Greg Baum If we shut our eyes, put our fingers in our ears, and hum loudly to ourselves, the India series eventually will go away. Immediately, there is no other viable tactic.
Greg Baum JACKSON BIRD'S first ball passed unremarkably, but the crowd clapped anyway because he was new to Test cricket and because this was Boxing Day at the MCG.
Greg Baum Jackson Bird's first ball passed unremarkably, but the crowd clapped anyway.
Greg Baum Shane Warne doesn't look much like Warnie any more. Nor does he bowl much like Warnie.
Greg Baum At the fall of the second wicket at Bellerive yesterday, Ricky Ponting appeared as usual. This was happenstance.
Greg Baum If cricket were an equation, Mike Hussey would be a given. He came to Test cricket 10 years behind his contemporary, Ricky Ponting, at an age when talk of an honourable way of finishing begins to...
Greg Baum "It’s easy," Mark Taylor said in the euphoric afterglow of another win over England in Australia’s halcyon days.
Greg Baum Ricky Ponting always talked like he made runs, in torrents. Then the runs dried up, and on Thursday so did the words, almost.
Greg Baum Ricky Ponting will not be remembered by his first or last balls but by the 22,780 in between.
Greg Baum If there is a cricket ground that could contain Michael Clarke right now, it is not the economy-size Adelaide Oval and its welcome mat of a pitch.
Greg Baum If there is a cricket ground that could contain Michael Clarke right now, it is not the economy-sized Adelaide Oval.
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.
Greg Baum Adelaide Oval on Monday was like a Murray River camping ground in mid-summer.
Greg Baum Watson is picked as an all-rounder. If he is unable to bat and bowl, he cannot play.
Greg Baum The announcement of the Australian team for the first Test was straightforward.
Greg Baum The announcement of the Australian team for the first Test was straightforward. Once the selectors were agreed on Matthew Wade, it involved not much more than filling out a pro forma.
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.
Greg Baum INDIA won an hour, but Australia won another day. Increasingly, that is how it has been in this unexpectedly one-sided series.