We didn’t win the toss and we didn’t bat all day but England are still well in the match! The selection of Ben Stokes was bold but the choice of Monty a surprise. After the first day it looks like it could have been an inspired choice but there’s still a long way to go. 275-5 at stumps is an even day and as an England fan I’d definitely have taken that at the start of play. All the bowlers have good figures on a flat track but there were a few missed chances in the field which could have made things so much better.
The first session today is huge, if England can take quick wickets they’ll be right on top.
Here in the East we’re bracing ourselves for the highest storm tide in decades, looks warm in Adelaide...
RIP Nelson Mandela