Shortly after midday on a Perth Monday afternoon, Ricky Ponting's Test career of 16 years and 362 days came to an end with this delivery from Robin Peterson:
There can never be a totally perfect time to retire. It didn't quite happen for Ricky Ponting, yet he can still be happy with the circumstances of his exit. Today, as he steps out on the WACA for the Welcome to Country, the anthems, and the Third Test against South Africa, he will be making his 168th official Test match appearance for Australia. It will be last, having announced his retirement yesterday.
One afternoon late last month, October 23 I think, I decided "yeah I'll do it". And with that, I've signed up for my first
On Tuesday, Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced while on a state visit to New Delhi that Sachin Tendulkar would be made an honorary Member of the Order of Australia. . Yet on Wednesday morning, the Australian media is full of outrage. How can such a seemingly safe and popular decision be so controversial?
For a third of a century, Australia’s Channel Nine has been, to use its long-running advertising slogan, Still The One for telecasting international cricket. This maybe soon to come to an end. Next March, following the end of the 2012-13 domestic Australian season, the current contract to televise Cricket Australia’s home fixtures in Australia will expire. The Nine Network, holders of those rights continuously since 1979, are currently in a battle to avoid entering administration.
History loves great speeches, and much of the time ignores their backstories. Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave a brilliant address to the House of Representatives on October 9, 2012 excoriating the current opposition leader Tony Abbott.
22:49 wondering why none of the tweets about #lateline matched what I was seeing on TV. Just realised I'm watching SBS News. #doh #
22:40 Kevin Rudd sound bite on Alan Jones with cardboard cutouts of Fitzy and Wippa falling over in the background. Totally priceless. #lateline #
21:44 You mean to say you're watching #qanda instead of #BlackMirror?!? #
21:02 analysis of Archbishop Jensen's address to the #sydsynod today, via @EternityNews - http://t.co/4JNEYBCZ #
20:59 Peter Jensen's final presidential address as Archbishop to the Sydney Anglican Synod, given this afternoon: http://t.co/jl89ymNU #sydsynod #
20:45 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 awarded jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka - http://t.co/kJ9XgARu #
20:30 not even the slightest possibility that I will watch #qanda tonight #
20:02 Australian Story. Rod Laver. Now. #abc1 #
20:00 ouch. Pinched nerve in the right buttock. What a pain in the arse that is #
22:59 Australia wooooooooooooooooo #
22:36 what was that URL for the credits again? #underground #ch10fail #
22:29 at last #underground is starting to look like a Crawford Production #
22:24 this would have made a great episode of Division 4. #underground #
21:37 LOAD "$", 8 #c64basic #underground #sigh #
21:14 #sigh RT @channelten: From Commodore 64 to Amiga 500, go behind the scenes of #Underground’s tech here: http://t.co/CBOR9O4i #
20:59 I could whistle to Philip Glass music all day. #koyaanisqatsi #underground #