After the disappointment of the first Ashes Test, England are once again in a bad position heading into the third day in Adelaide. The contest looked finely balanced when Australia ended the first day on 273-5 but centuries from Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin took the game away from England.
The hosts declared on 570-9 and England’s batting response started poorly, losing Captain Alistair Cook early and finishing on 35-1.
Hoggy said: “England have not batted well for some time and this is the moment some of their top batsmen need to stand up and be counted. The team had a poor day yesterday and will be looking to prove that they can still compete in this series because at the moment, it seems to be slipping away from them.”
England will resume batting tonight; let’s hope for a strong performance!