Monday, May 19, 2008
Day 4: New Zealand 277 & 40-0 v England 319
How valuable is Vettori to the New Zealand cricket side? Well in terms of the history of New Zealand cricket, only Sir Richard Hadlee has contributed more.
New Zealand could of been facing heavy defeat, but thanks to a five wicket bag, the first for a spinner since 1996 at Lords, the blackcaps have been saved by their courageous captain, with only one days play left, a draw is almost certain.
Here is a player, who always scores runs at the bottom of the order, has always bowled tight and he now has 250 test wickets, oh he also captains the side as well, and is brilliant in his field placements and use of his bowlers.
If I was a selector, I would make sure that he always stays in the playing 11, because he always saves the team.
Well done Captain Vettori! :-)