Good on ya Rehab. Was an amazing effort.
Don’t really expect a cricket thread on this forum. It may well be you and I are the only fans here.
Black caps play SA tonight but rain is forecast.
Thanks I thought I would also start a thread re the women's soccer world cup and the rugby world cup men's soccer world cup coming up,but I thought I would see the response to this thread because at times you do get tired of all the boating stuff and the few that post re boating when there is 1800 or so members. So far no bad attacks, crude, vulgar insults, or annoyances. There must be heaps like you. All they have to do to be members is open an account via the home page. No personal details need to be give on this site like name, address date of birth, occupation, jail number ete. NON de plume sign on name and non de plume pass word, edit your profile details as you please depending on how private you want to be. Be polite, respectful, non abusive no swear words or abbreviations swear words that's all and read the rules. Like to see new members and new interests.
There is no other sporting forum I know of covering the southern hemisphere beside face book which one does not have to plough through hundreds of postings to get a full account what's going on re the subject, most short great, awesome but no discussion or expressing individual opinion's. Individual views do matter and help to educate expand the mind with different angle of thoughts or even make one aware where they maybe wrong.
Addem. It was close though. NZ relying on a single team member again. So many easy catches three I think SA dropped.
20 World Cup group games still to run but after New Zealand’s Kane Williamson produced an epic unbeaten 106 to overcome South Africa in a tense finale at Edgbaston, the identity of the four semi-finalists is already taking shape.
Williamson’s 138-ball master class on a pitch that prevented risk-free shot-making was an innings for the ages. The right-hander brought up his 12th ODI century with a six that levelled the scores in the final over, before guiding a four that completed a chase of 242 with three balls and four wickets to spare. How close was that. Against INDIA or Australia - what do you recon?
In doing so the Black Caps’ NZ captain to all intents knocked out South Africa and dented Bangladesh’s chances of breaking the top four. With England second and fourth-placed India having a game in hand, Mashrafe Mortaza’s side must beat third-placed Australia in Nottingham on Thursday and hope further upsets can truly re-open the race for the chasing pack..
Australia had some hick cups like NZ did and who would have thought Bangladesh would have good within 45 runs of the Aussies. Smith out for one. A pity about that he obvious is not a ODI great batsman. Had place himself down the order and sent in two big hitters before he appear. He was supposed to be in at three but the strategist's saw that Bangladesh's most expensive bowler was to bowl hence smith down the order that all it took.
Team M W n/ L NRR Pts
1. AUS 6 5 1 +0.849 10
2. NZ 5 4 0 +1.591 9
3 ENG 5 4 1 +1.862 8
4. IND 4 3 0 +1.029 7
5.. BAN 6 2 3 -0.407 5