I was amazed. Exceptional cricket. I was also wrong as to the outcome in each instance.
I was sure that New Zealand were at least 40 short of what they needed. But, I was wrong. As they did with India they pulled off a brilliant win. Impressive, cohesive team. They most likely will get to the final. Possibly even walk away as the Champs. Well done.
As for England, I am humbled. In awe. I was sure that they wouldn’t get within 60 runs of the target. Boy was I wrong. What a run chase. Who knew that current teams could chase such large totals.
Yet AGAIN South African CAPTAINCY was poor! Just do not understand what they are thinking. This time it was Faf du Plessis. He should have brought in Imran Tahir during the Power Play to TRY and stem the tide. He didn’t. He persevered with pace. You had to take pace off the ball. I think that is what cost them the match. Poor captaincy. Don’t get it. Very clever and talented bunch. Feel real bad for my favorites Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock (who I have raved about for 12 months). Great innings for nought. AB de Villiers, per his standards, played a poor innings. C’est la vie. That match alone could have cost them the Championship!
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He liked one of my photos of Fort Stark and wanted to apply
his skills and imagination to it, as a black & white image,
using Adobe Lightroom (at which he is a pro).
Torsten justifiably is known for his black & white work.
This morning I got this image from Torsten with his magic applied to it.
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Attribution WILL be enforced.
This was the original.
This was MY attempt at converting it to b&w when Torsten first told me that this picture would look good in monochrome.