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 Ricky Ponting will not be remembered by his first or last balls but by the 22,780 in between.
Greg Baum Again, it is tense and terse and testy, and watchers can't take their eyes off it.
Greg Baum INDIA won an hour, but Australia won another day. Increasingly, that is how it has been in this unexpectedly one-sided series.
Greg Baum How bowling coach Craig McDermott has transformed Australia's attack.
Greg Baum Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne clearly crossed one line when he was run out.