Headline notes: South Africa all out 189, quite a bit of bad batting in there rather than devastating bowling, Cameron Green stepped up when Mitchell Starc went off the field and took five wickets for nothing much.
If you would like to know what happened yesterday, here is this helpful match report that some nice person wrote for you at stumps last night. It’s still fresh for breakfast.
A good Melbourne morning to wherever you may be in the world. It is the day after Boxing Day, which makes it the Boxing Day of Boxing Day if you will. If you won’t… well, I’ve got the keyboard. First of all, let me tell you that it is shaping up to be a scorcher. After weeks of cold weather, the early sunlight in Melbourne today has that particular hard glint that Australian sun gets when it is preparing itself to land hammers on the anvil of the earth below. The temperature is already mid-20s and it has just gone 9am. It’s heading northwards.
How are you feeling? Happy, contented, fat as a lamb? Maybe none of those things. This season isn’t great for everyone, we know that. Having the cricket on is great though, unless perhaps you’re a fan of South African batting, which has been less so. But their bowlers can have a say today.