Weather shaping up as the key

The Adelaide Oval. Taken in January 2007

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THE heavens in the City of Churches could determine whether Australia and England’s bowlers face another five days of back-breaking labour.

Thundery showers have been forecast today and tomorrow in Adelaide but – should they not eventuate – the wicket, sporting a green tinge, may end up dryer than curator Damien Hough was hoping for.

Temperatures in the 30s are expected for the first three days of the Test.

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“The pitch is reasonably firm and hard now and really it depends on what the weather’s going to do in the next few days,” said Hough, who is preparing his first Test pitch after Les Burdett’s long reign came to an end earlier this year.

Full story: Sydney Morning Herald

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