Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
112 | 17 Runs | AUS: 487/7

  • James Pattinson47 (48b)
  • Pat Cummins26 (33b)
  • Joe Denly14-1-72-0
  • Stuart Broad22-2-91-1

5.57pm Right, Australia go into a huddle, out come Burns and Roy to face the music. Seven overs tonight, which is no easy task after 111 overs in the field.

Mustafa Moudi: "Special mention to the Cricinfo Commentators for predicting Australia are ahead when England took the Lead and Everyone blamed u to be biased towards Australia and now we are witnessing what u already predicted. Cheers !!!" Familiarity breeds pessimism, I tend to find!

5.51pm Well, that worked out alright for the Aussies. From 122 for 8 on the first morning, they've since added a further 649 for 9, to bat England into utter subservience... Steven Smith was once again magnificent, Matthew Wade produced his first century for six years, and the tail played their long-handled part to perfection. A very tough half-hour before the close, as Rory Burns and Jason Roy face the music... and a nominal target of 398

Brendan: "I remember years ago Shane Warne in commentary talking about being brave enough to risk a loss in order to gain the win. It doesn't seem like Australia have been willing to do that. " I dunno about that... Lyon will find plenty, and it's a different dynamic for England in a safety-first setting. How does Roy play it, for starters? Plus, there's time for two new balls...

111.6
6
Denly to Pattinson, SIX runs, battered into the stands and off they come! That's the declaration, and it's reached in style, a down-on-one-knee will-you-marry-me massacring from outside off stump! 'Yes, I will!' is the answer, as they gallop to put on their bowling boots!
111.5
1
Denly to Cummins, 1 run, thumped with more murderous intent, through mid-on

Everyone's ready in the dressing room now ... two more balls?

111.4
1
Denly to Pattinson, 1 run, speared into the off side

"God save your Queen..."... yeah, that'll show 'em!

111.3
1
Denly to Cummins, 1 run, a round-house clobbering to deep midwicket
111.2
4
Denly to Cummins, FOUR runs, another bottom-handed banjaxing! In the slot, out come the levers, over the bowler's head... there's no-one back at long-off!

To be fair, this pair haven't been wasting their time. 65 from 70 so far...

111.1
4
Denly to Cummins, FOUR runs, pumped over the head of mid-on! No messing about now, a decent length outside off, and flat-batted with disdain

England 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st19JJ RoyRJ Burns
2nd41JJ RoyJE Root
3rd20JL DenlyJE Root
4th5JE RootJC Buttler
5th0JC ButtlerBA Stokes
6th12JM BairstowBA Stokes
7th0MM AliBA Stokes
8th39MM AliCR Woakes
9th0SCJ BroadCR Woakes
10th10JM AndersonCR Woakes

ICC World Test Championship

TeamMWLDPTSWRpWr
INDIA770036032.897
AUS742117611.426
NZ21106001.401
SL21106000.714
ENG52215600.864
WI2020000.411
PAK2020000.310
BDESH2020000.304
SA3030000.299