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

Australia finds hurdles on jumpy WACA wicket

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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

How a miracle rose from the Ashes

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

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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.

Record-breaking legend will be remembered for sublime style as much as statistics

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Greg Baum Sachin Tendulkar played Test cricket at 16, made a century against England at 17 and two against Australia in Australia at 18, with Merv Hughes, Craig McDermott and Bruce Reid trying to knock his...

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Patience proves key after the brimstone of Brisbane

Second Test

Greg Baum Adelaide's revamped ground and drop-in pitch dictated action as battle began.

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Young bats must fire, and be ready

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Greg Baum The announcement of the Australian team for the first Test was straightforward.

Wade's inclusion opens door for young bats to have a crack

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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.

Both DRS and Australia's judgment flawed

Greg Baum When the Australians review this first Test, form says they will botch it. Indiscriminate recourse to the decision review system contributed to, but did not cause, their imminent defeat.

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Cricket

Reckless Aussies cannot blame DRS for defeat

Greg Baum When the Australians review this first Test, form says they will botch it.

United in slips: Clarke, Watson and the Australians survive the stresses of Lord's

Australian captain Michael Clarke (L) looks on with Shane Watson.

Greg Baum If there was a carcinogen at work in the Australian team on day one at Lord's, it was not at detectable levels.

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Mayhem and mediocrity: Australian batsmen wreck a perfectly good Test match

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Greg Baum As the fly on the wall of the Australian dressing room later told it, a group of Australians identified on their group certificates as batsmen chased it from wall to wall.

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