A nice red rather than Buck’s Fizz

Day 5 evening session sees the game draw to a close with the pitch the only winner. Would England have won if the rain hadn’t come yesterday and take 43 overs or half a day out of the game? Possibly but we’ll never know.

Smith has now scored 3000 runs in Australia alone and is averaging close to 70 – that’s stratospheric but still way behind Bradman but he’s only 28!

The day lived up to its expectation of one for the test aficionados but on a pitch which is still great for batting- a day to savour like a fine red wine, to sip, to enjoy and to top up occasionally; not the bubbles and fun of a Bucks Fizz.

So onto Sydney for the last stage of this trip with the series still 3-0 but at least we’ve avoided the whitewash!

Incidentally my blog has been viewed over 800 times – will we make 1000 before I reach day 51 (of this trip!)

Photos to follow

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