Short boundaries, explosive batsmen and dangerous fast bowlers. The World Cup match at Eden Park could throw up something special.
Andrew Wu South Africa captain AB de Villiers says he felt like he was one step ahead of the West Indies bowlers after blasting a memorable century at the SCG on Friday.
Malcolm Knox This is becoming the World Cup of the singular, explosive individual performance. No game has been safe when the likes of Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, or even Afghanistan's number ten and eleven are at large. The realm of possibility has been widened.
Andrew Wu There is still another month left in the World Cup but it will take a mighty effort to top this entry from A.B. de Villiers for the innings of the tournament.
Adam Pengilly Fabulous Flemington on Melbourne Cup day or the sticky and rather less glamorous surrounds of Warwick Farm in summer? Not hard to pick where James Doyle would have rather had his introduction to Australian racing.
Cairns Taipans overcame an ice-cold two-point quarter to put Perth away in the opening match of their NBL semi-final series.
There have been some quirky numerical coincidences in cricket since the sad passing of Phillip Hughes, and we had another at the SCG on Friday.
Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union could pocket an estimated $1 million if the Wallabies play a proposed World Cup warm-up match against the USA Eagles in Chicago this year.
Patrick Bartley The three Melbourne metropolitan clubs and Country Racing Victoria have acquired racing papers Best Bets and Winning Post as the assets from the beleaguered TVN are divided up.
Michael Lynch Black Caviar won almost every major sprinting prize available to her in Victoria. But one the great mare didn't contest was one of the most historical short-course events on the calendar - the Oakleigh Plate.