2nd Test: West Indies tour of New Zealand at Hamilton, Dec 9-13 2017

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  1. vvvrulz

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    It's almost show time.

    Southee in for Henry.
    Holder banned for slow over rates.

    Logic suggests the Kiwi's have got this, but this is exactly the type of match the West Indies suddenly pull out of the bag.
     
  2. hineyrulz

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    Looks an absolute belter of a pitch.
     
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    Gee Roach has lost about 3 yards.
     
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    Don’t mind the decision to bowl here
     
  5. hineyrulz

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    This looks like net with the Pies Gabriel is offering up.
     
  6. Meth

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    67/1. Latham out for 22.

    How would you rate the big 4?

    I'd go-

    1- Smith
    2- Kohli

    And I'm wondering whether Root is ahead of Williamson, or vice versa?
     
  7. Meth

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    I'd say Williamson still ahead of Root at this stage
     
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    Raval needs to press on here. He is typically vulnerable from this point on. Needs a 3 figure score to break that
     
  9. Twizzle

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    I'd have Williamson ahead of Root atm.

    Decent run rate from Kiwis, is Hamilton a big ground ?
     
  10. Meth

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    Williamson gone for 43; a little nick down legside, taken by the keeper. 152/2. Cummins has picked up both wickets so far.
     
  11. Das Gupta

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    Williamson ahead Root.
    At he has scored 2 tons in Australia. Better 50 to 100 conversion rate too.
     
  12. Meth

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    Raval gone. 87- another squandered chance.

    159/3

    WI on top this session
     
  13. Meth

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    7 front foot no balls so far today
     
  14. vvvrulz

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    Gotta love The Great Man - 50 at a run a ball with four sixes.

    There's a real Sehwag quality about him, goes out there and plays his game regardless.
     
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    Kiwis 7 for 286, a good day for the Windies considering.
     
  16. Meth

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    Pretty even day. We should get to 320 odd and hopefully we can knock them off for less than 200
     
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    Raval loves a half-century doesn't he. Hope he cracks the hungey soon, looks a handy batsman
     
  18. JJ

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    Overseas, and woke up disappointed to see that. That's a distinctly NZ (and currently English) looking scorecard. Lots of starts and no big score. Windies will be happy - Williamson less so - although our attack is much better that theirs.

    Williamson due, and Raval doing really well, unless the media keep talking about the 100 thing - it can become mental - many very good test cricketers have taken a while to get the first 100 - Coney is one, Richardson long had a battle to convert to 100s, and the likes of Fleming, Slater and others had lots of big 50s - not to mention the great Steve Waugh who battled for years
     
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    West Indies let themselves down twice. Early on Gabriel kept floating up loopy half volleys with a brand new pill. Then Roston Chase was kept on while CDG went to town on him. Yes, undoubtedly CDG is an unmerciful champion of epic proportions, but they totally took the foot off the throat. They should have rolled NZ for 180 frankly.
     
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    CDG has long levers. Roston Chase's bowling doesn't have all the toys to play with.
     
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