Australian attack blunted by England’s patient openers

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The Australians needed some cheering up at tea-time and in these circumstances the bloke on the public address system usually feels obliged to come to the rescue. “So at the interval England only lead by 17 runs,” was his noble effort.

He omitted to mention that in the 78 overs of the England innings up until tea the Australians had contrived to take one wicket. A barren final session for the Australians was to follow and all our PA man announced at the close – in a faltering voice – was that there would be a 9.45am start on the last day of the Test.

Full story: The Guardian

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