Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds is the Chief Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

A huge test but also an insight into Ashes bid

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Richard Hinds For the home team there is, quite literally, nothing to lose.

Dossier moments needed

Richard Hinds It is one thing to publish a dossier, quite another to assume the bowlers will read it.

Heads, we lose - and it's all downhill from there for the hosts

Graeme Smith

Richard Hinds THE smallest measurable increment of time is that between the appearance of a red carpet and Brynne Edelsten plonking a Manolo Blahnik on the Berber.

One for the real openers, this ton simply a knock to behold

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Richard Hinds This was a red letter day for opening batsmen, both accomplished and bog ordinary. Those for whom the only tempting drive is to the nets, and runs are a desirable, but not necessarily obligatory,...

Many hot spots, but shades of grey dominate in anticlimax

Richard Hinds After the first day, the Australians were pinned to the canvas with a South African boot on their throats.

Deserted island: Tassie crowds posted missing

Australia's Ed Cowan reacts as he walks off the ground after being dismissed for four runs during the first days play in the first cricket test against Sri Lanka at Bellerive Oval in Hobart December 14, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Richard Hinds A QUICK poll. Tasmanians hate a) Test cricket, b) Sri Lankans or c) Ricky Ponting.