Wednesday, July 15, 2015

England v Australia, 1st Test, Cardiff, Day 3, 10/07/15

England were in control of the First Ashes Test after Day 3 having been bowled out in the 2nd innings for 289, hence setting Australia a difficult looking 412 to win over the course of the final 2 days.

Highlights of the day included mopping up Australia before lunch as good bowling ensured that five wickets fell for just 44 runs, 60s from both Ian Bell and Joe Root and a 42 from Ben Stokes all played out in front of a packed SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff and in glorious sunshine.

The Glamorgan ground looked magnificent with the crowd totally enjoying a great day's test cricket.

3rd day report  from the excellent George Dobell on Cricinfo and scorecard.

A packed SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff

England take morning wickets as Moeen Ali fields...

...job done as the wickets are shared around

Cook and Lyth open up for England

Mitchell Johnson fields

Glorious July weather... England start to build a challenging target

Behind the scenes

At Test Matches these days there's a whole fete of stalls, sponsors displays and other activities which all add to the sense of occasion.

Having not picked up a bat for years, facing virtual reality bowling from James Anderson was not exactly a gentle return. Didn't get a bat on it!

Graeme Swann's band play at lunch and tea

The action behind the stands

Jen was pleased with the cooking display from Dhruv Baker at the Waitrose stall. 
He won Masterchef in 2010 I'm told!

Footnote - England wrapped up victory by 169 runs on Day 3.

No comments: