Zaltzman: I had to start a stand-up comedy show (remember them?) at the Edinburgh Festival 15 minutes after Stokes hit the winning boundary. In front of the giddiest crowd I have ever played to. I reckon 90% of them were watching the cricket on their mobiles whilst waiting outside the venue. And 100% of me was watching it on my mobile in my dressing room. … [Read more...] about Which is the greatest sub-ten Test innings of the last 40 years?
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* NSW and Queensland public school students will resume full-time classes on May 25 as schools begin to open in Tasmania. In Victoria, prep to Year 2 and Years 11 and 12 return to their classrooms on May 26 with the remaining cohort back from June 9. The ACT has staggered the return of grades up to June 2 while students are already full-time in WA, SA and the NT. … [Read more...] about The frustrating new reality of a day at the shops: How you are now forced to wear masks, get temperature checks, sanitise and queue FOREVER to get inside stores under strict social distancing rules
His comments come after politician and mining billionaire Clive Palmer said he would launch legal action against Western Australia in the High Court, claiming it's 'unconstitutional' that he was denied entry into the state due to coronavirus border closures. … [Read more...] about Australia records just THREE new coronavirus cases in 24 hours with only 33 people in hospital nationwide – as states reveal which restrictions will be eased in the coming weeks
When surrounded with so much glamour - had they played today both men would have been targets for Vogue and Vanity Fair - it might have been easy for the Nawabs to take their cricket for granted, yet this was not a trap into which either fell. Instead, their careers are a beguiling blend of honed talent and aristocratic mien. Perhaps no innings captures this mixture better than the elder Pataudi's only Test century, which was scored on debut in the first match of the Bodyline series. Rather than being achieved with a succession of silky boundaries, the hundred was brought up after five-and-a-half hours' stubborn effort and included only six fours. When mocked by Vic Richardson, Pataudi replied that he was assessing the pace of the Sydney pitch. "Well it's changed three times since you came in," was the amused reply. Nevertheless, the debutant gritted it out against Bill O'Reilly and Clarrie Grimmett before being last out for 102 with his side's total on 524 in a match they eventually … [Read more...] about The Bodyline dissenter and India’s Tiger prince