Right. Yes. Well. Losing to New Zealand... that's something that's going to take a little getting used to.
Though, after our pitiful innings, I thought it would be over very quickly and I could go home and watch the Oz Open final. But I forgot it was New Zealand we were playing, so the whole thing was long and drawn out and nearly painful, until it came down to the wire.
Australia looked utterly half-arsed from the outset. Like they were batting in a Test match but running like a Twenty20.
To their credit, they seemed to get themselves together a bit in the field. But their batting SUCKED. Ponting and Clarke were both run out. Ponting wasn't even stretched or have his bat pushed far in front of him or LEAP to make it across the line. He didn't look like he was even trying!
And then with our early bowling breakthroughs it was clear that they are no South Africa, but was it the proverbial park walk? No.
And somehow, somehow, they crept up and home.
Did we deserve to lose? Absolutely.
Are we screwed? I think so.
Is New Zealand better than England? I doubt it.
So we are really screwed? Potentially, uber-screwed.
And what is with our uniforms? What possessed the designers to take every shit idea since 1981 and combine them and then make it multi-coloured?
- ▼ February (8)