I am sitting in front of the TV with my lappie. Graeme Smith has just retired hurt after having his finger smashed by a ball travelling at about 140km an hour. The Proteas had their tail wagged again and when I got up at six to see what was happening I couldn’t believe Australia had managed to get 445. It really is very exciting and nerve wracking; McKenzie is making me nervous, the pitch seems to be changing and the new Aussie bowlers seem aggressive and difficult to read.

And it’s only 07h35 in the morning. Last night we were at a friend’s house for a braai and I said something about the cricket. I was amazed at how few people were following it until they explained; they don’t have DSTV. I know I have complained about it before, but I just can’t get over what a problem this is. Normal Mnet is also only putting out a package of highlights, making the whole game accessible to a really small select few. I am sorry. This is just wrong.