Well the three day finish scenario has been well and truly put to bed. Well done WI, whatever the outcome of this test match, it’s infinitely more enjoyable to watch than the pasting we gave them at Edgbaston.
Well done too to Stoneman (unlucky to be out to a no-ball) and Malan (54 n.o. as I write) for their gritty knocks. That’s exactly what we need as we have plenty of attacking flair in the likes of Root, Stokes, Bairstow and Ali. If they can build on these performances at Lords they will go to Oz and England will be a step closer to looking the finished article.
Stokes currently looking menacing!
England could still win this, which would be an astonishing result after the large first innings deficit.
Either way, it’s a great test.