Greg Baum The moral of the current Test series is clear: improvement comes from playing up, as bruising as it can be.
Greg Baum In the beginning, there was the end. Everyone knew what it would be, it was just a matter of when: quickly, the last session, the next day. As it happened, it was this day, but not until after 6pm.
Greg Baum In Monday's play at the MCG the West Indies scaled new heights for them by forcing Australia to change their plans.
Greg Baum Australian batsman Adam Voges is the one who so nearly got away from glory.
Greg Baum David Warner didn't make a century, though he had one at his mercy. Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja didn't get out until after they had made one each.
Greg Baum What two things do Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini, Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic, Dusty Martin, Mark Kavanagh and Danny O'Brien have in common?
Greg Baum It is hard to remember a more uninspiring build-up to a Boxing Day Test.
Greg Baum The surprising thing about the fact that Jerome Taylor was looking into the stands when a catch came his way at Kardinia Park on Sunday was that he had found something to see.
Greg Baum All you Daryls out there, it's time to stand up to the verbal barrage being bowled at you by Cricket Australia.
Greg Baum Chris Gayle's back. On any given day, that could be an announcement, an injury update or an image complete with winking diamond earrings and flying dreadlocks.
Greg Baum The crowd, recalling the West Indians at their irresistable best, were stunned into near silence by this inept display. There was no sense of contest.
Greg Baum Look me in the eye, all of you. Yeah, scary, right? Good. Because Curtly's got a few things to say.
Greg Baum At Bellerive Oval, Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh made runs by the barrowload, so many of them that Don Bradman and Bill Ponsford were almost lost to view behind the ever-mounting piles.
Greg Baum Traditionally, Australians are enamoured by teams of compatriots, and failing that, underdogs.
Greg Baum The West Indies haven't been strong for a long time now, and crowds for Test cricket in Hobart have never been strong. That doesn't automatically mean this fixture has no point.
Greg Baum Cricket Australia and the Football Federation of Australia should compare notes. The FFA has a problem with fans walking out of A League matches, compounding a small but distinct fall in attendances...
Greg Baum It's the summer of 2021. Day-night cricket is now a regular on the program in India and South Africa. England has built a roofed stadium, the Giles Clarke Bowl.
Greg Baum New Zealand disappoint, but the game's new format was an innovative triumph.
Greg Baum This Test match turned not at sunset as per the theory of day-night cricket, but in the rare instant when a batsman who had walked was given not out.
Greg Baum The first point to be made about day-night Test cricket is that it is mostly day, which hitherto was the only recognisable form anyway.