Saturday, 23 November 2013
Brisbane Test, day 3
I got up at 6 o'clock to watch a bit of cricket from Brisbane, with some apprehension.
the Australian cricket team posted a score of 401 for 7 and declared to give them a lead of 561. England were 24 for 2 at the close of play with two full days of play left. That's quite a mountain for England to climb. The highest winning score for a 4th innings in a test match is 541. The last time England played Australia at Brisbane in 2010, in their second innings they close play on 517 for 1. So, a draw is a long shot but not off the cards.
One good thing I saw at the end of play. The Australians Michael Clark and David Warner both scored centuries. As the teams were leaving the field, Kevin Pieterson went to both Clark and Warner to congratulate them and shook their hands, a nice touch of sportsmanship.