On a sleepy Sunday after a big Friday night, it is tough to rev yourself up. The question on coming to Canberra was, would it be Australia with an actual hangover, or England with an emotional one? When the home team reached an insurmountable eight points in the multi-format series in Sydney two nights earlier, the Ashes were retained and the major order of business resolved.
It was a strange way to win the Ashes. There's something incongruous having an august series decided by a January format. Twenty20s are what we watch just after Christmas, when our brains are addled with glucose and intoxicants, while our holidays stretch hypnotically ahead of us. Here, the shortest form came a few days after a Test match, which came after three ODIs. The multi-format series is a confusing beast to watch. One can only imagine how much more baffling it is to play.
All through this Women's Ashes tour, England coach Mark Robinson has been avoiding the phrase 'must-win'. He didn't want to use it during the One-Day International component, after England had lost the first two games. But his team bounced back in the third, to stay in the contest. He didn't want to use it before the Test match. And it wasn't exactly must-win, it was must-not-let-Australia-win. England buckled down to bat out the draw, and stayed in the series. But now?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".