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Gabba Day 4: Has Australia's wheel fallen off already?

Submitted by rickeyre on November 27, 2006 - 8:27am

Has Australia blown its best chance of regaining the Ashes?

I'm serious.

Honestly, what was the point of batting on just long enough on Sunday morning to allow Justin Langer to get his hundred? Apart from allowing Ricky to strain his back while taking a run and thus keeping him off the field for the rest of the day... and possibly for the Second Test.

Full credit to England for batting through the fourth day. Although the most likely scenario is that Warnie will rip through the England tail this morning, I really, truly, harbour a desire that they will bat through the day and deny Australia a 1-0 lead.

Remember what happened in 2005: Australia thwacked England in the First Test and failed to win a single Test afterwards.

Midwinter-Midwinter points for Day Four: Paul Collingwood 3 pts, Kevin Pietersen 2 pts, Shane Warne 1 pt.

Attached playlist links to Sunday's podcasts from the ABC, BBC, Guardian, Telegraph and CricInfo.