England makes Australia pay for missed chances

Confounded once again by Alastair Cook and put to the sword by Kevin Pietersen, Australia were bereft of answers as England rolled to 2-317 in reply to an inadequate 245 on day two of the second Ashes Test.

Recalled paceman Doug Bollinger (1-76) provided the best possible start for his side by removing England captain Andrew Strauss with the third ball of the morning, but it served only to reunite the prolific Cook (132no) and Jonathan Trott (78) for a reprise of their monumental partnership in Brisbane – 173 runs here made it 502 together across two innings.

Cook, not pretty but pretty effective, has now made 438 runs for once out in the series.

Full story: The Age

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