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    Colin de Grandhomme trying his best to lose the match


    #Mein inko rolaonga

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    Grandhomme the match loser. Is he playing for an IPL contract or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_gamer007 View Post
    Yea some posters here are so biased, anyways match still not over we might lose this..
    sure. we probably will. but its not a bad comeback.

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    Need 15 from last over... too hard. Congratulations India. Nichols wicket was key.


    #Mein inko rolaonga

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    Looked like a wide poor call from umpire

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    Grandhomme lost kiwis the match big hitter he cant hit a full toss useless player

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    It was wide...


    "If this happens I will swim across the Charles River! In winter!" -- OZGOD on NZ batting 6 sessions

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    Bumrah such a clutch death bowler great find for ODI's/T20's

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    Looked like a wide


    Kuch to log kahenge
    Logon ka kaam hai kehna

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    He has a wonderful mindset.

    Just not good enough to be reliable in this flat track era.

    Would have done so much better in 80s.
    sure. but not sure if we have a better one day bowler. Md Shami probably. If we were just using 1 ball, then definitely Shami due to reverse swing. Not sure about his death bowling skills though.

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    Rubbish batting by de Grand

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    Well good victory for us pretty close match and series in general.. Good job by team India

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    India should hand Colin de Grandhomme an IPL contract and Man of the match award for this spectacular performance. Singlehandedly lost the match.


    #Mein inko rolaonga

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    Can on field umpires refer height no ball to the third umpire?

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    low full tosses are not bad options!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    India should hand Colin de Grandhomme an IPL contract and Man of the match award for this spectacular performance. Singlehandedly lost the match.
    Absolutely useless player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    India should hand Colin de Grandhomme an IPL contract and Man of the match award for this spectacular performance. Singlehandedly lost the match.
    He will, if he helps defeat Pakistan later this year.

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    That's an incredible death bowling from Bumrah yet again. His spell single handledy won the game for India. Take a bow young man! Congratulations on reaching 50 wickets Too!

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    Bumrah needs man of the match bowled pretty good in batting conditions.. But I think Rohit will get it batsmans game this

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    Bumrah, the best death bowler in the world.

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    Should have sent in southee ealier he is good hitter congrats india

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    8 off 11 when you come in at required rate of 10 +



    ikhees toppon ki salaami Colin ke liyay




    #Mein inko rolaonga

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    IPL contract for grandhomme plz.

    Useless absolutely useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    8 off 11 when you come in at required rate of 10 +



    ikhees toppon ki salaami Colin ke liyay


    Looks like he got inspired from Babar.

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    Bumrah what a beast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    India should hand Colin de Grandhomme an IPL contract and Man of the match award for this spectacular performance. Singlehandedly lost the match.

    He played for KKR in this year's IPL lol

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    Missing a clutch finisher.

    Looks like we had the match won before the runout.


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    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    He played for KKR in this year's IPL lol
    Lol I didn't know I don't watch IPL


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    Well Done India, comes out on top more often than any other team in close games

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    Men of the match. Taylor and cdgh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aman View Post
    Missing a clutch finisher.

    Looks like we had the match won before the runout.
    Yep. Series win squandered.

    Run out.

    Full toss missed by Grandhomme.

    Even Santner dismissal could have been dispatched for a 6.


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    Bumrah is good.

    He played a big role in today's win.

    Bhuvi's one over in death was crucial too.


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    Indian batsmen scored > 300 = flat pitch or the batsmen are really good
    Indian bowlers bowled well bowling especially at death = either the bowling was good or pitch was not flat

    Confusion........

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    Good come back from India.

    Bhuvi 10 overs for 92 runs and 1 wicket, as I have mentioned earlier he is a very limited bowler especially when the ball doesnt swing

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    Williamsons innings wasn't exactly useful. After facing 70 balls be should have been closer to a run a ball. He lacks impact in ODIs.

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    All these guys criticising Grandhomme, you may want to watch Burmah's bowling. He was too good on the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Bumrah is good.

    He played a big role in today's win.

    Bhuvi's one over in death was crucial too.
    So Dhoni and Jadav will play till CWC 2019?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stallion__ View Post
    Well Done India, comes out on top more often than any other team in close games
    won't happen once Dhoni goes

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    How can you lose from the position NZ had placed themselves in

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    Lmao India having life/death with the kiwi fruits in their backyard


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistan cricket fan View Post
    So Dhoni and Jadav will play till CWC 2019?
    Dunno. Anything is possible.

    Dhoni should not in a fair world.

    Jury is out on Jadhav but I would give him time.


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    Atleast they played better than our pakistani batsman in pressure situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Bumrah is good.

    He played a big role in today's win.

    Bhuvi's one over in death was crucial too.
    Where was Ashwin today, he would have been very useful on this wicket and India would have won by an even bigger margin


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Bumrah is undoubtedly the best death bowler in the world .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Good come back from India.

