‘There can be only one’ was a line written by someone who had never seen the Indian batting line up. They have a long tail, but they sort of double dare you to get to it. New Zealand may never seen it.
If you can’t bowl or field, playing against Sehwag is like running into a bull for hours on end. Is it too late for them to pretend they left the oven on at home?
Who’s in front
New Zealand can still win this. The problem is they need a renegade CIA force, 24million dollars in unmarked bills and a nuclear warhead.
Play of the day
If you are the 12th man who has to field for a team that is struggling and the oppositions most threatening batsman hits the ball straight up in the air close enough to you for you to take the catch, it would really hurt you emotionally to drop it. For that same ball to hit your nuts, that is the beginning of a Hank Williams song. Isn’t it, Martin Guptil.
Testicular moment of the day
Sehwag looked ok.
Working class moment of the day
Poor Dictator Dan. He is trying to cross the Pacific Ocean in a kids inflatable swimming pool. The only luck he can have is that a seagull pops it before he gets to too far from the coast.
Weird factoid of the day
Jeetan Patel’s dropped catch off his own bowling was perhaps the best audition to be the screaming victim in a horror film I’ve seen in years.