An Ashes five-fer: Day 5, Adelaide

1) BACK TO LIFE BUT BACK TO REALITY: Yes, England fought back well in the previous four sessions. Unfortunately, Australia could afford to be routed for 138 and still be in total control given a massive first-innings lead and the amount of opportunities their bowling attack creates. Steve Smith’s men were absolutely focused this afternoon…

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An Ashes five-fer: Day 4, Adelaide

1) PAINE ENDS THE KEEPING DEBATE: All the talk of Jonny Bairstow’s form (of greeting) off the pitch ensured that Paine could go about his work without too much of the spotlight. After a gutsy and counter-attacking 50 when Australia were under pressure earlyon the second day, his keeping really grew in confidence. Lyon and…

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