Saturday, March 20, 2010

I luvz my VB, I really do

Dougie Bollinger grabs his five-fer, and then acknowledges that which really made it possible: Victoria Bitter, as he kisses the VB logo on his shirt. Oh noes. I meant to kiss the Aussie coat of arms. (To be honest, I can't quite make out what it is on the shirt - is it just the Cricket Australia logo?) Ian Smith is right, somewhere out there a VB marketing executive is thinking of a nice marketing clip using that kiss.

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Blogger Jaunty Quicksand said...

Collapso cricket...

A little bit of everything...good bowling, doltish shots, and atrocious running.

The Kiwis deserve what's coming their way.

Bollinger did look suitably chagrined over that faux pas, didn't he?

7:20 PM  
Blogger Jaunty Quicksand said...

By the way, why does Ponting eve have a gap between gully and slip? Why not just load it up, for a few overs at least and invite that expansive cover drive?

Even as I type it, Watling gets a four through that same gap. Sheesh.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Jaunty Quicksand said...

Can New Zealand make this their Kolkatta circa 2001?

The circumstances are fairly similar...of course.. Vettori needs to come at #3, though. :-)

7:50 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

JQ: That last collapse was all very quick. Pretty piss-poor stuff (McCullum just seemed to be lashing away). They look a little better now but who knows what the first wicket will induce? BTW, I agree, Ponting could be more profligate in his field settings at this stage!

Dougie did look a little sheepish for sure - as evinced in his quick grab at the CA logo!

Oh, and also, if you want a Kolkata, you need a Laxman and Dravid too. Vettori can do some of it but its big ask :)

7:55 PM  
Blogger Soulberry said...

Time to pitch Bollinger in bigger contests.

By the way Samir, Off Topic, I left a comment on your post linking to the tolerant family article. It was well written Sir.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

SB: Nice to see you here again. Bollinger is really looking very good. I'm quite impressed by him.

Thanks for your comments on the other article as well - much appreciated.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Jaunty Quicksand said...

With a lead of about 61, I think New Zealand need another 200 runs or so more to make Australia sweat in the last inning of the match. If Vettori had not played on, this would indeed have resembled Kolkata. Still, this is not a bad feat in and of itself.

The Aussies are not at their best when things begin to go against them (behavior-wise). I anticipate at least one flare up if the lead start to assume significant proportions.

11:09 PM  

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