It's been a traumatic weekend. Mrs Inventory and I have been away at a conference, and the place that we were staying at had no wireless internet and no Sky TV!!! I mean, how much can a man take??!!
So I am really looking forward to the start of play on Day 3 at Old Trafford in Manchester. From what I heard, Ross Taylor played a gem of an innings, and he is already showing signs that he will be the lynchpin of the Black Caps's batting order for many years to come. And as today's play beckons, the bowling of Daniel Vettori could see New Zealand set up a useful first innings lead, if they can quickly break the Petersen/Bell partnership. There is an intriguing day (or night) ahead. And of course, if you fancy a change of pace, there's always Scott Dixon off poll at Indy in the morning. Spoiled for choice I reckon - and making up for lost time!