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Australia v India – Third Test, Review: A stunning third act marred by upsetting issues

Sean Mortell presents his review of the 3rd Test between Australia and India which resulted in a match saving draw by India after a fascinating Day 5.

Australia v India – Third Test Day 1: Luck, fortune or fair enough?

Sean Mortell reports on all the action from Day 1 of the Third Test, Australia v India, and is impressed by Will Pucovski’s debut.

Australia v India – Second Test Review: Inept Aussies lose a battle of intent

Where did Australia go wrong? Where did India go right? Sean Mortell offers his views.

Australia v India – Second Test Day 1: Australia’s defensive mindset does them in

India bounce back after their humiliating defeat in Adelaide with a sterling performance on Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test Australia v India as Sean Mortell reports.

Australia v India – Second Test Preview: Batting headaches

The Boxing Day Test commences tomorrow with India looking to bounce back after their humiliating loss to the Aussies in the First Test. Sean Mortell previews the match.

Australia v India – First Test Review: Wickets, valuable runs and the impact of a pink ball

Sean Mortell reviews the first test, convincingly won by Australia, of the Australia v India Test series with the Border-Gavasker Trophy at stake.

Almanac Cricket – Time to rewind: A recent history of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia

To whet the appetite for tomorrow’s First Test, Sean Mortell looks back at the last decade of Australia v India contests in Australia.

Almanac Cricket: My Australian XI for the First Test

Sean Mortell picks his Australian line-up for next week’s First Test against India in Adelaide. He has a surprise or two for you to consider.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game 3: A deserving finale

Sean Mortell concludes his series of reports on the NRL’s 2020 State of Origin series. He’s getting to understand just what that famous Maroon jersey means!

Almanac Rugby League – 2020 State of Origin, Game 2: Simply Blue

State of Origin in Sydney has a certain feel about it. Sean Mortell taps into it to provide his evaluation of Game 2 of the 2020 Origin series.

Almanac Rugby League – 2020 State of Origin Game 1: Setting Origin alight

Sean Mortell has catholic tastes when it come to sport in general and football in particular. Here he offers his perspective on last night’s Game 1 of the 2020 rugby league State of Origin series.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Dusty’s masterpiece leads a stirring premiership win

Sean Mortell was a captivated neutral observer of the Gabba Grand Final. Like for so many others, in the wash up it all comes down to one man – Dustin Martin.

Grand Final preview: a potential classic

In what he sees as a potential classic Grand Final, Sean Mortell casts his eye over the teams and tips his winner.

Gary Ablett Jnr – from God’s son to Jesus, and how one final stand may cement something special

Sean Mortell reflects on Gary Ablett Jnr’s remarkable career which comes to an end on Saturday night. ‘If he can lead the Cats to an emotional triumph on Saturday night, he may leave the game with one final sparkling moment, one last mind-blowing goal. But he may also depart having put together the best career in recent memory…’

Finals Week 2 – Review: Finals Week 3 – Preview: Will the underdog Victorians shine through?

Our AFL analyst Sean Mortell explains how Geelong and Richmond progressed to the Qualifying Finals before assessing their chances this weekend against Brisbane and Port Adelaide respectively.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Collingwood: A disappointing chapter to an otherwise great read

The taught rivalry of Cats and Pies in finals is dead…long live the rivalry. Sean Mortell opines on a dirty day for his team putting a full stop to a year of promise.

Week 1 Finals Review, Week 2 Preview: An All-Victorian weekend of drama

Sean Mortell continues his detailed analysis of the 2020 AFL Finals series.

Finals Week 1 – West Coast v Collingwood: USA, underdogs and numbness

Sean Mortell was hoping for the best for his Pies and, as the belief built, so did the challenge from the Eagles. He describes one of the finest ever Collingwood victories. [Terrific account of a classic game – JTH]

Week 1 Finals preview: A long weekend of exciting clashes

Our regular AFL analyst, Sean Mortell, weighs up the chances of each team as we enter Week 1 of the 2020 Finals series.

Almanac (Cricket) Obituary: Dean Jones – remembering a showman who laid the platform.

With the death of Dean Jones, Sean Mortell remembers a great Australian cricketer renowned for his dash as a batsman, and passion for the game of cricket.