Sunday, January 20, 2013
Cricket corruption investigators will be on red alert this morning after a result with so many chaotic twists that saw the "Imponderables" beat the Saffas by one wicket with two balls to spare in Paarl overnight.
Now I watched the men in green bat to 209 all out without batting out their overs, a young man on debut, Mitchel McClennigan taking four for 20, part timer Kane Williamson chiming in with four wickets, Rory Kleinvelt plundering 18 from a Mills over with stand and deliver hitting while refusing easy singles before MOM James Franklin got the NZ team home.
I turned it off when Guptil committed suicide by getting run out on the second ball after Nichol had blocked it only meters to short cover then Nichol himself departed for four - NZ 0/1 then 4/2. I am sorry I am just too fragile and I had been up since 0500 yesterday morning, a total meltdown was looming.
On hearing that result this morning I am confused, puzzled, emotionally in turmoil but now it has sunk in,
fearful NZ Cricket will be investigated by the corruption patrol as it seems on the face of published facts to be un-believable.