Decade Review 2009
Mitchell Johnson's four triggered an India collapse that set up Australia's four-wicket win on day four at the Gabba
Mitchell Johnson's four triggered an India collapse that set up Australia's four-wicket win on day four at the Gabba © Getty Images
Enlarge

Specials

    The return of Bob Simpson

Rewind: When the 41-year-old former captain came out of retirement to lead Australia against India

    A good time to invest in Smith stock

Mark Nicholas: Australia's new captain has shown more responsibility in his batting without shedding his youthful bravado

    Australia in good hands under proactive Smith

Ricky Ponting: The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader

Rick Darling: bouncer magnet

Sidharth Monga meets the former Australia batsman and realises how perilous batting was back in the day

    Adelaide Test raises leadership questions

Ian Chappell: Who will replace the worn-down Clarke? And can Kohli curb his emotions enough to be a good captain?

    Video/Audio »   Magazine »    Page 2 »

Quote Unquote

Left QuoteRight Quote

VVS Laxman on the brouhaha over India's sledging on the third day in the Brisbane Test

Blogs

Why Steven Smith's here to stay

Russell Jackson: He has experienced captaincy at every level. Most admirably, he has managed to reinvent his game to succeed at the highest level

Why the bouncer is not essential to cricket

Pranay Sanklecha: Sure, it makes for thrilling viewing, but the tests of courage it provides can be achieved by other means

A Test match for the ages

Michael Jeh: The Adelaide Test was pulsating, dramatic and poignant, and threw up questions about India's captaincy, and the absence of the DRS

Ben Hilfenhaus finished with 4 for 27
© Getty Images
Darren Sammy smacked an unbeaten 38 off 12 balls
© Getty Images
Jonathan Wells top-scored for Hurricanes with 68 off 44 balls
© Getty Images
A fan at the Gabba sports interesting headgear
© Getty Images
Mitchell Marsh and Mitchell Johnson celebrate Australia's victory
© Getty Images
Steven Smith was run out for 28
© Getty Images
More in 00 -09
  • Ponting voted Player of the Decade
  • Australian captain beats Jacques Kallis to be voted cricketer of the 2000s
  • 'This one's extra satisfying' - Ponting
  • Cricinfo's Player of the Decade title is "a great honour and a great thrill" for Australia's captain
  • Laughing boy
  • Like Bradman before him, Ponting turned the opposition into ball-ferriers, delighting in his mastery all the while
  • Gilly and Baz go bonkers
  • Flintoff's Edgbaston magic, a Tendulkar gem, that 434 chase, and the IPL's fiery start feature in the second part of our performances of the decade
  • Ricky rampages, Shoaib sizzles
  • One of the greatest Tests of the decade, four World Cup performances, a seven-for, and a blazing double feature in the first part of our performances of the decade
Latest News Specials