Diehard cricket fans have sprung into action after the Black Caps shock win in the Cricket World Cup semifinal.
Radio Hauraki content director Mike Lane was so inspired after watching the Kiwi side defeat India by 18 runs that he booked a flight to England tomorrow in the hope of seeing New Zealand lift the trophy on Monday (NZT).
“I booked them at 3am last night and then I had to tell my family this morning over the breakfast table which didn’t go down overly well,” he told the Herald.
“I spend more time in the air than on the ground. I fly out at 2pm tomorrow, get there at 6am on Saturday. I have Saturday there, then the final and off on Monday.
“If I didn’t go and New Zealand won the World Cup I’d never forgive myself so I have to go.”
“I would love to play England at the home of cricket at Lord’s, but an Australian team at these tournaments are very, very difficult to beat.
“If England and India are knocked out I’m hoping there’s going to be plenty of tickets floating about.”
Asked whether he’d decide to bat or bowl if New Zealand won the toss on Sunday, Lane answered swiftly without hesitation.
“Bowl first. We learnt our lesson from the MCG.”