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Australia v Pakistan: third Test, day three – live!

Bob from Paris is back. He got us going on political animals yesterday, and he’s throwing it forward this morning to see us through the rain delay. Which, all of a sudden, is a bit dire.

“I suppose we could revisit the political taxonomy of various fauna again. I’ve been storing up zingers about free-market ferrets and monarchist manatees. But I had a breakthrough today. For weeks now I’ve been asking myself how the world would now look if Donald Trump had liked cricket (I have this childish but adhesive idea that you have to be quite nice to like cricket). Today I understand my error. For, if the Donald had played, he would definitely have been an all-rounder. And thus the world would look exactly as it does now. I’m not slagging all all-rounders, but we kinda know where nature puts the cricketing arse-biscuits.”

And here come the proper covers. Illustrating that it is now proper rain. Update from Cricket Australia: there’ll be another umpire inspection at 11am. So here we are. Just us. Together at last. I’m going to grab a flat white and a banana. Back shortly.

Oh, some news from earlier. Steve Smith has won the ABC’s McGilvray Medal for the third time on the spin. The gong is voted on by the commentary team to determine their Test player of the year. It is named after Alan McGilvray, who called cricket for the national broadcaster for 50 years through to the 1980s.

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Australia v Pakistan: third Test, day three – live!

Bob from Paris is back. He got us going on political animals yesterday, and he’s throwing it forward this morning to see us through the rain delay. Which, all of a sudden, is a bit dire.

“I suppose we could revisit the political taxonomy of various fauna again. I’ve been storing up zingers about free-market ferrets and monarchist manatees. But I had a breakthrough today. For weeks now I’ve been asking myself how the world would now look if Donald Trump had liked cricket (I have this childish but adhesive idea that you have to be quite nice to like cricket). Today I understand my error. For, if the Donald had played, he would definitely have been an all-rounder. And thus the world would look exactly as it does now. I’m not slagging all all-rounders, but we kinda know where nature puts the cricketing arse-biscuits.”

And here come the proper covers. Illustrating that it is now proper rain. Update from Cricket Australia: there’ll be another umpire inspection at 11am. So here we are. Just us. Together at last. I’m going to grab a flat white and a banana. Back shortly.

Oh, some news from earlier. Steve Smith has won the ABC’s McGilvray Medal for the third time on the spin. The gong is voted on by the commentary team to determine their Test player of the year. It is named after Alan McGilvray, who called cricket for the national broadcaster for 50 years through to the 1980s.

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