Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

Motorsport

The prix is right, says Australia

Greg Baum To conclude that Melbourne's grand prix costs taxpayers three times as much as Canada's is to make a false comparison between apples and oranges, Australian organisers say.

Cricket

Stars in their own right

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Greg Baum Meg Lanning's hero was Ricky Ponting. Her effortless straight drive for six en route to top score in the World Twenty20 final in Bangladesh on Sunday would have done Ponting proud.

Cricket

Australia again a big fish, but where is the pond?

Greg Baum Question: what is the difference between the International Cricket Council and the King Island Football Association?

Cricket

Johnson deadly as England quakes

Mitchell Johnson appeals for a leg-before decision against Ben Stokes.

Greg Baum Single- and left-handedly, Mitch Johnson has turned this Ashes series upside down.

Cricket

Demoralised by demons

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Greg Baum Australia barely bowled a ball that the English batsmen needed to play, but they played at them all anyway.

Cricket

Michael Clarke rises to greatness in the face of resentment

Greg Baum After Michael Clarke's dazzling debut century in Bangalore in 2004, then teammate Darren Lehmann declared that Clarke should play every Test for the next 10 years, even if it meant the forfeit of his...

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Cricket

After 99 Tests, skipper's still a breath of fresh air

Greg Baum At Clarke's 100th Test match, he should be celebrated for what he is, a formidable Test cricketer.

Cricket

Australia finds hurdles on jumpy WACA wicket

Chris Rogers

Greg Baum The cricket always is different here, and in any given summer, the series never quite the same afterwards.

Cricket

Clarke's men unrelenting in cruel heat

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Greg Baum Rarely can an Australian attack have been so even and sustained.

Cricket

Bowlers expose England cracks

Greg Baum Australia's bowling in this match, in vile conditions, has again been even, disciplined and relentless.

Cricket

Two balls tell tale of England team in turmoil

Alastair Cook is bowled for a golden duck at the start of England's chase of 504.

Greg Baum Two deliveries represent a microcosm of what has become of this Test match and series.

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Cricket

How a miracle rose from the Ashes

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Greg Baum The impossible Australia had accomplished immediately, in Brisbane and Adelaide. Disconcertingly, the miracle took a little longer.

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Cricket

Spirit of Christmas? Stuff that

Greg Baum The annual Christmas Test match between the Elves and the Reindeers was going well until Rudolph came to the crease.

What a difference five months makes

Australia's wicket-keeper Brad Haddin celebrates after he caught out to dismiss England's Ben Stokes during the fifth and final day of the third Ashes test cricket match  at the WACA ground in Perth December 17 2013.  REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Greg Baum This Ashes-rich year always was going to be a journey for Australia. But few expected it to be as it has been, a trip through time.

Cricket

Record broken and day's play like a broken record

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Greg Baum There was one much anticipated feat of record-breaking at the MCG on Boxing Day. The crowd of 91,092 was the biggest recorded in cricket history, surpassing the 90,800 at the same venue for a West...

Batting's slow lane gets slower

England's players celebrate after taking the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Johnson.

Greg Baum Mitch Johnson took five more wickets, but this time was unable in advance to spare Australia's batting blushes on another tortuously slow day at the MCG.

Cricket

How the English lions were trapped by Johnson, tamed by Lyon

You beauty: Nathan Lyon celebrates on a day when he took 5/50 and his 100th Test wicket.

Greg Baum It was the three lions of England against Nathan Lyon of Australia, and he won.

Cricket

Seeing is believing... just

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Greg Baum It doesn't get any rosier for Australians than an Ashes series walkover.

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Tennis

They could have been mother and daughter: Bencic v Date-Krumm

Belinda Bencic of Switzerland clasps hands with Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan at the net after defeating her in their women's singles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Monday.

Greg Baum It was a pairing of extremes: the oldest against the youngest.

Tennis

Federer has at least one more major in him, says Edberg

Roger Federer speaks to coach Stefan Edberg during a practice session.

Greg Baum Swiss still motivated to win on big occasions, says man who will be in his corner.