Well, who knew.
Entered the day looking like they could win the ashes by the weekend, ended the day wishing they hadn’t taken the piss out of poor lil Mitch.
Who’s in front
Australia should now win the match from here, although they are due a collapse in this innings.
Play of the day
Siddle and Prior were having a go at each other after Prior was very unlucky to get bowled. Ponting seemed to step in and try and settle Siddle down. Then he seemed to have a go at Prior. I like a man who can enter a conflict with the intention of making it better only to make it worse.
Testicular moment of the day
Cricketers all around the world are asking to be dropped so they can fly to the magical Adelaide nets and find the magic beans Mitchell used. On a day like this you can build up enough good faith to spend 6 tests in a row playing shithouse before getting dropped.
Working class moment of the day
Ian Bell played the most composed innings of the test. Had it not been for batting with the tail he wouldn’t have been dismissed in this series yet. And, he’s Ian Bell.
Weird factoid of the day
Mitchell Johnson swung more balls on one day of cricket than he has in his entire life.