it appeared from all angles that no part of his foot was behind the crease. Not that it had any impact on the result. ;) However, as far as this match is concerned, guess Indians and English will always view this from our different perspectives. While the English may feel upset that the third umpire overturned the on field call so early for Stokes catch of Shubman Gill and that it may even be cheating, we look at it differently. Almost everyone here cant understand the fuss and the anger shown by the English players when it was  apparent that Stokes had grounded the ball, not just grounded he seemed to drag the ball across the ground. It was shocking to say the least

I watched a discussion with Ian Ward,Rob Key,Nasser Hussain & Michael Atherton which was quite interesting,the subject of whether there should be specialist 3rd umpires was brought up & the feeling seemed that it should be a case of the 3rd umpire using all the angles available,taking their time & deciding whether there is enough evidence to overturn the onfield decision.

Atherton said that a pitch should be reported if it's that flat each team is going to score 700-800 on it or if it's dangerous to the players,anything inbetween players have to find a way to play on it.

They also discussed the rotation policy which Atherton said could only be looked back on at the end of the year to see if it had worked or not & it's obviously a very difficult time to manage the players with bubbles & a tough schedule but for this series he would have wanted the strongest team available.

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On 2/26/2021 at 8:12 PM, balboa08 said:

No doubt the pitch could have been better. No one likes a match to end in 2 days. That said, its a combination of a tricky wicket, atrocious batting, some good bowling and the pink ball which contributed to this.

When former players say that Kohli was trying to toe the BCCI line by saying the pitch was not bad at all they may be  correct as also Sunil Gavaskar who knows a thing or two about batting on such wickets when he says that it was  bad batting especially given that most wickets fell to deliveries which hardly turned.

England should realise that they will get turning wickets so for them to drop the guy who bowled well in the first test and pick 3 seamers is stupid. Guys these days are not used to playing on turning wickets, same is true for India. To give an Indian perspective , i think Sivaramakrishan , a former Indian spinner rightly said very few of our big players have hardly played any domestic cricket for quite sometime, so they also struggle to play spin. Earlier, we had guys like Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman who played several years in domestic cricket and were so used to wickets that turned from day 1. Many guys playing the domestic league in India today would have fared better than our national players on this wicket.

As far as third umpire is concerned, some one was suggesting that skill sets required for a third umpire is very different from that of normal umpiring. Also, if players can travel why not umpires. It should not go back to the old days when barring a Dickie Bird or a Shepard, most home umpires and mostly with genuine reasons were seen with suspicion.

I think Rohit's stumping given not out in the last match might was wrong, it appeared from all angles that no part of his foot was behind the crease. Not that it had any impact on the result. ;) However, as far as this match is concerned, guess Indians and English will always view this from our different perspectives. While the English may feel upset that the third umpire overturned the on field call so early for Stokes catch of Shubman Gill and that it may even be cheating, we look at it differently. Almost everyone here cant understand the fuss and the anger shown by the English players when it was  apparent that Stokes had grounded the ball, not just grounded he seemed to drag the ball across the ground. It was shocking to say the least

I think its bad for cricket if our international players are not getting to play domestic cricket 

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In other news

The white ferns broke their lossing streak at the university oval in Dunedin

About time !

But good to get that demon of their backs

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/124386505/white-ferns-smash-england-on-back-of-amy-satterthwaite-ton-to-end-losing-streak

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Just now, Daisey Jeep said:

In other news

The white ferns broke their lossing streak at the university oval in Dunedin

About time !

But good to get that demon of their backs

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/124386505/white-ferns-smash-england-on-back-of-amy-satterthwaite-ton-to-end-losing-streak

I'd just been reading about that,no fans allowed though for this one & haven't they moved the venue for one of the 20/20 games because of the virus?

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2 hours ago, High As Hope said:

I'd just been reading about that,no fans allowed though for this one & haven't they moved the venue for one of the 20/20 games because of the virus?

