Monday, 18 December 2006

Perth, 17 years ago

Marie just sent me this link, along with the words "Even if one of the NZ team had done half as good a job as this we might have saved the test... "

2 comments:

parker said...

And to think that Greatbatch is credited with completing transforming one day cricket with his hitting over the top in the first 15 overs. Before Greatbatch's '92 World Cup batting, 50 was a respectable score after 15 overs! He doubled it, just like that, exploiting fielding restrictions which had been around for a while, which nobody had ever thought of exploiting. He understood both forms of the game brilliantly and was able to adapt. I don't think he has ever been given the credit he deserves.

Mike said...

You know, I remember commentators using 50 at 15 overs as a rule of thumb! Under and you were doing poorly, over and you were doing great. Every time an ODI game reaches the 15 over mark I still compare the score to the 50 mark and then compare it to the 108 Greatbatch lead us to against the Windies back in '92.