1 December 2010

This day is full of win, of Redbacks and of ZIM!

Just when I thought I had shown DC from all angles *g*
Tasmanian Tigers v Redbacks (Ryobi Cup)

After their amazing victory over Tassie in the Shield the Saussie Redbacks have now also thrashed them in the Ryobi Cup. Whooohooo. Callum Ferguson underlines his outstanding one-day qualities with an unbeaten century, Dan frickn Christian took 3-55 and made a very, very DC-ish 31 from 11, Jesus the guy is thriving at the moment, I can't believe it, when he scores like that he makes me laugh like a monkey, go DC!!!

And our dear Tom Coops Shnoops Cooper scored a half ton, too. Chris Duval took three as well and Two Metre Peter chipped in with a pair of wickets at the match best economy rate of 3.70. Generally Peter George is having a great time at the moment, hopefully he can retain his form when the Redbacks leave Tasmania.

Yes yes a thousand times yes!!! Go the Spideys!

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe ODI 1

Zimbabwe won! YAY! While New Zealand couldn't beat Bangladesh at home a single time in four or so matches, Zimbabwe pulled off an amazing 9-run victory. I like the fact that they were about 40 or 50 runs below a par total, but still defended it with their fabulous spinners (coughcoughnocremercoughcoughgrrrrrrrrrrrrrr), and it's great to look at the scorecard and see old Chris Mpofu taking three scalps, in particular that of Shakib bloody al Hasan, who keeps amazing me more with each match he plays. He is by far (and I mean by very far) the greatest player Bangladesh have in their ranks, and he nearly got them home with his fabulous innings, but fell to the aforementioned Mpofu eventually. He will be biting himself in the top of the back of the leg a million times.

Taylor, Cremer, Meth: proudly sporting
the Zimbabwean skunkdo! Apart from that
Meth looks like the lovechild of Taylor
and Cremer in this pic, but I am most
likely the only one who can see that.
The very valuable addition of Ray Price probably pushes Graeme Cremer into a mere back-up position, as Prosper Utseya naturally picks himself, but I could imagine that Keegan Meth makes way for The Cremy Man in the next match, as he went wicketless at a pretty high economy, while the spinners did very well. Dabengwa didn't look that good either, these were the two guys that leaked more than 6 per over.

But generally things are looking good, Regis Chakabva clawed himself into the crease, he and Babyslug Craig Ervine nearly touched the 50-run mark. The good Brendan Taylor and Justice Chibhaba got Zim off to a nice start, the criers are crying for the return of Hamilton Masakadza of course (understandably) but I am undecided here, would like to see more of Chibhaba, he's cool.  

Could we perhaps kick Elton out for Ham and give Ham the captaincy haha. Hey the idea is pretty good! Or crown Tatenda Taibu, for that matter.

Blablablubb... happy for today :D (Will talk about Mitch and Ashes and Adelaide and Poms tomorrow again... or maybe not, if it is too depressing.)



half-tracker said...

I understand the frustration at Elton, pushing himself up to 4 (and failing) then not bowling himself was very odd and to be honest a waste of a place. Dabengwa too did nothing of note, and he hasn't really done much for a while, not enough to justify his recall against South Africa. I think a top six of Taylor, Mazakadza, Chibhabha, Taibu, Ervine and maybe Lamb or indeed Elton (but at 6) would be better.

Great to see Price back, he and Prosper really are a good spin duo in the middle overs.

Dan the man! He is hitting form again, and by form I mean unpredictable moments of pure brilliance, punctuated with not so disasterous showings.

Wes ~PFCNFS~ said...

Well I think the plan might also be to give as many players as possible a go on the flat wickets before the World Cup. I was surprised to see Dabengwa playing but not Shingi, who is iirc not even in the squad (not sure here)

DC is rolling at the moment. Unstoppable force. Hope his form stays for a bit.