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WICKET! Wade c Burns b Broad 6 (Australia 102-5)

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Thanks, JP! The players are on the field, Ben Stokes to begin from in front of my position at the Nursery End. Wade is the man on strike. We have 196 overs remaining in this Test Match. Bring it on. PLAY!

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Right, the players are making their way out to the middle so it’s time for me to stand aside and let Collo have an uninterrupted view of the middle. Thanks for having me, see you again tomorrow.

































































Preamble

Hello everybody and welcome to the fourth day of the second Test from Lord’s.

The good news is the rain has cleared and we’re set for a full day’s play. The bad news is, frankly, all over the place right now so let’s not dwell on that half of the aphorism and just enjoy the cricket, like this 24 carat nugget of pure joy.

Phil Marshall
(@k_philm)

@SkyCricket @bbctms @BBCSport First wicket of the day at Lords! pic.twitter.com/3Nek4PNNwJ


August 16, 2019

If that didn’t make you smile you’ve got a brick for a heart and we can’t be friends.

I’ll be with you for the next hour or so but once play begins Adam Collins will shower you in text. If you want to join in this pre-play fun you can drop me an email or a tweet.

source: theguardian.com

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