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Cricket for everybody - the best analysis on the world's funniest sport. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins follow the game around the world, with regular guests throughout.

Cricket for everybody - the best analysis on the world's funniest sport. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins follow the game around the world, with regular guests throughout.
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Australia

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Cricket for everybody - the best analysis on the world's funniest sport. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins follow the game around the world, with regular guests throughout.

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English

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+61 423 797 244


Episodes

14: It turns out Australia is going to win the World Cup

3/15/2019
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Set off the ticker-tape parades. One-day cricket once again rules the land, as Australia's men complete a crazy comeback in India, and the women sweep New Zealand for the 20th year in a row. Adam and Geoff cover the 50-over action, World Cup ramifications, and whether there's space for batsmen returning from bans, as well as looking over Shane Warne's big ideas for the future from the MCC Cricket Committee, and Kane Williamson's refusal to stop thrashing Bangladesh.

Duration:01:03:03

13: The Final Word with Urthboy

3/7/2019
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In 2015 Urthboy released a song commemorating Phillip Hughes, in an unlikely crossover between cricket and hip-hop. A founding member of record label Elefant Traks and band The Herd, Urthboy has become one of Australia's most respected songwriters. His wide-ranging Final Word conversation looks at the crossover between sport and art: as conduits for grief, stages for coming of age, means of representation, as well as sharing stories from the synthetic wickets and live gigs of the 1980s Blue...

Duration:01:03:44

12: The Final Word with Isa Guha

2/22/2019
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Ashes winner, World Cup champ, and lead broadcaster. Isa Guha has got a lot done in a short time. She sits down with Adam and Geoff to talk history, heritage, change and ambition, and the advantages of fast bowling at five-foot-one. We also cover off the Big Bash final, the Kusal Perera miracle, and who is on Mark Waugh's grudge list this week.

Duration:00:59:03

11: Test Season is dead, long live one-dayers

2/6/2019
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Canberra's inaugural Test is over, with some heartening performances for Australia against Sri Lanka, but what does it all mean? The Ashes are a long way away. In the meantime it's white-ball season, with the Australian men's team going to India and the women tackling New Zealand in the Rose Bowl. Oh, and England got smashed by the West Indies again. Thanks to our sponsor Kookaburra Produced by Bad Producer Productions

Duration:00:42:45

10: The Final Word from Australia's Forgotten Test Venue

1/28/2019
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With Canberra about to become Australia's 11th venue for men's tests, Geoff and Adam visit the one forgotten cricket ground out of the other ten. This week covers Australia's test against Sri Lanka at the Gabba, the WBBL Final and a frankly bonkers West Indies win over England in Barbados. Thanks to our sponsor Kookaburra Produced by Bad Producer Productions

Duration:01:08:24

9: LIVE from Fitzroy: The Ballad of Glenn Maxwell

1/17/2019
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A special The Final Word Cricket Podcast recorded live at Fitzroy's Commercial Club Hotel on January 17, 2019. This episode features an oral history of Glenn Maxwell, an ode to Shaun Marsh and plenty of Q&A. Thanks to Kookaburra.

Duration:01:34:54

8: No formal wear required

1/7/2019
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After 71 years, India wins a Test series in Australia. Adam and Geoff are joined by writer Bharat Sundaresan to talk through how it happened and what it means. Join us for our live show in Melbourne on January 17, 2019. Buy tickets here: The Final Word LIVE Thanks to our sponsor Kookaburra Produced by Bad Producer Productions

Duration:01:03:30

7: Best and Worst of 2018 & India's MCG masterclass

12/30/2018
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Geoff and Adam look back over the triumphs (and the odd disaster) of the year that was, as well as India's effort to go 2-1 up against Australia in the Boxing Day Test. We'll have our first live recording of the Final Word Cricket Podcast on January 17, 2019 in Melbourne. Details to come. Thanks for listening! Have a safe and Happy New Year's Eve! Thanks to our sponsor Kookaburra. Produced by Bad Producer Productions.

Duration:00:57:02

Season 4 Episode 7: Coming Soon David Warner

12/25/2018
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Australian vice-captain David Warner kicks off a new season of The Final Word from South Africa - that episode is coming very shortly.

Duration:00:01:37

6: Christmas with Harsha Bhogle

12/23/2018
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India's voice of cricket has a long relationship with Australia too, part of ABC radio since 1991. None of this happened by accident: Harsha Bhogle was the classic freelance pioneer, and still has the same attitude. This Christmas he settles down for a long chat with Adam and Geoff about the hustle and grind, the need to improvise, and the story of how he turned this into an extraordinary life. Thanks to our sponsor Kookaburra. Produced by Bad Producer Productions.

