Cricket: The Ashes: England mesmerised by shining Australian outfit

The Australians celebrate their first test victory (Source: ESPN Cricinfo/Getty Images)

The Australians celebrate their first test victory (Source: ESPN Cricinfo/Getty Images)

What was hyped as a dogged test match between two old enemies turned out to be the polar opposite; domination from Australia, and capitulation from England, on a terrific Gabba pitch.

Having come into the opening test with a batting line-up that had the critics wondering, Australia took the match by storm with an impressive 381 run win. Continue reading

Cricket: ICC World Twenty20: Australian Team Review

 

George Bailey at the ICC Twenty20 World Cup

Australia’s ICC World Twenty20 Tournament came to a close on Friday night on the back of a large 74-run loss to the West Indies.  Chris Gayle led the charge and helped the Windies post 205.  Australia never looked like threatening them, aside from a knock of 63 from captain George Bailey.

After scintillating and crushing form in their first four games, the Aussies seemed to “tone” things down against Pakistan, scraping through to the semi-finals on net run rate.  Against the West Indies, the firepower of Gayle was the key in setting up a monstrous victory.

Having come into the tournament ranked 9th, the Aussies looked the goods until their Super 8 match against Pakistan, where the question was raised: ‘what do Australia care about?’ after their appalling loss to Pakistan.

It will also serve as a reasonable base coming into the Australian summer, which commences next month.

Here is a review of each player that took to the field for Australia: Continue reading

Cricket: World T20: Australia v Ireland review

 Australia’s Twenty20 World Cup campaign has begun with a seven wicket victory over Ireland yesterday.  Shane Watson scored 51 off 30 balls (including three sixes) and grabbed 3-26 with the ball from his four overs in a man of the match performance. Continue reading

AFL: Fremantle Dockers 2012 Season Review

The Fremantle Dockers were the underdogs of the top eight.  While the AFL community was hot on the backs of Geelong, Carlton and Essendon, Fremantle went about their business rather unphased.  Their regular season form stunned many, knocking off the likes of Geelong, West Coast and North Melbourne during the regular season.
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