Nice to see that The Aussies have finally turned up for The Ashes.
Johnson looks a completely different bowler to the one that played in the 1st Test and at last The Aussies have a bit of fire in their bellies.
England need to show some resolve and bowl well tomorrow.
Chasing anything less than 300 then with our batting line up, which rarely fails twice in a row nowadays - touch wood!, we will have a chance.
Anything more than 350 then we'll have to bat it out for a draw, in between it's anyone's guess.
Test and Ashes cricket at it's best - sporting contests don't get any better.
Even though the majority of my friends dislike Test cricket there are about 5 or 6 of us who can literally watch every single ball of any Test match,
Ashes cricket is special though, and we keep each other informed and discuss it regularly, usually over a pint or ten!
Some of my friends went to the previous two Ashes series in Australia, hopefully I'll get to the next one.
Yes, it is a shame that Sky have the rights to broadcast Test cricket in the UK but they also deserve some recognition.
They publicise cricket far better than BBC and Channel 4 ever did, they are innovative in their approach and offer commentary and analysis second to
I love the fired up desire to win that goes with modern Test cricket but also the genuine appreciation of class and skill, even of an opponent.
That the players frequently share a beer with each other, and occassionally the fans, is fantastic in this day an age.
I think this test will be a draw, but Australia will take great comfort in their vastly improved performance and the stage will be perfectly set for
Boxing Day at MCG.
edit on 17/12/10 by Freeborn because: grammar