Sunday, March 9, 2008
NEW ZEALAND HAS WON THE FIRST TEST!!!
Well done to the Blackcaps, a test that for nearly four whole days, look liked being a draw, has seen New Zealand win the test on the final day. The Blackcaps set the English 300 runs to win, and they got off to a flyer, from the first few overs.
Then Kyle Mills, surprised everybody, in an almost freakish display of bowling, took four quick wickets to have England 34/4, from then on it was a matter of time. Chris Martin came in and took three of the most vital wickets in the match.
This Test had everything, it took so many twists and turns, a match which saw an extremely slow runrate by England, a much more positive approach by New Zealand, and two batting collapses, it saw amazing bowling by SideBottom, Mills and Martin, out of this world fielding by England and some brillant keeping by McCullum and it also seemed that Taylor's century almost got lost in all of this, a big crowd on all five days, shows that Test Cricket is alive and well in New Zealand, a special thanks must also be given to the Barmy Army for adding colour to the game.
So congrats to New Zealand for winning the first test, two matches to go and fingers and toes crossed that we can go on and win the series!