McGrath to Loye,
GOT HIM! McGrath dropped it short, as he was bound to do, and Loye tried to keep things positive by playing the hook. But it was a stroke played with no conviction, and a steepling top-edge ended in the hands of deep square-leg!
MB Loye c Bracken b McGrath 29 (52m 33b 3x4 1x6) SR: 87.87
McGrath to Bell,
and the drinks break brings a breakthrough once again! And it's that old shark McGrath who does the job. It was short, Bell went for a big swing, and Gilchrist steadied himself under a big top-edge
IR Bell c †Gilchrist b McGrath 51 (96m 60b 4x4 0x6) SR: 85.00
White to Flintoff,
Flintoff back, it hits him high up and the immediate thought was that it might have been going over the top. It pitched in line and was certainly straight ... is this the start of England's wobble?
A Flintoff lbw b White 3 (12m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00
Bracken to Strauss,
well, not a dismissal you'll see in a Test. Strauss walks right across his stumps and scoops the ball to leg ... it goes straight up and Clark only has to move eight or nine yards at backward square leg to take a sitter
AJ Strauss c Clark b Bracken 26 (25m 24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 108.33
Tait to Joyce,
banged in, Joyce plays a tired pull which he doesn't get hold of and the ball loops to wide midwicket. A great ovation as he walks off. His innings has given England something to bowl at and also ensured that John Buchanan gets his wish of making sure Australia are in a game at last
EC Joyce c Bracken b Tait 107 (201m 142b 10x4 0x6) SR: 75.35
Tait to Nixon,
another one banged in, and this time Nixon plays a really nothing semi-pull shot which lobs to extra cover. A short and certainly not sweet stay.
PA Nixon c Hodge b Tait 4 (3m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00
McGrath to Dalrymple,
1 run, OUT,
driven to long-on, the two players get in a real mess over the second and both end up at the bowler's end ... Dalrymple goes but surely Bopara should have sacrificed himself
JWM Dalrymple run out 30 (27m 18b 3x4 1x6) SR: 166.66