WAtoday (Australia) – It was near the end of a long and draining run of mostly successful matches for Australia, including an Ashes series triumph, but this one was running away from them.

Summary

  • Darkest days happen along in Australian cricket every 15-20 years.
  • The punishments now for Steve Smith, David Warner and Cam Bancroft appear harsh, even draconian.
  • The World Series absconders came back, the so-called South African rebels, too; all but one played first-class cricket again.
  • Many Australians _ including me _ feel betrayed now by these game players.
  • Two days after the underarm, Greg Chappell made a half-century in Sydney, and got a standing ovation.


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