"You can't pray for rain or you can't expect rain to get you out of a sticky situation," McCullum told reporters. "I think for us if we find ourselves waking up in the morning with a big blue (sky) overhead then we've got a fight on our hands. Obviously we haven't found ourselves in the ideal situation but tomorrow's an opportunity for guys to stand up and show some character."
Nothing is going to energise supporters more than McCullum talking about fighting it out to the end. They might think it's a hopeless situation, but you can't deny the lure of turning up to watch him play after comments like this.
So can New Zealand still win this match?
Dum di dum, I'm not listening.
Smash, smash, to save your team.