Simon Katich and Ricky Ponting hauled Australia
into a strong position at 249 for one with England all out for 435, but frankly
the pair's rearguard was as riveting as a Hugh Morris press conference, so we shall
cast our minds back to the morning session.
No sooner had England captain Andrew Strauss set his tail-enders the target
of reaching 400 from an overnight score of 336 for seven, but he suddenly
clocked that Monty Panesar could be striding out to bat in no less than two balls.
Such a grave scenario was delayed for a healthy length of time thanks to a
masterful display of expansive,