Sunday, 5 December 2010

Day Three At Adelaide

Background: England had taken the lead after day 2, with only two wickets down. Dominant.

How did it start: Pietersen and Cook still going strong at the start of play.

Where did it all go wrong for Australia?: That it didn't rain for the first 4 hours of play

Where did it all go right for Australia?: That it did rain for the last 2 hours of play

Where did it all go wrong for England?: Cook and Collingwood got out. And they weren't able to progress the game in the evening sesh, possibly leading to a race against time?

Where did it all go right for England?: Pietersen made his second double hundred, and his first time past 3 figures in 17 tests. Plus loads more runs. And a rather handy lead developing.

Who won each session?: Morning - England. Afternoon - England. Evening - The weather (first time England haven't won a session this test).

Who won the day?: Again, England.

Crumb of comfort?: More rain forecasted, weather the only way Australia can save this game.

Shot of the day: KP's lofted six off XD.

Ball of the day: Harris getting Cook off the inside edge, part of the day's best over as well.

Man of the day: Today was all about Kevin Pietersen. Which is just the way he likes it.

And finally... Ashes Oddity: Brad Haddin spilling pasta sauce down himself during lunch, and having an obvious stain on his shirt throughout the afternoon session!

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