Australia v Pakistan – Second Test, Day 3: The Winter Game

On a freezing day in Adelaide Citrus Bob Utber watches the Pakistani tail put up a real fight, before being asked to follow on.

Australia v Pakistan – Second Test, Day 1: Ho Hum

Citrus Bob dodges the emus and kangaroos as he drives from Mildura to Adelaide to take up his seat for the Second Test. He enjoys a day of classic footwork from two comfortable batsmen. But is it much of a contest?

Almanac Cricket – Australia v Pakistan: Second Test – The Adelaide Blog

Australia are on a roll, whist Pakistan try to pick up the pieces. Will the pink ball make a difference in Adelaide? Feel free to join the discussion as the Second Test begins.

Almanac Cricket History – Australia v Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval

It’s a remarkable 30 years since Australia last played a Test against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval. Ian Hauser reviews their past clashes at Australia’s most beautiful cricket ground.

Australia v Pakistan – Second Test: Writer’s call up

The Second Test of the summer is upon us. Keen to pen a few words about the action? We welcome nominations.

Series preview – Australia v Pakistan: Summer sneaks upon us

In a summer where mental health has caused more discussion than the cricket, the First Test is upon us. John Butler looks at what may lie ahead.

Almanac Cricket – 2nd Test, Pakistan v Australia at Abu Dhabi

Another test in the balance. Catch up on the overnight scores, and leave a comment if you wish.

Almanac Cricket: One big step on a path to redemption

Tim Paine’s men have just delivered a big statement on this country’s cricket culture. As for the pending reviews? John Butler thinks we should all just read The Grade Cricketer.

Australia v Pakistan – SCG Test: Call for writers

We’re calling for reports, stories, poems, observations of the Sydney Test. Let’s cover every day of this last Test of the Australian home summer. Nominate a day. [Especially given that Citrus is unavailable after Day 1 – Ed].

Australia v Pakistan – MCG, Day 4: Prospects thwarted

Citrus Bob arrives at the MCG on Day 4 with hopes for the game and without a jacket. He leaves still without a jacket.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test, Day 3: Bowlers take a hammering

Citrus Bob at the MCG sees Azhar Ali, DA Warner and UT Khawaja make life very difficult for the bowlers. With two days to play, the speed of Australia’s scoring has brought them back into calculations.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test, Day 2: Azhar Ali and the endless fight

David Wilson was at MCG Day 2, prompted by his old imaginary horse, Clarrie Grimmett; a horse who rises only for a scrap…

Australia v Pakistan – Gabba, Day 2: Worser and worser, or worserer?

An inventive Day 2 report from an engaged Citrus Bob Utber as he plucks new terms to describe old things. Fine use of the verb ‘to squack’ and of the comparative of comparatives as he conveys a sense of the strengths of the Australians and the frailties of the fielding and batting frailties of the Pakistanis.

Australia v Pakistan – Gabba, Day 1: Smith superb, Pakistan, er, not

Confessed cricket purist Paddy Grindlay isn’t too keen on day/night cricket, but Steve Smith’s batting is another story.

Australia v Pakistan – Gabba Test: Call for writers

The Gabba Test begins on Thursday. All entries for cricket reports happily received at The Footy Almanac. Pick a day.

Australia v Pakistan – Gabba Test: Time will tell

Test cricket returns to Brisbane on Thursday. The team, opponent, conditions and game all very different from recent Chappell-Hadlee life. Citrus Bob gazes into his crystal ball.