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WACA Day One: Failing in the last furlong

Submitted by rickeyre on December 18, 2009 - 11:48pm

At stumps on the first day of the Third Test between Australia and the West Indies, the home side is 339 for 3. Simon Katich made his second career 99 (surely reason enough to SMS your congratulations), while Shane Watson failed yet again on the last furlong, out for 89.

Ricky Ponting was struck on the forearm by a ball from Kemar Roach, but led us all to believe Harper Collins had secured exclusive rights to all his painful reactions for the 2010 diary, until he relented and retired hurt for 23.

Michael Clarke, co-star with Tiger Woods in many an Aussie version of the Gillette ads, made less runs than Woods has paramours, but with the West Indian eleven lacking Chanderpaul and Barath, it is going to be hard to see them matching the eventual Australian score.

Meanwhile, here is that video from Museum Victoria of the coconut-carrying octopus. Just think of the endless possibilities for this chappie in the game of cricket.