Adelaide: Shane Watson and Simon Katich made a confident start to Australia's bid to save the second Ashes Test, combining for 78 runs and cutting the deficit to 297 at lunch on Monday after England declared their first innings at 620-5 on day four
Ashes(Aus Vs Eng) 2010 2nd test Live Scores:Kevin Pietersen's superb double century took England’s overall lead past the 300 mark. At tea on the third day of the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval, England were placed at 551/4.
The Aussies have had a bad day with the ball in the first Ashes Test match, they want to change things around in the second Test match. They win toss on a flat-looking Adelaide track. They decide to bat first. And have the opportunity to bat the English team out of the contest.
Ashes 2nd Test Live Scores from ADELAIDE (Australia): England were 198 for two in reply to Australia's first innings 245 at tea on the second day in the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.
ENGLAND remains on top at the halfway point of the first day of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
Australia is 4-129 with Mike Hussey on 54 (107 balls, five fours) and Marcus North 16 (51 balls, three fours).
Ashes 2010 2nd Test Live Scores: MITCHELL Johnson has become the first casualty of Australia's inability to cut through in the opening Ashes Test match.
He has been replaced by Doug Bollinger for the second Test against England, beginning in Adelaide tomorrow.
It is difficult to see how the Aussies can expect to regain the Ashes after their performance in the first Test. What is more difficult to see is why was there no criticism of the track that was prepared for the first Test match at Gabba in Brisbane.
Ashes 2010 2nd test Live Scores: Doug Bollinger and Ryan Harris have been named in the 13-man squad for second Ashes Test that begins this Friday at Adelaide and in all possibility might find themselves in the playing eleven.