Not a great picture is it? Brendan McCullum has just launched one into our bit of the banks at deep mid-wicket at some point on Friday afternoon and I appear to be contemplating the meaning of life. Again.

Much more to contemplate today thanks to the brilliance and fortitude of Nick Compton and Alastair Cook. All three results possible? Probably not.

You never know though. Test Cricket, eh? Lets hope the remaining two Tests in Wellington and Auckland prove as eventful.