Monday, December 10, 2018

Sporting shorts

It's been interesting looking at the cricket - still India's test to lose, but Australia have been chasing the runs. Much rather this than a block-a-thon. Shame the crowd hasn't been the best.

The other Cricket story is NZ's first win against Pakistan outside New Zealand in almost 50 years. Williamson was super impressive, he might not be as good a player as Smith, Root, or Kohli, but he's certainly as important to the New Zealand team as any of those. His 228 aggregate in the match is the most by a NZ player against Pakistan. NZ had a number of contributions from across the team.

Shah during the test became the fastest man to 200 test wickets. Breaking an 82 year old record in the process. Shah also has taken the most wickets in a three match series (29).

NZ's next assignment is a home series against Sri Lanka beginning on 15th December

The World Cup Drawer happened over the weekend and Australia's Matildas have drawn, Italy, Jamaica and Brazil. (Full draw and reaction here). NZ's draw was Canada, Cameroon, and European champions the Netherlands.

On the stadiums, still seems strange that we are talking about knocking down both the Sydney Football Stadium and Olympic Stadium, both of which are fully functional stadiums. I'm not a fan of their locations, but they still seem fit-for-purpose.

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