Putting England to sleep didn’t work, neither anything else. Not dead, but starting to stink up a touch.
Bowled really well, but bowled for show, the big jaggers are pretty whilst showing that you’re bowling a bit short. Bowled better after lunch and the fact that Australia scored most of their runs through third man means good lines.
Who’s in front
England are in front. A 150 run partnership could change that. As could a collection of leopards let loose on the field.
Play of the day
Tim Bresnan takes the wicket of Michael Clarke and tries to celebrate with his teammates. Instead is cleaned up by the sniping KP who knocks him over. Earlier in the day the fun came from Watson punching his bat and Hughes headbutting his, as both were obviously solely to blame for their dismissals.
Testicular moment of the day
Home crowd, first test, first ball, clipped away with ease. Louder home crowd, first test, second ball, pull shot for four. It shows how brilliant Australia is going that a 37 is getting so much attention. Usman just looked so composed that you want to like him.
Working class moment of the day
Tremlett bowled highlight reel balls early on. Ended the day with one wicket. Seems unfair. Although his facial expressions rarely change, so maybe he was happy with this.
Weird factoid of the day
Usman Khajawa is now a better a batsmen in all dimensions than Andrew Hilditch ever was.