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Re: NZ v England Test Series
Posted by: Shepton Paul 2
Date: 25/11/2019 09:43
England were genuinely terrible last night. On a flat pitch, if very occasionally unreliable - it was day five - facing an attack without Trent Boult, they repeatedly got out playing at balls that would've missed another set of stumps. Yes they would've been tired from 200 overs in the field, and brains get scrambled - but seriously, most of them have had a rest since early September! And this NZ team is good, but not great, and many are the wrong side of 30. If Taylor, Williamson and Boult had beaten England, that wouldn't be so bad, but we were beaten by Watling, Santner and Wagner - good players yes, but genuinely nothing special.

It wasn't the batsmen's fault or the bowlers' fault, it was pretty much all of them (maybe even Jack), plus the coaching team. Other games or series we've lost, I'm generally quite forgiving - but to lose this Test was awful.

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