- Fun, frolic and Ashes Pashes
Fan Following: Day 4 at Adelaide was a reversion to the grinding-out cricket that makes Test matches real tests of patience and skill
- The nuisance of cyber banter
The Long Handle: First there was knuckle-biting stupidity. Then there were attempts to defend it
- Proteas in pink
Fan Following: The South Africans brought a big splash of colour and zing to the Wanderers
- Teething troubles at the new-look Adelaide Oval
Fan Following: The new Adelaide Oval is so good, it should be on your bucket list. But if the weather is going to stay this way, bring a jacket.
- Press conferences? Spare us
The Long Handle: Enough of young men in baseball caps boringly answering questions that shouldn't have been asked
- Raise courage and commitment
Mark Nicholas: The ability to respond to challenges that are beyond the daily call is diminished by overkill, but that is precisely the task ahead of Cook and Co
- A unique double, and an Ashes record
Ask Steven: Also, debutant captains, most runs by Under-25s, and fathers and sons playing together
- A cricket ground's song
Christian Ryan: What makes a special cricket place special? At Adelaide Oval, part of it is that going to the cricket is about not having to watch the cricket
- It's a draw!
ESPNcricinfo XI: After Darren Bravo's superb effort in Dunedin, a look at some other famous match-saving innings in Tests
- 'I used to sledge while batting'
An Aussie who played for England, Martin McCague remembers how the press reacted to his selection