Photos: T20 Australia vs India

Last night I went with a group of mates to the T20 Cricket International between Australia and India at ANZ Stadium Olympic Park.

The event was really fun and there was a carnival like atmosphere there. The game itself was great, despite India being very much off form. Below are a few photos from the night.

The Parachute Diaries: Saturday Afternoon: It just isn’t cricket

My first band for the day was Edwin Derricutt on the Deluxe Stage at 1.10pm, Edwin is a great artist and it was a very entertaining set including audience participation and special guest artists helping out on songs. It was a great way to chill out and really begin the day.

Edwin Derricutt
Edwin Derricutt

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At 2.20 was the great Kiwiana Party aka The Great Indoor Cricket Battle: The Americans (Family Force Five and Kutless) vs The Punters (randomly picked campers).  It was a bad but funny idea to send The Americans into bat first. No one explained to them that cricket is not baseball. Firstly you hold the bat differently, and secondly you don’t drop it after hitting the ball. The cricket match was a great way to get out of the sun though.

About half the crowd that had packed into the Palladium to see the cricket
About half the crowd that had packed into the Palladium to see the cricket
That is not a baseball bat, and that is not how you hold a cricket bat!
That is not a baseball bat, and that is not how you hold a cricket bat!

About three quarters through the cricket I left to see Season Pass play. They were awesome! For a band that has not played together for more than a year and only had a few practices. Also partly because I know almost everyone in the band so it was a more personal performance than most other bands.

Luke Oram and Evan Cooper
Luke Oram and Evan Cooper
Evan Cooper, with Steven from Mumsdollar playing Bass in the background
Evan Cooper, with Steven from Mumsdollar playing Bass in the background

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The entire Season Pass band with Gareth Hodges on keys and a guy from The Ember Days on drums
The entire Season Pass band with Gareth Hodges on keys and a guy from The Ember Days on drums

122 Not Out on Debut

Big Props to Martin Guptill who has just scored 122 Not Out off 50 overs for NZ against the West Indies at Eden Park.

Second highest score on debut ever, high score not out on debut, highest NZ score on debut.

NZ 275/4. West Indies will start batting in about 30 minutes.