So many things have happened in the last 24 hours thanks to Auckland i havn't caught up on everything

I know the Americas cup has been postponed a week 

Gatherings in level 2 (the rest of NZ, not Auckland)  are limited to 100 people so that's ok for going out to dinner but not for watching the cricket

I suppose its just as well NZ cricket have the spark pay tv deal to keep them afloat this year, so gate sales were nothing more than a bonus - prices are soolk reasonable for the punters this year

This is 100% Auckland's fault 

At least next Sunday's game is on free to air tv 

But i feel sorry for the girls, robbed of playing in front of a healthy (not a good choice of word) enthusiastic and appreative home crowd, 

I know my dad would have gone along if he had still been alive, just because he enjoyed watching  the game at any level, but from the littie ive seen of the woman's game the last few years, i know he would, like me, be really impressed with the skill level 

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2 hours ago, High As Hope said:

I'd just been reading about that,no fans allowed though for this one & haven't they moved the venue for one of the 20/20 games because of the virus?

This really sucks

Its such a pretty ground and the men's match was such a success there

https://www.skysports.com/cricket/news/31996/12230386/england-women-last-odi-and-first-two-matches-of-t20-series-vs-new-zealand-to-be-behind-closed-doors

Fuck you Auckland 

Like my mum used to remind us, it was Dunedin's gold that built Auckland 

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Nathan Lyon's take on the pitch  https://sportzwiki.com/cricket/nathan-lyon-baffled-by-criticism-of-the-pitch

On 2/28/2021 at 2:11 PM, Daisey Jeep said:

I think its bad for cricket if our international players are not getting to play domestic cricket 

True in most cases. But to be fair to these guys, whole of last year was washed out and there is far too much of international cricket

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On 3/5/2021 at 9:38 AM, dr winston oboogie said:

I blame the pitch...wait..or was it the pink ball ? :rolleyes:

Nothing to blame for this now apart from the players & the management,the current rotation system is nonsense,I don't even know who is in the squad & who's at home now.

The team selections have been strange to say the least,only picking 4 front line bowlers for this game when you don't trust one of them is always going to end badly.

There have been times in games where it could have gone either way but India have come out on top in such situations.

The lower order has been the difference,Pant,Ashwin & Sundar have all scored valuable runs.

It's going to be an interesting series when India come to England in the summer,they have quality seamers that should find assistance on our wickets & Ashwin will be a problem on any surface.

Alot of work to be done to get these last 3 games out of England's minds & prepare for the summer & The Ashes.

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Ditto, and this....

What an absolutely wonderful afternoon of sport hard to think how it could ever be bettered. Began with Scotland beating Italy in the rugby by a record score to jump to second in the six nations table. Then over to catch the end of the cricket to see the bowlers of India destroy england`s batsmen to easily win the T20I series (the ball was white not pink). Then back to the rugby to see 13 man Ireland crush a pathetic english team and send them to second bottom in the six nations table (doesn`t that table cheer the cockles of your heart), well at least they beat the wooden spooners.

Now I am so sorry but due to the tight timings between each event I did not have time to listen to the "experts" explain to me what had gone wrong this time....maybe the rain was too purple ? (no it did not rain).

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On 3/21/2021 at 9:16 AM, dr winston oboogie said:

Ditto, and this....

What an absolutely wonderful afternoon of sport hard to think how it could ever be bettered. Began with Scotland beating Italy in the rugby by a record score to jump to second in the six nations table. Then over to catch the end of the cricket to see the bowlers of India destroy england`s batsmen to easily win the T20I series (the ball was white not pink). Then back to the rugby to see 13 man Ireland crush a pathetic english team and send them to second bottom in the six nations table (doesn`t that table cheer the cockles of your heart), well at least they beat the wooden spooners.

Now I am so sorry but due to the tight timings between each event I did not have time to listen to the "experts" explain to me what had gone wrong this time....maybe the rain was too purple ? (no it did not rain).

I watched a clip of the experts prior to the last 20/20 saying how Kohli wins games for India by often being not out as he goes up & down the gears depending on the game situation & how the batsman at the other end is doing which is what happened in that last game,he just had to play his normal game because the other batsman were scoring freely.

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