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Loss not good enough

I hope I am wrong but right now I doubt New Zealand have the goods to take a series from Australia

George Binoy
George Binoy
25-Feb-2013
I hope I am wrong but right now I doubt New Zealand have the goods to take a series from Australia. They know they will be judged on this series but a pass mark should not be a series win, writes Mark Richardson in the Herald on Sunday.
We expected Australia to be a class above the Black Caps and they were; we expected Shaun Tait and Dirk Nannes to bowl fast and they did; we expected our batsmen to struggle with the pace of Tait and Nannes and they did; we expected Mitchell Johnson to continue to dominate our batsmen and he did; we expected Shane Watson to play just as well with his mouth as with bat and ball and he did; and we might just have expected Billy Bowden to have one of those moments and for that 'whoopsy' to favour Australia. He did.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo