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Australia Vs India 2013

Diary of the 17th Man – 8 April

Life is strange. After all the stress and excitement of the Tour, there’s not much to do sitting around at home waiting for the Ashes Squad to be announced. Apart from reading through the CA Contracts list, wishing my name was on there somewhere. I’ve checked ten times, it’s still not there. With the mix of Test, ODI and T20 “Specialists”, it’s hard to pick where I stand, really, ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – eBook now Available

“From Dust to Dust – Australia’s Tour of India 2013” Find out what really happened on the Tour of India through the outrageous chronicles of the 17th Man as he picks over the daily entrails of a Tour gone wrong. Australian Cricket Tours of India always start with winning expectations that are ever so slowly deflated by stifling days watching ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – Mar 26

Day 5 – Fourth Test – Delhi Well, it should be Day 5, but it seems like an age since we got rolled and the tour was put out of its misery.  There are a few sore heads around this morning, especially amongst the support staff who were really cutting loose last night at the end of a tense five weeks.  ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – Mar 25

Day 4 – Fourth Test – Delhi The Prof and I breakfasted early as usual. The Prof looked considerably refreshed, keen to relate how he managed to rescue his betting empire from ignominious collapse barely 48 hours ago. India was an unbackable favourite last Friday. Things were well under control until the hotel boy the Prof had recruited in Chennai ...

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Diary of the 17th Man – Mar 24

Day 3 – Fourth Test – Delhi It’s hard to know whether or not to be relieved that it was all over so quickly.  Even though there were brief glimpses today of how we could have won a consolation Test, each time they were snuffed out by a rampant India – with the ball, and then with the bat. In spite of the on-field heat ...

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