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Let's not mourn Cup

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OPINION: We won. In the ways that really matter, we won.

We should not mourn, but instead celebrate the gifts Kane Williamson and his No 8 wire Black Caps gave us.

Enthralling cricket, the like of which we've never seen; shining summer in dull mid-winter.

Drama, which might well have been scripted by horror writer Stephen King, unless you were English and got your happy ending.

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But those are not the only gifts brought down the cricket chimney. Williamson and co gave us much more, a cricket bag full of KIwi tools on how to behave in life, restoring our love of cricket, of sport.

Those we will get on to in a moment, after reflecting on how shattered the Black Caps will be, more distraught than any of those sitting on the boundary fence, cheering and criticising.

It has been four years since the humiliation at the MCG, a World Cup final where Australia slaughtered, slashed and sneered their way past New Zealand in a one-sided final.


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