Andy reflects on the high scoring draw at The Gabba.
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Despite its records and changes of mood, the Gabba Test ended in a dull draw. Certainly, it had its ups and downs but distant observers will conclude that the pitch was flat, the bowling weak, the ball soft and the last few days hardly worth the bother. Sessions passed without a wicket falling. People went to work and came back and found the same fellows in occupation. Two men were dismissed on the last two days. It is not good enough.
Full story: The Age
The pace duo, despite fitness concerns, were included in an expanded squad for the second Test in Adelaide, beginning on Friday.
Overlooked for the first Test because he was underdone, Bollinger will be dragged out of a Sheffield Shield match in Perth today and sent to Adelaide as Australia attempts to revive its Ashes hopes following a depressing draw in Brisbane yesterday.
Full story: The Australian
“Excuse me there, that was someone putting a chair on my foot. I’ll give you a clue – that was Nasser Hussain.”