That Bum Matthew Hayden Does It Again

  • We had an issue with background services between march 10th and 15th or there about. This meant the payment services were not linking to automatic upgrades. If you paid for premium membership and are still seeing ads please let me know and the email you used against PayPal and I cam manually verify and upgrade your account.
  • We have been getting regular requests for users who have been locked out of their accounts because they have changed email adresses over the lifetime of their accounts. Please make sure the email address under your account is your current and correct email address in order to avoid this in the future. You can set your email address at https://silvertails.net/account/account-details
  • Wwe are currently experience some server issues which I am working through and hoping to resolve soon, Please bare with me whilst I work through making some changes and possible intermittent outages.
  • Apologies all our server was runing rogue. I managed to get us back to a point from 2:45 today though there is an attachment issue i will fix shortly. Things should be smooth now though

clontaago

First Grader
Another century, another dominating performance by the big man. Watson hit 65 off 32 to finish the Kiwis off.

And here is a good article just for Silent Bob.

A key feature of the Super Eight matches in this World Cup has been the inability of the opening batsmen to get off to the kind of frenetic start that's become the norm in one-day cricket. Sixty runs in ten overs is often par for the course on flat, batsman-friendly tracks, but in this tournament, the trend has been entirely different: difficult pitches with seam and swing - and sometimes bounce - on offer has made the openers' lot an unenviable one. The latest instance of the openers' struggle was in evidence during West Indies' match against Bangladesh in Barbados on Thursday - despite having Chris Gayle in their ranks, West Indies limped to 17 for 2 after ten, which turned out to be only marginally worse than Bangladesh's 22 for 2 at a similar stage in their innings.

That game wasn't the exception either: in 22 Super Eight matches so far, the first ten overs has yielded an average run-rate of 3.61, at 25.98 runs per wicket. So, on an average, teams have been 36.1 runs for the loss of 1.4 wickets after ten overs, which is hardly a typical ten-over score.

The openers from all sides have struggled, except one: Australia's opening pair of Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist have blasted the ball around as if these were the most batsman-friendly pitches. The table below shows how each team has fared in the first ten overs in the Super Eight games, and the difference between the Australians and the rest is gigantic, and goes a long way in explaining why Australia have completely dominated all the teams in the tournament so far.
 

SilentBob

Bencher
Thanks clontaago, I still say South Africa (against Bangladesh) played like him when he's struggling.

Hayden is in great form though, I'm not gonna complain about that.

Full article is here Fluffy.
 

Latest posts

Team P W L PD Pts
16 13 3 125 32
17 11 6 125 28
16 11 5 116 28
17 11 6 225 26
16 9 7 65 24
16 9 7 48 24
17 9 8 -56 24
17 9 7 67 23
17 9 8 1 22
17 8 9 -91 22
17 8 9 -81 20
18 7 10 -34 19
17 7 10 9 18
16 6 10 -59 18
16 6 10 -104 18
17 4 13 -153 14
17 4 13 -203 12
Back
Top Bottom