Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

Cricket

Old solution brings a new-found strength

Greg Baum What began as an exercise in benchmarking has become another triumph in its own right.

Cricket

Immovable Graeme Smith finally blocked out

Greg Baum Of Graeme Smith, this can be said more accurately than of any other contemporary cricketer: he took block.

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Checkmate: Cricket's infinite possibilities

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Greg Baum In chess, there are 20 possible first moves. The number of possible moves after that - the number of places where a game might go - has been put at 10 the power of 120.

Cricket

What a difference a day can make in this wonderful theatre of Test cricket

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Greg Baum One of the mystical peculiarities of Test cricket is each day is played on new terms, discrete in themselves and often vitally different from the preceding day and the days to come.

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South Africa scores triumph of temperament

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Greg Baum Adelaide Oval on Monday was like a Murray River camping ground in mid-summer.

Cricket

Ponting's last goodbye

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Greg Baum Ricky Ponting will not be remembered by his first or last balls but by the 22,780 in between.

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Wowee, time for REAL cricket

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Greg Baum Again, it is tense and terse and testy, and watchers can't take their eyes off it.

Australia pulls off two-wicket win

Pat Cummins celebrates Australia's Test victory.

Greg Baum, Johannesburg Pat Cummins crowns astonishing Test debut by belting the runs that delivered Australia a heroic and improbable two-wicket victory over South Africa.

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