What a mauling by Kiwi players
Even as a neutral observer, I truly felt sorry for the English team as the Kiwi players were almost brutal in their batting, bowling and fielding but as a cricket fan, I am all admiration for the New Zealand squad.
A match which normally comprises of 100 overs (50 overs to each side) was finished in 46 overs in which the English batsmen batted for about 33 overs to be all out at 123. This score was easily achieved by Kiwi players within 13 overs at a strike rate of 10 runs per six balls.
It was less of a cricket match and more of a mauling from Kiwi players actually, especially Brendon-McCullum who scored a 50 in just 18 balls. It would be interesting to see how English batsmen recover from such a heavy defeat and how other teams now give respect to the New Zealand team.
New Zealand have already played 3 matches out of their 6 group matches and defeated Sri Lanka, Scotland and England by big margins Personally i don’t think Bangladesh and Afghanistan will give them any trouble. The only team that might give the Kiwi squad a tough time may be Australia .
I love reading comments by cricket fans on Cricinfo website and just to get a little taste of the match if you did not see it, read these comments from the fans there:
Ashwini Kumar: "Serious violation of human rights by McCullum! Geneva Protocol please."
dougal: "Kiwis so aggressive they are making the Aussies look like friendly guidance counselors!"
Kasun: "If this was a classroom McCullum will be suspended for bullying."
Haha. Great team work, New Zealand. I am sure this is one match valmnz is watching with her eyes peeled