Fifty minutes play after lunch before rain interrupted takes Australia to 2/86 Warner 32 and Smith 16. Neither looked in trouble but each side knows these two wickets will decide this match one way or the other. I don’t expect the rain break to be very long but who knows…?
I am going to blog a thought piece about cricket in the Australian psyche and their whole approach to the game but one thing I noticed after lunch was that none of the English team high-fived the guard of honour formed for each team as they come out onto the ground – Australia always do! The guard of honour formed by a group of under-fives who played cricket on the outfield at lunch and some get to meet their heroes – shame on you England!
Rain lasted 30 mins which means no drinks break but 70 mins play to tea – so teatime forecast 2/131
Another rain break after 30 mins play takes Australia to 2/103 Warner 40 Smith 25. Nominally 43 overs to be bowled but we shall lose some I’m sure and make it up tomorrow
Side on views of Smith in action
Tom making every effort and…
If you look up there Mr Ravi you’ll see the rain’s coming so let’s go off and save this test match!