The Great Escape

Phew! That was close!

I thought that Australia were stuffed even before Brett Lee conceded 18 off his last over. So getting out of jail there was something else. And hurray for Mick Lewis who bowled a beautiful over at the death.

No hurray for Ricky Ponting for mismanaging the run chase and giving away a no-ball for having three fielders in the circle, and no hurray for Brett Lee who was as inept as he was splendid in game 1.

Links to the Cricinfo Bulletin, here’s an Australian news report, a New Zealand news report and a New Zealand blog reaction.

But Australia have won the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy and that’s enough for me.

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