PREVIEW: Australia v. India, Melbourne, Boxing Day Test

Heartbreak in Adelaide. A morale-sapping loss in Brisbane. Each game lost from a great position. Two down. Two to go. Rumours of a spat between Shikhar and Virat. Bad food, bad umpires, bad nets. In the mean time, here’s our XI for the all important Boxing Day test match

India at the Gabba: Oops, we did it again!

Moments which changed the course of the match: Number one – Day 2 – After a fantastic 144 from Murali Vijay on Day 1, Indian fans are pretty pleased at 311 for 4. Rahane and Rohit are at the crease with Dhoni and Ashwin still to come. The Aussie bowlers are still recovering Read More …

The Prince Holds Court: Brisbane Love, 2003

First test match of the series.  The ball is seaming around at the Gabba. It’s a cloudy day. Tendulkar has just been taken out by a Bucknor special. The scoreboard reads 3/62. The Prince of Calcutta walks in. He slashes past point. He swivel pulls. He caresses silken drives through the covers. Runs a Read More …

Australia v. India, 2nd Test Match, The Gabba: Preview

Time for the second test! (We’ve barely had time to catch our breath after the frantic finish in Adelaide but the tests are flying thick and fast – keep them coming!) Australia has already come out and named their playing XI. Quite a few changes – from Steve Smith being named Read More …