FUNKY FIELDS ARE COOL IF THEY WORK Michael Vaughan used to set funky fields to jam up Hayden, Langer, Gilchrist and company in 2005 and Joe Root has taken on that mantle, albeit against a less stellar cast. At one point, Steve Smith had scored only 17 runs from 66 balls in the first session….
England seamer Stuart Broad is optimistic that England are still in position to win the first Ashes Test in Brisbane even though the tourist lost two wickets late in the day to hand Australia the edge after day three.
Australia spinner Nathan Lyon is confident his captain Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh can make their current partnership a big one on day three to put England under pressure in the first Ashes Test at the GABBA.
England will feel they have they edge after the second day of the first Ashes Test at the GABBA after reducing Australia to 165/4 at stumps, the visitors holding a 137-run lead, but home captain Steve Smith is fighting back.