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tazaa

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I don’t care much for the Indian cricket team but with respect to the history of human rights and their stance internationally on a political level - this result is amazing and I’m so proud.
To think the anguish this semi final loss will inflict is such a sweet, sweet dose of deserved karma.

Well done to New Zealand. Amazing bowling and fielding. They deserve the win and if any nation needed some international sporting success outside of the all blacks as of late, its definitely them.
 

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KiwiRoo

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yep well happy with that !
Classic case of not judging one sides total until both sides have batted . Not an easy pitch to bat on, so very mature innings from Williamson & Taylor to ensure we put out a defendable total. On a pitch that nibbled a little and with the ball swinging, well our attack is as good as anyone's

now its up to the noisy neighbours to beat the soap dodgers !
 
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To be fair, it isn't the Robinson Caruso of English cricket grounds.
They always had a certain quaintness about. That’s disappearing sadly.

I guess it’s happening to our cricket grounds as well. Adelaide and Brisbane changed beyond recognition. WACA gone.


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Like when Carlton beat Essendon for us - in 99. Can we win the World Cup in England and the premiership again 20 years later?
It was even better ... North then the Storm plus Cricket and Rugby World Cups leading into a home Olympics.

Can't imagine there has been a better year of sport for the Aussies.
 

KiwiRoo

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I wouldn't be writing off the Kiwi's.

They're fighters.
yeah traditionally we've been scrappers. But we're lucky this time that I think we have 3 World Class Cricketers which we may not have had in the past( Good cricketers, but not World Class)

Williamson (Obviously)
Taylor who has averaged like nearly 70 in ODI cricket for the last 2-3 years before this world cup ( 2nd only to Kohli)
and Boult

plus got a really good quick in Fergusson (who i read somewhere had been the most consistently quick bowler in International cricket over the last year) who's just starting to up his wicket taking abilities

anyway, just my thoughts.
We wont be favourites no matter who we play, but we couldn't give a sh%t about that
 
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