Australia smother New Zealand’s surge with bowling for the ages

That's the point, James - I've read lots of comments about McCullum's attacking batting, but he wasn't trying to plonk the ball that bowled him. He was just pushing at it, was a bit frazzled, and the inswing beat him.

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Australia smother New Zealand’s surge with bowling for the ages

Yeah, I watched just about every game - Ross didn't have a memorable tournament. I thought he played a real Finch of an innings in the final, lots of nicks and dots and plods. Plenty of talk about his possible retirement, though I'm not sure how likely.

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Australia smother New Zealand’s surge with bowling for the ages

Yep, but how often are all your top-line bowlers fit and firing at the same time? If you need three decent fast bowlers in a side, you want five or six around the traps who can play at that level. Injuries will always take out bowlers here and there.

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