Duration:00:50:05

5: Pure Perth pace, and a dive into cricket's Moneyball

12/19/2018
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India and Australia are 1-1, after a Perth Stadium pitch that was more WACA than the WACA. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins review the bouncer barrage, some brilliant batting, and the chirp-off between Virat Kohli and Tim Paine. Then we look at cricket's new world of stats analysis that could reinvent the game, with Freddie Wilde and Ben Jones, the whiz-kids from CricViz Thanks to our sponsor Kookaburra. Produced by Bad Producer Productions. 2bzx5etu

Duration:01:00:19

4: Adelaide action, and the Secret Life of Peter Russell Clarke

12/12/2018
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A gripping end followed a spongy middle in the first Test of Australia's 2018-19 summer. Geoff and Adam take a close look at India's win and Australia's resistance, as well as investigating whether that was Peter Russell Clarke moonlighting in the Adelaide press box; the physics of tangled headphones; and how the hell to tackle a word spelled "bamBoosALL".

Duration:01:01:59

3: Welcomes all round: to summer, Geoff's book, and the World T20 trophy

12/4/2018
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New things abound. The Australian summer starts for real with the first Test against India imminent. The women's team win the World T20 with a total team performance. And Geoff is flooding bookshops with Steve Smith's Men, his book on the sandpaper saga and the broader story around it, which leads him and Adam to assess the turmoil and head-rolling that has happened since the sandstorm hit Cape Town last March. Edited by Jay Mueller for Bad Producer badproducerproductions.com

Duration:00:58:29

2: Australia stares into the Abbas

10/21/2018
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Back down to earth with a thud, as the Dubai draw is followed by an Abu Dhabi thrashing. Pakistan pull their biggest ever win over Australia out of the fire. Mohammad Abbas is statistically the most devastating bowler in history. There are a thousand unanswered questions ahead of the first home Test in a few short weeks. Geoff and Adam break down a densely packed UAE tour from a rose-tinted cabana with a cast of woodland animal friends.

Duration:00:53:07

2: Australia stares into the Abbas

10/21/2018
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Back down to earth with a thud, as the Dubai draw is followed by an Abu Dhabi thrashing. Pakistan pull their biggest ever win over Australia out of the fire. Mohammad Abbas is statistically the most devastating bowler in history. There are a thousand unanswered questions ahead of the first home Test in a few short weeks. Geoff and Adam break down a densely packed UAE tour from a rose-tinted cabana with a cast of woodland animal friends.

Duration:00:54:07

1: Usman Khawaja's Great Escape

10/13/2018
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Let's call it straight - one of the most remarkable batting performances ever in the fourth innings of a Test. Usman Khawaja batted more than 12 hours in the match to deny Pakistan a win, while Adam and Geoff commentated his Dubai epic on radio. Time to take a few deep breaths and look back over all of it, as The Final Word comes back from a break to start a new season. Thanks to our sponsor Kookaburra. Produced by Bad Producer Productions.

Duration:00:47:53

1: The Final Word - Usman Khawaja's Great Escape

10/12/2018
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Let's call it straight - one of the most remarkable batting performances ever in the fourth innings of a Test. Usman Khawaja batted more than 12 hours in the match to deny Pakistan a win, while Adam and Geoff commentated his Dubai epic on radio. Time to take a few deep breaths and look back over all of it, as The Final Word comes back from a break to start a new season.

Duration:00:46:52

Season 4 Episode 12: Tampering, sackings, a week of disaster

3/30/2018
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What a week. Cape Town to Johannesburg, one of Australian cricket's biggest disasters, and a story that bounced across the world. Geoff and Adam have done most of the talking, and they're completely spent, but somehow they're going to talk a bit more. Thanks to our sponsor Kookaburra.

Duration:00:49:41

12: The Final Word - Tampering, sackings, a week of disaster

3/29/2018
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What a week. Cape Town to Johannesburg, one of Australian cricket's biggest disasters, and a story that bounced across the world. Geoff and Adam have done most of the talking, and they're completely spent, but somehow they're going to talk a bit more.

Duration:00:48:41

Season 4 Episode 11: Gerard Whateley in South Africa

3/19/2018
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One of Australia's top broadcasters joins Adam and Geoff in South Africa, in a long-form interview to discuss it all. The art of the call. The nature of stories. Choosing joy over angst. The 1989 Grand Final. How to pick an election, and how to call a Superbowl. Cool Runnings versus Rocky IV. Staying grateful in the grind. The importance of sport, and of a broader view. Then we look at the South Africa v Australia series, poised at 1-1 ahead of the Cape Town Test. The Final Word is also...

Duration:01:36:51