Good Canberra morning, nuffies. Here we are from the Australian capital once again, and the first thing I need to report to you is that it isn’t raining. Not now, at least. The forecast suggests showers could happen at any point during the day, though the radar isn’t showing much at present. So who knows.
We lost two full sessions yesterday to rain, right at a very exciting part of the day, which has taken the air out of the game. The paths to a win for either team from here are: one, an 18-wicket day in which England fall short. Two, eight Australian wickets by perhaps an hour after lunch, and England have time to chase.
Right now the Aussies are 52 runs ahead and two wickets down, and England will resume with rested bowlers and an almost new ball. So who knows.