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AsifTheManRahman
January 26, 2005, 10:09 AM
<html><a href = "http://live.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/OTHERS/FICA-XI_IN_NZ/SCORECARDS/FICA-XI_NZ_OD2_26JAN2005.html">Look at McMillan's score.</a></html>

i guess ppl scored faster 50's in super six matches before - or did they?

AsifTheManRahman
January 26, 2005, 10:09 AM
9 sixes and a four

mahbubH
January 26, 2005, 10:29 AM
Abusing cricket!

Ameer
January 26, 2005, 07:25 PM
It's been done before, there was probably even faster fifties. But of course they are gonna be fast, it's ten over cricket. You don't have any time to muck around, you can't even waste one ball, you have to hit from the go.

Hasib
January 26, 2005, 11:58 PM
plus every person who isn't a wicket keeper bowled an over... so u hav some really bad bowlers in the line up (an over per bowler was the rule)

bourny3
January 28, 2005, 03:30 AM
It wasnt a serious match also.

AsifTheManRahman
January 28, 2005, 11:10 AM
Australia in New Zealand 2004-05

Hamilton loses Australia ODI

Cricinfo staff

January 28, 2005



New Zealand Cricket has decided that Hamilton will not host a one-day international during Australia's tour which starts next month. Westpac Park was scheduled to host the fourth match of the series on March 2, but following criticism of the pitch there during New Zealand's match against the FICA World XI on January 26, the board decided that an alternative venue would be sought.

Martin Snedden, NZC's chief executive, said that the pitch had probably not settled completely since being laid in April 2004, and indicated that it might not match up to international standards. "We have decided to move the Australian ODI as we can't afford to risk the pitch for that match not being up to international standard. We need to ensure the match is played on a good-quality surface." The match is likely to shift to Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington.

"The Hamilton City Council has done tremendous work improving facilities and upgrading the quality of the ground at Westpac Park," said Snedden. "The issue with the wicket block is likely to be short term. With the exception of the pitch issues there were a large number of positives from the day [the January 26 match] which showed that the venue has the ability to successfully host ODIs.

"We made the decision to play Wednesday's match at Westpac Park based on previous experience with Waikari wicket-blocks. We had expected that the block would have settled enough to allow an acceptable playing surface to be prepared. That wasn't the case, and ultimately the responsibility for that decision rests with NZC.

"I am happy with the efforts of the Westpac Park turf-management team. The issue appears to be one with the block not settling as quickly as would be expected, rather than with the preparation of the playing surface."

The pitch at Hamilton came in for severe criticism, with Shane Warne, the World XI captain, suggesting that it wasn't upto international standards. The World team was bundled out for 81 in that game, and the match finished in just more than 35 overs, forcing the sides to play a ten-overs-a-side game.

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