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Number 500 for Glenn McGrath!
First ball after tea, no less. Trescothick tried to push away a ball going down leg side, he got a leading edge, which was taken by Langer in the slips.
Oh, make that 501. Strauss caught by Warnie at first slip.
Are we heading for an Australian first innings lead here?
Nice call, Ricky.
To be fair, 190 all out is an improvement on 87 for 5. But still not anywhere near good enough. Some great bowling by Harmison (5/43), and a little too much gay abandon from the Aussies. Justin Langer seems to play three types of innings - a first-over duck, a double ton, or a quickfire 40-odd-and-out. Today it was the latter. Nice symmetry from the middle order - Gilchrist 26, Katich 27, Warne 28.
All interest now falls to Glenn McGrath, whose next wicket will be his 500th.
I think England will probably win two of the five Tests, but I also think Australia will probably pick up two. I reckon it will be a two-all draw, Australia retaining the Ashes.
- Rick Eyre, BBC Radio Five Live, 21.6.05
I said it on radio last month and I'll stick with it now. The England-Australia Test series will finish in a 2-2 draw, which means Australia will retain the Ashes.
The SBS televising Test cricket in Australia would be a bit like Channel 5 showing cricket in the UK (oh hrm, that's next year isn't it?)
Still, they got the guernsey (or should that be yellow jersey) after every other FTA network declined the offer. So, on Thursday, Australia's multicultural television network begins its first incursion into the world of cricket.