Hi there once more!
Right here all of us are, this twenty third day on the Ashes calendar (give or take a couple of early finishes), gathered once more for an additional spherical of story-making as a result of we are able to’t get sufficient. For those who’re doing this from the earliest of hours within the UK, extra and all energy to you.
Although they bookended it with a little bit of success, it was one other moderately tough day for the guests yesterday. 17 wickets fell, 10 of them England’s, as one other 2-out-all-out efficiency resulted in 188 runs on the board, 115 wanting Australia’s complete. Root briefly threatened. Cummins took 4. You know the way it goes by now.
There have been some fireworks within the final hour as Broad continued his dominance over Warner, Marnus exited and Khawaja succumbed to Wooden, and now England shall be hoping the steamrolling can proceed this afternoon. That England had but to publish in extra of 300 was the prevailing statistic yesterday, and with Australia 150 forward, they’ll must mobilise some wickets shortly to provide themselves any sniff of an unlikely victory.
The wicket is hard and Australia will look to construct that lead nonetheless attainable, however regardless of the case, we are able to most likely count on some explosive cricket as a result of not solely is the pitch keen, it might be that each groups are equally keen to complete issues off quickly, regardless of the outcome.