England all out 294
Wicket! Broad Sea Carry 15
Wicket! Bairstow c Carey b Boland 113
Wicket! Leach c Cummins b Lyon 10
Hello and welcome!
Trust everyone with a fresh start from yesterday’s Restoration Day game. For many who think of Friday evening in front of cricket, Jonny Bairstow’s century and Stokes’ half-century undoubtedly warmed the heart. It was flamboyant, it was gutsy, and as we’ve learned since then, not without a bit of a rush to boot. So, on all sides, shaking things up.
It leaves England with half the brightness in this match, but only that. Quite simply, Australia will look to beat them and work to set a target today, while England will try to get it as deep as possible with the bat.
I hope we see Bairstow strike, after which there will be talks about bowling and fielding strategy in these conditions.
My initial understanding is that there were storms overnight, but the weather seems to be fine for a timely start. I write it temporarily. I’m going to peruse it now for some more details on that, but in the meantime if you’re keen to catch up on tomorrow’s action, here it is. Ali Martin reports from the SCG,
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