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    Marcus Stoinis - Australian all-rounder

    Took Australia from 6/67 to 280 chasing 287. Incredible. Unfortunate to fall short because of Hazlewood and Starc's stupidity.

    One of the all time great ODI innings.


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    This was a Bevanesque bit of match saving.

    He was in absolute control. Not even Kohli has controlled a chase so absolutely. This guy was commanding established players and telling them to sit their butts down quietly on the other end. He shepherded the tail beautifully....then Hazlewood blows it.

    And Starc too.

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    Added 84 runs for the last 2 wickets in 6 overs!!

    Starc faced 3 balls out of those and Hazlewood none.

    Amazing knock.

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    already looking like an hussey replacement for me !!!!! ohh and yess way batter bowler and batsman then overrated Mitchell marsh


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    What this innings showed is that you really can't teach temperament.

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    unbelievable, amazing. what a knock this was!
    truely ine of the best innings ever

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    What a unpleasant surprise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedking View Post
    already looking like an hussey replacement for me !!!!! ohh and yess way batter bowler and batsman then overrated Mitchell marsh
    Stoinis looks like a tail ender each time he comes out to bat for Victoria.

    This innings is a mere miracle.

    Don't expect such an innings from a player of his calibre again.

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    Despite my wrist-slitting, I'm happy to have witnessed one of the ATG ODI knocks.

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    This is what's called ability to soak up pressure.

    Amazing knock.

    I was blown away by his innings checking the commentary on cricinfo. ATG knock no doubt.

    Very similar to this knock by Bevan where he almost chased down an impossible total and the game would have been tied if only the other bat had the basic sense to ground his bat after reaching the crease.



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    Total garbage that will never fire like that lucky knock again.
    One of the worst bits and pieces players that is lucky to get selected.
    Expect only NZ would let him get this type of performance.


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    Whether he can replicate it or not should have no bearing on the quality of this knock.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    This is what's called ability to soak up pressure.

    Amazing knock.

    I was blown away by his innings checking the commentary on cricinfo. ATG knock no doubt.

    Very similar to this knock by Bevan where he almost chased down an impossible total and the game would have been tied if only the other bat had the basic sense to ground his bat after reaching the crease.

    Wow! Never got a chance to watch a lot of Bevan, but after watching that I understand why he is considered the greatest chaser of all time.

    Stonis played a truly masterful knock. The last partnership was of 50 runs with Hazelwood having played 0 balls. That is a perfect chase. In the end he was let down by Starc and Hazelwood.

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    Amazing effort. Pretty unlucky not to win as tailender were poor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 160KPH View Post
    Wow! Never got a chance to watch a lot of Bevan, but after watching that I understand why he is considered the greatest chaser of all time.

    Stonis played a truly masterful knock. The last partnership was of 50 runs with Hazelwood having played 0 balls. That is a perfect chase. In the end he was let down by Starc and Hazelwood.
    That was one of the rare knocks where he scored super fast.

    But he was an absolute beast in ODIs. No matter where he played or against who he played, he scored. Getting him out was a huge project in itself.

    Batted in 4 WC knockout games and played 2 iconic knocks.

    No other player gave me the dread that Bevan used to give. Torture at its best as he slowly but surely took the game away from you.

    Today Stonis was playing an absolute blinder but sadly Hazlewood choked just like Donald did.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    That was one of the rare knocks where he scored super fast.

    But he was an absolute beast in ODIs. No matter where he played or against who he played, he scored. Getting him out was a huge project in itself.

    Batted in 4 WC knockout games and played 2 iconic knocks.

    Only one word for him: Beast.

    No other player gave me the dread that Bevan used to give. Torture at its best as he slowly but surely took the game away from you.

    Today Stonis was playing an absolute blinder but sadly Hazlewood choked just like Donald did.
    Thank you for sharing! Will definitely be checking out some more of his other knocks after seeing that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    This is what's called ability to soak up pressure.

    Amazing knock.

    I was blown away by his innings checking the commentary on cricinfo. ATG knock no doubt.

    Very similar to this knock by Bevan where he almost chased down an impossible total and the game would have been tied if only the other bat had the basic sense to ground his bat after reaching the crease.

    I remember watching that match live. Absolutely incredible innings that was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    Stoinis looks like a tail ender each time he comes out to bat for Victoria.

    This innings is a mere miracle.

    Don't expect such an innings from a player of his calibre again.
    thanks for info I am keeping my hopes low now


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    This must have been one hell of a hundred. I had Stoinis down as the Australian Farhaan Behardien, clearly that is not the case!


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    It was a great knock , irrespective of if he can replicate or not,even in the end he didn't get out.


