Mark Nicholas interviewing Michael Vaughan after he almost bolloxed it up and lost 'Freddie's Test'. It was 100 minutes of the most awful tension, broken only by Shame Warne's Gupta-like dismissal and the comic appeal of Ashley Giles' pie-chucking.
Worst moment - Simon Jones' drop or Geraint Jones letting 4 byes through, both in the last couple of overs. Nasty moment: Lee getting regularly thumped by Flintoff, then getting up to receive 4 bumpers in a row in the penultimate over.
Most pessimistic: Adam playing professional gooner next to me, 'how have we lost?' whining etc. Me saying 'Cometh the hour cometh the man', half-believing it but shaking so much with tension that I had to stand up between overs.
Brucie bonus: getting in with Neil to see the Aussies net, including Brett Lee joking so he couldn't be taking it seriously (but could he!) and John Buchanan with a face like thunder wagging a cricket stump in their faces to establish how serious it was. Punter looked sick, Warnie looked rough like he'd had a night out with Both, Both looks rotund.
Happiness: making throat sounds like nothing human, but then we all were, hugging and jumping up and down for a seriously long time. Punter being interviewed and the whole Hollies Stand chanting' You should have batted first'! The ridiculous fancy dress and the atmosphere all day - including after the match when we found Paul, who we'd given a lift to, watching WG Grace, the vicar, Queen Victoria et al playing cricket with kids behind the stands!
Roll on Old Trafford but an easier win please! England have 2 real bully fast bowlers and a pie-chucking spinner - tense, not much...