SCG Test, Australia v India – Day Five: Until We Meet Again..

From the solemnity of Adelaide to the grind of the SCG, Citrus Bob Utber has been there for every step of the 2014-2015 Indian tour of Australia. In his final report on the Test series, Bob settles in for what promises to be an exciting final day.

SCG Test, Australia v India, Day 5: India hang on for a tense draw

Viraj Deshpande reflects on a tightly fought Day 5 at the SCG and how his India are only a bowler or two short of a good side.

SCG Test, Australia v India, Day 4: Australia lead by 348, enthralling finish on the cards at SCG

Viraj Deshpande sets the scene for what should be a thrilling conclusion to the SCG Test, with his wrap of day four.

SCG Test, Australia v India – Day Four: Wee Joe Burns Day

For Bob Utber, the SCG Test is all set for a thrilling final conclusion – if the competitors want to come to the party, that is. Meanwhile, there was plenty happening on a great fourth day as Bob’s latest report shows…

SCG Test, Australia v India – Day Three: Late wickets spoil India’s day after Kohli, Rahul tons

Viraj reports on a day of toil at the SCG.

SCG Test, Australia v India – Day Three: The Kohli Masterclass

Day three at the SCG sees Bob Utber mixing it with former PM’s, searching for ‘The Richie’s’ and reveling in the beauty of a Virat Kohli masterclass with the willow.

SCG Test, Australia v India – Day Two: Rohit, Rahul Steady India but Australia Firmly on Top

Fresh off his 4:00am alarm at home in India, Viraj Deshpande from Criczest.com once again provides a sorely needed visitors’ perspective to the Fourth Test at the SCG. It seems that patience with the Indian bowling attack is beginning to wear thin back home…

SCG Test, Australia v India – Day Two: When Citrus Met Blowers (Fashion Worlds Collide)

Conformity abounds: Two of cricket’s most colourful correspondents – Henry ‘My dear old Thing’ Blofeld and ‘Citrus Bob’ Utber – lament the lack of colour, expression and daring when it comes to mens fashion. Oh, and cricket…

SCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Australian Top Order Flays India

Viraj Deshpande reviews day one at the SCG as a new era of Indian cricket dawns: Virat Kohli assumes the captaincy of the Test team from MS Dhoni

SCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: I Must Be in Sydney

Bob Utber’s summer of Test cricket continues. Having stayed the course at Adelaide, Brisbane and the MCG, Bob heads to Moore Park and, with the demands placed on his wallet, quickly realises he can only be in Sin City!

Cricket Froth: Knowing When to Declare

Ahead of the start of today’s fourth Test in Sydney, the team at Cricket Froth put Steve Smith’s Melbourne declaration in context. While the Aussies secured the Border-Gavankar trophy, there’s still plenty to play for at the SCG.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Five: Denouement

The final day of the MCG Test was a stop-start affair that fizzled out. John Harms talks pizza, golf and the Australian attempt to take ten wickets.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Five: Bob Church, the Cherry Flicker and the Scarlet Pimpernel

‘Citrus Bob’ Utber describes the denouement of the third Test; a final day that promised so much, but delivered little by the time stumps were called.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Four: No Train Ride to Glenrowan

Bob Utber officially moves from [possible] Grumpy Old Man to ‘Mover and Shaker’, as Cricket Australia’s powerbrokers echo his calls for Victorian Cricket to lift its game [L.I.G]

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Four: Watching Highlight Videos

It’s a love affair: Yoshi Imagawa and Test cricket. Yoshi struggles through the the cold of Sapporo’s winter and what sounds suspiciously like a hangover to keep tabs on the action at the MCG on day four.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Three: Yoshi’s Cricket Diary

The Test cricket bug has well and truly bitten Yoshi Imagawa. Yoshi keeps track of both Australia and New Zealand’s fortunes in matches against India and Sri Lanka, respectively, while going about his usual Sunday in downtown Sapporo, Japan

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Three: Nureyev and Helpmann in Cricket Whites

Day three at the MCG leaves Bob Utber revelling in the joy of watching Test batting at its finest. Kohli’s Nureyev to Rahane’s Helpmann, followed by Harris’ fightback with the ball as the shadows lengthen, is Test cricket at its finest.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Two: The Bradman-esque Compiler of Runs

Bob Utber ponders why Victorian cricket has fallen off the pace while watching Steve Smith, Brad Haddin and Ryan Harris wrest control of the third Test from out of India’s grasp

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day Two: Sinking Popeye

Rulebook’s take on day three; some exquisite stroke play from Steve Smith, while MS Dhoni’s captaincy leaves everyone scratching their heads.

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: Should I Have Stayed in Bed?

Tom Martin, who knows a fair bit about the bat and ball, and his wife fly to Melbourne for their first Boxing Day at the MCG. Here’s how the Martins’ day panned out. And how the Australians’ and Indians’ days did as well.

[Tom has one of the forewords in this year’s Footy Almanac. A reflection on the idea of the cult hero as personified by Matt Spangher. Ed]