In a first for BMcSport, I had to outsource a writing gig! For the first two days of the First Test of the Border-Gavasker Series, the Boxing Day Test no less, prior family Christmas committments meant I drafted in former team-mate and media student, Michael Minns. And he did a great job for me, too.
Day 1: 26 December (Australia won toss and bowled) :: End Of Day: Australia – 277/6 in 89.0 overs (BJ Haddin 21, PM Siddle 34)
Day 2: 27 December :: Australia 333 (EJM Cowan 68); End Of Day: India – 214/3 in 65.0 overs (R Dravid 68, I Sharma 0), trailing by 119.
Minnsy’s CA blog: http://www.cricket.com.au/blogs/brett-mckay/2011/12/27/a-numbers-game
CA blog (back to me again): http://www.cricket.com.au/blogs/brett-mckay/2011/12/28/hilfys-heroics
Day 4: 29 December :: Australia 333 and 240 (MEK Hussey 89) defeated India 282 and 169 (SR Tendulkar 32) by 122 runs.
CA blog went unpublished – BMcSport EXCLUSIVE : 1st Test Melbourne day 4 – Test cricket at its best