Almanac Cricket – Border-Gavaskar Trophy series review: A special effort disrupts Australia’s cricketing peace

Sean Mortell reviews a Border-Gavaskar Trophy series which began as a disaster for the visitors, only to see them triumph in the end.

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 5: Chaos, defiance, pirates and unicorns

On the decisive day of an enthralling test, E. Regnans was happy just to take it all in. (A lovely expression of the joy of cricket watching – Ed).

Australia v India: Has Australia lost its way?

The series is done. Now it’s time for the post-mortems. Who better to deliver one than ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber, who reported on every day of this series for the Almanac.

Almanac Cricket: What is happening with fourth innings in Australia?

Prompted by a tweet from an English statistician, John Butler examines an interesting trend in fourth innings in Australian tests.

Australia v India – The Gabba Test: A scene for history to be changed for the better

Sean Mortell recaps a fascinating Fourth Test in Briabane.

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 4: Rain threatens to stop a victory to either side

Australia eventually set India a target on the fourth day, before the predicted rain intervened. Bob Utber reports on the penultimate day of the test summer.

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 3: Wonderful fightback by India’s tail leaves game in the balance

India’s lower order thwarted Australia on Day 3 at the ‘Gabba. ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber reports. (With Gabbatroopers as a special bonus – Ed).

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 2: Lyon before the storm

Citrus Bob Utber enjoys the ‘Star Wars’ crew as Australian wickets fall and a storm builds in the south-west. [Very Brisbane – Ed]

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 1: Solid day by Australia as Marnus stars

India’s novice bowling attack kept Australia honest on Day 1 at the Gabba, though Marnus Labuschagne once more produced for the home team. ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber reports.

Australia v India – Fourth Test: Who will endure?

Australia faltered, whilst India survived. There were many talking points to emerge from Sydney, and much to anticipate in Brisbane. John Butler sets the scene.

Australia v India – Third Test Day 4: Australia on track for win

Bob Utber reports on a fourth day’s play that left Australia strongly favoured to win in Sydney.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 3: Game over? Come on!

Citrus Bob Utber has been watching Test cricket for 70 years and he reckons he’s never seen anything like Day 3 of the First Test in Adelaide.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 2: Another tough day

Citrus Bob Utber loves Test cricket and he enjoyed another gripping battle throughout Day 2 at the Adelaide Oval as the Indians fought back with the ball to poke their noses in front.

Australia v India – First Test, Day 1: From the committee lounge

Bernard Whimpress had a jolly good day at the cricket with some luminaries of South Australian sport.

Almanac Cricket: Australia v India 2020-21 – Fingers crossed for a big pay-off

After an off-season dominated by financial arguments, Australia once again takes on India, Covid-19 allowing. John Butler sets the scene.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn: Australia and India are ready to contest the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final

Liam Hauser has kept a close eye on the Women’s T20 World Cup. Here he previews a match which could go either way, played in front of what looks like being a massive crowd.

Almanac Art: Waiting for play to start at the MCG

Kate Birrell is at the cricket at the MCG on this final day, waiting for the rain to stop, the covers to come off and play to begin. This is how she has been filling in her time.

Australia v India – Perth, Day 5: The Australians mop up

Bob Utber enjoys his stroll to The ARK and then watches Australia tidy up the Indian innings for a fine victory.

Australia v India – Perth, Day 2: Tension in The Ark

Cirus Bob Utber makes his way to The Ark. He describes a brilliant, even day of test cricket, where the Indian skipper led the fightback.

A meditation on this Australia. Australia v India: this near wild heaven

David Wilson leans on R.E.M. in this meditation on Australia, 2018 – the place, the idea, the “vibe” that represented Australian men’s cricket this past week in Adelaide.