Aussie’s win the toss and bat. Stuart Clark in for the Aussie’s and Giles gets the Nod for POM.
11:51am – Aussie fifty up off 10.2 overs. Langer 37 Hayden 13
12:35pm – Aussies 1/79. Hayden out for 21 Caught by Collingwood off of Flintoff. Langer reached his 50 and is now 53. Ponting has joined him at the crease and is no run from 3 balls.
12:58pm – Aussies are 1/106 – Langer 66 and Ponting 10 (after getting off the mark with a four and following it up with another). From what I can tell, Flintoff the pick of the bowlers and giving them a bit of trouble. (Beefy recons Boony drinks a lot, not sure that’s news!)
1:04pm Lunch. 1/109 – Langer 68 and Ponting 11. Not a bad start. Need to go on with it. Cricket has a funny way of momentum changing at major breaks!
2pm ish: Langer out for 82. Flintoff again. Ponting 28. Score 2/141
3:24pm: Martyn gawn! for 29. Caught Collingwood bowled Giles (Yes, you read it correctly). Ponting 55 and Mr Cricket (Hussey) joins him at the crease. 3/199 (Flintoff into the Attack as well)
Okay, at the end of the day the Aussies finished at 3/346. Ponting continues to fire with 137 and Mr Cricket, Mike Hussey retains his high average with 63. They will start off in the morning and lets hope that they continue on and don’t get complacent and throw away the good work of today.