My corner of the oval

… thoughts from a Kiwi cricket fan

Test victories are SO sweet!!!

on December 13, 2013


So stoked that I was able to finish work early this afternoon and get to the Basin Reserve to watch the New Zealand Black Caps complete a stunning, and much deserved, victory over the West Indies!!!

The boys have put up with a lot of stick from the media and public over the last few months … and not always fair and deserved, I have to say … and they have been steadily working on their game and improving with each match … until finally, today, all that hard work, effort and heart paid off and they were rewarded in the best way possible with a test victory!

Some people might say that the West Indians weren’t really playing very well, which is true, but our team also has to be able to stick to their own game plans, and use their own skills to be able to take the wickets and score the runs and claim the victory!

And that’s exactly what they did over the last three days in Wellington … lead by Ross Taylor, who is just going from strength to strength it seems with his batting (long may that continue!) and a bowling unit which some people think needs to be split up, but Messrs Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Corey Anderson, Ish Sodhi, Kane Williamson, and particularly Trent “Lightning” Boult have once again proved their doubters wrong and bowled outstandingly to finish off a test victory!

The job’s only half done though, guys πŸ˜‰ Β It’s on to Hamilton now where hopefully we can have another complete performance and a wrapping up of this test series 2-0! Β πŸ™‚

Enjoy the champagne tonight, Boulty - you deserve it for that 10-wicket bag!!!

Enjoy the champagne tonight, Boulty – you deserve it for that 10-wicket bag!!!

Oh, and happy birthday Tim Southee and Corey Anderson … double celebrations tonight! Β πŸ˜‰


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