Five reasons to watch Test cricket1. No. 10 pair Monty Panesar and Steve Harmison peppering the boundary with some carefully chosen shots much to the annoyance of the Aussie bowlers
2. Gorgeous Test match batting by Sachin Tendulkar in the first innings at the Wanderers. An effort that was 90% perfect, with some assured leaves and masterly drives. It was not quite a masterclass, but a great tutorial. But only 90%, because 9% docked for getting out to a good but not unplayable (from my seat) Kallis delivery, and 1% for a Nel ball that got him into an awkward spot.
3. Adam Gilchrist striking the ball with such élan to bring up the 2nd fastest ton in Test history. If Umpires Dar and Koertzen had "wided" a couple of ungettable balls, then he'd even have gone past Sir Viv. The hygiene of his hitting would have made mothers all around the world proud. If I am not mistaken, he now has the 2nd fastest hundred and double hundreds in the profession.
4. An Indian pace attack skittling out a Test side in 25 odd overs for under a 100. Away.
5. The Channel Nine coverage: the "3-tracker", the "hot-spot", the "ultra slow motion" make viewing a pleasure. They also introduced the simple but novel idea of three commentators at the same time (which Star Sports have picked up too). As long as one of them is not Tony Greig, it's a great place to watch cricket.