Went to bed.
Just saw the result now.
Amazing outcome.

Listened on radio after as was out doing shit, was great listening to it

Fair play to NZ but surely one of their worst ever.

They did well to put themselves into a winning position and ended up losing. They are playing attacking cricket which is great to watch.
This time last year they were suffering innings defeats and their batsmen were posting innings totals that would struggle to win T20 matches.
Delighted for NZ, though. Really punching above their weight with some players also out injured.
In another sign of how the game is changing, a much-changed England team begin a ODI series in Bangladesh tomorrow with a totally different squad of players.

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England captain Ben Stokes: "That game as a whole, in terms of what Test cricket is about, was just incredible.

“The emotions that we were going through upstairs and I’m sure the Kiwi boys as well. It was incredible to be involved in. Everyone has got their money’s worth today.”

Ben, it was free in today.

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Good contest in Chch currently, Sri Lanka the tourists. Blackcaps again have leading bowler injury problems. SL had the upper hand first innings but let it slip to the Blackcaps lower order.
But Blair Tickner, the moustacheoed mullet bowler who I slagged off recently has taken all 4 SL 2nd innings wickets so far. Southee seems to be rotating the bowlers better than his first few games as captain.

England, 1-0 down in a best-of-three T20 series away to Bangladesh only posted a score of 117 in their 20 overs. The Bengalis have made a solid start, 15-0 after two overs.
Ireland are in Bangladesh later this month for a T20 series and a ODI series, both best of three. That might give a picture of where we’re at.

And a Test Match!

Then off to Sri Lanka for a Test Match and 2 T20’s

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Awful shame in Chch, too much play lost to rain to get a result bar a batting collapse. Much worse than that though, I was off & could’ve watched too! :weary:

I sit corrected! They’re playing on late and the Blackcaps are going after it. Need 72 from 70 balls with 7 wickets left. Kaneo & Mitchell looking good

Just when it looked all over, two quick wickets for The Lions and it’s game on again. Sri Lankan Co-ommentator actually said, “can you hear the drums Fernando?” after the bowler of that name knocked out Blundell’s middle stump with a brilliant yorker.

12 to win off 9 balls, 7 wkts down, Henry in with an injured hand, Wagner to come with two bad injuries.

Unbelievable finish! Last ball again. Wagner on one leg and a back injury. Two attempted run-outs on the last play. Watch the highlights.
It also means Sri Lanka miss out on the World Test Final. And it was Wagner’s birthday. He had won the test against England almost single-handed

Fair play to NZ again. I didn’t realise that Sri Lanka were in with a shout.

Tour of Sri Lanka now a two test series instead of a test match and two ODI’s

Excellent, should be a great experience. Fanatical for their cricket over there, and probably some things in common with us as a nation

Meanwhile their bowlers are taking a pasting currently in Wellington. Kaneo yet another century. Think he leapfrogs a few all-time greats in the low 8000s of career test runs with this, and his average is pushing 55.

:grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing:

Bad day. Did we just not handle the conditions?

Two double hundreds in an innings, don’t see that often. If it wasn’t for time lost to rain on day 1 then Henry Nicholls might’ve been given more time to continue his knock