April 23, 2007

Australian cricket

Hayden gets an apology

Peter English

Brendan McArdle writes in The Age about how wrong he was to doubt Matthew Hayden’s one-day credentials.

What on earth were we thinking a couple of months ago when we believed our best one-day team didn't have him in it? By far the highlight of this long-winded World Cup is not the potential of Shaun Tait, the deception of Brad Hogg or the injury status of Shane Watson, but the return to his commanding best of Hayden. Hayden's century against New Zealand last Friday was further confirmation of his position as player of the tournament.

Nathan Bracken uses his column on the BBC website to say the big games bring out the best in Australia.

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