Nine days before the nosharama at Luna Park Sydney celebrating Australia's ODI legacy, the team suffered its first ten-wicket loss ever in Wellington. Ever. That's 36 years of ever since the Dawn of Ever.
Malcolm Conn of The Australian rips into the Aussies and then rips into Cricket Australia. But of course, it's more fun to see the New Zealand media bask in the glory of this massive reversal of fortune. Richard Boock of the New Zealand Herald, Geoff Longley for the Press. Elsewhere, add Richard Hobson of The Times. I'm sure we can expect some more pre-World Cup gloating in the coming days.
Happell-Chadlee #2 is a biggie tomorrow. Not only can New Zealand capture the HCT if they win tomorrow, but South Africa will become the Number One ODI Team In The World.
Just as well because I know hereby endorse South Africa as my tip for World Cup winners of 2007.