Greg Baum The way to succeed in this World Cup is patent: bat first, make at least 300, or lose.
Greg Baum Colloquially, the arena is called the Cake Tin. Aesthetically, it resembles the amphitheatre in the Monty Python spoof The Life Of Brian, which was not entirely inappropriate this day.
Greg Baum The misshapen ground of a thousand theoretical runs became the ground of mishaps and almost the full quota of wickets.
Greg Baum Hell, Australia need to play this game. Any game. A game of cricket, please.
Greg Baum Whether you're Mahela Jayawardene or Kumar Sangakkara, you wake up each day, perhaps a little more creakily than yesterday, now that you're 37.
Greg Baum Inventing day-night cricket was one thing for Kerry Packer, apportioning how much would be day and how much night was another.
Greg Baum One effect of this hyperextended World Cup is that even good teams disappear from consciousness, sometimes for weeks at a time.
Greg Baum Cricket lovers lucky enough to be of a certain age have in their minds a black-and-white highlights reel from the first World Cup final at Lord's in 1975.
Greg Baum As an orange sun set behind the Adelaide Oval on Sunday evening, off-spinner R. Ashwin came into the Indian attack and bowled a dot ball, prompting a cheer from the pro-Indian crowd.
Greg Baum Four games in, and already the likely themes of this World Cup are asserting themselves.
Greg Baum This was the day the city of churches became the city of chacha and achha.
Greg Baum The Great Southern Stand was newly inaugurated when the last World Cup game was played at the MCG, and in Australia.
Greg Baum In sport, history does repeat, frequently. That's the point of it, if you're good enough.
Greg Baum It took only the first point of this final to demolish the fanciful idea that this was a showdown between implacable foes, impossible to separate.
Greg Baum Let us get a feel for the thickness of the wall Andy Murray was up against.
Greg Baum As the almost Praetorian guard slowly begins to change in men's tennis, Stan Wawrinka versus Kei Nishikori is an incipient rivalry for the new era.
Greg Baum Nick Kyrgios started playing this match long before it began. When hitting up in the afternoon, he was visibly and audibly more animated than in previous practice sessions.
Greg Baum After a short hit-up, Nick Kyrgios waved to the six-deep crowd entreating him for autographs from one side of the practice court, also peering over a hoarding from an adjacent court, and made to...
Greg Baum Our Sir Prince Flipper, that Australian nonpareil, wasn't at Melbourne Park on Monday, nor Her Majesty, His Missus.
Greg Baum Bernard Tomic did up his laces and then aced Tomas Berdych to win the first game of their fourth round match, and began to saunter towards his courtside seat, and the sell-out Margaret Court arena...