The last larf
WEDNESDAY: Zimbabwe pull Australia's trousers down at cricket's Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa, winning by 5 wickets.
THURSDAY: During England's 50-run defeat of Zimbabwe, the following exchange takes place between commentators Ian Chappell (former Oz captain) and Nasser Hussain (former Pom captain).
IC - "Sometimes that can happen - you give everything to beat a really good side and then you're just flat; you just can't find anything the next day."
NH - "Well, let's be honest, Chappelli, yesterday would have just been a warm-up for today's match for Zimbabwe. To stroll past Australia and then [face] the real threat in the group, England, come on."
IC - "Yeah. I mean, you always...you always warm up against a strong side, and then you're ready for the no-hopers that follow."
NH - "Australia should be all right, then."
(Transcribed from my recording of the game.)
FRIDAY: Australia crush England like bugs, winning by 8 wickets and topping the group.