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Kia ora! Only just a few days to go for the Women’s World Cup!

The warm ups are already underway, one that’s going on right now is the India wn vs the White Ferns (or the New Zealand wn).

India called right, batted first, and put up 130 in 45 overs, Poonam Raut high scoring with a 33, Mona Meshram the next highest with 30, eventually running out of partners at the other end.

Clinical bowling from New Zealand, they kept picking wickets at regular intervals, never really letting India accelerate. Hannah Rowe, Bermingham and Peterson picking 2 apiece. With a required Run Rate of 2.89 RPO, the kiwis look to chase this down.

I’m not going to talk about the Champions Trophy. I went in supporting 2 teams, and watched them both crash out embarrassingly.

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When your campaign goes shit, eyeball it.

Now, the unrelated stuff.

Everyone loves a good GIF. The lovely spams, the trash that fills your phone memory and 25 SD cards, that’s all over the goddamned Internet, that my friend can’t send me enough of, that now there’s a whole page of on my Whatsapp keyboard.

Lovely things.

So I asked my sister if she remembers a time when GIFs used to be Nokia wallpapers.

Well, she blanked out. No was her answer. But let me hear from y’all, do you remember the moving Nokia wallpapers? The ones with the blue and purple planets, and the red streaks (not a Flash reference) and a really annoying bright green one called Juniper? (No, wait, I can swear Juniper was a .png…)

What else do you remember about the non-touch screen phone times? Tell me about it!

(NO, at seventeen, I am not old or nostalgic, just curious!)

PS: In reply, so far (12 overs) New Zealand are 56-0, and going strong.

 

PSS: New Zealand chased the target down, Sophie Devine finishing with a six as New Zealand won by 7 wickets and with 23 overs to spare.

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