March 7, 2014

Test cricket

Cake-break for Test lulls

What does a ritual involving a cake being buried in the sea got to do with Test cricket? Greg Baum, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, explains.

The eight Tests of summer displayed Test cricket in all its moods and humours and Sybil-esque personalities, except nailbiting. Australia's seven wins all were by wide margins, and so was its single defeat. Only in Cape Town did the game's third dimension, time, become a factor, excruciatingly, deliciously.

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