Welcome to our nation’s capital, home of the shallowest lake in the world. That wasn’t intended to be a veiled reference to our political representatives, but you can make up your own mind. Mt Ainslie rises in the distance, the duck-foot light towers lean over the ground, and Manuka Oval is ready to roll. The third and final one-day international between Australia and India, with the visiting team down 2-0 after a couple of monster totals were run up by the home side at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Will a change of venue mean a change of fortune?
Lots of changes across both teams today, I can see two cap presentations going on out on the ground among the circles. Steve Smith presented one, Ravi Shastri the other. Details shortly.
It’s usually a high-scoring deck at Canberra, so could be another batting day. The pitch looks white and bare from where I’m sitting, behind the bowler’s arm. And it’s a civilised 27 degrees today in Canberra after Sunday’s game in Sydney started in 40 degree filth.
Should be a good one.