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West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Antigua, 3rd day
Jun 1, 2008: Stuart MacGill picked up an important wicket on the day he decided to quit Test cricket but Shivnarine Chanderpaul's solid resistance was decreasing Australia's chances of giving him a farewell victory
West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Antigua, 2nd day
May 31, 2008: Michael Clarke made a fluent and emotional century before striking twice with the ball late in the day to further tighten Australia's grip
West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Antigua, 1st day
May 30, 2008: Simon Katich and Ricky Ponting both celebrated big moments in their careers as Australia took control in Antigua
Legspinner unconvincing in first Test win
May 27, 2008: The most worrying aspect of the first Test was the form of Stuart MacGill
West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Jamaica, 5th day
May 26, 2008: Stuart Clark produced arguably his best day of bowling in an already first-rate Test career to give Australia a 95-run victory
May 25, 2008: The fact that West Indies are providing a serious challenge to Australia in the first Test indicates Australia have lost their aura of invincibility in the past 18 months, according to Alex Brown in the Sydney Morning Herald .
West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Jamaica, 4th day
May 25, 2008: West Indies will need the best fourth-innings chase at Sabina Park after Andrew Symonds rescued Australia from their worst opening to a Test innings in 72 years to set the home side 287 for a final-day victory
West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Jamaica, 3rd day
May 24, 2008: After being hit on the head, Shivnarine Chanderpaul went on to score 118 before his bowlers reduced Australia to 17 for 4 at stumps
West Indies cricket
May 23, 2008: In the Herald Sun , Ben Dorries reports from Jamaica that one year on from the death of Bob Woolmer, the place where he died has become something of a tourist drawcard.
May 23, 2008: In the Weekend Australian , Peter Lalor writes that although a Test comeback for Shane Warne seems positively ridiculous, that has never stopped the legspinner before.
West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Jamaica, 2nd day
May 23, 2008: If there were any doubts how important Ricky Ponting's first-day 158 was to this match, they evaporated on the second day as batsmen from both sides struggled and Stuart Clark and Fidel Edwards thrived on the unpredictable pitch
May 22, 2008: Alex Brown reports in the Sydney Morning Herald that Andrew Symonds took the chance in Jamaica to catch up with another sporting superstar, Asafa Powell.
West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Jamaica, 1st day
May 22, 2008: Ricky Ponting said in the lead-up to the first Test that Australia, the No. 1-ranked team in the world, would show no mercy against West Indies, who are in eighth position. It took only one day of the series for Ponting to put his words into action as he
Surrey v Yorkshire, County Championship, The Oval
May 21, 2008: Mark Butcher piled on the runs against Yorkshire, finishing unbeaten on 189 on a day when Surrey fans had hoped to see another former England batsman reach triple figures
New Zealand cricket
May 15, 2008: In the Dominion Post , Jeremy Coney runs his eye over the current New Zealand team - he calls them the Bleak Caps - and finds plenty of reasons for concern.
May 15, 2008: Duncan Fletcher in the Guardian shows he is still thinking about the importance of a strong lower order
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West Indies cricket
May 13, 2008: Writing in the Jamaica Gleaner , Tony Becca is baffled by the West Indies selectors.
May 13, 2008: In the Age , Greg Baum gives his view on the ICC's move towards player referrals to the third umpire.
May 9, 2008: In the Age , Chloe Saltau meets Beau Casson, Australia’s second spinner on their Test tour of the West Indies.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Graeme Pollock has been among the top three finest players his country ever produced; and not far off that pace in the world rankings either
The sequence of recent stuttering starts in ODIs, with the middle and lower orders picking up the pieces, does not bode well
Australia thought victory over Zimbabwe was a sure thing but they were courting trouble by underestimating their opponents