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
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
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
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.