February 20, 2007

They Just Can't Win !!!

February 20, 2007 Posted by Vijay No comments
Australia, posted an even better 346 in the 3rd ODI in the CHappell-Hadlee Series, only to watch in dismay as they lost yet again to New Zealand, by 1 wicket. Australia seem to have lost the habit of winning which it prided in, having lost 5 on the trot and 6 of their last 7 ODIs.

Incredibly, New Zealand were 116/5 but Mcmillan scored a blistering century(fastest ever by a Kiwi in ODIs), and then McCullum played a Boucher like innings to seal the exciting 1 wicket win. Australia, for all it's injury and resting woes, now have a mammoth task in hand to come out of this slump.

In the span of 3 days, the second highest run chase ever has been bettered by New Zealand. And in the last one year or so, Australia has lost trying to defend scores of 332, 434,334 and now 346.