Shane Watson conceded rain would be about the only thing that could save Australia from a humiliating loss to England in Adelaide.
Bundled out for just 245 in their first innings, Australia have been forced to watch on as England piled on the runs to move to 551-4 – an overall lead of 306 runs – before rain forced an early end to the day’s play, with Kevin Pietersen notching an unbeaten 213 and Alastair Cook following his Brisbane double-century with 148.
Watson said the rain could not have come at a better time for Australia and admitted the hosts can only hope for another draw at best.
“(The rain) is obviously a good plus this afternoon given the way the game is panning out,” he said.
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