|The Borronator helps ten Inches to a century (c) AFP|
This post is entirely dedicated to Peter Borren's 84 against Ireland. Quite obviously all other remarkable figures reached in the Ireland v Netherlands match were made in his honour. Be it ten Doeschate's century, Super Cooper's two wickets, Barresi's 44, Paul Stirling's matchwinning ton topped off with two scalps (please, please, carry that form into the Middlesex season!) or Porterfield's and Niall O'Brien's fifties.
Although the Kaaskoppen did not make it across the line they accumulated over 300 runs and lost with Ireland only having 14 balls to spare. Yes I'm in clappity mode. An upset would have been nice, but would not have done Ireland's WC performance justice. The scorecard offers a satisfying view.
Niall O'Brien looks like AB de Villiers.
So you think my posts are getting more and more retarded. True. It is NOT due to some World Cup fatigue. But what the heck is one supposed to write about New Zealand getting all out for 153 against Sri Lanka? Exactly. So here are a few lame excuses:
- Injuries: they were without Millskills and Vettori, and replacement Hamish Bennett got injured during the match.
- Toss: the NZ bowlers were breaking down in the heat, while the SL ones could nicely bowl in the evening chill.
- UDRS: not the UDRS is bad, but some umpires simply have a lone tumbleweed rolling where a normal human has his brain, and cognac truffles were there is supposed to be a pair of eyes (this excuse is actually not lame, but deals with a potentially match-deciding verdict).
Tim Southee was, is, and will always be the king. King of swing, swing your thing! So to speak. In a purely cricket-related sense. Furthermore I kinda like Jesse Ryder with the ball in hand.
Bring on Pak-Aus already, before I accidentally jump out of the window.