    Bhuvi 10 overs for 92 runs and 1 wicket, as I have mentioned earlier he is a very limited bowler especially when the ball doesnt swing
    Give guy a break, it was a flat track even bolt went for run, and dew was a huge factor here coz it comes early got to hand it to chahal and Bumrah, but Bhuvi did bowl well at the death.

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    It was more of NZ losing it than India winning it. Ind were 20-25 runs short with that big partnership. Out-of-gas players almost cost the match.But Latham is really good, I can see traces of M Hayden of Aus in him. All in all, good effort from Indian fielding unit also. Good show NZ. Now the T20s are to be taken care of.

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    Is Shami injured again?

    India needs to sort out their middle order asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Dunno. Anything is possible.

    Dhoni should not in a fair world.

    Jury is out on Jadhav but I would give him time.
    I can only see 1 good inning off Jadav that was against England so dont think he will last long but lets see.

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    30 from 3 overs with wickets in hand

    I shouldn't be mad as we got close to India in India, but man you should chase that down....

    Really disappointed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Where was Ashwin today, he would have been very useful on this wicket and India would have won by an even bigger margin
    Dropped.

    Maybe he might have done well today (based on Chahal and Santner's returns but dunno cos I just saw the match towards the end).

    I think he has to work on certain issues. Ashwin of today is a pale version of what he was in 2010-11 (when he was excellent LOI bowler, very clutch too).

    These days, he gets carted around too often on flatties.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
    Give guy a break, it was a flat track even bolt went for run, and dew was a huge factor here coz it comes early got to hand it to chahal and Bumrah, but Bhuvi did bowl well at the death.
    His stats show that he struggles on most wickets to get wickets

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    Poor from kiwis. Should have won it coming so close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aman View Post
    30 from 3 overs with wickets in hand

    I shouldn't be mad as we got close to India in India, but man you should chase that down....

    Really disappointed.
    I think New Zealand choked they should have won it easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    India should hand Colin de Grandhomme an IPL contract and Man of the match award for this spectacular performance. Singlehandedly lost the match.
    Is PSL behind Perera bad performance against Pak whole tournament ?? 😂😂😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistan cricket fan View Post
    I can only see 1 good inning off Jadav that was against England so dont think he will last long but lets see.
    2 good innings against England.

    Check 3rd match of the series....Almost made us win out of nowhere. We lost narrowly.

    Also saved India from a defeat vs Zimbabwe in 2013 (or 2015?) with his century.

    Also a 40 odd against NZ in last year's ODI series at 1100 SR when others were scratching around.

    Memory is not a reliable yardstick.


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    Wide and No ball not given pathetic umpiring

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    2 good innings against England.

    Check 3rd match of the series....Almost made us win out of nowhere. We lost narrowly.

    Also saved India from a defeat vs Zimbabwe in 2013 (or 2015?) with his century.

    Also a 40 odd against NZ in last year's ODI series at 1100 SR when others were scratching around.

    Memory is not a reliable yardstick.
    Ok not bad but most Indian posters here dont rate him thats why i did ask you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistan cricket fan View Post
    Ok not bad but most Indian posters here dont rate him thats why i did ask you.
    Most posters are too trigger happy.

    I remember Yuvi after his brilliant debut CT 2000 series struggled for a lot of games. If we had dropped him, we wouldn't have won any tourneys later on.

    Not saying Jadhav is Yuvi but you can't be too quick to judge him as crap. You got to see trends.

    Jadhav is someone who can score at 100 SR. Can save the team. There is potential.

    You gotta back him. If he flops even then, atleast it was a good test.

    Dinesh Karthik on the other hand....
    Last edited by sensible-indian-fan; 29th October 2017 at 16:44.


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    Great match, I was actually watching this one. Once again a bowler is robbed the MoM - scorecard won't tell what JB did today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sensible-indian-fan View Post
    Most posters are too trigger happy.

    I remember Yuvi after his brilliant debut CT 2000 series struggled for a lot of games. If we had dropped him, we wouldn't have won any tourneys later on.

    Not saying Jadhav is Yuvi but you can't be too quick to judge him as crap. You got to see trends.

    Jadhav is someone who can score at 100 SR. Can save the team. There is potential.

    You gotta back him. If he flops even then, atleast it was a good test.

    Dinesh Karthik on the other hand....
    Terms & conditions for Jadhav to justify his
    Position :
    Play with 100+ SR
    Improve his fielding
    Bowl 6 to 7 overs every match

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    Also, surprising is the fact no one mentions Rohit's almost-cost-us 100. 140 at 108 SR is no good, it should have been 120 or 115 atleast.

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    Grandhomme should be investigated.


