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Australia v England - Third Test

Australia v England - Third Test

  • Hello and welcome to build-up to day two of the third Ashes Test of the 2013/14 series in Perth. It's do-or-die for England and both sets of players are going through their final practice sessions before day one.
    12/12/2013 1:27:57 AM
  • It's another glorious day in WA

    12/12/2013 1:29:07 AM
  • David Gower's home for this week

    12/12/2013 2:21:36 AM
  • Talking of David. Find out what he's upto here at the start of Friday's show

    12/12/2013 2:33:03 AM
  • Hello and welcome to interactive, text coverage of the Third Ashes Test here at the WACA. After being battered in Brisbane and annihilated in Adelaide, England have a chance to produce the Perth-ect response on the West coast of Australia. Stay right here throughout day one for pre-match build-up through the Sky Sports commentary team, followed by instant over-by-over commentary.
    12/12/2013 11:40:45 PM
  • Three hours before the start and the WACA members are already queuing down the street #ashes #stayup http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BbUnNQoCEAAls9t.jpg

  • Enough of the nice stuff. Let's continue to beat up on our friendly poms & get that little urn back @MClarke23 ! Good luck boys #ashes
  • A special good luck to my buddy @MClarke23 today. You are doing Aust proud & we are all behind you & the team 100%, sending a man hug #ashes
  • News from Perth ... It's bloody boiling.... #Ashes
  • Word from the breakfast bar is that Tremlett will play .... Latin Les is here ... #Ashes
  • A flyover of the WACA

    12/13/2013 12:32:30 AM
  • Can England keep this man quiet this week?

    12/13/2013 12:37:56 AM
  • Plenty of speculation about England team. Strong rumours circulating that Chris Tremlett is set for a recall. We will confirm both starting XIs as soon as possible
    12/13/2013 12:39:10 AM
  • Shane has had a quick look at the pitch:
    [shanewarne] This is an absolute road. There will be tennis ball bounce but everyone I have spoken to says the pitch will be at its quickest tomorrow.

    12/13/2013 12:40:36 AM
  • Hundred up! Alastair Cook reports for his 100th Test

    12/13/2013 12:45:43 AM
  • Manager Bumble reflects on last night's 3-2 win for the England media

    12/13/2013 1:08:58 AM
  • And reflects on the challenge ahead for England...

    12/13/2013 1:11:15 AM
  • To all my cricket loving followers. Check out my Instagram picture I just posted of @MClarke23 & Captain Cook..
    shanewarne23
  • Benedict looks at the key stats ahead of day one in Perth:
    [benedictbermange] 
    • Only Don Bradman’s 1936-37 Australians have managed to win an Ashes series from 3-2 down.  In the third Test of that series they won in Melbourne by a massive 365 runs.
    • England have won three Tests in a row in five Ashes series (1981, 1978/79, 1977, 1954/55 and 1932/33), and four in a row once (1911/12).
    • England have only ever won once at the WACA – that was in December 1978 when Australia were in the middle of the Packer revolt and were missing many key players.  That solitary win out of 12 matches comprises England’s worst record at any of the 21 grounds on which they have played at least 10 Tests:
    • This is the first time that both captains have played their 100th Tests in the same match.  The only other similar event was at Centurion in 2006 when Shaun Pollock, Jacques Kallis and Stephen Fleming all played their 100th Tests.
    12/13/2013 1:23:43 AM
  • Looks like Monty has been left out #ashes
  • Andrew believes the toss is crucial for England:
    [andrewstrauss] The pitch looks a little bit greener than yesterday but it's still a belter and England need to bat first and pile them on. It's as simple as that!

