The Cricket World Cup final was tough to watch. Why did the Black Caps choose to hit first, when they had records of successfully chasing Australia and South Africa in previous games?

Anyways, the Black Caps batted first. The team’s first batter got out quickly, screwing up any plans for momentum. Grant Elliott still do good though, like he did in the last game.

The local press is taking the attitude that the team did a good run. And the Black Caps did play a solid game; unfortunately solid wasn’t enough to beat Australia.

On my way into the city today, I saw this rainbow over the area where Eden Park is. I think there is something positive and cliched to say linking rainbows, Eden Park, and about the Black Caps coming home from Melbourne. Or maybe it’s just a pretty picture that happened to be taken the day after a big sporting event.