Four days into a test match of ups and downs, and here’s the state of play so far.
Good news: given England’s travails and lack of preparation, the whole of the first day was lost to rain.
Bad news: the second day wasn’t.
Good news: Mike Atherton has made the trip down under to be part of the Sky Sports commentary team.
Bad news: so has Bob Willis.
Good news: Nick Compton’s century has massively improved our position in this match.
Bad news: and guaranteed his place for the Ashes.
Good news: England only have to bat for another day to save the test match.
Bad news: England have to bat for another day to save the test match.
Good news: if we come away with a draw, no one will think of this match again and remember our robust fight back.
Bad news: but if we lose, we’ll never hear the end of it.