Underdog – 1: Favourite – egg-on-face

Yvette loves a good come uppance. Read on and find out why.

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 Two: Tweetlotto

Despite being handicapped with a failing phone battery, Mick Jeffrey tweeted his way through Day 2 at the MCG. His Twitter trail stands as a record of the day (“Call that leg bye, ump…”).

MCG Test, Australia v India – Day One: A balance of inconsistencies

John Butler tells of contests within contests, moments within movements on Boxing Day. “Test cricket can often be decided as much by the accumulation of small details as any great acts of brilliance.”

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Three : The Generation Gap

Bob Utber lays claim to being the Almanac’s official ‘Grumpy Old Man’. Why is the Big Bash attracting 30,000 people to the Adelaide Oval, while just 9,000 people turn up to a day’s Test cricket at the Gabba?