AUSTRALIAN WHITEWASH

Without a shadow of doubt, one of the most talented test teams in world cricket is the Australia Cricket team.

They proved this in massive style recently as they tore apart the Indian cricket team which was playing a tournament there. The Indians are the holders of the World Cup, so defeating them is no mean feat, but the Aussies looked like they were simply toying with them.

The first match, held at the MCG, began on Boxing Day with very high expectations of the Indian side, and of one person in particular. This person was Sachin Tendulkar, who was carrying the hopes and dreams of an entire nation on his shoulders as he looked to get his hundredth century in international cricket. This is a feat that has not been achieved before, and probably never will be.

MELBOURNE STILL STRUGGLING

In spite of Shane Warne’s marvellous comeback in competitive cricket in Australia in the KFC Twenty 20 Big Bash with the Melbourne Stars, his team looks as if it could have done with some tips on how to succeed – the best team in the competition on paper lie at the bottom of the table!

The 42 year old Warne bowled superbly against the Perth Scorchers and it was largely due to his efforts with the ball that the Stars managed to bundle them out for 136, but even then the so-called glamour team of the competition somehow managed to lose by 8 runs!?