Australia – weathered the storm with the help of reviews and lack of reviews. Then got aggressive and suddenly looked very Australian.
England – bowled as well as they have for any period in England since, who knows when, for an hour. Then panicked when Haddin came at them.
Haddin – had been batting in a giant tub of marshallows, then jumped out of them naked holding an uzi to surprise England. Lucky to survive the guile of Collingwood.
Hussey – given a lifeline with one review, and lucky to survive with another because England didn’t have a review. Then made his hundred and showed what three years of shit form can do to your celebration.
Broad – good, very good. Still wicketless, and I think 111 overs into your first test in Australia that would get to you.
Anderson – as good as he can bowl with a kookaburra ball, should have had Hussey. Was very wordy, quite rightly because he was bowling like a kinky demon.
Finn – floating it up again. It wasn’t horrible, it also wasn’t Broad or Anderson.
Swann – Half tracker, hit over his head, and sweepers out. Australia is not kind on finger spinners.
Collingwood – Haddin treated him like he was a bug flying around him, it almost got Collingwood a wicket, it didn’t.
Fielding – Cook dropped Haddin, it was tough. Trott fell over. Other sloppiness creeped in, not making them horrible, just less than before.
Over rates – ok, if I am reading the score board right.
Lunch – Sweet and sour pork, that I didn’t like, roast lamb, and a chicken curry. Seems like the curry was best.