Yesterday, our BlackCaps took to the field at the MCG in the Cricket World Cup final and we took to our couches. We were proud. We were chuffed. We were backing our boys all the way. Here's how it all unfolded online ...
The game brought Kiwis together. We were pumped for our lads.
National fervour ran rife.
We were cocky. We scoffed at those who thought we weren't up to playing on a ground so big. We made an ironic hashtag -#MCGsobig.
Then we hit the first hurdle.
But we remained positive.
Ali Mau hit the vodka.
Others turned to comfort food for a distraction.
The wickets kept falling and so did our emotional state. Our fingers were crossed that we'd recover and get the run rate moving. Some turned to prayer.
Imran Khan prayed for Martin Crowe.
This man of God issued His commandment.
But the nightmare was real.
Others weren't worried. Brown J held the faith.
This Warriors player, who lost on the field against the Bronchos earlier, should have his immigration status revoked.
Then, enter the Hairy Javellin.
We were on a high. Our spirits were lifted. Jack Tame stopped for a selfie. So did these politicians.
Then a low. Again.
The interview in the middle of the match with the chairman of the ICC's finance committee went down well.
Marcus Lush would have rather been watching X Factor.
Mike Hosking was thinking about the maternity ward.
TV3's Hamish Clark did his bit to down the Aussies.
And we still kept the faith.
This famous Jamaican cricketer kept his spirits high.
We lost. But we showed humility and we were gracious in defeat, congratulating our ANZAC brothers in their win. We were proud, too, of our achievement.
They have the trophy, but we have the real Men of the Match.