61st over: West Indies 188-4 ( Bonner 30, Holder 33) That’s enough of that, says Root, and replaces himself with Craig Overton. Overton sees how a short one flies: Bonner dispatches with a pull for four. A couple of runs fly between the slips
“Afternoon Tanya,” hello John Little, and apologies that this is only emerging at nighttime.
“Dan didn’t seem to like my suggestion of Lance Armstrong changing all sport in the was Nixon changed all politics, so i am giving it a try with you. And the main event, the Warne story...
“An Australia/ W Indies Odi in St Lucia in the 90s/00s is rained off. The weather clears up in the afternoon and a scratch game of tennis-ball-beach-cricket is initiated between W Indies and Aus who are all staying in the Sandals Resort. My old man is roped in and while fielding in the sea for W Indies catches Warne out. Sometime later my father, now representing Australia, is keeping wicket when Warne comes on to bowl. 1st ball, ( tennis ball on sand) turns 90°left sending the old man scurrying 10 metres to retrieve it. 2nd ball, turns 90° right sending the old man scurrying 10 metres to retrieve it. Left, right, left, right. 90° each time, chase each time. Over finishes, my old man exhausted, breathless, sweating looks at Warne, who simply nods and walks off to field. Class.”