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.

31 Mar 2015
Don’t look at the numbers, look at Mitch on centre stage

That's how it looked live, Chris. I think Dhoni and Rahane were finding looking to just tick things over, but they found it hard to even score enough singles and twos. Rahane in particular was stuck on strike, and Dhoni was caught between wanting to smash and not feeling like he had the right deliveries to do it against. His run out had all the signs of a guy who'd given up.

27 Mar 2015
Don’t look at the numbers, look at Mitch on centre stage

Well, I could have written an article offering the insight that the guy who made a century had an influence on the result, but mostly I'm there to get a feel for the game, and to look for moments that are notable one way or the other. There are enough match reports already. Johnson had an effect on the atmosphere in both innings, so it's worth discussion. Great line about the spark plugs : )

27 Mar 2015
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