My question du jour involves Le tour: Can Australia wrap up the First Test before Lance begins his final pedal up the Champs-Elysees?
Australian free-to-air broadcasters SBS juggling cricket coverage with their pre-existing committment to the Tour de France - something Murdoch operatives have been gloating about as jointly owned Fairfax-Packer pay TV channel Fox Sports has complete ball-by-ball coverage to itself. On the other hand, it has the Sky Sports commentators all to itself...
Before doing the Day Three Paper Rout in my next message, my 3-2-1 for Saturday's play: 3, Shane Warne; 2, Kevin Pietersen; 1, Simon Katich.
Live coverage of the Corbeil-Essonnes to Paris pedal on Letour.fr from 1340 CET. His Lanceness should be wheeling under L'Arc shortly after 1700 CET.