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#321

Middle of January? :wink:


#322

Oh dear.:pensive:


#323

Improving now 230/4 :+1:


#324

I’ve had an hour to kill sitting in the car waiting for a child-related thing. God bless long wave.


#325

270/4 so if the new ball is not effective it is very much England’s day.


#326

Got to stumps with no more wickets and Malan got his Century - well done that man.

Looks a very flat wicket and very hot bright conditions so hard to see us taking 20 Aussie wickets.


#327

Mmmmm…


#328

Oh dear :pensive:


#329

Quite a collapse that. Over 400 is useful, but I wonder if it will be enough? At least the Strayans will be battling last which was always tricky at the WACA in the past.


#330

They may not need to if they score 600+ and then skittle us.:tired_face:


#331

I reckon a draw is the best we can hope for :crossed_fingers:


#332

Overton crocked. Possibly very long day in the field tomorrow unless Moeen finds his Mojo.


#333

They just need someone to bowl some ‘left arm occasionals’.:wink:


#334

Interesting comment in one of the reports about today’s play about England’s position. The last match played at the WACA in November saw Western Australia declare on 514 for 7 against South Australia and lose in a four day game. England need lots of wickets tomorrow before lunch.


#335

ftfy

fwiw there is some rain forecast Sunday/Monday.


#336

Only once has a team scored 400+ in 1st innings and lost a test at the WACA

I still think we have a good chance.

Still 200 ahead, if we can get a couple of wickets before the new ball they will be under pressure, but Overton needs to be available to bowl


#337

I agree, but a draw still leaves it 2-0 down with two to play. In order to win, early and regular wickets are required.


#338

I think the most likely outcome is that we will fuck it up.


#339

Yes. Even if we go into the second innings with a lead, we are certain to be all out for 63. Australia to win by at least 7 wickets.


#340

Hahaha!