2023 Boxing Day Tests

Looking out to a nearly full moon standing solitarily in a struggling pale blue early morning cool Wintry Winter’s sky, bold in the aftermath of relentless days of Atlantic Winds, I’m reminded of why we British like to tune in on radio or TV to the cricket going on in sunnier climes.

Two good Test Matches. One distinctly closer than the other. At the Centurion ground, India struggled against South Africa. Performances with the bat from Elgar and Jansen, and Burger bowling well, gave the hosts SA an innings victory.

The MCG test could have gone either way. When Pakistan had Australia pinned down at 16-4 yesterday, it was looking peachy for Pakistan. But catches win matches. Mistakes were made. I woke up to follow the last session Down Under this morning. 79 adrift in the end. Respectable, but the series is dead now. Cometh the hour, cometh the Cummins. It was close. Rizwan by a wristband.