28 Sep 2009

When Blackcaps bat well there's no-one they can't beat?

8:29 am on 28 September 2009

The New Zealand cricketer James Franklin says if the Blackcaps can hold onto the batting form they found in their 38 run win over Sri Lanka at the Champions Trophy in South Africa, there's no reason why they can't win the tournament.

After a series of disappointing results and suffering a hiding at the hands of South Africa in their first Champions Trophy match, the Blackcaps batsmen found some rare form, smashing 315 runs from their 50 overs.

Franklin says the Blackcaps batting display was the best performance he's seen in a long time and when they bat as well as they did, there's no-one they can't beat.