Match Thread - 2nd ODI - Zimbabwe vs West Indies

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Re: Match Thread - 2nd ODI - Zimbabwe vs West Indies

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:57 pm

Amazingly, the run rate is dropping. It's dropped from around 8.3 to 8.1. Matsikenyeri is doing very well!

If Cricinfo is acting up, try http://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-sc ... ary-4.html
That seemed to be alright while Cricinfo was acting strangely.

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Re: Match Thread - 2nd ODI - Zimbabwe vs West Indies

Post by maehara » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:24 pm

Windies win by 110. Disappointing performance after the 1st ODI, but probably an inevitable result after Zim lost their early wickets, and more proof that Zim's batting is still in need of help.

Key for the HSC pitch seems to be to bat first, then put the pressure on the opposition with your bowlers...

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Post by maehara » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:27 pm

Largest paying crowd since the initial player dispute, apparently - around 4,000. The wins over Australia and West Indies aren't doing any harm to the side's popularity...

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Re: Match Thread - 2nd ODI - Zimbabwe vs West Indies

Post by farhan » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:40 pm

maehara wrote:Largest paying crowd since the initial player dispute, apparently - around 4,000. The wins over Australia and West Indies aren't doing any harm to the side's popularity...
well agreed i am sure wins are important for any team popularity and i think this zim team has two famous wins against aus and WI.hope some are to come in near future. though they did not compete that well today but i am sure atleast they be more competetive in upcoming games.

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Re: Match Thread - 2nd ODI - Zimbabwe vs West Indies

Post by maehara » Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:58 pm

Match report & scorecard at zimcricketnews.com

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Re: Match Thread - 2nd ODI - Zimbabwe vs West Indies

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:48 am

4000 isn't a bad crowd - and judging from Steven Price's article the atmosphere was very good. It was a better crowd than day 1 of the first Test between SA and NZ!

Disappointing result yesterday - we needed one batsman to really knuckle down like Chibhabha did in the 1st ODI, but nobody did.

I think 290 was probably beyond Zimbabwe anyway - had they restricted them to 250 it might have been a different story. Perhaps the batsmen felt the need to attack more than they normally would, which isn't true, a run-a-ball from the first over would have been sufficient - all Zimbabwe needed to do was rotate the strike regularly.

Losing Taylor was a big blow, especially after he was looking to score boundaries. He could have gone on to a big score.

Oh well, need to look to the 3rd ODI now. The series is 1-1, still very much alive.

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