Really feel sorry for Sam Curran who has contributed as much to England performances in the last 12 months as anyone but yet is the first to make way. The problem is the selectors seem to view him as a bowling all rounder when really they should be looking at him as a batting all rounder. I'd back him to score more runs than Burns and Denly put together.
Woakes to Head, OUT, straightening on the stumps, Head trapped in front - given! But after a chat with his partner, Head reviews. Was it high? That's about the only thing that could save him... He was stuck in the crease, thumped on the knee roll, and he's not a tall man - smashing middle and off! reckons Hawk-Eye and Head's gotta roll
Broad to Smith, pads up to a nip-backer, and Dar's finger goes up! Smith looks aghast
and reviews and it quickly becomes apparent that this was a bad decision, the ball missing the stumps by an inch or so.
Smith knew it, Hawk-Eye proved it, and Australia will keep both their No. 4 and the review !
Good use of the DRS, there. Smiffy not going to make the same mistake as Warner
Woakes to Wade, swinging in, plumb onto the pads... Joel Wilson thinks long and hard
before keeping his hands where they are, but now England choose to review
Clattering into the top of middle and off : and another on-field decision is overturned
3.40pm .....And with just a hint of rain looming, that will be TEA. Another extraordinary session.
England appear to be in utter command, and yet, with Steve Smith playing another epic Test innings
on his return to the side, there's clearly more work to be done.
Especially if Anderson is done for the Test