THE ASHES LIVE! All the action from Day 2 at the Gabba
MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP: Mike Hussey, Damien Fleming, Ian Chappell, Glenn McGrath, John Emburey, Carl Rackemann, Tim Lane, and Bruce Eva.
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Superstar Dave Warner told Macquarie Cricket that England’s tactics against him were “predictable”.
Mike Hussey said it’s been “fascinating” cricket.
“We want to see a good contest between bat and ball, not a ‘bat-a-thon’ where one team makes 500 and the other team does too,” Hussey said.
“We’ve seen a good tough, tense battle, some imaginative captaincy, and rear-guard action from the batsmen.
“That’s what Test cricket is all about.”
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A roller-coaster of a day has come to an end.
England started the day on top with a strong stand between Dawid Malan and Moeen Ali.
However the Aussies rallied to take 6/56 and dismiss England by lunch.
England then claimed four early wickets in Australia’s innings, before Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh steadied the ship.
The pair have added 89 to lead Australia to 4/165 by the end of the day.
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Meanwhile, dropped batsman Glenn Maxwell is piling on the runs for Victoria.
It’s tea and Australia is in a spot of bother.
The Aussies are 3/76, with danger man David Warner back in the pavilion.
Hussey: “The English have been very proactive with their strategy. They haven’t started with everything ‘normal’ and then see what happens.” #Ashes
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Bruce Eva had a crack commentating Steve Smith’s fidgets between deliveries!
Mike Hussey said both sides had periods on top during the first session.
He said it was a “poor shot” from Dawid Malan that turned the game in Australia’s favour.
“Then, Moeen fell in the next over,” Hussey said.
“So there’s two new batsmen, the Australians had their tails up, and were able to get on top.”
Ian Chappell said England were “very guilty” of failing to rotate the strike.
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It’s lunch on Day 2, and the Aussies have fought their way on top of this match.
Dawid Malan (56) and Moeen Ali (38) owned the early stages for England before both departed in quick succession, sparking a collapse.
The visitors fell from 4/246 to be all out for 302.
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The Aussies had a scare when key bowler Mitch Starc left the field after a collision with a teammate.
However, he was able to return shortly after.
It’s evenly poised on Day 2 in Brisbane.
England will start the day on 4/196 ahead of an extended day of play.
Due to rain delays on Thursday, there will be 98 overs to enjoy today.
Players and umpires are out on the field!
Flem: “The bowling mantra today is to bring the batsman forward.” #Ashes
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