ANY GIVEN MONDAY

Remember the Super Bowl where the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons because they had more passing yards? Or the epic 1984 NBA finals between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers that was eventually decided in Boston's favour after a drawn game seven because they hit more three-pointers?

No, neither.

Yet the showpiece game of cricket, a final for the ages played against the backdrop of the most magnificent piece of real estate in all of sport, a match played in front of a television and digital audience measured in billions, was decided by one

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