    12/13/2013 1:32:42 AM
  • If the warm-ups are anything to go by then Tim Bresnan will be playing. Monty Panesar has not been presented with his 50th cap so he misses out
    12/13/2013 1:36:00 AM
  • Good news .. It's looks like @timbresnan will be playing... In for Monty... #Ashes .
  • Nasser calls for Bresnan to be brought back into the side

    12/13/2013 1:43:34 AM
  • Aussie greats and current teammates discuss the career of @MClarke23 ahead of his 100th Test: cricketa.us/IQVDTa #CongratsPup #Ashes
  • Australia unchanged #ashes
  • Australia XI: Rogers, Warner, Watson, Clarke (c), Smith, Bailey, Haddin, Johnson, Siddle, Harris, Lyon. #ashes #stayup
  • One change for England: Bresnan replaces Panesar #ashes #stayup
  • England XI: Cook (c), Carberry, Root, KP, Bell, Stokes, Prior, Bresnan, Broad, Swann, Anderson #ashes #stayup
  • Huge toss coming up...
  • Australia win the toss again and will BAT first #ashes #stayup
  • It looks like a fantastic wicket. I wasn't that that botehred if we won the toss or not, there's going to be enough there in the first session. But I think it's going to be a fantastic wicket throughout the game. We need to come up and play the exact style of cricket we played in the first two Test matches

    Michael Clarke at the toss...
    12/13/2013 2:05:49 AM
  • Maybe I should change to tails, but I'd have kicked myself had it gone the other way. It's a bit disappointing and it looks a really good wicket. We've just got to go out there and put the ball in the right areas

    Alastair Cook, who was represented with a special '100 Tests' cap by mentor Graham Gooch, admits he couldn't risk going away from heads...
    12/13/2013 2:06:43 AM
  • Athers is happy with the England XI:
    [mikeatherton] I think they have picked a good team. That is the team I would have picked. You need a fifth bowler in these conditions.

    12/13/2013 2:08:55 AM
  • Alastair Cook lost a third successive toss at the start of his 100th Test

    12/13/2013 2:15:01 AM
  • With 10 minutes until the start of play, it's time for the national anthems...
    12/13/2013 2:20:19 AM
  • So it's going to be James Anderson with the opening over. Apparently, APPARENTLY, it's a little warm at the WACA...
    12/13/2013 2:30:17 AM
  • Over 1 - Australia 2/0 (Rogers 1, Warner 1)
    Shane Warne thinks the wicket won't be lightning fast today, instead being at its quickest on day two...you know, when England will be batting. Anyway, job to do for the bowlers first. Anderson is keen to test out the bounce, and you can hardly blame him after bowling on a featherbed in Adelaide. Singles for both Australian openers into the leg side.
    12/13/2013 2:34:17 AM
  • [wicket]WICKET! Rogers run out 11

    After a fairly mediocre over from Broad England get a breakthrough from a smart piece of fielding by Anderson. Rogers calls Warner through for a tight single, but even a dive can't see him get home at the bowler's end before the throw hits the stumps.
    12/13/2013 2:41:22 AM
  • Over 2 - Australia 13/1 (Rogers 11, Warner 2)
    Broad's first two deliveries had been of a good length and nipped back at Warner, who rather uncomfortably played them down into the square leg region. England responded by placing a short leg, to which Broad responded by bowling far too full. Rogers twice whipped him away, the second shot going for the first boundary. The second soon followed, this time with a delicate flick to fine leg. The man under the helmet then disappears to gully. However, his failure to out-run Anderson's throw means he's gone for 11.
    12/13/2013 2:43:08 AM
  • Bumble reflects on a great start for England:
    [davidlloyd] It was such a confident start from Warner and Rogers but that was fabulous fielding from Anderson. There was hesitancy and a desperate dive, but he was short. In comes Shane Watson...

    12/13/2013 2:43:40 AM
  • Over 3 - Australia 15/1 (Warner 2, Watson 1)
    Watson off the mark from the fifth ball he faces, patting down defensively towards squarish mid-wicket for a long single, rather than the short one that Rogers tried to steal at the end of the last over. Anderson tries to finish with a bouncer that is called a wide for height, so he's not actually finished at all. Instead he pitches the extra delivery up to Warner, who is solid in defence.
    12/13/2013 2:47:58 AM
  • VIDEO: Watch David '007' Gower arrive at the WACA in style: www1.skysports.com/watch/video/90…! #ashes #catchup
  • Over 4 - Australia 17/1 (Warner 2, Watson 3)
    More great work from Anderson in the field, this time diving away to his left to stop a Watson cover drive going for a certain boundary. Watto gives up with the idea of playing any attacking shots after that, leaving alone outside his off stick. He had already picked up two at the start of the over with a flick towards fine leg that forced Bresnan into a sliding save
    12/13/2013 2:52:33 AM
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