Australia v England: fourth Ashes Test, day three – live!
Latest News Uncategorized

Australia v England: fourth Ashes Test, day three – live!















Updated















Updated








Updated








Updated






















ALASTAIR COOK MAKES HIS FIFTH TEST DOUBLE CENTURY!

Updated




































Updated








Updated








Updated








Updated








WICKET! England 373-8 (Curran c Paine b Hazlewood 4)

Updated




































WICKET! England 366-7 (Woakes c Paine b Cummins 26)

Updated






















Tea: England lead by 33 runs















Updated








Updated














































































99th over: England 315-6 (Cook 152, Woakes 2) Cook hooks another run, and the Melbourne crowd cheers! Because it exposes Woakes to Patrick Cummins. And nearly costs him his wicket, as a nasty short ball snorts up at the splice of the bat and lobs away over short leg. Square leg ran in, and the short man ran back, but it landed between them. Woakes tries to be more proactive next time it’s short, with a pull shot of his own, but it’s a smeary impressionist interpretation of the stroke. A comment on modern society’s tendency to distort our perception of ourselves; the series of funhouse mirrors in which we all regard our own lives.

And as if to ram home that point – Cook is dropped! Again, by Steven Smith. If he wasn’t feeling great earlier, he’s feeling worse now. Last ball of the over, Cummins goes short again, Cook gets the pull shot pretty solidly, connects well but it’s in the air. Smith is at a conventional square leg for exactly that sort of contingency, and the ball dips as it heads towards him, low to his right. Not the easiest catch in the world, but not the hardest. Hard to pick up the ball in that position sometimes, though, given the background. Cook has been shelled on 66 and now 152 by the same man.

That is drinks, meaning my stint is done and Rob Smyth’s loving arms can rock you all to sleep. Thanks for the company.

Updated

Read More

Spread the love

Leave a Reply