As I nestled down on the couch and prepared myself for an evenings cricket viewing there was no way I, or probably anyone else for that matter, could have invisaged the drama that unfolded.
After watching the Aussie team smack England around the park, but in the process play a number of reckless strokes that lead them to be dismissed for a paltry 190 runs. It was entertaining cricket runs coming at a brisk one-day pace of 4.7 runs per over (usual scoring rate is 3 or less), and 10 wickets fell. England would have been feeling very pleased with themselves until McGrath bowled the first ball after the tea break. The metronome was at his best, and Englands top order were sadly lacking.
All in all a thoroughly entertaining day with 282 runs that were scored, at a fair clip in Australias innings, and 17 wickets falling for the day. Who said test cricket is boring??