- Irony in a nutshell: Cameron White getting thoroughly deceived and bowled by the only legspinner's delivery he actually knows how to bowl, the wrong'un.
- Even though he must be an emeritus fellow at the Ian Healy Look'n'Actalike Academy, there's something Brad Haddin still hasn't learned from the venerable old Queenslander... how to appeal. I'd say that, regardless of the bowling attack, Australia will always have about 8.3% less decisions go their way whenever Haddin's behind the stumps. He just doesn't know how to sell it. (Remember, B-Had... coffee's for closers.)
- Prediction: India's Big 4 will fade out in the same order as their hairlines. First it'll be Ganguly, then Laxman, then Dravid, and finally Tendulkar. (It's a good thing Sehwag gets triple-centuries on a regular basis, otherwise he would've been the first to go.)
- Congratulations to Peter Siddle, for winning the Steve Waugh memorial "White Guy Whose Face Is Really Not Evolutionarily Designed To Be Out In The Sun All Day And Now, After Years Spent Playing Sports Outdoors, Has Contorted Itself Into Really Odd, Unappealing Shapes" Award. Well done, sir. A worthy winner.
- Is Virender Sehwag's existence predicated on the idea of nullifying every easy Western stereotype about Indian cricketers? Is he there to make sure Sourav Ganguly and Gautam Gambhir can throw away their wickets as selfishly and stupidly as they wish after reaching a hundred, and yet the squad will never get into collective trouble for it?
- Other than Chris Rock's latest HBO show, the funniest thing so far in 2008 (if only cricket would grasp the concept of online highlights, you'd see what I mean):
62.3 White to Tendulkar, 5 wides, another gift, White tries to fire it in flat and quick but he misdirects it to where legslip would have stood, yes it was that wide, nobody was going to stop that.