A narrow win to Australia , though by many accounts (inc radio and the scorecard) the South Africans fought hard. The umpiring apparently favoured the visitors, especially Mike Hussey in the second innings.
Where in Goa did India beat England?
Yes, India won but why does almost everyone describe the venue as "Goa", which is not a city but a state? I was curious to find out exactly where the "Nehru Stadium" is. Eventually Cricinfo furnished the answer for those prepared to drill down into its data: it is in Margao, the largest city in the south of the state and near Benaulim where I stayed for a few relaxing days last year, though a hour by bus from Panjim the capital. Panjim has also hosted first class cricket most notably a match in 1989 where Tamil Nadu made 6/912 with two players making triple centuries.
What's happened to Billy?
Has Billy Bowden discreetly been demoted or even put out to pasture? Here's his record from Cricinfo):
|Test debut||New Zealand v Australia at Auckland - Mar 11-15, 2000 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v South Africa at Sydney - Jan 2-6, 2006 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hamilton - Mar 29, 1995 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v West Indies at Napier - Mar 1, 2006 scorecard|
This is what Cricinfo said about him in 2004