What World Twenty20?

Virat bloody Kohli. He sledges like an Aussie, so much so he could probably earn an honorary place in our team. But in his latest outing, he let his bat do all the talking. It was a lethal conversation, at the end of which Australia was no longer in the World Twenty20. Since then, we’ve…

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When watching tennis physically hurts

Let’s be honest. The changing of the men’s tennis guard happened some time ago but we’ve all been in denial. A bit like Eric Abetz about his new boss. Whenever Roger Federer takes the court against Novak Djokovic, we still want to believe it’s 2006. So this is how we felt about the first two…

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1,009 not out. Not a typo.

Cricket stole the show this week, in good ways and bad. I’m still not sure what the big deal was about a kid eating watermelon at a cricket game. OK, yes, he ate the skin as well. But it’s not like it was an onion. Mitchell Schibeci’s watermelon demolition was Twitter’s top trending topic Down…

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Enough talk about pink balls

In recent weeks there’s been more talk of balls than you’d get in a schoolyard full of teenage boys. We’ve heard that pink balls are hard to see, go soft pretty quickly, behave abnormally, are not real swingers and can turn green with wear and tear. Which is definitely not what you want in your…

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Aussie cricketers prove they’re no one-series wonder

The Third Test between Australia and South Africa was always going to be a grudge match to put the Reinhart family tiff in the shade. These two sides aren’t exactly at the top of each other’s Christmas card lists at the best of times. But in the course of this series, their volatile relationship has…

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