Australia’s lurching bid to reclaim the Ashes has gone from bad to worse on a disastrous first day of the second Test in Adelaide.
The home side lost three wickets – including skipper Ricky Ponting first ball in the first 13 balls, briefly recovered in the middle order, than collapsed again late in the day to be 245 all out.
Forced to bat for a single Ryan Harris over, England was one without loss at stumps.
At 5-207 Australia appeared to be building towards a total well past 300, which would be way below par on this great wicket but a serviceable recovery after such a horrible start.
But when Xavier Doherty was run out for six the home side had lost 3-19 and was back in the doldrums at 8-226.
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