The waiting is over.
Yesterday's news was; Sri Lanka beat South Africa; Kallis will probably have to go home; Sehwag and Dravid fell three runs short of the Test opening partnership record; and... EA Cricket 2005 arrived. Hurray.
We started a one-day game as Pakistan against India and Virender Sehwag hit us all round the park - just like in real life.
We started a four-day tour match as Australia (so we didn't mind being rubbish) against Derbyshire and in half an hour of play, just about nothing happened - just like real life.
Jason Gillespie didn't even look like getting a wicket - just like real life.
On a slightly sour note, the first thing that we did was practice batting in the nets and we actually got a bit nervous. This adds further weight to our belief that maybe we're not cut out for Test cricket. Maybe we're a bowler.