- At the break there was much angst from commentators, talkback radio, Social Media and from other people who should have known better about how 307 was a rubbish score. This theory was apparently based on the fact that the second half of the innings did not go as well as the first half. It was, however, New Zealand’s highest score batting first against Australia in an ODI, and the highest by 50 runs playing at home. Bonus runs can come at the end of an innings (Wellington v Pak), sometimes they come at the top of an innings.
- The Pakistan lesson. Related; the New Zealand innings today looked like resembling Pakistan’s on Sunday. But the tedious rebuilding from Santner and Ronchi did mean they batted out their innings, and the 50 between 250 and 300 was the fastest of the innings.
- I think we know what kind of bowling Steve Smith can expect early on in the test matches.
- And in those test matches Matt Henry has moved ahead of Neil Wagner as the third seamer.
- The next time David Warner is adjudged LBW he will review it. No matter how obvious the call may be.
- Note how Henry was brought back late on to give him a chance for a 5WI.
- To clarify, Mitchell Santner is not on a hat-trick when he comes on to bowl in Wellington.