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    Did not watch the match but it validates the impression that both NZ and Aus are an ordinary team more so in tests than in ODI's, where a couple of heave ho's in small grounds make for an interesting viewing nothing more than that.

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    Wow. Speechless.

    Australia just keeps finding more and more of them.

    Take a bow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    This is what's called ability to soak up pressure.

    Amazing knock.

    I was blown away by his innings checking the commentary on cricinfo. ATG knock no doubt.

    Very similar to this knock by Bevan where he almost chased down an impossible total and the game would have been tied if only the other bat had the basic sense to ground his bat after reaching the crease.

    TBH this was a glorified exhibition match. The players were not even trying hard. These kinds of matches ,the organisers want it to be close. As much as I rate Bevan ,I don't rate this knock.

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    Coming to this match, I have a feeling that it is an exception rather than a norm. These kind of innings happen here n there. I remember Yousuf Path an scoring a hundred in SA while India were almost dead.

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    Amazing innings. Reminded me of Razzaq vs SA 2010.


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    Dang missed it. Stoinis of all ppl who would have thought

    Might catch the highlights.

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    ive seen him in IPL i think so must be upto something

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    Damn. I stopped following the game when Aussies were 5 down. Wish I'd watched it


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    Just shows the depth they have.

    Depressing.

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    what a match! Run out though to end it man Australia will feel like they should have won run outs are avoidable. Don't like Australia though so well done NZ

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    Brilliant and clean hitting. Loved the way he was staying calm even though he was hitting them out of the ground for fun.

    Poor fielding and Australia top order cost them the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volcyz View Post
    Total garbage that will never fire like that lucky knock again.
    One of the worst bits and pieces players that is lucky to get selected.
    Expect only NZ would let him get this type of performance.
    Pakistan would have let him do it too had he been in the side in the recent 5 match series.

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    When Australia were around 100/6 and the required run rate was flirting with 9 I thought to myself "I think they will get close somewhere around 260 because this is Australia they never give up". On that thought, I hit the hay and when I woke up MY GOD they nearly pulled it off. Amazing display off never-say-die attitude.


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    Watched the highlights great inngs.....williamson's captaincy under pressure was equally good,he had some cricketing brain under the nerve in that final over

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    Did not watch it live so don't know whether he has really turned it around as a batsman or played a fluke innings.

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    To those who didn't watch it live...

    What the scorecard doesn't show is Stoini's body language. This guy was pumped and intense. He looked in total control, believed completely in a win, looked like he had everything figured out, and was so confident in his big hitting abilities, he was turning down easy singles just to protect the batsmen on the other end.

    Once he crossed 60, the guy looked invincible and full of belief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollack View Post
    Did not watch it live so don't know whether he has really turned it around as a batsman or played a fluke innings.
    I only caught the last 10 mins or so but jeeez this guy was in complete control of situation ... I don't think anyone in NZ would have begrudged if Aus had won. Sensational knock.


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    Good then will follow his batting for a while from now. IPL is also there.

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    Poor captaincy n poor bowling
    Should have gone for kill when had them at 67/6
    Time to sack captain.

    Posts on PP if this was against Pak

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    Guess we are stuck with him for another twenty odd matches.

    Funny though.


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    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Unlikely to do this again but has put the fear of the Lord in NZ hearts.


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    Just saw the highlights, wow that was clean hitting. Not just that, the 6s were massive.

    Almost won the match on his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Guess we are stuck with him for another twenty odd matches.

    Funny though.
    Pakistan fans would have been dishing out sweets to find such a player, who bowled decently as well lets remember.

    He deserves a 20 match run for that knock alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90MPH View Post
    Pakistan fans would have been dishing out sweets to find such a player, who bowled decently as well lets remember.

    He deserves a 20 match run for that knock alone.
    Yeah but it will never happen again.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Have watched him in the IPL.

    Used to be inconsistent but played some good knocks from time to time with the bat. Decent bowler.

    Never expected this though.

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    if he were paksitani he would be a regular for the next ten years..he would already have teeny bopper fans who would support him no matter what..and we would have started a support thread in his honour!!

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    He's flopped big time in the Sheffield Shield this season, yet picked for the test squad.

    It remains to be seen whether he can repeat his heroics in NZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellipsism View Post
    He's flopped big time in the Sheffield Shield this season, yet picked for the test squad.

    It remains to be seen whether he can repeat his heroics in NZ.
    He has done well again 60 runs in 40 balls

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    He has done well again 60 runs in 40 balls
    I take back what I said about him. Quality batsman. Fast turning into one of my favourite players.


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