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Ecstatic scenes at the Adelaide Oval on day five of a test match that twisted, turned, surprised, and ultimately thrilled, encapsulated the perfect send off for Phillip Hughes by the Australian team.
David Warner was electrifying. Nathan Lyon was the spin king. Michael Clarke was falling apart and still put on a majestic performance. Virat Kohli decided defence was a bad idea. India almost won the test. Continue reading
David Warner holds his helmet high dedicated to Phil Hughes as he celebrates a century (photo: Getty Images)
A sunny and dry Adelaide greeted Australia and India, on what was a heartfelt but heavy day for cricket. Tributes to Phil Hughes flowed pre-game, as Australian skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and confidently chose to bat.
His decision was ultimately justified by the powerful David Warner, who decided to put Indian fast bowler Varun Aaron to the boundary three times in his opening over. His very first delivery was smashed with precision timing to the cover ropes. Continue reading
Tributes for Phil Hughes left outside the South Entrance at the Adelaide Oval (photo: Davis Harrigan)
It has been one of the most emotional weeks of cricket during my lifetime.
I did not know the man Phillip Hughes – aka “Hughesy” or “Boof” – but I saw him play many times live and on TV. The situation that unfolded this week, bringing the cricket world to a standstill, truly hit home when I attended a women’s Twenty20 game between the South Australia Scorpions and the Australian Capital Territory Meteors on Friday, at Adelaide Oval No. 2, behind the spectacular main ground. Continue reading
This Chris Rogers short edge shows Australia‘s situation in a picture (photo: Getty Images)
From ball one Pakistan played the Dubai conditions exactly right. Many criticised the defensive mindset of the hosts top order batsmen, but it proved to be the ultimate victory as Australia was crushed by 221 runs.
While Mitchell Johnson’s stumping in the second innings – which left Australia reeling at 9/213 – was said to be lineball, there was very little the tourists could do under the onslaught. Continue reading
International cricket takes people all over the world, to some amazing places. Jim Maxwell recounted some of his experiences, and working with some commentary big names, to Davis Harrigan
Not many Australian sports commentators could say they have quite the resume that Jim Maxwell has.
From a trainee to sports commentator, and more than 270 test matches to his name, Maxwell has seen Australia and the world from the commentary box, microphone in hand. Continue reading
The entire series feels as though it is squeezed somewhere in between the start of the Australian season and the wrapping up of the Champions League Twenty20, just to keep the fans engaged.
Of course, this is not the case, and it is proving to be beneficial for a few of the Australian players. Steve Smith registered his first one-day international century with some superb shots in the first of three matches in the series. Continue reading
Was he a target? Is he another in a long line that will be banned? How will Pakistan go without him now?
These are all good questions that surround off-spinner Saeed Ajmal. Banned by the International Cricket Council this week for throwing, after having been once cleared in 2009 of any illegal action, this ban is an eyebrow-raiser. Yet, it could well set a precedent of future punishment. Continue reading
It is extremely difficult – yet so easy – to understand why India is not setting the world on fire. England trounced them 3-1 in the test series after losing the second test, making them look third-class.
Let’s have a look at India’s numbers in the past 12 months in regards to international matches (Test, ODI and T20I):
26 ODIS (back to the series against Zimbabwe, July-August 2013)
11 Tests (back to the West Indies series in November 2013)
5 Twenty20 Internationals (including 2014 WT20) Continue reading
Jacques Kallis (photo: The Guardian)
When an international cricket player can score more than 25,000 runs and take almost 600 wickets across all formats, you know you have a keeper.
Jacques Kallis may have officially announced his retirement from all international forms of cricket (having stepped down from test cricket in December of 2013), but the presence and impact he made on the game is forever. Continue reading
Alastair Cook‘s facial expression says it all (photo: The Mirror)
After a 95 run drubbing at the hands of India, and having not won any of their last 10 Tests, England are searching for answers that should have come six months ago.
Unfortunately, the management of the situation at the time, the Kevin Pietersen drama included, did not allow for the fresh overhaul that the England Cricket Board and on-field team needed. Continue reading