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Cricket's ever-lasting injustice

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24.07.2019

OPINION: There is a dreadfully trite phrase used in sport along the lines of "it hasn't sunk in yet". Everyone says it when they win big.

Well, the daylight cricket robbery at Lord's Cricket Ground never will sink in for most New Zealand patriots.

Counting fours and sixes to separate the teams was almost as fatally wounding as when Team New Zealand were deprived of the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco after being timed out by the television clock while sailing away. Then they lost the next eight races.

It still rankles that the England cricketers carried on like galoots as if they had won the World Cup fair and square when it was a stalemate to end all dead heats.

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So much so that the cup should either have been shared or the whole game replayed a day later. Previously in the USPGA and Masters golf majors, the stalemates were sent out for another 18........

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