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    And talking of chances, this 'talented player' was given longest of long ropes for 60-70 matches along with 'great allrounder' jadeja for as many matches during the height of Dhoni's reign. It is a pity that people do not rememeber those days. Also, Axar in the team. According to me, atleast 3-4 selections - Dinesh, Dhoni, Axar - are useless.

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    I thank India for helping us out with ranking Hopefully NZ on way down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aman View Post
    Missing a clutch finisher.

    Looks like we had the match won before the runout.
    Elliott shouldn't have retired


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    I'm happy with the performance, I didn't expect us to play as well as we did especially after such a long break. Even though we may have lost, they deserve praise for pushing India as far as they did at home.

    Latham was impressive this series and has shown great potential as a middle order batsmen.

    Not down on Kane's innings as others here are, this is how Kane usually plays for us and it works... he's the anchor that holds one end while the others around him look to take more risks. He started well it was just in the middle where the spinners started to dry up runs that he was forced to play a shot he normally wouldn't.


    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Don't worry bro. Your other thread allows for rain. Maybe it will save you?

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    Poor batting from India on that road of a wicket. There is a lot of bounce, but nice easy pace to play your shots.

    It was more of a 350-370 type wicket. Rohit and Kohli consumed 80% of the balls and only scored 250 between them.

    Not to forget the inability of the middle and lower middle to accelerate.

    Bowling was decent. BK had a very poor game. Nothing was working for him.

    Great chase by kiwis. They should have won the game. Latham was terrific and Munro has announced to IPL franchises that he will be a great asset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    Poor batting from India on that road of a wicket. There is a lot of bounce, but nice easy pace to play your shots.

    It was more of a 350-370 type wicket. Rohit and Kohli consumed 80% of the balls and only scored 250 between them.

    Not to forget the inability of the middle and lower middle to accelerate.

    Bowling was decent. BK had a very poor game. Nothing was working for him.

    Great chase by kiwis. They should have won the game. Latham was terrific and Munro has announced to IPL franchises that he will be a great asset.
    Rohit & Kohli cannot accelerate at their wish because they know that the middle order is fragile. Even Pandya can get out trying to hit something. If Indian team had prime versions of Yuvraj, Dhoni, Raina... in the middle order, I guess Rohit, Kohli, Dhawan can start playing more aggressively... At least they can keep such psychological things (of weak middle order) out of their mind and start playing calmly (guess what happened in CT finals trying to play aggressively chasing big total).... Also there is no need for Pandya to come at No.4 if we have proper middle order... That would mean Pandya can do his job of power-hitting and can also learn a way to hit even seamers... At the moment since he is asked to come at No.4 he is being selective in attacking... Also its affecting his bowling... Indian LOI middle order (whole batting order) looks rubbish actually, also bowling to some extent. Indian Test lineup is far more formidable right from the beginning to the end... I always felt that Rahul should be one of the opener even in LOIs, we need some solidity at the top, and not just flashy players. Dhawan can play at No.3 and Kohli at No.4 for a while. Kohli is anyhow getting out at times to the new ball. I think Rahul can be as effective as Kohli in the Top 3 (preferably as opener! I know Dhawan/Rohit partnership looks great given that they are left/right hand as well! We would have stuck to it at least if we had solid middle order!). This adjustment should be done at least because of the weak middle order and many passengers there! If Pandya has to be effective in bowling (at least 5th bowler job, 3rd seamer job), he should be relieved from this additional pressure of batting at No.4, it doesn't look fancy after a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madplayer View Post
    IPL contract for grandhomme plz.

    Useless absolutely useless.
    too harsh on him, around 30 yorkers in last 7 overs by India

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    Poor batting from India on that road of a wicket. There is a lot of bounce, but nice easy pace to play your shots.

    It was more of a 350-370 type wicket. Rohit and Kohli consumed 80% of the balls and only scored 250 between them.

    Not to forget the inability of the middle and lower middle to accelerate.

    Bowling was decent. BK had a very poor game. Nothing was working for him.

    Great chase by kiwis. They should have won the game. Latham was terrific and Munro has announced to IPL franchises that he will be a great asset.
    Definitely a wicket where you fancy chasing 350+ , this sedate style of Indian batting is worrying,your points are valid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aman View Post
    I'm happy with the performance, I didn't expect us to play as well as we did especially after such a long break. Even though we may have lost, they deserve praise for pushing India as far as they did at home.

    Latham was impressive this series and has shown great potential as a middle order batsmen.

    Not down on Kane's innings as others here are, this is how Kane usually plays for us and it works... he's the anchor that holds one end while the others around him look to take more risks. He started well it was just in the middle where the spinners started to dry up runs that he was forced to play a shot he normally wouldn't.
    Your Superhero Williamson should play in IPL under Virat KOHLI
    this will improve his Game

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