The Adelaide Test starts this Thursday and every media outlet worth its salt is publishing their preview of the match.
But previews are boring, so let’s play a game of Yahtzee instead.
Below is a list of things you are likely to see on the coverage or hear from the commentary box. If you spot one, tick it off your list and collect the points.
The person with the highest points at the end of the match wins. Simple!
Ian Healy refers to the Adelaide Oval as the most “picturesque in the world” – 3 points
The cameraman focuses in on a wedding in the church behind the ground – 5 points
Mark Nicholas refers to the new grandstand as resembling a “giant protector” – 10 points
Jim Maxwell says that the pink ball swings more under lights – 3 points
Chris Rogers says that there is “more dew” under lights – 5 points
The boundary rider gets knocked out by a clubbed shot from Steve Smith by the pink ball under lights in dewy conditions – 10 points
Ian Chappell talks about the Victor Richardson gates – 2 points
Kevin Pietersen talks about the England choke at Adelaide in 2006 – 5 points
Shane Warne talks about that Adelaide chick he picked up on Tinder who sold her story to Women’s Day a few years back – 10 points
Michael Clarke talks up Renshaw / Maddinson as a “great young talent” – 5 points
Simon Katich says Australia have “drawn a line in the sand” with their selections – 8 points
Max Kruger correctly states that Jackson Bird has a better Shield batting average this year than Burns, Nevill, Ferguson, Voges and Mitch Marsh – 10 points
A commentator states that the Adelaide Oval has the longest straight boundaries in world cricket after an all run four – 3 points
A commentator states that the Adelaide Oval has short square boundaries after Matthew Wade hits his 3rd six of the innings – 5 points
Michael Slater states that after three beers, Shane Warne has no boundaries – 10 points
The cameraman focuses in on a pretty girl in a bikini – 2 points
The cameraman focuses in on a fat bloke stuffing a pie into his mouth – 5 points
The cameraman focuses on a fat bloke wearing a bikini stuffing a pie into a pretty girl’s mouth – YAHTZEE! 50 points
Channel Nine show footage of a current commentator doing something at the Adelaide Oval from their playing days – 2 points
Channel Nine show footage of a current commentator giving a batting lesson during the Cricket Show – 5 points
Channel Nine run repeats of the Curiosity Show during a rain delay – 10 points
The cameraman focuses on Faf’s mouth to see if he has a lolly in there – 3 points
The cameraman focuses on Faf’s zipper to see if he is illegally rubbing the ball on it again – 5 points
The cameraman catches Faf unzipping his pants, pulling out a lolly and putting it in his mouth – 10 points
Umpire Nigel Llong gets an LBW overturned on review – 2 points
Umpire Nigel Llong gets three LBW’s overturned on review – 5 points
Umpire Nigel Llong holds the ball up to the crowd after getting a 5-fer of overturned reviews – 10 points
A commentator claims this will be “an important first hour” – 1 point
A commentator claims that “this hour really doesn’t matter that much” – 10 points