A lot of cricket fans will be thinking the same after tonight, Steve. But there are still three tests between these sides to come. Making it to the fifth day of any of those tests will be a moral victory for New Zealand.
It is a veritable feast of sport tonight, with the Warriors also playing a pre-season match against the Broncos in Dunedin.
For the Blues, former Highlander Chris Noakes has edged out Baden Kerr for the crucial first five eighths role and Culum Retallick will partner captain Ali Williams in the second row.
The experience of Noakes and Retallick has probably given them the edge for this match ahead of the younger challenge from Kerr and Liaki Moli.
Alastair Cook has just had some prolonged treatment out in the middle, but the physio has left and England's captain will resume. The Black Caps need his injury to get worse - and then become contagious - if they are to stand a chance of taking the series.
The TAB of course would disagree with me. The Hurricanes start as heavy favourites at $1.37, while the Blues are a bargain at $2.80
I would take a piece of that Blues action. What should the Black Caps currently be paying to win this match?
We would love to hear from you. Tell us who you think is going to win tonight's rugby game and why.
We are underway, Hurricanes with the kick..
Otago75, you may have your date wrong. The Highlanders were on last night and went down in a cracker of a match to the Chiefs.
Noakes sails straight through the Hurricanes midfield and the Blues earn an early penalty from the breakdown.
Weepu nails the first kick, early lead to the visitors 3-0.
Southee takes the Black Caps' second wicket, inducing a faint edge from Trott to dismiss him for 38 from 44 balls. England are now on 109-2 but are still looking comfortable victors.
Joining Cook at the crease is Joe Root, with the 22-year-old coming off an unbeaten 79 in the second one-dayer.
Hurricanes with a sweeping move that went the length of the field, before the ball was held up in goal. Hurricanes scrum five metres out.
Fair play Otago75, enjoy the match.
The Hurricanes have earned a penalty and Beauden Barrett slaps it between the sticks. 3-3
Peter Saili is a beast. The big man smashes up the midfield, creating half a gap which the Blues manage to squander out wide.
England need 75 runs from 28 overs. 'Daydream believer' playing over the PA at Eden Park seems very appropriate.
Penalty time once again for the Blues, but Weepu pulls it away wide and is met by a host of jeers from the Wellington faithful.
Now it's 'Don't stop believin'' by Journey. I think most of the crowd stopped an hour ago.
But Southee strikes again.
Weepu recorded a personal best in the beep test this pre season and has a real 'slim cut' look to him tonight. Especially when you compare him with last year's model.
Cook goes for 46 from 67 balls as Southee picks up his second wicket, with Watling again doing the catching. England are now 112-3.
Do you believe in miracles?
Eoin Morgan the new man in, with England needing a further 73 runs.
Still 3-3, a messy few minutes here with both teams struggling to hold onto possession.
Hurricanes earn a penalty and Barrett slots a difficult kick from wide right. His second of the night. Hurricanes ahead 6-3.
Try time! Debutant Frank Halai touches down out wide for the Blues.
Weepu hits the post and the ball bounces back out from a difficult conversion attempt. Hurricanes 6 Blues 8
A great moment for the former national sevens rep Halai on debut. The Blues look hungry tonight, a good start from them.
It's quite amusing there's a rugby game happening on a cricket ground in Wellington and a cricket game happening on a rugby ground in Auckland.
Try time for the Hurricanes. Julian Savea goes over for his first of the season.
A sweeping move from right to left finished off by Savea. A lively start here replicating last night's whirlwind first half.