India don’t want Adelaide Day/Night Test match this Winter.

…and who can blame them. Australia at an all time moral low after the ball-tampering fall out, and India seeking a first Test series win. It will be a good series, but first India host newbies Afghanistan in Bangalore in June. Can’t imagine it will be all that close, but cricket  is a funny old game, as I am sure Pakistan will find out when they play Ireland in a few weeks in a suburb north of Dublin.

Eng go down to NZ and SA smash AUS

It was a shame the English bowlers could not pick up the last three wickets to win the 2nd Test match down in New Zealand. When de Grandhomme holed out for 45, I thought we had a real chance, but we lacked penetration and there were a few essential catches which went down. Oh well. A very long winter without a single test match victory. Hard for a supporter, but that is what being a fan is all about. You take the rough with the smooth!

Philander finished with figures of 6-21 as the Aussies crumbled to South Africa. Given what has been going on, it is not all that surprising. A huge victory margin though – 492 runs!

1st Test in NZ

The fact that you can dip in and out of a Test over the course of five days, even if rain has played a massive part, is why I love Test cricket.

ENG bowled out for a miserable 58 on the first day, have lost Root to the last ball of Day 4.  He will be seething.

A draw is still possible. Got to love Test Cricket.

Thanks KP!

Literally one of the greats retires from Cricket. Cricket is a team game but without KP at the Oval in 2005, we would not have had a chance. Brought a positivity to batting that had been lying dormant for years. Bravo.