It has been (as Tone used to say on the Coodabeens) a big week in Sport.
Saturation television. Tremendous variety. Mixed quality.
Cricket, footy, soccer, League, darts, winter games, races, bowls…
Even the most ardent IQ/remote surfer cannot have managed – we’ve been pretty much limited to cricket and some (EPL and A-League) soccer.
The Aussies, of course, were magnificent. Firstly the partnership of Marsh/Smith which wrestled control and then Mitch the Mo’s demolition.
Obviously they’ve earned the back page glory. But other cricket has also been worthy of note. The Shield resumed – the Vics were humiliated and Queensland staged a remarkable recovery. Yet possibly the most astonishing performance has been in Wellington (what a weekend for Kiwi sport!) where the Black Caps have continued to stand up to India. They’ve had a wonderful series of matches but nothing prepared us for the fightback begun yesterday. Trailing on the first Innings by nearly 250, NZ collapsed to be 5/94 midway through Day 3. At stumps on Day 4 it is game on with NZ 6/571 and eyeing off a declaration. (http://live5.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-scorecard/12974/NZ-vs-Ind-2nd-Test)
Among the treasure chest of sporting options, this may well be the unlikely jewel in a glittering crown.
Anyone else got some highlights from this past week which may have slipped under the radar?