“Over the Last Five Days They Basically Outplayed Us in Most Departments.”

Australian batsman Justin Langer: “New Zealand proved to themselves and the cricket world that they have the credentials and determination to compete with the best.” In the final test of the series the valiant Kiwi cricketers verged on a famous victory, threatening the World Champ Aussies with their first home test series defeat in nine years. As the frustration on Cairns’s face shows, they were unaided by some dubious umpiring. “Walk, Aussie, Walk!”

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