Australia v England | 2nd Ashes Test | Adelaide | Day 2

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Just over an hour till the start. A lot rests on the partnership between Clarke and Haddin.
 
England must restrict Australia to below 350 and bat solidly. They need to make a statement of intent. Another poor batting display and the series might already be lost in 7 days.
 
If there were any instructions to the english fielders, if was to stay away from the vaseline, unless they're also bowling
 
Haddin pushes the first ball through the covers for 2. Now has 1000 test runs against England. Quite an achievement.

Cloudy day today, will the ball swing?
 
Monty to bowl from the other end.

Clarke down the wkt and miscues a hit for a couple to bring his 50.

Very risky thing to do first up.
 
Clarke really being aggressive against Monty.

Lofted shot down the ground for 4.
 
If Aus can put up around 450 then Eng will be under huge pressure.
 
Steyn already has 340 wickets for South Africa now he should play for england and give them next 200-250 wickets of his career :p
 
Australia moving into a dominating position, If Australia score 500 than these Ashes may very well be a one sided affair.
 
LOL no ball by Stokes, you can just tell the rub of the green has truly been reversed.
 
Nothing is going Eng's way.
 
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^ expecting sir jimmy to take a hat-trick in next spell :))

He has looked very off color in this series so far. I loved the way Aus went after Swann to not allow him to settle. Bit of a risk but very good cricket.
 
from body language of english players its clear they already surrendered
 
Ton up for Clarke he has played brilliantly this morning, Very attacking from the offset and took the attack to the spinners especailly.
 
Haddin probably said better luck next time hobbit.

oh so he is from new zealand?

now we need to list the players from current england team who are born in england. i think we can find at least 5? or maybe im wrong
 
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oh so he is from new zealand?

now we need to list the players from current england team who are born in england. i think we can find at least 5? or maybe im wrong

Carberry
Cook
Root
Bell
Anderson
Broad
Swann
 
damn that is sad..how many non-englishmen does the english team carry..

on the contrary, everyone gets a chance in English cricket, no bias..which is good to see
 
Ballance still waiting for debut :13:
 
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Meh, this negative line of bowling is bit boring to watch but then it's Eng & Cook. Not a bad idea to make scoring difficult.

Last session has almost taken this game away from Eng.
 
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England at best looking at a draw here.

If they manage that, they really have to avoid defeat at Perth which is likely to be very difficult going by past results.
 
Aus should try to bat Eng out of the match in this session.
 
Damn 440-5

Haddin starting to dish out some phainty too. Australia could possibly bat all day but knowing Clarke he will declare around 550-600 I reckon.
 
Clarke should bat until all out.
Declartion is idiocy because 450 is a par score.
 
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How come Panesar bowling more than Swann. Looks like Cook protecting his golden boy.

Ajmal never needs to be protected.
 
Clarke should bat until all out.
Declartion is idoicy because 450 is a par score.

They should push on soon. Aim for 600 and retire with 7-8 overs left in the day.
 
Things looking real bad for Poms here.

550 here would mean Aussies can have lots of close catchers.
 
How come Panesar bowling more than Swann. Looks like Cook protecting his golden boy.

Ajmal never needs to be protected.

Most likely due to this is going to be Panesar's only game as don't think they will play two spinners again for rest of series so doesn't want to grind Swann to dust. Swann has looked very ordinary his length has been way too short.
 
Clarke should bat until all out.
Declartion is idoicy because 450 is a par score.

Think 600 is plenty and par may be 450 but scoreboard pressure will be huge plus you want to give yourself every chance of winning as taking wickets shouldn't be easy for the Aussie bowlers either.
 
Tons for both Monty and Swann only a matter of time when pacers will join them.
 
Has there been any rain delay today? Aus just batted around 47 overs and its already 10 AM here in Bangladesh
 
Harris , few more of those please ;)
 
Swann has been very poor on this tour so far. Once again the most expensive English bowler.
 
Aus should simply continue what they are doing. Harris and Haddin are striking it at a good rate. No need to think about a declaration right now.
 
Another innings defeat coming up for the English or can they draw this game?
 
Poms cannot afford to loose this game , they have to draw this.

If they loose this , very difficult to come back in the series.
 
Eng can surely avoid f/o on this surface . Clarke will probably declare at 550 .
 
The pitch is perfect for batting. Still no cracks and only minimal foot marks. The only way England are going to collapse to an innings defeat is if their batsmen crack under the pressure of chasing a big score and start throwing away their wickets.
 
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