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27 Feb 23 22:22
Date Joined: 28 Oct 04
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We have won plenty lately but this morning we have been a shambles.
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Report Angela Rebecchi February 28, 2023 3:09 AM GMT
NZ win by 1 run. Very lucky that the umpire bottled giving a wide a couple of times.
Report elisjohn February 28, 2023 4:03 AM GMT
435-8 dec 1 innings Cry
Report qwerty135 February 28, 2023 4:16 AM GMT
"Very lucky that the umpire bottled giving a wide a couple of times."

The very last ball before the final wicket was a wide every day of the week.  Just because it would have been a let down doesn't mean it shouldn't have been called. }:-<
Report The Sawyer March 2, 2023 2:09 PM GMT
Not sure it could be given as a wide but possibly a no-ball as might have been above head height.

Would’ve been the call of the square leg umpire and presumably they could have used the technology to prove either way
Report barstool March 2, 2023 3:00 PM GMT
Was at the game and England gifted the win away.

All manner of reasons;

Not batting again and setting a 450/500 run target.

Poor shots from Duckett, Pope, Root and Stokes.

The silly run out of Harry Brook who never faced a delivery.

Dropped catch by Anderson in NZ second innings.

Leach not taking at least a single of the next to last over for the tie and leaving Anderson to face a pumped up Wagner.

Disappointment over now. Two fabulous Tests. Mount Monganui the best place in the world to watch cricket.

Would love to go back even though the 38 hour journey home takes its toll.
Report qwerty135 March 17, 2023 7:56 PM GMT
@The Sawyer A little late now, but wides can be given for height, and I don't think it would have been a no-ball in test cricket.  Anderson certainly wasn't very happy about it being ruled a legal ball, and there were two balls in the previous over that also looked like high wides.
"The ball will be considered as passing wide of the striker unless it is sufficiently within reach for him/her to be able to hit it with the bat by means of a normal cricket stroke."
"A wide ball will be called when the batsman, playing a normal stroke, is unable to reach the ball. This can apply to a bouncer above head height."
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