5 a.m. Australia win the toss! Michael Clark opts to bat first on a track that is expected to be good for batting on a warm Adelaide morning.
4:50 a.m. It's Adelaide - venue for the fourth and final Test between India and Australia. It's inconsequential as far as the series goes, which stands a 3-0 in favour of Australia. But for cricket's real romantics, it's the last chance to see VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Tendulkar playing together in a Test in Australia, possibly anywhere as things stand in Indian cricket.
Laxman has his back to the wall, Dravid is repeatedly and unusually losing his stumps, Sachin keeps scratching his chin in search of that hundredth hundred and India fighting to avoid a consecutive whitewash overseas. Add to that a stop-gap captain - a woefully out-of-form Virender Sehwag - as MS Dhoni serves a one-Test ban for India's slow over-rate in the 'Perthquake'. Could that be a blessing in disguise?
The toss is just 10 minutes away