The trouble with sport on the other side of the world is that it can really disrupt your sleep patterns. It’s made even worse if England have already lost by the time you wake up.
Yes, bad news greeted England cricket fans after they hopped out of bed early this morning: England had lost against World Cup opponents New Zealand.
It wasn’t just that they had lost: they had capitulated, scoring just 123 runs, meaning that by the time fans back in the UK had woken up, it was all over.
Fully expecting to follow the England game this morning but wake up to see they are still an absolute mess in ODI's @ECB_cricket
— Will Duddell (@willduddell) February 20, 2015
The numbers, seen through bleary eyes, make for depressing reading. New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum reached 50 runs in just 18 balls, making it the fastest half century in World Cup history.
Wake up. Check Twitter. England thrashed by NZ in cricket world cup. Goes back to sleep.
— Paul (@paulj71) February 20, 2015
New Zealand needed just 12.2 of their 50 overs to beat England.
Some mornings you wake up, see the result, and just want to roll over and pretend it was only a bad dream. #NZvENG
— Charlotte Atyeo (@EverSoBookish) February 20, 2015
Scottish radio broadcaster Alan Brazil was loving it.
— talkSPORT Breakfast (@TSBreakfast) February 20, 2015
Anyone turn on the TV and get excited? This.
— Alistair (@alistairldsouza) February 20, 2015
Oh well, perhaps Scotland will be better?
That moment when you wake early to watch cricket, like it's Christmas morning when you were a kid. Santa's been & robbed the house! #NZvENG
— Ian Sweet (@Swafters) February 20, 2015