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11.25AM: Alright, and we’re off for rain again. Last time everybody bolted off; this time it’s a slow stroll from the Poms. A few heads dropped.
11.12AM: And Warner’s out. Weird shot, rather than hammering the cut shot he played it with a little upward flourish – and bobbed the ball up to Carberry at cover (leading to a debate to break out in the media box about whether he was at cover or extra cover).
I guess Davey W can’t be too disappointed with that. He’s a modern-day viking; he throws caution to the wind, boards his longboat, and knows that it’s either slaughter and pillaging or q Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | The Zema family has held lovingly to its Coonawarra wine heritage, persistently making softer, richer, generous wines of the old style in a district where tight and skinny has become de rigueur. Philip White revisits some fond old memories and recommends three newies.
Zema Estate Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
$25 at cellar door; 14% alcohol; screw cap; 92+++ points
Sometime in the early ’80s, I sat at the table of Demetrio “Black Duck” Zema and his bonnie wife, Francesca. They’d bought some venerable bush vines beside Wynn’s Coonawarra winery, where Francesca’s dad Nick had commenced working for David Wynn in the 1953 vintage, when winemaker Ian Hickinbotham had made his world-changing discovery of how malolactic ferments worked. Full Story »
Australia won the toss and elected to bat against England in their second Test at Adelaide Oval beginning today.
The home side moved comfortably to 0/34 within the first hour before David Warner was out for 29 off just 34 balls.
England has recalled spinner Monty Panesar to its side along with Test debutant Ben Stokes.
The 22 year old Stokes is an all-rounder who played in the one day series against Australia in England and most recently stepped out for the visitors in the tour match at Alice Springs.
Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steve Smith, George Bailey, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Nathan Lyon.
England: Alastair Cook (capt), Michael Carberry, Joe Root, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Ben Stokes, Matt Prior, S Full Story »