Friday, May 31st: Martin Guptill has stood at the non-striker's end and watched his side crumble to one for two in the opening over of their run-chase. Suddenly, the target of 227 looks a long way away, but he rallies and builds a century partnership with ex-captain Ross Taylor. When Taylor edges behind, Guptill commits himself to staying until the end, and he posts a victory and a century.
Sunday, June 2nd: Batting first this time, my Player of the Week played one of the greatest innings in the history of Kiwi cricket. He scored the small matter of 189 not out, as part of a team total of 359 for three, starring in century partnerships with Williamson, Taylor and McCullum. His score is the highest by a New Zealander, and New Zealand's total is their highest against a Full Member. England simply aren't in the race and the tourists take an unassailable 2-0 lead.
Martin Guptill has had a week he'll never forget. He's currently 292 not out (from 278) for the series.
Last Monday, England were favourites to win the Champions' Trophy, while New Zealand were eight-favourites out of eight teams. This Monday, England have been shown to be glaringly deficient with bat and ball, while New Zealand are quite the opposite. England have also now lost their first home ODI series since 2009. This is also the first home ODI series since Andy Flower was replaced as limited overs coach by Ashley Giles, who is yet to find any kind of success with the English side.
In all, it has been an interesting week for no-one more than Martin Guptill, who was told as a child that he'd never play cricket again after losing his toes. He continues to prove everyone wrong. I take my hat off to him.